We’re all probably ordering takeout and delivery a little more than we used to. And over the last few months, we’ve seen a pattern emerge in our own delivery habits. The restaurants on this guide are always at the top of our mental list every time we debate what to get for dinner, and the food at these 10 places is just always that good - even after 15 minutes in a passenger seat.
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Up until recently, eating Lucali meant dealing with the possibility of waiting a very long time for your table. There’s still always a wait for dine-in, but now the excellent South Beach pizza spot is delivering via Caviar, so you can wait on your very own couch. A tip we’ve learned the hard way: try to order your pizza on the earlier side, especially if it’s the weekend. This place gets slammed and even delivery and takeout can take an hour or two. Still, this pizza is worth it.
The best Cuban sandwich in the world, brought to your front door? The future isn’t all terrible. You can find all five of the Calle Ocho shop’s sandwiches available on some delivery apps. If you can only pick two, get the classic Cubano and the pan con bistec. If you have room in your fridge/stomach, get all five.
Mr. Mandolin is the MiMo sibling of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, a great restaurant that - at times - can be a tough place to get a seat. Mr. Mandolin is much more suited for takeout and delivery, and the food is just as good too. They have gyros and kebabs with protein options like swordfish, lamb, pork, and chicken. There are also savory pies, hummus, and a warm tahini bun that’s a non-negotiable part of any order.
If there is a bad thing on KYU’s menu, we’ve yet to find it. The Wynwood restaurant is so good that you can really just toss your phone to your cat and have her randomly tap the screen. A half hour later, something great is going to arrive at your door - like Korean fried chicken, beef short ribs, or a whole roasted cauliflower you’ll want to put inside one of those display cases for autographed basketballs.
The frita, AKA the Cuban hamburger, is a quintessential Miami food. And we prefer to get these crunchy, salty little sandwiches at El Rey De Las Fritas in Little Havana. The Cuban diner is available for delivery on certain apps, and offers eight versions with extra ingredients like bacon and plantains. We still prefer the Frita Original, which just comes with spiced beef and a big handful of potato sticks between a Cuban bun.
On those mornings when you roll out of bed and into a kitchen that only has expired cashew milk, place an order at Zak the Baker. The Wynwood bakery has a whole bunch of sandwiches and toasts that will get your day off to a much better start than just about any breakfast around. They make some of the best bagels in Miami, a phenomenal tuna melt, and serve big hunks of incredible babka. Now doesn’t that sound much better than sniffing expired cashew milk?
Coyo Taco is always in the conversation when it comes to Miami tacos. They now have several Miami locations (Wynwood, Brickell, and Coral Gables), so the likelihood of one being within delivery range is high. You really can't go wrong with any of their tacos (which you can also order in burrito form), but we like the carnitas de pato (crispy duck), especially when it's showered with an obnoxious amount of Coyo’s chipotle aioli.
Pizza is usually one of the last foods standing when we play that inevitable game of, “What should we order tonight?” And if we are anywhere in the vicinity of a Mister 01 (there are locations in South Beach, Brickell, and Wynwood), there is an 87% chance we’re going to order it. They make some of Miami’s best - and most interesting - pizzas. The Star Luca, which has a wonderful ricotta-stuffed crust, is a must order. And don’t be scared to try one of the stranger sounding pizzas - like the confusingly-good coffee paolo, topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, honey, coffee, and spicy salami.
Rosie’s is an excellent Overtown restaurant serving all-day breakfast dishes from 9am-3pm, Thu-Sun. Anything here that involves fried chicken is going to make you dance around your living room. But all the mostly Southern dishes are just great - so if you’re doing an at-home brunch, order it all. Also, invite us please.
Arepas might just be the best takeout food, since they really don't get soggy in transit and are very easy to bring back to life in the microwave, and this Venezuelan spot near Midtown serves some of the best in Miami. But even if you're not in an arepa mood, La Latina still has some great things, like pabellón platters, tequeños, and even frozen hallacas during the holidays.
La Sandwicherie has a well-earned reputation as a late-night spot, but these sandwiches also make a perfectly lovely 7pm Tuesday night dinner. There are locations in South Beach, Brickell, Wynwood, North Beach, and Coral Gables - so hopefully you can find one near you. Once you do locate your nearest Sandwicherie, promptly order one of their excellent (and very large) sandwiches, available on baguettes or croissants. They can be used as flotation devices in case of emergency, however, we still recommend eating them.
Boia De was not always a place we associated with delivery, but we are absolutely not complaining. The Italian spot in Buena Vista is one of Miami’s best restaurants, but during the pandemic they’ve also expanded their to-go menu with some delicious, delivery-friendly sandwiches. The fried chicken sandwich is fantastic and topped with a scoop of avocado (and some other great stuff). There’s also a muffuletta and “The Godmother,” an Italian sub with mortadella, soppressata, and coppa.
Doggi's is another outstanding Venezuelan restaurant. The very good arepas here are probably big enough for a small child to use as a sleeping bag, and they also have empanadas, steaks, and pepitos - delicious sandwiches that you should absolutely smother with the house Doggi's sauce. Also, their breakfast platter comes with shredded beef, black beans, fried plantains, cheese, avocado, eggs, and an arepa - and it's quite possibly the best hangover food in the city.