May 24, 2017
By Mallory Evans | May 15, 2017 | Food & Drink
Pick up and enjoy gourmet food at any of your favorite outdoor venues in the Magic City before the sweltering temps of summer hit South Florida, thanks to these six eateries.
A Miami Beach mainstay for over a decade, GoGo fresh is one of those spots that you go to and wish you had known about forever (especially on beach days when you know you should eat something healthy). The salads are always fresh, the empanadas are incredibly addictive, and the strawberry lemonade is beyond refreshing. On your visit, select one of the pre-designed salads, such as the Asian salad with tofu (pictured), or create your own. Whatever you do, don't leave without picking up a few empanadas. 926 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-673-3137
Since opening in Brickell late last year, Bertoni has been serving up grab-and-go lunches (and decadent gelato) to Miamians on the move. To customize your lunch box, choose from any of Bertoni’s homemade paninis or pastas and a salad or side of fruit. If you’re in need of a boost, you can add a fresh pressed juice, such as the innocenti, made with beet juice and ginger. Either way, you’ll be prepped with everything you need to enjoy lunch overlooking Biscayne Bay. 1300 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami, 786-347-5952
If you haven’t tasted the homemade pasta at Via Emilia 9, you should probably plan to go there this weekend (on a completely empty stomach). This hidden gem is helmed by husband-and-wife team Giancarlo "Wendy" and Valentina Cacciatori, who make everything from scratch (except for the bread, which they import from Italy). And just in time for picnic season, the Cacciatoris curated the ideal lunch special for two. Their picnic bag—or should we say, picnic feast—includes a charcuterie and cheese plate, a caprese or burrata salad, a panino sandwich, a strawberry or nutella tart, and a bottle of select wine. 1120 15th St., Miami Beach, 786-216-7150
The Miami Beach EDITION’s food hall-inspired dining destination is the perfect locale for picking up breakfast, lunch, or snacks to enjoy al fresco. From egg sandwiches and pastries to pizza and salads, the options are seemingly endless. If you’re strapped for time—or just want to catch as much sun as possible—you can also choose a pre-made charcuterie or protein box for an easy, healthy meal. 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-257-4600
An abbreviation of "out to lunch," this new concept from nightlife impresario David Grutman (owner of the Brickell haunt, Komodo), real estate developer Craig Robins, and popular New York restaurant The Smile, OTL offers a register of healthy, organic eats and coffee. Conveniently situated in the Design District, you can stop in for a bite before hopping on 1-95 towards the beach. 7160 NE 40th St., Miami, 86-953-7620
What about those times when you’re lounging at the beach and hunger strikes, but you’re already completely and utterly relaxed? Thanks to EazyO, you no longer have to get up and forego your moment of zen to find the nearest restaurant. As the app works with nearby eateries and bars, you can easily browse menus and request delivery right to your beach chair. Let’s say you want to surprise your significant other with a stellar lunch—you can place an order for Nobu sushi and cocktails straight from your phone (we can’t think of anything better than that). Download EazyO.
May 4, 2017