With the arrival of March, a month dedicated to shining a light on the achievements of women throughout history, there’s no better time to show your support for the remarkable women of the 305. One of the best ways to do so is to enjoy a scrumptious meal from one of Miami’s many women-owned restaurants — and trust us, there’s no shortage of them.
While we can’t possibly list all of our favorite restaurants owned and operated by women in the city, here are 17 that are guaranteed to have you coming back for more:
1. Rosie’s, Little River
Created by Jamila West, co-owner and operator of Rosie’s alongside her partner Chef Akino West, this breezy Little River spot offers delicious soul brunch with Italian nuances in a quaint, yet beautiful patio. The menu revolves around Southern dishes, with plates like chicken and biscuits, fish and grits, wild mushroom polenta and more.
Find it at 7127 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150.
2. The Salty Donut, multiple locations
Having started her first business, AP Sweets, at age 15, Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez is a seasoned entrepreneur when it comes to baking. Her donut shop The Salty Donut, which she co-founded with Chef Andy Rodriguez, specializes on chef-focused, small-batch seasonal donuts and makes everything from scratch in their kitchen. On their menu, you’ll find incredible year-round flavors like guava + cheese, white chocolate tres leches and maple + bacon, as well as rotating ones like butterbeer, strawberry shortcake and vegan blueberry crumble. To wash it all down, The Salty also serves coffee and, just like with donuts, it also offers seasonal creations!
Find it at 50 NW 23rd St #112, Miami, FL 3312, or at 6022 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33143.
3. Azucar Ice Cream Co., Little Havana
Inspired by Little Havana’s vibrant culture and her abuela’s passion for ice cream, Suzy Batlle’s Azucar Ice Cream Company offers artisanal ice cream made using local ingredients (when possible) that will transport you to the tropics in just one bite. You’ll find year-round, Miami-inspired flavors like café con leche (Cuban coffee and oreo), platano maduro (sweet plantain) and cuatro leches as well as seasonal ones like mamey, mango, guarapiña (sugarcane & pineapple) and mamacita (orange blossom almond). Yum!
Find it at 1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135.
4. Macchialina, Miami Beach
Spearheaded by Jen Chaefsky and sommelier Jacqueline Pirolo, along with co-owner Chef Michael Pirolo, Macchialina offers some of the best and award-winning Italian cuisine in the 305. The Michelin Guide proves it. On their menu, you’ll find rustic yet refined Italian dishes like homemade spaghetti pomodoro, veal milanese and local burrata served with heirloom tomatoes and a tomato vinaigrette as well as an extensive Italian wine list curated by Pirolo.
Find it at 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
5. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Bar, Kendall
Nestled at the foot of Kendall’s beloved Love Lock Bridge at Town and Country, this restaurant by famous Miami-based Chef, Adrianne Calvo, offers a modern take on traditional American fare as well as an extensive wine list that will transport you straight to Napa Valley in just one sip. Menu highlights include brown sugar Alaskan salmon, grilled butterflied branzino and jumbo lump crab cakes, among others.
Find it at 11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, FL 33183.
6. 2 Korean Girls, delivery only
Founded by sisters Michele and Jennifer Kaminski, 2KG is a Korean scratch kitchen that celebrates their family’s generation old recipes and brings fresh Bibimbap-inspired bowls and Korean specialties to Miami. With James Beard Award-winning Chef Allen Susser on their team, the menu alone will have your mouth watering with Korean fried chicken to their signature Bibimbap bowl — the O.B.
Order from their ghost kitchens in Brickell and Edgewater on their website.
7. Finka Table & Tap, West Kendall
Owned by Chef Eileen Andrade, Finka is another great option if you’re looking to enjoy some of Miami’s best cuisine. The restaurant specializes in delivering incredible Cuban dishes with Peruvian and Korean influences for a completely unique touch. At Finka you’ll be able to enjoy a wide range of dishes that go all the way from Cuban fried rice made on the Wok to Brisket Wonton Ravioli and seafood ceviche.
Find it at 14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175.
8. Chica, MiMo
Helmed by celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia, Chica is an energetic restaurant that serves diverse and authentic Latin flavors, with influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, among many others. Friday and Saturday nights are known as Chica Nights, where the atmosphere shifts to a lively party with live dancers, musicians, DJs and more. So grab your chicos and chicas!
Find it at 5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137.
9. Boia De, Little Haiti
This one’s perfect for those of you looking for a Michelin-starred restaurant in Miami. But make sure you reserve in advance, as it only has 24 seats! Situated in a shopping plaza under the neon pink exclamation mark, chefs and co-owners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer bring some of the most exciting Italian fare to the city. On its menu, you’ll find pappardelle, beef tartare, tagliolini Nero with king crab, Luci’s chopped salad and oh-so crispy potato skins along with plenty of natural wines and cocktails.
Find it at 5205 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
10. Dos Croquetas, Westchester
Founded in 2016 by Vicky Carballo and her nephew, Alec Fernandez, Dos Croquetas is Miami’s only croqueta bar. Here, you’ll find mouthwatering creations like croqueta-filled wraps and toston sandwiches, craft pastelitos and, of course, craft croquetas that will rival our abuela’s (sorry abuelita!).
Find it at 10505 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165.
11. Eat Me Guilt Free, delivery only
You may have come across these special treats at your local grocery store or gym. Founded in 2013 by Cristie Besu, Eat Me Guilt Free takes brownies to a whole new level. They’re not just any brownies — they’re protein-packed and have healthier ingredients compared to the traditional ones, but they don’t sacrifice the taste. They come in all kinds of flavors like brownie, birthday cake, red velvet, pumpkin spice, peanut butter and even a “Flavor of the Month”!
Find them at a local retailer or order them online on their website.
12. NOA Café, Wynwood
At this Wynwood café by Chef Adi Kafri, you’ll find all sorts of scrumptious dishes that range all the way from Middle Eastern falafel to Peruvian-style Lomo Saltado Bowls. Plus you’ll get to enjoy them in their lovely outdoor patio which has been stylishly decorated in red and white, making it the cutest photo-op!
Find it at 2711 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
13. Café La Trova, Little Havana
Spearheaded by award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein, Café La Trova offers some of the best Cuban fare in town along with some incredible, world-class cocktails made by La Trova’s co-owner and famous mixologist Julio Cabrera. La Trova may appear like your average Cuban restaurant from the outside, but once you walk inside you’ll find a beautifully decorated, upscale bar. Plus, there’s nightly entertainment with authentic, live Trova musicians to compliment your dinner and drinks.
Find it at 971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130.
14. The Doral Yard
This Downtown Doral spot was created by Della Heiman to make healthy food affordable and accessible through a fast-casual concept. The creative idea was first born with The Wynwood Yard until it closed, bringing the concept over to Doral. The Doral Yard is now a thriving 20,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor, food and entertainment hub. It features vendors like ¡Los Buenos! by the Coyo Taco Team, Pokekai, YIP, Un Pollo, Santo Dulce and Barbakoa by Finka, to name a few.
Find it at 8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166.
15. L’Artisane Creative Bakery, Coral Gables
When Chef Carolina Molea opened L’Artisane Bakery & Bistro in the charming city of Coral Gables in 2018, it became the first French vegan bakery in the U.S. Whether you’re craving buttery croissants, heavenly vegan donuts, flavored macarons or a gourmet cookie, her bakery has it all!
Find it at 2526 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
16. Minty Z, Coconut Grove
“Minty Z” is named after Huimin Zhu, the co-founder and CEO of this plant-based, Asian-fusion restaurant that specializes in dim sum. Running the restaurant alongside her husband, Alex Falco, Minty Z offers fluffy steamed buns, dumplings and plant-based vegan-friendly options, to name a few. Whether you’re vegan or not, the food certainly tastes great.
Find it at 3206 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133.
17. Stiltsville Fish Bar, Miami Beach
Located in the heart of Sunset Harbor, this restaurant co-owned and operated by power couple Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis is a must-stop for seafood lovers. With a laid-back, summery ambiance reminiscent of the Keys and coastal cuisine, you can’t go wrong for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour here.
Find it at 1787 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139.