Walking in Wynwood: Restaurants Repping the Art of Consumption


Savor the flavors of Miami on a Wynwood Food Tour, where your cutting-edge tacos come with a zesty side of scenery in the form of street art, galleries, and arty folk who work and play in Miami’s hippest ‘hood. And while you’ll be stopping into several delectable Wynwood restaurants, bakeries, markets, and more, you needn’t worry about those calories—the stroll through one mile of arts, entertainment, and good eats should help with the extra afternoon intake. But rather than just leading you through town by your mouth, your carefully curated culinary tour includes history too—from the birth of Wynwood to its current status as a globally recognized artistic hub of creatives and their merry gangs of hipsters (or whatever everyone’s calling them these days—someone in Wynwood will surely know).

You stop at five restaurants along the way, and like the colorful murals outside, none is like the other. Take Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, for instance, where your roasted beets with Maytag blue cheese and Valencia orange may indeed seem like the restaurant’s crown jewel. But the acclaimed Wynwood Walls, where graffiti artists offer some serious competition in Miami’s already selfie-sparking scenery, stands right outside their doors. You could spend hours staring at the graffiti genius that coats these brilliant walls.

Then there’s Chef Jimmy Carey, whose Jimmy’z Kitchen was a Wynwood pioneer of sorts, packing in foodies and artists long before the Art Basel brigade of jet setters and scenesters, all clamoring for his stellar mofongo (which may be the best you eat this side of San Juan) with fried green plantains, garlic, olive oil, and pork rinds plunged in a sauce so surreally delicious it could be almost considered Daliesque. The same goes for the baked goods at Zak The Baker and Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop, the tacos at Coyo, the ribs at Pride and Joy BBQ, ceviche at SuViche and, well, you get the picture. There are so many combinations that one tour of Wynwood could never do it proper justice. In this neighborhood, food and art complement each other in so many ways. But the most important way is the one to your stomach, of course.

And while some of the food in these very creative Wynwood restaurants may come with an artful presentation or interpretation, you don’t go home scratching your heads about any of it. By the end of the tour, your knowledgeable guide has you namedropping top-notch taggers with the best of them, so that you can impress your friends when you bring them back for another trip very soon.

Wynwood Walls

2516 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33127

(305) 531-4411

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