A Florida International University institute, the Jewish Museum of Florida is hosting one of the city’s most beloved events this May. Jewish Food Walking Tours take patrons around the SoFi— South of Fifth Street— neighborhood in South Beach to check out an abundance of Jewish-owned restaurants and businesses that have served happy eaters for years. The tour also features some educational discussions focused on the history of the neighborhood and the local Jewish population. Beginning at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Washington Avenue, Jewish Food Walking Tours on May 7th and 17th are sure to impress.
Amongst all of the history, the Jewish Food Walking tour will take walkers to tastings at a variety of local restaurants. Some of the quintessential neighborhood classics include: Aroma Espresso Bar, Pita Loca, My Ceviche and Joe’s Stone Crab. The tour will also explore some of the neighborhood’s most storied and beloved Jewish-owned establishments. Walkers can sample classic deli options at Goldstein’s Kosher Meats, or take in some historical anecdotes about Jewish businesses like the Nemo Hotel.
This fun and interactive exploration of delicious food and Jewish culture in South Beach is produced in conjunction with the Jewish Museum’s Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish exhibit. This exhibit and others exemplify the Jewish Museum’s broad spectrum of South Floridian Jewish culture. The museum’s core exhibit— MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida— sources over 500 photographs and artifacts related to the Jewish experience in Florida, with pieces dating back to the late 1700’s.
With so much to take in at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, it’s well worth a visit for anybody intrigued by Jewish-American culture. Those looking for a fun excuse to explore the neighborhood and get their culture fix while nibbling on some Key Lime Pie should take part in one of the two Jewish Food Walking Tours this May.
May 7th, & May 17th
301 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139