A smorgasbord of food halls is heading to Miami with the opening of the highly anticipated La Centrale. The triple-decker Italian food hall is just one of about half a dozen expected to storm the city’s dining scene in the coming months. Get your fork ready for this culinary extravaganza with this food lover’s road map:
La Centrale is expected to open on January 18 at Brickell City Centre. With 40,000 square feet spread across three levels, this massive food hall will feature 14 different Italian restaurants, cafés and shops that’ll transport you to Tuscany, Sicily and Puglia.
The culinary adventure starts on the first floor, where you’ll find a mercato (market stocked with grab-and-go options), a café and a pizza and pasta bar.
The second level is home to three restaurants (Carne, Pesce and Stagionale) and a gelateria. A wine shop and enoteca (cellar), with a 4,000-bottle collection, sprawls across the third level.
Wynwood and Design District
An Asian-themed marketplace called 1-800-Lucky debuted on November 29 as the first food hall in Miami. The 10,000-square-foot space in the trendy Wynwood area houses a smattering of food vendors plus a karaoke bar, a vinyl store and small theater. If you’re craving dim sum, ramen, sushi and a casual vibe, this is your place — and don’t forget to try something from the frozen beer machine.
Nearby in the Design District’s Palm Court, New Orleans-based St. Roch Market is expected to open in early 2018. Twelve eateries have signed on, including a coffee and pastry shop, a salad spot and an oyster bar.
Those familiar with the original Big Easy market will recognize the Mayhaw craft cocktail bar, but this one will likely have a tiki theme.
Part food hall, part marketplace and part creative work space, The Citadel will soon beckon locals and visitors alike to visit what was once a 1950s-era Federal Reserve Bank. Local favorites River Oyster Bar, Taquiza, Cake Thai, Myumi and Stanzione 87 round out the epicurean roster at this 60,000-square-foot “culinary and design” hub in Miami’s historic Little River neighborhood. A rooftop bar is also on tap.
Over in the high-end Aventura enclave, Treats Food Hall will open this winter at Aventura Mall with about a dozen local and national eateries. Expect to see popular names like Figs by Todd English, Maine-based Luke’s Lobster and Miami’s My Ceviche and ZUUK.
The massive dining venue is part of the mall’s 315,000-square-foot expansion wing, which will include a terrace for alfresco dining as well.
After opening its Lisbon location in 2014 to much fanfare, Time Out magazine is looking to open its first U.S. concept in South Beach come 2018. The 17,474-square-foot Time Out Market will feature 17 restaurants, ranging from pizza and tacos to seafood and Asian.
Homegrown culinary giants such as Pubbelly founder Jose Mendin, Macchialina’s Michael Pirolo and Coyo Taco’s Scott Linquist have signed on to join the food court. Three bars, a demo kitchen and space for local artists are also planned.
Also on Miami Beach, The Lincoln Eatery will cater to those looking for a quick bite. The 9,600-square-foot food hall is slated to debut near Lincoln Road mall in fall 2018.