If you know anything about Miami, it’s that Miami is becoming an art and food mecca. Wynwood has changed in the past 5 years and is continuing to blossom into a booming art and food epicenter for Miami. Even as a local, I enjoy discovering new places to eat and enjoying the culture of the area. The Wynwood Food Tour by Miami Culinary Tours was a great way for me to experience Wynwood with a guide.
I get myself to Wynwood whenever possible to enjoy the famous Panther Coffee and the new by Midtown shops to grab a bite at my favorite tapas restaurant, Sugarcane. Going on this tour opened my eyes to so much more of Wynwood. In fact, nearly all the people on our tour were locals. Some have gone on other tours by Miami Culinary Tours and just use these tours as a fun way to hangout with their friends while getting some bites and background stories on different areas in Miami. It’s one thing to look at the beautiful street art on your own, it’s an entirely different experience to hear about the artist and the meanings behind the works.
After nonstop rainy days in Miami, all was clear on the day of the tour. Unfortunately the sun was also on full blast! While most of the country was enjoy Fall temperatures, we are still experiencing 90+ hot and humid temperatures. Be sure to bring a large hat, sun parasol, lots of sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and light colored breathable cotton or linen clothes. Prepare for travel to Miami as if you were traveling to the Sun and you’ll be just fine. 😉
So let’s begin the tour!
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar at the heart of Wynwood
We sampled some local beer, Chicken empanada, cheese tequeno, sweet plantains with queso fresco
Wall by the same artist that did Obama’s Change campaign
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar inside the Wynwood Walls
We started the tour at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar located within the famous Wynwood Walls. This was designed to be the center and heart of Wynwood. It’s the perfect place to begin any tour of Wynwood and a must see for tourists. We had three delisous appetizers and my favorite was the fried plantains with cream sauce. I’ve had fried plantains all over Miami, but never with this delicious cream! I will be back for more!
Hands down my favorite Wall in Wynwood! The artist needs to paint my house!
These artists only use black, red, and white because they did most of their work at night and only have two hands. So my guess is one guy had red and white while the other had black and a handful of brushes.
Then we explored all the Wynwood Walls and learned a little about the artists and meaning behind the works. It really makes you look at them in a whole new light. I absolutely loved the back stories of the artists. Our wonderful guide was very informed and answered even the most obscure questions with ease.
That’s me! Quick outfit breakdown: Lucky Brand Booties and purse | Hollister Skinny high-rise jeans | Urban Outfitters Swing Top
My fellow blogger friend, Gio came along too.
This piece is chiseled into the wall and the color is added with battery acid.
Next up we ate an amazing Tartine at Mmmm! I will be back to this cute little place. So sad it took me this long to actually go inside and try it out. With so many places in Wynwood it can be hard choosing. This one also has Azucar which means sugar in spanish. These recipes for ice creams are unique flavors collected from all over South America. Amazing flavors you may only ever find served in but a few places in Miami!
Back hidden seating in Mmmm in Wynwood
Tartine at Mmmm in Wynwood
Inside of Mmmm in Wynwood
Then some more walking and a few trips inside little museums along the way.
Our own little Paris in Miami. Locks of Wynwood.
R House actually has an art gallery inside the restaurant! Oh and Short rib slider and tuna tartare was amazing!
The cool rainbow painted house
Some hipster guy riding his funky bike in Wynwood
Price and Joy BBQ! Pulled pork Texas toast
Fireman Derek’s Backshop
Our last stop was Fireman Derek’s Bakeshop with Key Lime Pie and it was creamy goodness!
All in all it was a great experience. Local or not, you have to give this tour a go. They said they are constantly changing up the stops along the way to keep the tour fresh. The art in Wynwood is also forever changing. That’s the beauty of Miami, there will always be something new to see, taste, and explore!
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