From Sun Worshippers to Persian Cooking: The Best Restaurants and Catering Spots in Miami Beach
- Sarah Gurr
- 3 Min Read
Three decades ago the Miami area was a stretch of sun-worshipping partygoers, but since the arrival of Art Basel in 2002, art galleries, architectural showpieces, and stylish restaurants have materialized, reports the New York Times. The place has got croissants, old-school Italian glamour, tacos, and seafood boils, too. So, if you’re searching for the best restaurants or catering spots in Miami Beach, just step outside.
Rice House of Kabob Catering (Alton Road, Miami Beach)
Persian cooking is fragrant—suffused with aromas from rose petals, fenugreek, and mint; sumac, cardamom, and fruits. Rice House of Kabob, perhaps one of the best catering restaurants in Miami Beach, has a kebab catering package that boasts charred, juicy hunks of sirloin steak and saffron-scented chicken threaded on skewers. The sticky baklava allows pistachios to reign.
Mario the Baker Catering (Bay Road, Miami Beach)
When pizza is on point—oven blistered, irregular, crisp at the edges, cheese stretches out—it can make you feel human. Mario the Baker offers varieties of pies, but eaters have a bottomless appetite for the cheese pizza—juicy, springy cheese, restrained in sauce.
Sukhothai Sushi & Asian Fusion Catering (Alton Road, Miami Beach)
In principle, sushi should taste like something. The best sushi is seasoned lightly—all to bring out the sweet, oceany notes the instant the fish touches your tongue. Sukhothai Sushi serves an impressive array of sushi rolls and trays. The Matsumoto catering tray is reasonably priced, with a mix of perfect sashimi and seasoned sushi rolls.
Taco Rico Catering (15th Street, Miami Beach)
We’ve all witnessed hangry people seething until some brave soul ushers a feast of soft tacos and quesadillas to the room. Dearest Miami Beach, be compassionate when that happens and order catering from the best restaurants in your hood. Try Taco Rico’s crisp taquitos. Or, the chicken and steak fajita fiesta (with everything but the fiesta) will plunge you into the depths of sizzling meats.
Chicken Kitchen Catering (Alton Road, Miami Beach)
There’s always someone in the group who wants chicken, wouldn’t have it any other way. Wants chicken in the morning, wants chicken at lunch, freestyles with chicken every Sunday, is truly dedicated to the succulent bird. If you know you’re going to proceed with chicken, then go for Chicken Kitchen. It proudly stands among the best restaurants in Miami Beach. Chicken Cheesadilla is cheesed up in a grilled tortilla. Deluxe Wrapito uses chicken and yellow rice to plump up a tortilla.
Gol Italian Restaurant Catering (71st Street, Miami Beach)
If you’ve strayed from perfect Italian cooking, take ownership of your mistake. How? With Gol Italian, one of the best catering restaurants in Miami Beach. There chicken Milanese is flattened tender by pounding, dipped in flour and beaten egg, coated in breadcrumbs and fried perfect golden. Spaghetti al pomodoro fresco has minimal garlic and basil and a simple tomato sauce.
Halves & Wholes Catering (Alton Road, Miami Beach)
If you’ve never stood at a window in Philly while a man nimbly flips a cheesesteak and smears Cheez Whiz on a warm roll, why, you’ve never lived your life through a sandwich. At Halves & Wholes are sandwiches galore, even boxed lunches. But sizzling, thin-shaved rib-eye steak is the hallmark there—it’s dressed with jalapeño Jack whiz and parmesan aioli.
Aquatica Cafe Catering (Aqua Avenue, Miami Beach)
The croissant is for ambitious bakers who every day pour their lives into folding perfect pastries. It’s so when you pull apart the croissant, you find buttery layers and smell the yeasted dough. At Aquatica Cafe (one of the best catering restaurants in Miami Beach) the French croissant is golden crisp. The chocolate croissant is wrapped around a stick or two of chocolate.
Pizza Bar Catering (Collins Avenue, Miami Beach)
For the sake of showmanship, throw the office a pizza party, with a pizza-party catering package from Pizza Bar. The tomato basil pizza is simply adorned by the colors of Italian flag: basil, mozzarella, simple tomato sauce. Afterward you’ll have a soft spot for Italy.
Pappa & Ciccia Catering (Ocean Drive, Miami Beach)
At Pappa & Ciccia, nothing tastes more satisfying than the eggplant parmigiana, a casserole of sorts with fried eggplant, sauce, and cheese. Actually, the gnocchi is equally satisfying: tender, rich potato dumplings served with a sauce of four cheeses.
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