In the fifth episode of No Passport Required, chef and host Marcus Samuelsson heads to Miami to get to know the city’s Haitian community. In northern Miami, Little Haiti is home to Haitian shops, businesses, and restaurants serving flavorful, no-frills dishes like fried pork called griot and patties called pate kode. Here are the restaurants featured in this episode, listed in order of appearance. Watch the full episode here.Read More
Every Miami Restaurant Marcus Samuelsson Visits on ‘No Passport Required’
Where to find fried pork, meat patties, and soursop ice cream in Little Haiti
1. Tap Tap Restaurant
Photographer Marc Baptiste takes Samuelsson to Tap Tap, a beloved restaurant and cultural institution, for a full Haitian spread. They start with accra, breaded malanga fingers, and griot, fried pork topped with pickled vegetables. Afterwards, they move onto dishes like grilled fish prepared with salt and a mixed vegetable stew.
2. Lakay Tropical Ice Cream
Leaman Bien-Aime founded Lakay Tropical Ice Cream in the heart of Little Haiti. Tigeorges Laguerre explains how the ice cream’s popularity inspired Bien-Aime to eventually expand his offerings to include Haitian baked goods. Now, Lakay Tropical Ice Cream also sells pate, meat-filled puff pastry, and tablet, a traditional peanut brittle.
3. Pack Super Market
Miami, FL 33138
Hoppy Duroseau, a community organizer and realtor, takes Samuelsson to Pack’s Super Market for fast-casual grub. While dining on fried chicken and plantains, they discuss the future of Little Haiti, as Duroseau hopes to see the community continue to grow and thrive.
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