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Miami South Beach food tours
Highlights of Miami’s South Beach
The South Beach Food Tour covers a diverse range of tastes from all over the world, but to overlook Colombia’s contribution to Miami’s taste spectrum would be to miss out on some truly inspired dining. Highlights of the two-and-a-half-hour tour include critically-acclaimed Colombian restaurant Bolivar, where guests will sample ceviche, a refreshing seafood dish that dances with citrus-infused zest, flavourful vegetables and complex textures. It’s a light start to your foodie adventure, but trust us, you’ll need room for the rest.
Another stop is Manolo, an Argentinian cafeteria that specialises in homemade comfort food, and few things are as comforting as hot churros filled with dulce de leche. Make no mistake, these crispy, melt in your mouth fritters have something of a reputation around South Beach, and chances are you’ll head back for seconds after the tour is over. Just be careful not to spoil your dinner.
Also included is Italian eatery Blocks Deli, a popular establishment rooted in authenticity and the freshest ingredients. You might want to go for a classic pizza, but you’ll find it hard to pass up the restaurant’s signature Dough Pocket, a comforting bread pouch filled with ingredients ranging from Angus beef meatballs in marinara sauce to blue cheese and spinach. It may also come as a surprise that this particular family recipe is 300-years-old.
Your belt may be straining by this point and your mind filled with a newfound appreciation of Miami culture, but the South Beach Food Tour likes to end things on a sweet, lighter note. The journey closes at Milani Gelateria, a gourmet gelato restaurant serving up award-winning flavours that cover tested favourites such as pistachio, chocolate and vanilla, right up to bolder efforts like Champagne, Bacio and Stracciatella. All that’s left is to lick your spoon and walk off the calories.
Miami’s food culture doesn’t stop here
Although Miami Culinary Tours offers a carefully-planned route around the area’s finest restaurants, there simply isn’t enough time to cover them all. Why not bolster your experience by booking a table at the luxurious Tides Hotel? You can indulge yourself with a take on the Margarita pizza, as well as a wide range of classic diner favourites created with a connoisseur approach.
There’s also the Lincoln Road Mall, a pedestrianised strip just off South Beach brimming with various restaurants and shops just waiting to be explored. It’s a popular hot spot and a must-see district while on holiday in Miami.
Miami is a great destination for the discerning food lover, and chances are you’ll want to sample plenty of the Magic City’s cuisine during your holiday. For those who want to cram as much variety onto their plate as possible, a food tour might just be the perfect solution.
by Virgin Atlantic