There’s no better way to experience the food of any community than by going to the local farmers market. There are two main farmers markets in Miami Beach: The South Pointe Triangle Market on Saturdays, and the Lincoln Road Market on Sundays.
Here’s what you can find at each one:
The Triangle Market and Lincoln Road both attract a bevy of fruit proprietors every week. Most of the tropical varieties that grow in South Florida bear fruit in the summer, so you can expect to find fresh, local mango, avocado, lychee (June), longan (July), passion fruit, jackfruit, guanabana, papaya, and custard apple when walking through.
Every booth at each market focuses on its own specialty. Some popular finds include empanadas, arepas, and ceviche.
One of our favorite weekend vendors—La Ricetta della Nonna—serves up vegan and gluten-free versions of classic Italian dishes such as lasagna, calzones, biscotti, and tiramisu. Nichi’s Sweet Confections is our pick for best bakery, with its zucchini muffins, pineapple upside down cake, and alfajores. Lastly, anyone who loves tea will definitely want to stop at the Om Tea tent on Lincoln Road, where they can find about a dozen varieties of caffeinated blends as well as a number of fruity, floral non-caffeinated teas.
In addition to the food stands, market vendors sell a number of items like jewelry, soaps, and flower arrangements. For a souvenir that truly says “Florida,” check out South Beach Sea Glass Suncatchers. These suncatchers (made with sea glass, small mirrors, and vintage knick-knacks) hang like a wind chime and reflect the sun as the wind blows by. You can also pick up a gift for your pup at Nancy’s Bakery, selling 100% natural, homemade dog treats.
South Point Triangle Market
On Alton Road just South of 1st Street
Open September 3rd through May 21st
Lincoln Road Market
On Lincoln Road between Washington Avenue & Meridian Avenue