From ice cream to croquetas, these are some of the best women-owned restaurants in town!
There are plenty of ways to celebrate and support the awesome women of the 305 one of the easiest ways is to enjoy a scrumptious meal from one of Miami’s many women-owned restaurants. So without further ado, here are 10 wonderful women-owned restaurants to try out in the city right now.
1. Malibu Farm, Miami Beach
Created by California-based Chef Helen Henderson, this breezy Miami Beach spot offers simple yet delicious farm-to-table dishes made only with fresh and traditional ingredients. And although Malibu Farm has several locations throughout the country, all recipes have been inspired by the same ones Henderson used to make at her home when she first started her business, keeping all dishes small, simple and sustainable.
Find it at 4525 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
2. The Salty Donut, Wynwood & South Miami
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 all-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 Donut also serves Intelligentsia 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 Co. offers 100% artisanal ice cream made using only local ingredients (when possible) that will transport you to the tropics in just one bite. At her Miami store you’ll find year-round, Miami-inspired flavors like Café con Leche (cuban coffe 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
Headspeared 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. 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 especially curated by Pirolo.
Find it at 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
5. Dos Croquetas, Westchester
Founded in 2016 by Vicky Carballo, Dos Croquetas is Miami’s first croqueta bar. Here you’ll find mouthwatering creations like croqueta-filled toston sandwiches, Croq n’ Tots, 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.
6. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar, Kendall
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.
Find it at 11715 Sherri Lane, Miami, FL 33183.
7. Finka Table & Tap, Plaza Alegre
Owned by Chef Eileen Andrade, Finka is another great option if you’re looking to enjoy some of Miami’s best Cuban 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. MDoughW, Delivery only.
Created by Margot Wolfe, MDoughW takes cookies to a whole new level with “doughees.” These whimsical cookie cups, which are Wolfe’s own creations, are fully cooked ready-to-eat, gooey, chewy cup made out of baked cookie dough, stuffed with everyone’s favorite treats. These come in awesome flavors like chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread heart, cinnamon bun churro topped with mini cinnamon chips, fudge mint chip, Funfetti Cookies & Creme golden Oreo, and more!
You can order your doughees by MDoughW online on their website.
9. Plant Miami, Edgewater
This one’s perfect for those of you looking for a vegan option! Created by pastry Chef Veronica Manolizi and husband and co-owner Chef Horacio Rivadero, Plant Miami is one of the best plant-based restaurants in the 305. On its menu, you’ll find vegan, kosher dishes naturally inspired by the South Florida landscape like kelp noodles with cashew truffle sauce, lettuce wraps and vegan cheese boards, which you can enjoy at Manolizi’s Plant Market on Sundays from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at The Sacred Space Miami.
Find it at 105 NE 24th St, Miami, FL 33137.
10. 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 Latin 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 perfect photo-op!
Find it at 2711 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137.
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