Grab-N-Go: Where to Eat in the Design District When You’re Short on Time
When hunger strikes but you are short on time, there are plenty of places in the Miami Design District to satisfy your appetite. Here we break down our top spots to grab a bite when you are on-the-go.
Breakfast of Champions
Whether you’re heading to a meeting or off to shop the District, you’re going to need some sustenance to keep you going throughout the day. Properly fuel yourself at Crumb on Parchment. Grab the Crumb Granola, filled with nuts and seeds served with fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. Looking for something a bit heartier? The NY Style Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich or The Breakfastwich with eggs, kale, sautéed onion, chicken apple sausage and melting cheddar between toasted butter-bread will hit the spot.
When the mid-AM munchies set in (or if you skipped breakfast), make a pit stop into OTL for a choice of savory or sweet toasts, which have already become Instagram famous. Our top picks are the Avocado Toast with house pickled red onions, chili flakes, cilantro on toasted sourdough or the Super Seed Butter Toast topped with a creamy seed butter spread on toasted brioche with fresh blueberries.
When lunch time hits and you’re pressed for time, Mercato‘s pressed Cubano sandwich with shaved porchetta, shaved cotto ham, melted swiss Brooklyn brine pickles and dijon dressing will send hunger packing. Another great option, the Oven Roasted Natural Turkey "Club," made with Eden bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato, avocado spread on a baguette appeases any hunger pangs.
The newest edition to the Design District, Estefan Kitchen, is another great spot for a quick bite. It features a dedicated grab-and-go cafe adjacent to the restaurant with gourmet versions of popular Miami treats like pastelitos, empandas, croquetas and cafecitos. If you're looking for a heartier option, its popular rice bowls can also be taken to-go. Choose from the Churrasco Rice Bowl with fire-grilled churrasco, or the Chicken Rice Bowl with grilled chicken breast, both serviced with rice, avocado, and crispy green plantains.
Coffee & Confections
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then head to Ladurée for some of its iconic macarons. While you’re there, cool off with a sweet caffeinated confection like the Café Liégeois, which is made with coffee ice cream, espresso, whipped cream, and caramelized almond flakes. You can also kick the afternoon slump with traditional coffees and a plethora of tea options.
After a day in the District, grab a lite bite and imbibe at Ella. Try the Parmigiano Crusted Grilled Cheese that pairs well with a pinot noir, or the Shaved & Roasted Vegetable Salad that pairs perfectly with prosecco.
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