Marky's Gourmet: A Wonderland of Caviar, Cheese, and Foie Gras

Categories: Ethnic Markets

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Photos by Carina Ost
Taste the rainbow.
Everyone has their special place. Mine includes champagne, imported cheese, caviar, and foie gras. Marky's Gourmet has it all and so much more.

For more than 30 years, Marky's has provided Miami with top-of-the-line caviar, truffles, and other gourmet items, including lobes of foie gras. For someone who comes from California, where this duck liver delicacy is banned, it was like the freezer of Heaven. Contraband gone wild. In fact, this whole store is beyond gluttonous. It is simply a gourmand's paradise. If you have yet to experience it, you are missing out.

When you enter, the right side offers a table with meat and cheese samples and delicacies from around the world, with a European emphasis. The left side is more of the Russian side with a dedicated pierogi freezer and matryoshka dolls on display. Wherever you end up here, you can't go wrong. Each section is better than the last, and every item has a variety of options.

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American eggs.
Aside from extensive and expensive imported caviar, Marky's serves some sustainable American paddlefish and hackleback caviar from Mississippi and salmon roe from Alaska.

The cheese is categorized by cow and goat milk; there's smoked salmon, sausages, and deli meats galore. But the foie gras tops all other meats. There's imported French foie gras by the slice or the lobe, as well as the famed domestic Hudson Valley foie. If you don't want to fix it yourself, there are plenty of prepared options in mousse, parfait, and pâté forms.

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Foie gras for days.
If you want gourmet fare of the fungus variety, there's a multitude of mushrooms. Sure, there are truffles, but there are also dried porcinis, morels, shiitakes, and others.

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Shrooms, I presume.

Location Info

Marky's Gourmet

687 NE 79th St., Miami, FL

Category: General

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6 comments
Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Marky's is a very cool store, I like it. That said, I'm leery of 'branded" caviar, I know too much about the industry to trust it. These days the very best caviar in the world comes from the place you'd least expect ( ironically) IRAN. Russian caviar went to crap when the USSR fell apart, for reasons too complex to detail here. American caviar has never been as good as Black Sea sturgeon Beluga or Sevruga. But overall, I'd give Marky's very high marks for gourmand treats.

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Yes, I'm sure an NT blog-writer can afford champagne, caviar and imported cheese.....LOL....

Yesenia Soto
Yesenia Soto

Loving these lovely nuggets of info for the MiMo District and North Beach areas. Keep 'em coming!

germanasenso121
germanasenso121

foie gras. nom nom nom. epicure market and norman bros have decent foie selections also.

wenhamhome
wenhamhome

I don't go to Marky's very often, but when I do it's for a treat for myself, maybe a special honey from Italy, some foie gras, or even some venison sausage. You don't have to go wild with money there, you can buy an item as a splurge and go home and enjoy it, as I do. Somehow that makes it more special. :)

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