This list is a compilation of Haitian restaurants with great food, ambiance and overall quality of experience for any occasion. They all stand out from the crush of eateries in the area, offering something distinctive besides the food.
Miami – While South Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and warm weather, it also serves some of the best Haitian food in the country, arguably.
On any given day, you can have Haitian food for breakfast, lunch or dinner at a number of Haitian restaurants. To make the decision sweeter, we compiled a list of Haitian food spots you should know around South Florida. It’s a compilation of not only great food, but ambiance and overall quality of experience for any occasion.
Pearl of the Island Cuisine
Good for food, entertainment and celebrity sightings
1832 Harrison Street, Hollywood Fl. 33020
With its well-prepared and entertaining ambiance, Pearl of the Island Hollywood doubles as a restaurant and lounge.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Pearl is the perfect spot to celebrate birthdays, watch the Super Bowl, or simply have a night out with friends. With their live Dj and weekly events, you’re sure to be entertained while dining.
You also never know who you may run into at Pearl on any given day. Haitian celebrities and artists such as Rutshelle Guillaume, Kodak Black, and Alan Cave have all been spotted at Pearl of the Island.
Great for the midday rush lunch
1201 NE 38th Street, Oakland Park
(954) 990 – 4360
Lunch breaks never felt (or tasted) as good as they do at Alberte’s Restaurant.
Alberte’s is the perfect lunch break lunch spot if you’re looking for a tasty meal on a time crunch.
With their weekday lunch special from 11a.m. to 2 p.m., you can choose from rice and meat, with a side of bannann peze for $10.
And just in case you cannot leave the office, they offer delivery via Doordash.
Vegan Haitian food that doesn’t sacrifice taste
4607 S. University Drive, Davie
(954) 701 – 0960
If you’re craving a juicy vegan burger and want to support a Haitian-owned business, BurgerHive is a great option.
Located in Davie, right next to Hollywood, Burger Hive’s menu offers a wide range of plant-based caribbean flavored burger options. From the “spicy chicken sandwich” to the “island spice burger,” you can expect a burst of delicious pikliz in every bite.
You can place an over the phone advance order for pick-up or have them come to you via doordash.
La Paix Bakery
Pastries and other delicacies perfect for light fare
6035 Miramar Parkway, Miramar
(954) 962 – 8223
Translated as “Peace” Bakery in English, La Paix Bakery is serving South Florida a taste of Haiti in every morsel.
Offering notable Haitian pastry delicacies — like patè kode, mai moulin, bonbon amidon, tablet and soup joumou — the La Paix Bakery will indeed take your taste buds on a peaceful and nostalgic adventure to Haiti.
The Katz Restaurant and Lounge
Haitian-owned, but serving all Caribbean cuisines
738 NE 125th Street, North Miami
(305) 392 – 1982
If you’re looking to explore different countries in the Caribbean in one dining experience, The Katz Restaurant and Lounge will take you on a mouthwatering adventure.
This restaurant, owned by Haitian-Americans, Edwine and Jean, aims to represent the flavors of the Caribbean with its flavor-filled menu and unique dining experience. From a trip to Jamaica with their succulent jerk chicken to the Bahamas with conch stew, and back to Haiti with their legim avocado toast, your taste buds will be taken on a palate pleasing tour around the islands.
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