These Dumplings Are Bite-Sized Breakfast Sandwiches
1. Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop186 NE 29th St, Miami
2. Blue Collar Restaurant6730 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
3. Etzel Itzik18757 W Dixie Hwy, Miami
4. Football Sandwich Shop8484 NE 2nd Ave, Miami
5. Josh's Deli9517 Harding Ave, Miami
6. Sarussi Subs6797 SW 8th St, Miami
7. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach
8. Ms. Cheezious7418 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
9. Michael's Genuine130 NE 40th St, Miami
10. Miam Cafe & Boutique2750 NW 3rd Ave Ste 21, Miami
11. Little Bread541 SW 12th Ave, Miami
12. Made in Italy Gourmet10 NE 27th St, Miami
13. Whisk7382 SW 56th Ave S, Miami
This Wynwood hole-in-the-wall has a well-deserved reputation for affordable and authentic Cuban sandwiches, most notably, the Cubano. The Miami (or Tampa, depending who you're talking to) -born sandwich is classically made with ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and in a not-so-classic but welcome twist, croquettas. Other sandwiches are just as tempting, especially the medianoche, which replaces the Cubano's crusty bread with a challah-like sweet egg dough. Plastic seats and formica tabletops crowd the dining room, but if you're here solo, opt for a stool at the counter.
Blue Collar's mission is to give off a true neighborhood hang-out vibe, which it successfully does with a huge menu of comfort food staples. Every day, the kitchen serves a different rib dish (baby back, short ribs, spare ribs, etc), parmesan dish (chicken, veal, pork, eggplant, etc), and a braised dish (brisket, pot roast, ox tails, pork shoulder). There's a whole chalkboard of vegetable sides to counter the meaty entrées, and appetizers like definitely-order-or-you'll-regret-it potato latkes. Don't even get us started on brunch -- just make sure you get there early.
Unless you've got a good tip from some locals, you might not even know this place exists, but you should. You’ll receive a grand selection of salads with pita bread the moment you sit down, and it’s one of the few places in town that serve chicken heart. Oh, and if that's not for you, they also have Moroccan spicy sausage, kebab, and falafel.
Don’t let the Pepto-Bismol-colored building with barred windows deter you. Inside, it’s an ode to the Miami Dolphins and that perfect ’72 season. The Zonker is named for Larry Csonka, and it's stuffed with ham, salami, and provolone. There’s even a drive-thru window. Fins up!
Josh's Deli is a "homey", kosher-style deli that has a menu that offers breakfast, soups, salads, and obviously "sandwiches and stuff".
Sarussi's is a sub shop famous for serving up a 16-inch behemoth on a home-made sub roll that’s loaded with smoked ham, roasted pork, mozzarella, pickles and secret sauce and has garnered TV experience on Man vs. Food.
Before Yardbird opened in 2011, Miami wasn't known for its Southern comfort cuisine, which somehow seemed odd for a city that's geographically part of the American south. All that changed when Top Chef finalist Jeff McInnis, along with restaurant vets Chris Romero and John Kunkel, opened Yardbird in Miami Beach and instantly made a name with their fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and watermelon salad. The menu is chock full of quintessential down-home foods, and the well-stocked bar doles out house cocktails like blackberry bourbon lemonade and Bloody Marys with bacon-infused bourbon.
One of Miami’s best and most popular food trucks has gone brick-and-mortar, complete with a woodsy back area with games, plus a bar so you to wash down your grilled cheese with a local craft beer. Grilled cheese options go savory with bleu cheese and bacon; pulled pork melts; Frito Pie sandwiches (I know); and build-your-own's; or sweet (think marshmallows, Nutella, and ricotta).
Take advantage of MG's brunch and order the kimchi Benedict or lemon ricotta pancakes. You can also head to their happy hour to get loose on craft beers, specialty ‘tails and snacks, or dive in to a full sit-down meal like the pan-roasted 1/2 "Poulet Rouge" chicken with roasted vegetables or the short rib and fontina cheese panini.
The small eatery, nestled inside the black-and-white Wynwood building, houses an industrial-designed breakfast and lunch nook, serving hot and cold meals along with a variety of freshly baked pastries. There’s breakfast all-day in addition to sandwiches, salads, and heartier foods like pastas made in-house and braised chicken.
This Cuban sandwich shop has a huge outdoor patio that connects with an art gallery. Even better, they have Biscayne Brewing Company brews and Azucar ice cream on the menu.
Made in Italy Gourmet features at least a dozen hot and cold sandwiches. The Curma, a nickname for the Alp peak Mont Blanc de Courmayeur, is one of the most popular with Fontina, speck, and porcini mousse on ciabatta bread.
If you love down-home cooking, Whisk is exactly where you need to be. Mixing traditional southern favorites with newer dishes, you can enjoy everything from a classic plate of fried green tomatoes with buttermilk dressing and beer braised baby back ribs, to a marinated skirt steak salad with a goat cheese fritter. Gluten-free options are also available, and some ingredients can be swapped as well.