I have been living in Miami for a while now, but there are still parts of my city that I have yet to really explore. One of these spots is Wynwood. I do have a few places that I frequent like Panther Coffee and Pride & Joy, but other than that I haven’t really explored everything Wynwood has to offer until I took the Miami Culinary Food Tour of Wynwood.
For those of you who don’t know, Miami Culinary Tours has been around for quite sometime – showing us what Miami and Miami Beach has to offer. They have now added to their list of tours Little Havana and Wynwood. Their main goal is to show Miamians and tourists alike everything Miami has to offer when it comes to flavors, art and culture.
The Wynwood Food Tour starts at one of my favorite spots in Miami, the Wynwood Walls. There you take a few minutes to learn more about the art, how it came to be, and a little bit about the artists behind each masterpiece. Then you make your way to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, your first stop on this culinary adventure. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I hadn’t been back to this restaurant for sometime, but I will definitely be returning to have more of those chicken empanadas, cheese tequeńos, and delicious sweet plantains with queso fresco.
Next stop was R House, which I had never been. We tried their short rib slider, which is marinated in coffee and chipotle for 24 hours! Needless to say, it was pretty good. We also were able to sample the tuna tartar, which came with avocado and a wasabi aioli – wasn't too spicy!
Then we made our way to N Miami Ave. to have some of the best mofongo in Miami at Jimmy’z Kitchen. Maybe you don’t believe me when I say that, but on the tour there were two ladies from Puerto Rico and they mentioned that the mofongo was definitely top notch!
As we were finishing up our mofongo Mirka, our amazing Miami Culinary Tours guide, explained to us that we would be making our way to SuViche. I hadn’t been to this restaurant for so long I wasn't sure what to expect. But I have to tell you, the SuViche ceviche I tried was absolutely divine. It is flavored with Japanese spices making it taste very different from any other ceviche you have had in Miami.
Then we made it to Made in Italy Gourmet to have some of their prosecco. This market turned restaurant just so happens to be one of my favorite Wynwood gems.
The tour ended at Fireman Derek’s World Famous Pies. I had been dying to try a slice of pie from this place. When you walk in you can only fit about 8 people, comfortably, at a time. As you make your way to the front of the line you notice the shelves covered with all sorts of pies, both traditional and not so traditional. On the tour we were given a slice of key lime, which I was told was made with condensed milk. It was so creamy and delicious I didn't leave one crumb on my plate. Remember this is a no judging zone!