With Miami’s culinary scene exploding, it’s only natural that a flash of food halls would ignite too. And this craze isn’t only taking over the beach, but Brickell, the Design District, and Aventura also. With so many options to choose from, we rounded up our favorites to give you a taste of what’s to come. Read on to get the scoop on our seven favorites:
Presenting a unique twist old-style specialties, diners have the choice of noshing on classic Chinese BBQ, soulful bowls of ramen, award-winning soup dumplings, and even omakase on wheels. Complete with seven food vendors with chefs hailing from across the globe, 1- 800 Lucky will spice up your taste buds with Asian fusion heat at this first-ever Pacific Rim, Magic City hot spot. 143 NW 23rd St,, 305-768 – 9826
At Treats Food Hall located in Aventura Mall, diners can nibble on sweet and savory snacks with 12 new haute and hip local and national eateries such as Figs + Mozzarella by Todd English, Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack, and Luke’s Lobster. We recommend sinking your teeth into one of our beloved favorites such as a seafood bowl from the fresh-from-the-ocean cevicheria, My Ceviche. And if you’re hungry for more, munch on a gourmet patty such as the meatball parm, pulled pork, or buffalo chicken from a national slider shop, Sliderz. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
Way down yonder in New Orleans, entrepreneurs Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis are feeding eaters contemporary dishes from around the world with their modern food hall, St. Roch Market. But this foodie hot spot isn't just planting seeds in NOLA. Opening it's doors in Miami's swanky Design District, St. Roch Market is ready to drop jaws and leave your mouth watering with their 10 dine and dash hot spots, cocktail bar, raw bar, and coffee shop. Expect to see fluffy home-style buttermilk biscuits, Argentinian-style tacos filled with pizzazz, and elegant ricotta gnocchi's with butter poached lobster. 140 NW 39th St. Suite #241, 786-566 - 6656
Eat your way through this Mediterranean restaurant and marketplace featuring 10 dining stations, each inspired by traditional Italian fare, including handmade in-house pastas drizzled in homemade signature sauces and northern Italian-style thin crust pizza with farm-to-table toppings such as tri-colored heirloom tomatoes. To cool off with something sweet, try one of their gelatos, which are made on the premise and will instantly transport you to the streets of Florence. 70 SW 7th St., 305-755 - 0320
Miami goes Italian in this three-level, 40,000 square-foot gastronomic emporium featuring all things Italian including restaurants, bars, cafés, markets, a wine shop, and cooking studio. With so much to choose from, we recommend you start at the bottom and make your way up to the top, exploring the sights and sounds of Italy in this vibrant, colorful marketplace with freshly brewed espresso and specialty salamis and cheeses. Work your way up to the second floor and savor the flavors of Florence with their decadent gelato cones from Venchi—imported straight from the homeland. And if you’re looking to quench your thirst, take a seat at Enoteca on level three for a refreshing glass of wine personally curated by La Centrale's sommelier. 701 S Miami Ave., 305-720-2401
Time Out Magazine has been introducing Miami readers to the best the Magic City has to offer for years. But now, they’re feeding consumers with 17 of the city's best restaurants, top chefs, and award-winning mixologists. Opening in 2018, look forward to mouthwatering dishes that represent all things Miami Beach. Adopted from the esteemed Lisboa Market in London—which saw two million visitors a year—expect an eclectic eating house that is prepared to dazzle the Miami local, tourist, and celebrities alike. 1601 Drexel Ave.
Nothing is more Miami than waterfront eating. But what happens when you add oceanfront dining to food hall eats? There’s only one result—The Wharf on the historic Miami River. Lending homage to both Miami’s culinary and cultural scene, The Wharf offers locals a chance to indulge in cocktails and delectable grub while watching the acrylic sunset and listening to tunes by some of the Magic City’s most famed artists. Between the trending food trucks on The Wharf’s deck and celebrity chefs honing their skills for gourmet connoisseurs, this community hangout spot is must-visit for your next post-work happy hour. 114 SW North River Dr., 305-906-4000