The best of all worlds is located in South Florida, which is filled with a diversity of foods and culture. Wherever you're from, a great home-cooked meal is a reminder of home. Check out these ethnic grocery stores throughout the Miami area for your next specialty meal.
Daily Bread Pinecrest
12131 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156
Hours: Mon to Sat - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Daily Bread Pinecrest has been in business since 1978. The family-owned business caters to Middle Eastern tastes, offering herbs and spices, fresh fruits and vegetables from the region. You can find ingredients for signature Lebanese dishes here, as well as ingredients for dishes from Greece, Israel and Jordan. The restaurant has delicious choices of fresh foods made daily and can be conveniently catered for any occasion. Daily Bread Pinecrest has exceptional service and the prices are reasonable. The great thing about this unique grocery store is that it ships all non-perishable items to the customer's front door. This restaurant and marketplace is definitely a place to visit for a change of scenery.
Spice N Curry
123 SW 107th Ave
Miami, FL 33174
Hours: Daily - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Spice and Curry offers homemade Indian food at reasonable prices. It is known for the frozen Ras Malai dessert, a creamy dessert of sugary balls or disks of paneer soaked in clotted cream and cardamom. Spice N Curry's samosas - a deep-fried pocket filled with a variety of potatoes, onions, peas, lentils and ground meats - are also a must try. If your plan is to cook Indian food at home, all that you need can be found in this small and cozy grocery store. Ask employees for any clarification - they know best about these unique ingredients.
PK Oriental Market
255 NE 167th St
Miami, FL 33162
Hours: Mon to Sat - 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun - 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
PK Oriental Supermarket is one of the few Miami Asian Markets carrying everything needed for a delightful Oriental meal. The sounds of Oriental music plays throughout the speakers of the store and can lift the spirits of the customers that are shopping. The grocery carries various Asian herbs, spices, sauces and teas. The live fish tank, located within the store, is a benefit to those shopping for extremely fresh seafood. PK Oriental Market has been around for a long time, so make a visit to help support this Miami staple.
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Kingston Delight Restaurant and Grocery Store
1340 NE 163rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Hours: Mon to Thurs - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri and Sat - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kingston Delight supplies customers with Jamaican products like hard-dough bread, salt fish, yams, green bananas, curry and jerk powder and more. The unique thing about this grocery store is the restaurant inside. It is well known for its stew chicken, jerk chicken and some of the tastiest Jamaican cuisines found in the south. Visitors and locals recommend this cozy spot both for a great meal and for the ingredients to make the best island cuisine at home.
Latin American Supermarket
7435 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33141
Hours: Daily - 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Latin American Super Market is the neighborhood grocery store offering all necessary ingredients to create a Latin meal. This cozy supermarket is located in the Miami Beach Area and is one of the only Latin supermarkets on Collins Avenue. The food selection is diverse and affordable, and the friendly service makes it inviting to locals and visitors. The shelves are always fully stocked and the vegetables and fruits are fresh. A breakfast and lunch menu is offered and made fresh daily, and can be found in the deli area. The lunch offerings stay fairly consistent every day, including two options of rice (one being authentic congri rice), beef stew, roasted pork, chicken wings, plantains, tamales, lentils and a fresh garden salad. Beyond the extensive selection of Latin groceries, you will find a great wine selection that provides some of your favorites from the Latin American region. No need to fret about never tasting that delicious wine from your vacation in Brazil. If the intention is to add a little Latin spice to your recipe, Latin America Super Market should be your first stop.
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