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Miami Culinary Tours: South Beach Food Tour – Miami, Florida

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EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE, HISTORY & CULINARY DELIGHTS OF SOUTH BEACH

Join us at the South Beach Miami Food Tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy delicious tastings at hole-in-the-wall and mom & pop type of restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American comfort food, uncovering the hidden hotspots for ceviche, authentic empanadas, homemade Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different dishes, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

– Hear the dramatic, inspiring history & architecture of the Art Deco district.

– Get to see different movie locations and learn about the most important landmarks in the district.

– Visit local favorite restaurants and hole-in-the wall delicious ethnic eateries.

– Enjoy tastings at places where locals eat and get to know what restaurants to avoid.

– Meet people from all over the world who bond in the common interest for great culinary findings.

All food in included in the ticket price and equivalent to a full meal

ARTISAN FLORIBBEAN CUISINE

Savor one of the freshest ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) in town – done the traditional way. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America. Try a delicious ceviche with passion fruit, canchita and other authentic ingredients at a beautiful tavern where you will experience the real local ambiance.  A cooling beer cocktail enhances the experience at this local gem labelled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by The Sun Post

MIAMIAN’S FAVORITE BITE

Get a lesson of empanadas and try the most popular among locals. Crunchy on the outside filled with beef and smoked potato inside,  this traditional empanada with ahi sauce will make a perfect start to your edible journey.

A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA

Enjoy the local ambiance, and an old Havana atmosphere in this beloved local institution, while devouring a Cuban classic. Get to taste homemade mojo with your main dish of beef ropa vieja and sweet plantains mariquitas. Learn the secrets of Cuban cuisine as your guide explains each of the ingredients of this delectable dish.

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Run by a young family from Verona, Italy, their vegetarian pocket made with a 300 year old recipe “mother dough” filled with homemade pesto, feta cheese, spinach and other delectable ingredients will leave you wondering how can you make another stop at this all-organic hole-in-the wall place that you certainly should not miss while you are back in the neighborhood

MOROCCAN DELICACY

You can almost taste the air of old-world Miami-glam as you float up the steps through the grand art deco entrance of  the Tides South Beach hotel where interiors are golden and glamorous. Once owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, learn the different components of what makes its luxurious interiors classic Art Deco. Tempt your senses with delicious Moroccan Cuisine at the hands of chef Omar.

A SWEET & SALTY TREAT

Crispy crunchy on the outside, moist and light on the inside combined with a sweet and salty special coating, this Spanish treat filled with homemade dulce de leche is served hot for a melt-in-your-mouth experience served minutes after made at a casual cafeteria

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN

The finest Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully winning the title of  “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times

RESTAURANTS:

Taverna Bolivar, The Tides Hotel South Beach, Manolos on the Beach, Habanos Cuban Cuisine or Larios On The Beach, Blocks Deli, Milani Gelateria.

WHY TAKE A TOUR WITH US:

– We are not your typical tour guide. We are local food experts who are energetic, fun, passionate and filled with wonderful neighborhood stories to share.

– Our guests get VIP treatment; preferred restaurant sections are assigned, and dishes served within minutes after we sit down.

– Generous servings to cater for every appetite.

– We keep our tours small giving everyone a personalized experience.

– We will introduce you to some of the best local places most visitors would never find.

VEGETARIANS:

We fully cater for vegetarians and/or non-beef, non-chicken, non-pork or non-fish diets. People that require gluten-free diets will have to pass on some of the tastings. We are not able to accommodate food allergies.

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Miami Food Tours: SoBe Tour des Forks – Miami, Florida

Our guided walking and tasting tour takes you on a 3-hour culinary adventure through South Beach combining delicious food and drink tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights. Finish our tours feeling like a local – with an insider view into the local life, a satisfied stomach, and confidence to continue exploring the neighborhood.

Discover Miami Beach’s unique Art Deco district—from Lincoln Road to Espanola Way & Ocean Drive—through the locals’ favorite mouth-watering restaurants and cafés. Our recommendation is to book your tour for the beginning of your trip so you’ll be in the know for the remainder of your holiday.

All food tastings, enough for lunch are included in the ticket price of $53.00.

What to expect on the SoBe Tour des Forks

A Taste of South Beach

Your enthusiastic guide will take you through five different restaurants and cafes in South Beach (often referred to as SoBe)—Miami Beach’s most popular neighborhood. On our tour, you’ll by-pass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals’ frequent to discover the mouth-watering dishes that will fill you up for lunch! All tastings are included in the ticket price. Stops include Miami Nouvelle cuisine, authentic ethnic eateries and a Kosher Ice Cream factory. See all tasting locations to the right.

Architectural & Historic Sights

The SoBe Tour des Forks is not only a food tour, it’s an architectural, historic and cultural walking tour. Besides delving into the foods of Miami, you’ll discover the dramatic history, diverse culture and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach with your knowledgeable local tour guide. When you join a Miami Food Tour, your guide will share the dramatic (and romantic) stories that illustrate how Miami Beach has been shaped into the glamorous city we know today.

Who Would Enjoy the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Both Miamians and tourists—from foodies to gourmets—enjoy discovering South Beach with us on our SoBe Tour des Forks. Whether you’re a Miamian looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in your own town or on your first visit to Miami, we’re sure that by the end of our tour you’ll have a fresh perspective on South Beach’s architecture and history and greater appreciation for Miami’s culinary scene.

Why Take the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Whether you’re a Miamian or a tourist, you’ll discover some hidden architectural gems, hear some dramatic stories about South Beach’s history and, most importantly, get a taste of Miami. So, if you’re looking for a deliciously enlightening way to spend an afternoon in South Beach—join us on a tour! On our SoBe Tour des Forks you’ll stroll for 3 hours through a selection of the best restaurants and cafes Miami Beach has to offer. Along with the tastings, you’ll be served up portions of architecture and history as we walk through Miami’s historic Art Deco district.

Where we taste:

The Café at Books & Books Miami – Nouvelle cuisine by South Beach’s pioneer chef, Bernie Matz

David’s Café II – Cuban restaurant serving award winning Cuban coffees

A La Folie  -A charming authentic French café

Boteco Copacabana – Authentic Brazilian fare

Amami – Italian fare with international influence

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory – All natural, super-premium Kosher ice cream & sorbet made fresh daily in the shop.

Details:

WHEN – Mondays-Sundays
October through June

TIME – Tours depart at 11 am

HOW MUCH – Adult, $53; Adolescent, $35 (Between ages 8 & 12); Child, $17.50 (7 years and younger, if eating)

WHAT’S INCLUDED – All tastings, enough for lunch and a guided city tour

DURATION – 3 hours

DISTANCE COVERED – 1.5 miles

WHO – All ages and fitness levels

CAPACITY – 12 people per tour

WHAT TO WEAR – Comfortable shoes and clothing

WEATHER CONDITIONS – We tour rain or shine!

WHERE – The tour meets on Lincoln Road in South Beach (exact location is disclosed upon ticket purchase)

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Miami Culinary Tours: Little Havana Food Tour

A Cuban Inspired Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Get to know Miami beyond South Beach & venture to off-the-beaten-path places for curious eaters

  • Visit family-owned restaurants, and get the story behind the foods.
  • Our specialty is smaller, non-touristy, more remotely located hole-in-the-wall-type places.
  • Stories and background of the foods we sample and meet the people who make them.
  • We avoid crowds so you can experience the intimate charm of each unique place we visit.

Meet in Little Havana, a lively, family-friendly neighborhood, and begin a guided edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine by tasting and walking your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho. This tour is designed for both locals and visitors who want to learn about the area’s history and culture while tasting Cuban foods that have been prepared by the same families from recipes handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, take a peek at Domino Park – all while getting the insights of a vibrant Miami neighborhood. This guided, narrated food tour is both a cultural and a culinary experience. All food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price.

TASTINGS

  • Taste a Cuban classic at a restaurant that is a true Cuban institution.
  • Learn and taste about Mariquitas or Malanga Frita
  • Enjoy chicken and picadillo stuffed plantain cups.
  • Step back in old Cuba and taste guarapo juice (or what’s fresh and in season) at a family run fruteria.
  • The best guava pastelito in town (seriously)
  • You’ll try a cafe Cubano crafted by the most talented barista in town:  Betty!
  • Homemade mamey and flan icecream.

DAY AND TIME: Saturdays at 12:30 pm Book Now
PRICE: $59 per person (includes all food and beverages)
DURATION: 2 hours
FOOD STOPS: 6 with tastings at each stop (enough food for lunch!).
WALKING DISTANCE: 8 blocks
WHO:
All age groups and fitness levels.
WEATHER:  Tour takes place rain or shine.
DRESS:
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
MEETING POINT:
Calle 8. Exact address disclosed with ticket purchase.

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Miami Culinary Tours – Little Havana Food Tour

Get to know Miami beyond South Beach and venture to off-the-beaten-path places for curious eaters. This Food Tour is all about experiencing Traditional (Rustic) Cuban Cuisine.

  • Visit family-owned restaurants, and get the story behind the foods.
  • Our specialty is smaller, non-touristy, more remotely located hole-in-the-wall-type places.
  • Stories and background of the foods we sample and meet the people who make them.
  • We avoid crowds so you can experience the intimate charm of each unique place we visit.

Meet in Little Havana, a lively, family-friendly neighborhood, and begin a guided edible journey through one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional, rustic Cuban cuisine by tasting your way through the must-visit street in the area — Calle Ocho. This tour is designed for both locals and visitors who want to learn about the area’s history while tasting some of the most delicious foods that have been prepared by the same families from recipes handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, take a peek at Domino Park – all while getting the insights of a vibrant Miami neighborhood.

“And while Little Havana has always been a mouthwatering Mecca of Cuban food, visiting this neighborhood on a Miami Culinary Tour is like having your own private Rosetta Stone, without all the annoying repetition.”

Lesley Abravanel Editor/Jet Miami/Fort Lauderdale

Our guided, narrated food tour is both a cultural and a culinary experience. All food tastings, more than enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price.

Delicious foods are savored at the Little Havana Food Tour:

  • You will try the best prepared coladita in town (seriously)
  • Cuban Mixto — leave knowing the history behind this legendary sandwich and how to differentiate the two types that are prominent in the state of Florida.
  • Mariquitas — learn how these plantain delicacies became a favorite snack.
  • Maduros omelette — this tasting is specially for foodies. Plus surprise your friends & family when you prepare this amazing dish at home!
  • Masitas — a must-try (pork) Cuban classic.
  • Yuca Frita — a staple of Cuban cuisine.
  • Tropical fruit juices — Guarapo juice and mamey tastings (we sample what’s in season) — they are all very good for you!
  • Sweet time — taste a savory, home-style Cuban dessert based on a recipe that has been handed down through generations.

*Tastings and stops are subject to change without notice. Please note that on summertime walking route is shortened.

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