After many years of waiting, finally, the day has arrived: the much anticipated Whole Foods in Downtown Miami is finally opening its doors on Wednesday January 14! Here is a preview to get you all excited about what's soon to be a must-stop for hungry food lovers from the Downtown and Brickell area. Read on to learn why this is surely, the coolest Whole Foods ever:
The Met Cafe: perfect to grab a cortadito and croquetas on the go!
The store features the beautiful Met Cafe right at the entrance, a quick-service coffee and espresso bar with Miami staples like empanadas, croquetas, arepas, pastries, and other hot and cold selections. It also features a colorful mural by local street artist, Kazilla, and plenty of seating space, making it a nice area to enjoy a snack before heading hitting the road. The side door also makes it easy to come in and out if you are on the go!
|Couldn't resist taking a picture of this beautiful La Marzocco Strada coffee machine in the color of the store!|
The Prepared Foods department features a number of Latin classics!
Meat lovers, rejoice! This Whole Foods' will also include "La Churrasqueira", a Brazilian-style meat station offering churrasco BBQ and sides! And for those cuban sandwich fans, this section will also have its own version of the dish, made with roast pork and cotto ham on a French Brioche bun. De-lish!
The store will also feature locals' favorites, like bread by Zak the Baker and desserts by Versailles! I couldnt resist and had to take some delicious tres leches home with me, which I later enjoyed with a cafecito... hmmmm... so good!
For health conscious, juice loving peeps, this Whole Foods also includes a Jugofresh, a store-within-a-store that will give loyal fans access to their uniquely crafted juices, smoothies and raw vegan quick-bites curated by Jugofresh chef Darren Laszlo. No more driving to SoBe or Wynwood to get your juice on! ;)
...And of course, this Whole Foods will feature all the things we have come to love (and expect!) from our favorite organic food retailer, such as hundreds of craft beers and wine, authentic Italian pizza made on site, a high quality selection of cheese, and the very best produce in town!
The store will kick-off their grand opening celebration on January 14th with a Bread Breaking Ceremony scheduled at 8:45 a.m. The first 500 customers in line on opening day will also receive mystery gift cards, valued at $5, $10, $20 or $50, with one card valued at $500! Make sure to get there on time to check out the celebrations!
Whole Foods Downtown Miami: 299 SE Third Street, Miami, FL.