There’s something about Miami Marketta that conjures up the same child-like thrill as hearing the ice-cream truck bells ringing on your street once did. The practice of it feels similar too; racing around at twilight, battling the crowds to be the first in line to snatch a lamington, burger, or dumpling.
If you’re not keen to revive those memories (although, to be fair, there’s no sad popsicle in sight at the Marketta) check out seven of our fave Miami Marketta stalls to make sure you’re chowing down on food royalty.
#1. Gozleme World
Authentic Turkish flatbreads stuffed with spinach, fetta and cheese, then roasted on a griddle, puts Gozleme World firmly on the must-try list at Miami Marketta.
#2. Magic Monkey Dumplings
Homemade steamed parcels of pork and prawn that melt in your mouth? Yes please! The Magic Monkey Dumplings are so good, you’ll be coming back for more. And more.
#3. Greek Souvlaki
This traditional Greek Souvlaki is not the stuff of dirty midnight hangovers, but of tender meat caramelised for hours. The best part is the Greek Souvlaki stall resembles an ancient Athenian temple replete with columns.
#4 JR’s Stokehouse BBQ
This American haven of dude food pumps out smoky ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and a chunky potato salad. No further explanation needed.
#5. Pablo Pablo
The Pablo Pablo paella with fresh peas, smoky chorizo, juicy mussels, and sour cream evokes summer nights in San Sebastian. Definitely one order to super-size.
#6. Reid Street Kitchen
If huge lamingtons or lime pistachio slice or chocolate fudge cake light up your tastebuds, stop by the Miami Marketta ‘Sweets Aisle’ and head straight to Reid Street Kitchen.
#7. The Whoopie Lady
The Whoopie Lady not only nails Whoppie Pies but a whole range of delectable yummies. We’re talking salted caramel tarts, nutella cheesecake, blueberry macarons, and choc peanut butter cakes.
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