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Wynwood Specialty

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Dr. Smood
2230 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood
The force behind this budding fast-casual chain is actually a couple; Danish businessman René Sindlev famously founded the jewelry company Pandora, and his Italian wife Patrizia Manici Sindlev was a model and architect in her first career. To open their cafes, which serve only organic, kosher, and non-GMO juices, snacks, and coffee, they partnered with a doctor to develop recipes that support cleansing and nutrition, including three whole-foods cleanse programs that you can mix and match for up to seven days. Even if you're not doing a full-on cleanse, it's a great place to pick up a salad or juice to go, or to meet colleagues for a working lunch (each is equipped with solid Wifi). The original is in Wynwood, but they now have a location in Brickell, too—we're keeping an eye out for their New York launch later this year.
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Mister Block Cafe
2621 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood
Down a breezeway off a well-trafficked block of NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood, Mister Block Café is a one-stop shop while you’re making the neighborhood rounds. Coffee is their specialty (they’ve partnered with Counter Culture) but they’ve got a solid assortment of freshly-made pastries (croissants, muffins), salads and sandwiches to go, plus a stash of ice cream sandwiches, like vegan brownie a la mode and Cookie Monster in the freezer. The light-filled spot has several bistro tables and is outfitted with plugs for necessary device-charging; there’s a great garden out back for people-watching, too.
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Panther Coffee
2390 NW 2nd Ave., Wynwood
Favorite local coffee shop, Panther has three locations in Miami (Wynwood, Sunset Harbour, Coconut Grove) each one with a slightly different vibe. The Wynwood location (not surprisingly) has a hipster feel, and on a weekday you’re likely to find many locals sitting on the large outdoor patio or interior cafeteria-style tables, laptops out, quirky pop music playing in the background. The Sunset Harbour location feels a bit more industrial, has a bigger interior, no outdoor garden. The Coconut Grove spot has the more upscale aesthetic, but still cooly so. Good cold brew, almond croissants, etc. whichever one you find yourself at.
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Zak the Baker: Bakery
295 NW 26th St., Wynnwood
Zak Stern (aka Zak the Baker) has become legendary in Miami. His Kosher baked goods are beloved, and deservedly so. At the beginning of 2017, without fanfare, Stern turned his bakery space into an Eastern European style deli—making Kosher corned beef and gravlax sandwiches and potato kugels—overseen by twenty-five-year-old Chef Melissa Sosa, who spent the past few years working for Stern. The deli started selling out right away. Don’t worry, there’s still a bakery—just a block away—and it’s actually in a bigger space now. Start with the perfectly crispy, buttery, light croissant.
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