Miami Restaurants Giving Back To The Community
The places on this guide are helping the community - and so can you.
We love Miami. You love Miami. Which is why it’s so hard to watch what’s happening in Miami right now. Restaurant workers are being laid off, healthcare professionals are battling on the frontlines, and people who need a hot meal are having a hard time getting one.
But you should also know about all the amazing ways that Miami restaurants are supporting people in need right now, and how you can support them as well.
We’ll be using this guide to highlight restaurant initiatives around the city that are giving back to the Miami community. And we’ll be updating the list as we learn about more. For additional resources, information, and Infatuation-hosted fundraising projects, visit our page here.
Bird & Bone
Grateful Hospitality - the group behind spots like Bird and Bone, Sakaya, Society BBQ, and Blackbrick - have launched a GoFundMe to provide meals to first responders and healthcare workers. They’ve almost reached $10,000. You can read more about the effort here.
Itamae isn’t open at the moment, but they’re keeping busy doing some really important work. They’re currently helping out the fine folks at World Central Kitchen, where they’ve helped serve 5,000 meals to those in need.
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Grails Sports Bar
Grails and its sister restaurant Spanglish have launched an initiative to feed those who have been affected by the current crisis. They’ve set up a GoFundMe to raise money to provide meals for those out of work right now. Learn more here and reserve one of the free meals here.
Tropical Chinese Restaurant
The great dim sum spot Tropical Chinese has started a GoFundMe to help fund their efforts to feed healthcare workers bento-box meals every day. So far, they’ve received $15,000 and have made over 1,000 meals. Learn more here.
House of Per'La
If you’re running low on coffee, the Gables coffee house Per’La just released a new blend, and for each bag sold, they’ll make a donation to the Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.
Hometown is offering a first responder boxed lunch special: a pulled pork sandwich, cornbread, and bag of Fritos for just $10. Call them at (305) 396-4551 to place an order. The Allapattah spot is also raising money for their employees who have been laid off. Learn more here.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
The South Florida chain Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is donating 10,000 pizzas to Feeding Florida’s South Florida food bank. That’s not only a lot of pizza, but a very cool thing to do.
Red Rooster Overtown
Even though they’re not technically open yet, Overtown’s Red Rooster has partnered with World Central Kitchen to begin serving meals to those in need. They’re serving meals from the restaurant Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 4pm.
Frontline Foods’ Miami chapter is at work feeding local healthcare workers and have teamed up with multiple Miami restaurants to do so. Jaguar Sun, The Daily, Dos Croquetas, and Via Emilia have all helped out so far. You can read more here.
CAO Bakery & Cafe
CAO Bakery and Café has 11 locations in South Florida and every Monday they’re giving out a free loaf of Cuban bread to anyone who might need it. There are no strings attached - just show up to any of their locations, ask for the bread, and it’s yours.