A couple weeks ago we were graciously invited to experience the Wynwood Food Tour by Miami Culinary Tours. The tour is promoted as a premiere tour that will take you through 5-7 establishments in the Wynwood area while experiencing some of the street art that has made the neighborhood so rich in art.
The tour is 2.5 hours and is only available on Saturdays at 12:30p. The starting point and main anchor of the tour is Wynwood Walls. Our tour guide, Grace, is very personable and knowledgeable of the Wynwood history, roots and surroundings. Plus, her taste in food is superb and there is enough food to keep you full for the entire day. Plus, you get to walk it off in a comfortable and relaxed walk between each establishment (which is really a total of like a 9 block circular path).
Stop #1 – Wynwood Kitchen & Bar’s Empanadas, Maduros and a taste of the Wynwood Brewing Company’s fine beer.
Stop #2 – Beers at The Butcher Shop, along with a taste of their cold cut meats and pretzels.
Stop #3 – The incredible mofongo (with chicken) at Jimmy’z Kitchen – it never disappoints.
Stop #4 – Pride & Joy briefly introduces their BBQ dishes and lets us taste their pulled pork and deviled eggs.
Stop #5 – Suviche. I didn’t catch the name of the dish, but a good and tasty alternative.
And Stop #6 – Key Lime Pie by actual fireman Derek. Served chilled and it really is deserving of its “world famous” tag line. This was a private kitchen/bakery that’s not open to the public but word is that Derek will be opening a storefront in Wynwood VERY soon.
Conclusion: Its a great tour with a great tour guide and MORE THAN ENOUGH quality dishes. The only thing I would say is a “con” is that I wish there was a little more depth and explanation into certain parts of the “art” part of the tour, but I understand that its only two and a half hours long so there might be a need to only give quick snapshots and “best of” type stories and explanations. But food wise, again, great choices and more than enough to keep your stomach happy for the rest of the day. So the tour is definitely recommended.