Haitian cuisine offers a unique roster of dishes resulting from the exchange of European, African, American, and Middle Eastern ingredients and techniques. The aromas of thyme, garlic, cloves, star anise, pungent djon djon mushrooms, dried shrimp, piman bouk peppers, almond extract, and ginger waft from Haitian kitchens infusing dishes with their essences. While the cuisine shares some commonalities with those of neighboring countries, Haitian food opens up a whole new world of flavors. For more detailed information on Haitian cuisine, along with the history of Haitians in South Florida, make sure to check out the MOFAD City Guide.
Fortunately, Haitian eateries abound in South Florida, and below is a selection of some of the best local restaurants, bakeries, and takeout spots for novices and connoisseurs to enjoy Haiti’s culinary specialties, listed in geographical order from north to south.Read More