From Italian to Asian, Miami is becoming a Food Hall City

When the people of Miami like something, they REALLY like something. Take, for instance, the food hall concept. LONG time ago in 2016, we didn’t really have food halls, fast forward to 2018 and we can’t go into a 305 neighborhood without finding one.

Oh and if you didn’t know, there are more coming. Here are the ones you need to visit now and the ones you need to save for later.

La Centrale
Neighborhood: Brickell
LaCentrale is home to 14 different Italian-inspired dining experiences spanning three stories and 40,000 square feet inside Brickell City Centre.

The First Floor consists of the Mercato, which has an espresso bar, traditional Italian bakery, savory mozzarella and fresh raw bars, on-the-go prepared meals. The first floor will also house Pizza E Pasta serving authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked in traditional wood fired ovens from Naples.

The Second Floor features Pesce; a seafood restaurant serving dishes inspired by the region of Liguria, Stagionale; a seasonal focused restaurant serving fresh produce, risottos and mozzarella inspired by the Veneto region, Carne; a true Italian steakhouse where meats are cooked in a traditional wood-fired grill inspired by the Chianti region and an Italian chocolate and gelato eatery, cocktail and aperitivo bar with a live performance stage.

The Third Floor features the Enoteca; a curated collection of Italian wines and La Cucina; a dedicated kitchen event space.

St. Roch Market
Neighborhood: Design District
This New Orleans food hall concept has landed in Miami with a dozen regional food vendors. Concepts include:

Chef Chloe and the Vegan Cafe by Chloe Coscarelli, award-winning chef, and best-selling cookbook author. Guests must try her Butternut Nachos with butternut-cashew queso, honey-sriracha seitan, guacamole, pico de gallo, mango salsa, coconut-lime drizzle; Miami Mango Salad topped with chili-cashew dressing; and a variety of vegan cookies, cupcakes, and scoops.

Elysian Seafood, headed by Brandon Blackwell and Jennifer Sherrod, has earned a reputation as the go-to seafood establishment in New Orleans. The Miami menu continues to focus on responsibly-sourced seafood, with a selection of East and West coast oysters and other premium varieties, shucked counter-side and prepared raw or charbroiled. The menu also includes seafood favorites like marinated crab claws and specialty crab cakes.

Itamae by Fernando Chang is an ingredient-driven sushi concept, featuring classic nigiri and sashimi, as well as specialty maki, and with nods to his Peruvian heritage through the use of ingredients like guava and aji amarillo.

You can also find a classically-rooted spirits bar, Vietnamese dishes, foie gras dumplings and more.

Casa Tua Cucina
Neighborhood: Brickell
Brickell City Center now has two operating Italian Food Halls, which means more pizza and pasta choices. Inside Saks, Hungries can enjoy 10 dining concepts along with a full-service restaurant, bar, and also shop Casa Tua products for home and kitchen. Try the carbonara at the pasta station.

1-800 Lucky
Neighborhood: Wynwood
The Asian market is encompassed by seven food vendors, two bar concepts, and a Karaoke Bar. 1-800-Lucky offers both an indoor and outdoor atmosphere for guests who want to grab a bite of ramen, pecking duck, fresh poke, and handmade dumplings. Read about each concept here.

Art Basel?break @taiyakinyc located inside @1800lucky

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Central Fare
Neighborhood: Downtown Miami
Miami has a train and it takes you from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach in 30 minutes called Brightline. With this train comes a 50,000-square-foot food hall inside Brightline’s train station in downtown Miami. Central Fare will include 20 vendors, a full service restaurant Monger from Top Chef Michael Voltaggio.

Neighborhood: Little River

The Citadel’s 60,000 square foot space will consist of a first-floor food hall. Confirmed vendors include Green G Juice Bar, Taquiza, The River Seafood Oyster Bar and more.

Timeout Market
Neighborhood: South Beach
Time Out Market Miami comes from the creators of Time Out Market Lisbon, a huge success and one of the most sought out cultural destinations in Portugal. Soon enough we will have our own with 17 of the city’s best restaurants and top chefs based on the editorial curation of Time Out media.

Shishito peppers never looked so good. Chef Mendín’s station is sure to make you drool!

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Wynwood Food Hall
Neighborhood: Wynwood
Focus for the Wynwood Food Hall will be Latin. Be prepared for your favorite South American eats and an outdoor beer garden. Confirmed tenants are Mexican restaurant Botaneria La Guadalupana and Nanndi Frozen Cream.