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From spices and oils to cheese and chocolate, where to find gourmet edible items

Miami’s ethnically diverse neighborhoods shape the local food scene, bringing global flavors from the Caribbean, South America, and beyond. In Coconut Grove, the Bahamian population’s influence creates delicious specialty food shops carrying island spices, produce, and prepared dishes. Along with Latin American and European influences, Coconut Grove offers a culinary smorgasbord unique in Miami. For those seeking international ingredients, gourmet groceries, artisanal goodies, and specialized drinks, Coconut Grove’s specialty food shops hit the spot.

Spice Up Your Life at The Spice Lab

At 2808 SW 28th Terrace, The Spice Lab deals in rare seasonings and spice blends. Their small-batch mixtures for ribs, chicken, fish, and more add incredible flavor to the grill or oven. Beyond blends, they carry individual spices like Vietnamese cinnamon, green cardamom pods, and ghost pepper powder. Even their sea salt comes in hickory smoked, black lava, and other exotic varieties. To perfectly flavor any dish, head to The Spice Lab for the ingredients that make food extra special.

A Taste of the Tropics at Gewa’s Bahamian Restaurant & Marketplace

In the heart of Little Bahamas at 2911 Grand Avenue sits Gewa's Bahamian Restaurant & Marketplace. Beyond serving authentic Bahamian cuisine, their market sells hard-to-find products straight from the islands. Shop homemade sauces like Gewa’s fiery Goombay or sweet pineapple sherry pepper. Also pick up tropical candies, snacks, condiments, spices, cookbooks, and prepared dishes to savor the flavors of the Bahamas at home.

Decadent Delights at Garcia Nevett Chocolatier

For artisan bonbons and truffles, visit Garcia Nevett Chocolatier at 3021 SW 37th Avenue. Their handcrafted creations burst with delightful fillings like passionfruit, coconut, guava, Cuban coffee, and more. Chocoholics can choose from assorted boxes or individual treats like their coconut bark and chocolate-dipped fruits. For a special occasion, order a customized box with your loved one’s favorites spelled out in chocolate letters. Stop by for sublime sweets perfect for gifts or indulgent snacking.

Cheese, Charcuterie and More at La Fromagerie

At 3444 Main Highway, La Fromagerie stocks over 150 cheeses alongside cured meats, pâtés, olive oils, crackers, and other edible accoutrements. Their cheese experts help you select perfect pairings for wine, beer, or just snacking. Beyond pre-cut wedges, you can get a custom cheeseboard assembled on the spot for picnics or parties. La Fromagerie also holds regular tasting classes about cheese origins, types, and pairing ideas.

Caribbean Produce at Danny's Market

This unassuming bodega at 2980 McFarlane Road stocks the ingredients essential to Caribbean cooking. Shop yams, plantains, breadfruit, cassava, callaloo greens, ackee, and other staples rarely found elsewhere. Beyond produce, Danny’s Market carries Caribbean sodas, snacks, spices, and sensations from brands like Ting, Spice Isle, and Chief. Get fixings for homemade jerk chicken, salt fish fritters, and other island favorites at Danny's Market.

Craft Brews at The Barrel Coconut Grove

Located at 3409 Main Highway, The Barrel pours an extensive selection of draft beers from Miami breweries and beyond. Sip locally made IPAs, stouts, Belgian whites, and more alongside wines, cocktails, and pub fare. With brews constantly rotating, you can discover new favorites each visit. Every Thursday evening, The Barrel hosts Brews and Board Games. Choose a brew and board game to play with new friends as you taste their specialty beers. 

Charcuterie at Dalia's Gourmet

Specializing in Spanish charcuterie, Dalia’s Gourmet at 3064 Shipping Avenue crafts artisanal chorizo, jamón serrano, lomo, and more. Made from locally sourced, high-quality meats, their cured sausages and hams add incredible depth of flavor to tapas spreads, cheeseboards, sandwiches, stews, and anything needing a savory boost. Dalia’s also sells Spanish cheese, olives, olive oil, bread, and other imports that transports your taste buds to the Mediterranean.

Final Thoughts

Whether seeking hard-to-find heritage ingredients or gourmet prepared foods, Coconut Grove offers Miami’s best specialty food shops. The neighborhood provides a multicultural culinary experience through its diverse markets, delis, bakeries, butchers, and purveyors. Food lovers staying at The Mutiny Hotel have easy access to Coconut Grove’s specialty food shops. After stocking up on global flavors, return to the hotel to craft the ultimate dish in your kitchenette. With delectable food discoveries around every corner, The Mutiny Hotel places you in the heart of Miami’s tastiest neighborhood.

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