Miami's Best Sub Shops: Footballs, Shacks, Three Brothers, and Hungry Bears
When Adam Meltzer opened the Daily Creative Food Co. in 2005, the surrounding area on Biscayne Boulevard at NE 20th Street was not what it is today. "There were vacant buildings and just a bunch of empty construction sites," Meltzer says. "It just was not pedestrian-friendly, especially at night." The Daily and other similar gourmet establishments helped revitalize the area, spurring economic growth and a sense of safety and security. The Daily's sandwiches are themed after local newspapers, and the wraps after Miami neighborhoods. The Biscayne Times tuna salad ($8.25) is the most popular item on the menu -- served with hummus, cucumber, arugula, roasted red peppers, and sprouts. The Wynwood Asian chicken wrap ($8.25) is a close second and gets its signature taste from the spicy Thai peanut sauce.
When you tell your friends that La Sandwicherie is the best sandwich they ever had, they might not believe you. That is, until they try the combination of deli meat, fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, olives, onions, hot peppers, homemade French vinaigrette, and little pickles called cornichons imported from France. The fresh mozzarella, cornichons, and vinaigrette really make the sandwich stand out among even the best on this list. Many other people have tried copying the technique, even in their own homes, but end up going right back to the 22-hour South Beach staple that has been serving the club crowd since 1989.
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