Miami Culinary Tours is a flavorful excursion through different tastes of Miami and its diverse cultures. Miami Culinary Tours IS a taste of Miami! The guided tour is an adventure of tastes of Miami’s most authentic foods throughout the city’s historic neighborhoods.
The South Beach Food Tour by Miami Culinary Tours is a walking tour that takes you to the places they believe are some of the best bites in South Beach, and also best represents the cultural diversity of the area. The tour provided samplings of some of the most tasteful items of each of the locations visited.
We began our tour at 660 At the Angler’s on 660 Washington Avenue. At this location, we sampled a Passion Fruit Scallop Tieredito. This was a bite that hit every single taste bud in our mouths. Thinly sliced scallops in a passion fruit juice with a hint of lemon oil and accompanied with sweet potato and avocado pieces, red onion, and Peruvian pepper.
Our second stop, we walked across the street to Bolivar located at 661 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. At this restaurant, we were started off with a Refajo drink. This was an Aguilar Beer mixed with half of a “Colombiana” cream soda. Very tasty! The drink was followed by a Columbian fried empanada stuffed with beef and smoked potatoes, a patacon which is a fried smashed plantain topped with a deliciously seasoned chicken and a side of spicy sofrito sauce.
The tour departed along to Ocean Drive where we were informed on a little bit of the history of South Beach presented by Anna our wonderful Tour Guide. She gave us the historical background of South Beach and the construction and preservation of the buildings within the city.
We proceeded to our third stop, a local favorite, David’s Cafe located on 1058 Collins Avenue. At this stop we had a typical Cuban bite called a Yuca Rellena which is fried cassava stuffed with beef. We then exited the restaurant area and experienced a Cuban coffee colada outside of the cafe’s standing window serving area. A very traditional Cuban method of serving coffee on the go.
At our fourth stop, we stopped by Jerry’s Famous Deli on 1450 Collins. Here we were treated with a famous Israeli pastry called a Apricot Rugelach that was savored down to the last bite.
Our fifth stop was Block’s Pizza on 1447 Washington Avenue. Here we were served with a Sun Dried Hippie. The Hippie contained sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, baby spinach, basil pesto sauce, and kalamata olives drizzled with garlic and jalapeño olive oil. A-MA-ZING!
The sixth stop was a few doors down called Charlotte’s Bakery on 1499 Washington Avenue. Here we had Argentinian Chicken Empanadas with an avocado vinegar drizzle that were devoured upon receipt!
As we concluded the tour, our last but not least stop finished with some delicious Italian ice cream at Milani’s Gelateria located at 436 Española Way. The variety of different delicious flavors is worth every trip back!
The South Beach Food Tour is worth every stop visited during its two hour excursion throughout South Beach area. Be sure to set a date to experience one of the fantastic three tours Miami Culinary Tours offers in South Beach, Little Havana, and Wynwood.
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Photo Credit: Aaron Golobowich and Katrina Golobowich