Miami's Best Kept Secrets: 9 Chefs You Need To Know Right Now

Miami's Best Kept Secrets: 9 Chefs You Need To Know Right Now

Beyond the ‘glitz and glam’ of Miami is an exciting food scene—one that’s creative, diverse, passionate and bequeathed with a lot of (hidden) talent and soul. As the late Anthony Bourdain had reflected on his time in the southern Florida city, “"[A]cross the causeway, there are other worlds, older worlds, I think it's safe to say, better ones."

There is a lot of talent within this thriving food scene. We spoke to eight local, “in-the-know” food people on their “Miami chefs to watch”—rising stars and up-and-coming talents who have either just moved to the city or are working at or running relatively new restaurants that have opened within the last year—who should definitely be on your radars, too.

The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, April 2018

The Hottest Restaurants in Miami Right Now, April 2018

This popular New Orleans food hall has made its way down to Miami. Setting up shop in the Miami Design District, it showcases 12 vendors selling food and beverage range from everything from vegan baked good to Southern inspired fried chicken restaurant, plus a cocktail bar and coffee shop.

The Most Exciting New Restaurants in Miami for 2018

The Most Exciting New Restaurants in Miami for 2018

Set inside Miami's upscale Design District, St. Roch unites 12 distinct food and drink concepts within a 10,000-square-foot hall. Inspired by the Big Easy's flagship St. Roch, Miami's version includes a vegan concept by chef Chloe Coscarelli, an Italian pasta spot and a Southern fried chicken joint. 

Miami.com: St. Roch Market food hall announces Miami opening. Here are the restaurants you’ll find there.

The upscale St. Roch Market Miami has announced that it will open Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Design District’s Palm Court. Why is everybody so excited? Because at St. Roch, a New Orleans-based concept, chefs can try out their ideas on a small scale before launching stand-alone restaurants.

Ocean Drive: Our Favorite Up and Coming Vendors in Design District's New St. Roch Market

Ocean Drive: Our Favorite Up and Coming Vendors in Design District's New St. Roch Market

Entrepreneurs Will Donaldson and Barre Tanguis are bringing a taste of New Orleans to the Sunshine State with their modern food hall, St.Roch Market. Situated in the Design District, this foodie hot spot will be serving up inspired dishes from around the globe such as acai bowls, buttermilk biscuits, and handmade ravioli.