When New Orleans-based St. Roch Market opened a food hall in the Miami Design District (140 NE 39th St.), with a dozen chef-driven concepts representative of the city’s vast culinary scene, aesthetics were as top of mind as the food. The South Florida location features midcentury modern furnishings, marble counters, gold sconces and a freestanding bar in the center. While choosing from cuisines ranging from Israeli to Vietnamese, guests can enjoy rotating art exhibitions and a library containing 3,000 vintage art and design books (below)
A celebration of Italy’s varied regions is the idea behind La Centrale (601 S. Miami Ave., shown above), a 40,000-square-foot Italian food hall that spans three floors in downtown Miami’s Brickell City Centre. Blonde wood, light brick and stainless steel reign on the ground level where a half-dozen counters offer quick meals and a pair of casual eateries serve pizza, pasta, burgers and beer. At the very top, a softly lit area lined with floor-to-ceiling shelves holds thousands of wines and spirits while a bright, professionally equipped cooking studio stands ready for culinary demonstrations and classes by master chefs.
Newly opened in Miami Beach earlier this year, the Arquitectonica-designed Lincoln Eatery (723 Lincoln Lane N.) houses 14 fast-casual, artisan and grab-and-go concepts, a novel idea in the well-traveled Lincoln Road District.
Nearby, at the long-awaited Time Out Market Miami (1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach), a multitude of hungry guests–there’s seating for 440–can tuck into treats from 17 of South Florida’s top eateries, sip cocktails created by award-winning mixologists, and check out on-site cooking demonstrations all while viewing works by emerging artists.