Adventures in Miami: Wynwood Food Tour
by Lydia Lane
Apart from the occasional Panther cold brew, my experience with Wynwood has always been at night. An evening gallery party or Second Saturday Art Walk has taken me up and down the colorful streets, but after an invite from Miami Culinary Tours I decided it was time to explore Wynwood in the light of day.
Our host, Grace, greeted us at Wynwood Walls giving us a brief background on Miami’s history, the transformation of Wynwood and a lesson on the many artists now attracted to the flourishing area. Once consisting of abandoned warehouses and parking lots, Wynwood is now home to over 70 galleries and museums as well as countless restaurants and bars. After taking in the works of artists from around the world including Shepard Fairey, Gabriel Gimenez, and Fafi, we began the tour.
The restaurants we visited had cuisines as diverse as the neighborhood art, ranging from American Bistro, Nuevo Latino, Puerto Rican and Peruvian. The tour ended with a local Florida classic, Key Lime Pie.
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and a Shredded Short Rib Slider
Ropa Vieja Empanadas, Maduros, Tequenos & a brew from Wynwood Brewing
Key Lime Pie
Rain or shine, the Wynwood Culinary Tour is presented daily at 12:00 pm. For $69, a knowledgeable guide will take you around the neighborhood teaching you about history, artist information and an introduction to five new restaurants. The tour lasts for 2.5 hours, covering a distance of about a mile. Tickets are easy to purchase on their website, and they also offer tours in South Beach and Little Havana. To book your art and food tour click here, and make sure to arrive hungry!
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