Five years ago, Wynwood was an industrial side of town that went dark after the daytime workers went home. Then the local Primary Flight art project and developer Tony Goldman moved in with his Wynwood Walls program, which encourages street artists to fill the area with murals.
Galleries and restaurants soon followed, and today the neighborhood is bursting with creativity. The best way to experience that bustle is during the monthly Art Walk. Here are our favorite spots that make Wynwood a must-visit.
This Latin and Asian street-food spot features a cocktail list created by former Soho Beach House mixologist Chris Hudnall. Try his Ring of Fire ($11) with Ketel One and fresh lychees. 2751 North Miami Avenue; bloomwynwood.com or 305/576-5443
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
Diners line up for Venezuelan chef Miguel Aguilar’s small plates of shredded chicken empanadas ($9) and baby octopus skewers ($10). 2550 NW. Second Avenue; wynwoodkitchenandbar.com or 305/722-8959
Plant the Future
This garden boutique offers unique planters, terrariums, orchids, and more. 2511 NW. Second Avenue; plantthefuture.com
Gallery Diet & Robert Fontaine Gallery
With more than 70 art galleries in a 10-block area, it’s hard to know where to begin. But two great starting points are Nina Johnson-Milewski’s Gallery Diet (174 NW. 23rd Street; gallerydiet.com) and the Robert Fontaine Gallery (2349 NW. Second Avenue; robertfontainegallery.com or 305/397-8530).
Beans are roasted in house. Take your joe with a ChunBun: cake topped with bacon ($3). 2390 NW. Second Avenue; panthercoffee.com