Urban Food Halls a Big Craze in Miami, and We Bet You Haven't Been to All of Them

Founder, Condoblackbook.com & Owner/Broker, HB Roswell Realty
Urban Food Halls a Big Craze in Miami, and We Bet You Haven't Been to All of Them
Founder, Condoblackbook.com & Owner/Broker, HB Roswell Realty

May 24, 2019 May 24, 2019

Miami is officially on board the latest urban food hall train, with new urban food halls sprouting up everywhere. These sites are inspired in European marketplaces and are known for hosting a wide variety of food vendors, restaurant kiosks, and marketplaces in a single location, often spanning thousands of square feet.

Several new urban food halls have cropped up across Miami in the last couple of years, providing accessible and varied eateries ranging from top-tier restaurants to casual street food. Several areas are now blessed with urban food halls, including the novel Brickell City Center, the luxe Design District, and the trendy art-lined streets of Wynwood. Miami Beach will also see the opening of one or more food halls in the coming months.

Below we’ve assembled a list of Miami’s most popular urban food halls, but bear in mind that there will soon be a lot more!

La Centrale in Brickell City Centre - Brickell City Centre 601 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131

La Centrale

Photo credit: La Centrale


La Centrale is Miami's most famous Italian food hall extravaganza, with some 14 different Italian eateries that include restaurants, bars, cafés, food markets, a wine shop, and even a cooking studio spread across a 40,000 square foot emporium. You can also shop to your heart’s delight, choosing from a selection of over 1,000 Italian products, including meats, fish, bread, cheese, and over 500 types of wines. Led by executive chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia, La Centrale in Brickell provides everything from quick breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, as well as weekend brunches inspired by Italian street food.

For more information, visit here.

Riverside - next to Brickell City Centre

Riverside

Photo credit: The Next Miami


Riverside combines an exclusive waterfront location with convenient grab-and-go eateries, signature restaurants, cafés and bars. There’s also craft beer on tap, provided by the Miami River Brewery, and an open-air beer garden, along with two full-service restaurants, and an upscale steakhouse. The space also houses over 100 species of native Floridian trees, and is accessible by boat, car or Metromover. Connected to Brickell Avenue by a waterfront boardwalk with access to the Miami River boardwalk and featuring art installations by Jeffrey Barone, this unique food hall serves daily lunch and dinner in an open, relaxing family-friendly environment.

800 Lucky at 143 NW 23rd St, Wynwood

800 Lucky - Photo credit: Rupeshi Shah

Photo credit: Rupeshi Shah


This unique food hall encompasses all of the hipness of Wynwood into a 10,000-square-foot Asian market that includes an array of pan-Asian eateries as well as two full bars and a karaoke lounge. Populated by Wynwood’s ultra-hip, 800 Lucky offers indoor and outdoor seating and is open from 11am to 3am daily.

For more information, visit here.

St Roch market at 140 NE 39th Street Design District

St Roch Market

Photo credit: St Roch Market


St. Roch Market is designed to showcase the impressive talent of Miami’s local chefs and beverage specialists. Set in the heart of Miami’s posh Design District, St. Roch Market features an eclectic array of Miami’s most exciting rising stars in the area of food and beverage creation. Designed as a space to explore one’s culinary curiosity by trying an assortment of new and exotic cuisines, this unique food hall features 11 dining options all centered around a craft cocktail bar named the Mayhaw, inspired in the New Orleans flagship of the same name. St. Roch features a variety of seating options so you can do a relaxing sit-down dinner, grab a quick drink or snack, work while you eat, or meet friends for coffee and dessert. Enjoy an assortment of unique, chef-driven international eateries, including the healthy and yummy Vegan Cafe.

For more information, visit here.

The Citadel at 8300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33138

The Citadel

Photo credit: The Citadel


The Citadel brings together culture and community in the up and coming neighborhood of Little River (ahem, Little Haiti). The Citadel offers a unique collection of local artisanal foods, handcrafted cocktails, crafty shops and boutiques, and unique cultural experiences designed to open the mind and embody the ultimate in creativity. The hub features 15 international food and beverage outlets, including Caribbean food, local chefs, and an array of culinary surprises, along with a rooftop bar, a market, and even a radio production studio in a beautifully designed 62,000-square-foot example of Miami’s delightful MiMo architecture.

For more information, visit here.

The Lincoln Eatery at 723 Lincoln Ln N, Miami Beach

The Lincoln Eatery

Photo credit: The Lincoln Eatery


A project of the renowned global architecture firm Arquitectonica, The Lincoln Eatery hosts 16 unique eateries along Miami Beach’s trendy Lincoln Road shopping district. The ultimate South Beach see-and-be-seen location for tourists and residents alike, The Lincoln Eatery includes a varied array of international foods, including burgers and local fare. There’s also a rooftop terrace that provides sit-down dining and drinking options, as well as hosting special events. The Lincoln Eatery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit here.

Time Out Market Miami at 1601 Drexel Miami Beach

Time Out Market Miami

Photo credit: Time Out Market


Time Out Market Miami is the first outpost in the U.S. of the famed Time Out Market in Lisbon (they opened up Miami before New York. Bam!), but this food hall definitely has its own Miami flair, as you’ll note on the pink-sprinkled terrazzo countertops. Time Out Miami hosts 17 unique eateries serving artsy culinary creations by Miami’s most cutting-edge chefs. These range from Asian fusion to Caribbean cool, and everything is served on actual china with real silverware!

For more information, visit here.

Central Fare At Virgin Miami Central at 600 NW First Ave, Downtown Miami

Central Fare at Virgin Miami Center

Photo credit: Central Fare


One of Miami’s newest food hubs is Central Fare in Downtown Miami, home to an array of local and international meal and snack offerings in a casual laid-back open-plan atmosphere. Here you can enjoy simple but elegant food offerings ranging from top-of-the-line empanadas to exotic ceviche, gourmet burgers and pizza, and fresh seafood. Choose from a wide array of communal seating or opt for a spot on the charming outdoor terrace. Work up an appetite by enjoying some playtime sliding down the featured 93-foot slide.

For more information, visit here.

...And Even More Food Halls

Doral will soon enjoy its first food hall, The Doral Yard, and Wynwood is poised to welcome the new Wynwood Food Hall. Another Food Hall is planned at the old Flagler Station, inspired in the famed Parisian Station F hub.

As far as we can see, there is no sign of this trend slowing down any time soon, so our best advice is to pack your appetite and head out – Miami-style!



Cover photo: Champagne & Bollicine Bar - credit: La Centrale

Recent Posts

The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Bal Harbour
Real Estate News The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Bal Harbour
Bal Harbour condos have always been known to be some of the finest in town. But, what’s so special about these premium addresses that makes them so pricey? We’ve listed the Top 5 Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Bal Harbour and the outstanding amenities they have that sets them a class apart. Below are the top condos ranked from least to most expensive. Why Choose Bal Harbour? Bal Harbour has always been one of the most coveted oceanside addresses in Miami. Just like the Shops at Bal Harbour are known for showcasing only high-end brands, the neighborhood too is known for housing only the world’s finest residences. Privacy and exclusivity are a given with a Bal Harbour address. Though this ultra-luxury neighborhood has its own tranquil beachfront, it also benefits from being just a 20-minute drive away from South Beach’s spoils and the mainland’s culture and shopping destinations. The Best of the Best Condos in Bal Harbour Palace at Bal Harbour – 10101 Collins Avenue, Bal...
Why Are Luxury Condo Sales Surging in Downtown Miami as Sales Weaken in Miami Beach?
Opinions and Advice Why Are Luxury Condo Sales Surging in Downtown Miami as Sales Weaken in Miami Beach?
Move over Miami Beach, there’s a new rising star on the block. For long, Miami Beach has been the hot favorite for property seekers in Miami. Whether it’s been about purchasing a permanent residence or getting a second home, South Beach properties have always sold out like hot cakes. On the other hand, Greater Downtown (Edgewater and Brickell included) has mostly been a second-best option to South Beach and Miami Beach, possibly out of necessity, with proximity to work being the biggest motivator for local buyers. But, as we’ve been tracing luxury condo trends over the last couple of years via our quarterly market reports, we noticed a reversal. The Greater Downtown area is now emerging as the top favorite among luxury condo seekers. Here are some reasons we are seeing this new trend: Numbers Speak: Miami Beach vs. Greater Downtown Miami Over the past couple of quarters, sales trends in Greater Downtown Miami have been marching ahead, even as those in Miami Beach slowed down....
Massive Lawsuits Won by Miami Condo Associations Mean Awesome Upgrades for Condo Owners and Residents
Real Estate News Massive Lawsuits Won by Miami Condo Associations Mean Awesome Upgrades for Condo Owners and Residents
Recently, a handful of condo associations have scored massive windfalls thanks to lawsuits leveraged against insurers and developers. This is obviously great news for condo associations, and it also usually means that the associations' finances will likely be great for years to come. This in turn translates into improved living conditions for residents of those buildings, since these windfalls provide opportunities for condo associations to make major repairs and improvements that benefit residents.  Oftentimes, the amount of money they win does not actually need to be spent entirely on the issue that motivated the lawsuit (many times the repairs have already been made by the time the lawsuit is settled). This provides a great opportunity for the condo to either fill their reserves and avoid special assessments on future capital improvements and maintenance projects, or simply spend money doing awesome upgrades on various things. Cité Law Suit Settlement Cité in Edgewater In...
The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Surfside
Real Estate News The Most Luxurious Condo Buildings in Surfside
Think Surfside, and most would imagine community living by the sea. But, there’s a more luxurious side to Surfside that is offered only by a handful of top-tier residences. To reveal more about that deluxe side, we’ve ranked the Top 5 Luxurious Condo Buildings in Surfside along with their average sales price and list of amenities. Read to find out which Surfside address made it to the list… Why Choose Surfside? This family-oriented beach town comes perfectly positioned between the glamorous Bal Harbour and world-famous Miami Beach. A pocket-sized neighborhood, Surfside is somewhat of an extension of Bal Harbour in some ways and is favored by those looking for community events, friendly neighbors, mom and pop shops and safe streets. Residents absolutely love the uncrowded beaches here that come lined with scenic boardwalks and citywide exhibits dedicated to marine life (read Surfside’s famous turtles). Also, the town has its very own community center that features a lap pool, plunge...
Financing Options for Second Home Buyers
Opinions and Advice Financing Options for Second Home Buyers
Purchasing a second home is embedded in the hearts of many as a sign of true success: the ability to escape to your favorite destination at-will and stay at a place you can still call home and also have it as part of your investment portfolio. Not only will it allow you to save money on lodging if you use it as a vacation home, but it can also provide you a source of income if you rent it out while you’re not using it. There are three common options to choose from to finance the purchase of your second home, and for each you will need good to excellent credit.  Here is what you need to know about each second home loan option. 1. Take out a HELOC on Your Current Home If you’ve owned your primary residence for a few years, chances are you’ve earned equity on the property if its value has gone up.  If so, you can take out a home equity line of credit (HELOC).   A HELOC can help you secure the funds for a down payment or even to purchase the second home outright, depending on the...
Inventory Loans for Unsold Condos Gaining Popularity Among Miami Developers
Real Estate News Inventory Loans for Unsold Condos Gaining Popularity Among Miami Developers
Although pre- and new construction developer sales have picked up in 2019 as compared to the past couple of years, the pace is not necessarily as fast as developers would like, and not all projects are benefiting from the uptick. While many of these new condo projects are averaging 89% - 92% unit sales, those remaining unsold units are currently totaling about 2,101 as of this writing, and developers are turning to inventory loans to capitalize on condos they’ve built that still remain unsold.   Developers have a choice to either reduce their prices to speed up sales, or take out an inventory loan and take a hit on carrying costs versus diminishing the value of their inventory. In Miami, many developers are doing the latter. We can also assume that the money from an inventory loan can be used to pay off other loans or invest in other ventures.  In one recent example, Alirio Torrealba, head of Coral Gables based MG Developer recently closed on a loan from BGI Capital for unsold...