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Why Wynwood Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood

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Wynwood, why you so cool? Even in this scorching summer heat, you keep us refreshed with all of your laid-back bars that don't overcharge for drinks. When I've gone over my limit and need something to sober me up on the weekends, you stay up late like a doting mom and comfort me with shroom buns and pillows of corn bursting with chicken salad and avocado. And on weekday morning, just the aroma of your freshly roasted coffee beans gets my creative juices flowing.

Sure, you're still growing and developing, but I think you've come a pretty long way. You have a vibrant personality, you are prolific in art, you are particular about what you eat, and you are a beer snob. You even make your own bread. One might say you're the ultimate hipster. But you know better than to label yourself anything, which is why you've got all of these great nicknames -- the Arts District, Wynwood, Midtown, Edgewater.

All of which together make up the best dining neighborhood in Miami. Here are more than ten reasons why.

See also: Sunset Harbour Is Miami's Best Dining Neighborhood, and Here's Why

Prices are spot on
How nice is it to go somewhere and not walk out doing the math on how many pan con bistecs you could have gotten from Enriqueta's instead? At $6.75, Miami's best pan con pistec is a steal. For breakfast, $5 goes a long way at this little Cuban diner that could -- two eggs cooked to your liking with ham, bacon or sausage, toast, OJ, and a cafecito. And the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. At S&S Diner, located just a couple of minutes down the street, you can make it rain with $10. I'm pretty sure prices haven't changed all that much since the diner opened in 1938.

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Cakes, pies, and bread
I'm sick and tired of hearing the phrase "Miami doesn't have any good bakers." There are three of them within a two-mile radius, and they all have badass stories. Let's start with Bunnie Cakes owner Mariana Cortez, who began baking her vegan and gluten-and-guilt-free love cakes out of necessity for her son's dietary restrictions. Or Derek Kaplan, who has the best caramel salted pie in town and is whipping up a fury of pies at his new Fireman Derek's Bake Shop & Café when he's not putting out fires and saving lives. And let's not forget Miami's favorite baker, Zak Stern, better known as Zak the Baker. Stern was able to gather $30,000 through pledges on Kickstarter to open his shrine to sourdough in Miami's most bustling neighborhood, which means you no longer have to go to the Design District or cross the bridge to enjoy his slices of bread.

In Wynwood, you can have your cake, pies, and bread all freshly baked and eat them too.

Location Info

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Wood Tavern

2531 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

Kush

2003 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Wynwood Brewing Company

565 NW 24th St., Miami, FL

Category: General

Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Salumeria 104

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Joey's

2506 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sakaya Kitchen

3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blackbrick

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

3250 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Blackbrick

3451 NE 1st Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Gigi

3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Morgans

28 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop

186 NE 29th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Mignonette

210 NE 18th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Shikany

251 NW 25th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Jugofresh Wynwood Walls

222 NW 26th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

La Latina

3509 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Sabor a Peru

2923 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Jimmy'z Kitchen Wynwood

2700 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Panther Coffee

2390 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Panther Coffee

2390 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bunnie Cakes

2322 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fireman Derek's Key Lime Pies

2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Fireman Derek's Key Lime Pies

2818 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

Zak the Baker

405 NW 26th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant


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17 comments
Jose Lopez
Jose Lopez

Its the hood Ain't nobody going to get mugged to get a bite to eat.

E-striker
E-striker

simply false. maybe the trendy place to eat but certainly not the best, quality wise. half these places won't exist in 1-2 years time.


Vincent J. Rives
Vincent J. Rives

every article is about wynwood. where the times are located. great journalism within a 5 mile radius

Alfredo Patino
Alfredo Patino

not sure about that new areas like mimo and 79st are less hipster and more real. Imo

Liz Turcotte
Liz Turcotte

Yeah. The food in Miami overall isn't that impressive.

Ryan Morejon
Ryan Morejon

Idk... I think Coral Gables kinda has you beat still.

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