Art Basel Miami 2013 Food Guide

If you’re in Miami for Art Basel 2013 this weekend, one thing is for sure, you will need to eat. While there are many places to grab lunch or splurge on dinners, I’m giving you my list of favorites that I enjoy when visiting Miami. With so many people from around the globe visiting this international art show, the Miami food scene will also be a focus this weekend.

Art Basel 2013 Food Guide

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I had a chance to visit the Wynwood Art District earlier this week and the mural above is by French artist graffiti MTO. This is located right beside Panther Coffee, a thriving coffee house that roasts there own beans and seems to be a central hub for Art Basel in the Wynwood area. The Art Basel events start at the Miami Beach Convention Center and continue to all over South Beach, then across the bridges to Wynwood. This food guide will cover all of those areas, with more that may be off the beaten path, plus a few special events.

La Sandwicherie South Beach Miami, FL

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Saucisson Sec (French Salami) w/ camembert cheese on croissant @ La Sandwicherie
La Sandwicherie 229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – my favorite stop in South Beach for a quick meal, many times my first and last meal when visiting Miami.

Lincoln Road

The next block over from the Miami Beach Convention Center, this shopping and eating district has lots to choose from.

Double Shack Burger
Double Shack Burger at Shake Shack
ShakeShack 1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Pizza Rustica 667 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 – for pizzas by the slice

Pasha’s 900 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL – ‎for Mediterranean Cuisine

Doraku Sushi 1104 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL – for sushi and happy hour

HaVen Gastro-Lounge 1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL ‎

Around Miami Beach

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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Shrimp n’ Grits at Yardbird Southern Table
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL ‎- For a Southern style lunch, dinner, and brunch. Call for reservations because this place is busy. See more photos and read about my experience at: Brunch.

Nobu Miami Beach 1901 Collins Ave, Miami, FL – A long time favorite of mine for sushi, cocktails, and Japanese style entrees. Try the omakase (chef’s choice) for complete multi-course dinner.

Cheeseburger Baby 1505 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL ‎- locally owned and known for burgers by locals and music celebrities.

Umami Burger Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL – The burger joint from Los Angeles giving Miami a taste of L.A.

David’s Café 1058 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL – for Cuban food and Cuban coffee

Puerto Sagua 700 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL – for Cuban food and Cuban coffee

Pubbelly 1418 20th Street, Miami Beach, FL – A gastropub serving small plates, Raw Bar & Charcuterie, along with Asian fare.

Pubbelly Sushi 1424 20th St‎ Miami Beach, FL – Sushi bar meets gastropub. There is plenty of sushi, snack plates, and Robatta Grill items to choose from.

PB Steak 1787 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL – Steaks, small plates, raw bar, and more. I heard they make a great PB Burger from BurgerBeast

Wynwood area and beyond

Food Trucks will be serving food in the Wynwood art district during Art Basel. See full list and schedule of food trucks at: BurgerBeast

Panther Coffee
Latte at Panther Coffee
Panther Coffee Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Northeast 1st Avenue, Miami, FL

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink 130 Northeast 40th Street, Miami, FL 33137

Buena Vista Deli 4590 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL – Go for the Quiche, French pastries and desserts

Blue Collar Miami
Duck “McMuffin” – Duck Bacon, Smoked Gouda, Portuguese Muffin, Lemon Aioli, Sunny Up Duck Egg, Duck Ju at Blue Collar
Blue Collar 6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL – come here for comfort food that’s turned up a few notches by a chef Daniel Serfer.


Ceviche 105 105 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL – for Puruvian cuisine including ceviche, lomo saltado, and seafood dishes.

La Sandwicherie – 34 SW 8th St, Miami, FL for sandwiches and salads. See above photo, same menu as beach location.

Calle Ocho/8th Street

Just West of downtown, the Cuban neighborhood of Calle Ocho

El Rey De Las Fritas
Frita a Caballo (Cuban style burger topped w/ fried egg) at El Rey De Las Fritas
El Rey De Las Fritas 1821 SW 8th St, Miami, FL – get a taste of Cuban style burgers, sandwiches, dishes.


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Strawberry & Coconut Ice Cream at Azucar
Azucar Ice Cream Company 1503 SW 8th St, Miami, FL – Ice creams at Azucar is made using high quality and natural ingredients, and they like to use locally grown, seasonal fruits.

Coral Gables

Further west of downtown Miami is Coral Gables. Worth a trip to eat good food and off the beaten path for Art Basel attendees.

Swine Southern Table
Swine Burger – short rib, brisket, smoked pork blend, homemade dill pickle, thick-cut house-smoked bacon, American cheese, swine sauce at Swine Southern Table & Bar
Swine Southern Table & Bar 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL – Southern inspired menu

Bread + Butter 2330 Salzedo St Miami, FL Chef inspired Cuban cuisine

Eating House Miami Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli

Pincho Factory 30 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL – The second location for Pincho Factory serving a variety of burgers, pinchos (skewers), sandwiches and more. More photos: Pincho Factory

Special Events

Drinking Room is a pop-up bar at the Hotel Astor from Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House Miami. The pop-up will serve starting December 3rd and will offer craft cocktails and snacks.

Drinking Room at Hotel Astor 956 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL


Join my friends from apparel company Flavour Gallery for a Basel Hangover Party on Tuesday December 10 from 7-9pm at Tongue & Cheek on Miami Beach. A night of food, drinks, and fashion as they launch their first Chef Design Collection, “Taste of South Florida”.

Tongue and Cheek 431 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

More info about Art Basel at


Words and photos by Julius Mayo Jr.
Content and photos © 2013


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