Independence Day is around the corner, and with Miami beaches closed for the holiday weekend, you’re probably looking at an at-home celebration. “But,” you may be screaming at your computer, “I live in a grill-less apartment!” Same here. Luckily there are a lot of places offering barbecue for takeout and delivery. Here are some of our favorites.
Downtown’s Balloo is selling a BBQ kit that comes fully prepared. It costs $95, feeds four people, and includes a whole jerk chicken, jerk salmon, corn, slaw, pigeon peas and rice, coconut bread, pudding, beer, and wine. They’re accepting pre-orders. Call 786-534-2768 to claim one for yourself.
In addition to the very good things that are normally on their menu, KYU is offering a special 4th of July takeout deal. There will be two specials, one that feeds up to six (for $250) and one that feeds 10 (for $550). They’ll come with some of KYU’s best stuff, like the beef short rib, fried chicken, and baby back ribs. But in case you’re not trying to feed a small village, normal menu items are available for delivery as well.
Lil’ Greenhouse Grill is an Overtown restaurant with a lot of very tasty barbecue, like smoked ribs, burgers, wings, and rib tips. It’s all available for delivery on Uber Eats too.
Little Haiti’s Bon Gout is back open (they’ve been posting their weekly hours on Instagram) and they’ve got all the barbecue favorites, like ribs, chicken, and brisket. They also have some very good griot, which they use in tacos. You can find them on the major delivery apps, or call ahead at (305) 381-5464 to order.
If we’re talking South Florida barbecue, Hometown is obviously going to be in the conversation. Everything here is great - especially the brisket and beef rib. They’ve also recently added a pastrami sandwich to their menu and it looks marvelous. You can order online, and order anything with confidence. It’s all great.
The Downtown barbecue restaurant is a reliable pick for some classic dishes, like pulled pork, brisket, spare ribs, and smoked chicken - you can get all of them in sandwich form too. We also really like the “Fried Cow” sandwich, which is stuffed with barbecue brisket that’s doing a vaca frita impression. It’s all available for pick up or on most major delivery apps.