Kosher cuisine has come a long way from the days when it was boring at best. Now, some of the finest restaurants in Miami are kosher, with culinary cultures from Moroccan to Bukharin, Peruvian to any kind of Asian imaginable all well represented. From bakeries to delis to fine dining to ice creameries, we’ve got you covered. So when you’re looking for a perfect place to eat with your mishpucha, check out this guide to great kosher eats in Miami Beach.
26 Sushi & Tapas
When you’re seeking kosher food in Surfside, 26 Sushi & Tapas provides an elegant and relaxed atmosphere and expertly prepared Japanese and Peruvian-fusion small plates. Dishes here often pull from local Miami flavors while putting their own Asian spin on things. Nibble on a plate of “Trio Fritas” (a mix of truffle fries, parmesan fries, and sweet potato fries, so you don’t have to decide). Or munch on maki like “El Heat (spicy tuna) or “El Miamito” (combining tuna, salmon, mango, coconut flakes and guava sauce, topped with avocado). They’ve got tons of innovative ceviches, pastas, delicious fish entrees, and an awesome bar with all sorts of signature cocktails.
Brickell Kosher Deli
Deli food is very much a part of Jewish life. From bagels to pastrami on rye to a good kosher dill pickle, deli is a crave-able cuisine that hits a very deep comfort-food spot, whether you’re Jewish or not. Brickell has you covered, especially for Shabbat catering takeout. From corned beef to Reuben sandwiches to salads, gefilte fish and falafel, this deli will meet your needs—with the option to create your own sandwich as well.
Holy Bagels & Pizzeria
Bagels and Pizza may strike you as New York food, but Miami knows a thing or two about bringing them down south for those of us who can’t do without our dose of these signature carbs. When they’re what you crave, head over to Holy Bagels & Pizzeria for everything from lox and a schmear on a bagel, to wraps, to full-on breakfasts, (try the “Royal Shakshuka”), to kebabs, salmon, and shawarma, soy chicken options, and of course the aforementioned pizzas, all kosher. They’ve also got many vegetarian and vegan options so everyone in your party is covered.
Zak the Baker
This certified kosher Miami staple is both hip and relaxed, specializing in—you guessed it—home baked goods from tons of gorgeous artisanal breads to mouthwatering babka and ruggelach, and beyond. Grab any kind of coffee drink imaginable, and sit down with a pastry, or nosh to your heart’s content on dishes such as avocado toast (of course), nova and onion scramble, bagel with whitefish salad, salmon burger, salads or all sorts of sammiches.
Shirin Glatt Kosher
You might have a bit of a treasure hunt to find this glatt kosher establishment on the second floor of a semi-rundown food court in downtown Miami, but it’s worth it when you want kosher, and you want meat. Specifically, Mediterranean/Bukharin style meat. With yummy spices and dishes from kebabs to meatballs to hummus and pita, from shakshuka to peroshki to goulash, blintzes and babaganush, it’s got you glatt-kosher covered. And hey, it’s an adventure!
Serendipity Creamery & Yogurt Café
Finish off your kosher tour of Miami with a dollop of kosher ice cream at this quirky Surfside creamery. Offering both Cholov Yisroel and vegan (pareve) options, this kosher dairy dessert shop will hit all the right notes for your sweet tooth. From frozen yogurt to full-fledged ice cream to sensational sorbet, everything in this small-batch ice cream establishment is completely homemade, down to the marshmallows and cookie dough they fold in, and uses local and organic ingredients wherever possible. (They’ve also got a pop-up shop in Wynwood, so keep your eyes peeled for it when you’re in the neighborhood.)