June 15, 2017
By Carla Torres | October 17, 2016 | Food & Drink
Hungry and in a hurry? A handful of fresh-on-the-scene Miami eateries get you in, out, and satiated in no time.
A variety of poke bowls from Poke 305.
What do you get when a former Panther Coffee barista and the owner of watering hole The Corner join forces? A white, vintage wood, and neon-clad artisanal coffee-and-eggs joint in the heart of downtown brewing small-batch beans from across the globe and serving items like pan con croqueta with Gouda and an egg spread. Pro tip: Ask about the mystery java. 1035 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-699-3447
There’s a new poolside lunch spot in town, and it’s nestled in the rooftop oasis at the Four Seasons. Nosh on seaside Mexican fare—think spicy adobo ribs; short-rib and fried soft-shell crab tacos with masa tortillas from Taquiza; and spiced Mexican chocolate cake. Wash it down with a mezcal mule, spiked mango margarita, or Mexican mojito and make it a leisurely lunch. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-358-3535
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Get your fix at Halves & Wholes, from the same guys behind the insanely popular taco shack-slash-speakeasy, Bodega. Choose from a dozen sarnies (like the eggplant croqueta) stacked with meats roasted in-house, artisanal cheeses, and secret sauces. Finish things off with an ice cream, wait for it, sandwich. Did we mention they’re open till 5 am? 1600 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-704-3600
At Pisco y Nazca in downtown Doral, Peruvian food gets an American and Asian twist with aji de gallina empanadas; panko shrimp causa; pork Nikkei buns; and aji panca cream and goat cheese raviolis with cilantro, peas, and corn; plus a pretzel bun Angus burger with rocoto pepper aioli. Fret not—there’s also a plethora of ceviches. 8551 NW 53rd St., Doral, 786-805-4344
Poke, the Hawaiian favorite, now has a home in the 305. Signature bowls pack organic and locally sourced produce and fish. Try the mouthful poke-meets-ceviche Aka Aka, with whitefish, daikon, jalapeño, white Peruvian corn, sweet potato chips, cilantro, and leche de tigre, or build your own. Whatever you do, get a side of squid salad. 169 SE Seventh St., Miami, 305-563-3811