If you’re looking for authentic Haitian cuisine in the Magic City, here’s a round-up of our favorite restaurants.
Naomi’s Garden Restaurant and Lounge
Restaurant, Bar, Caribbean, $$$
Charmingly decorated with colorful murals, Naomi’s restaurant offers typical Haitian favorites in a tropical setting. Guests can grab their takeout meals and enjoy eating on the courtyard surrounded by trees. The casual spot offers typical Caribbean dishes such as Okra and beef and conch stew. Pair with a side of fried plantains and you’re good to go.
Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
Chef Ivan Dorvin serves a fusion of Caribbean and Asian food favorites including beef mofongo and jerked chicken wings in an upscale environment. With multiple features on the Food Network, and a selection of fresh, flavorful dishes, this cookhouse is one of the best in the city.
Piman Bouk’s New Florida Bakery
Bakery, Restaurant, Caribbean
Tucked in Little Haiti, this authentic bakery offers freshly made flaky meat patties and the typical pain Kreyol. Stop in for a taste of pate mouri – cod fish in a puff pastry patty. Delicious and served warm, it’s a flashback to your Haitian childhood.
Chez Madame John's Restaurant
Restaurant, Haitian, $$$
Perched in the Upper Eastside, Chez Madame is beloved for its platter staples such as the griot. Madame John used to sell the fried pork dish in her home in Little Haiti, proving so popular that she started her own restaurant. Try her fish or fried goat dish. This comfort food really hits the spot.
This Cajun/Creole haven offers stew chicken and griot (fried pork) with a side of rice and beans or sweet plantains. Inexpensive and delicious, it’s got that authentic kick that keeps customers coming back for more.