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Chef Niven’s Go-To Miami Hot Spots

by | Oct 26, 2020 | City Adventure, Lifestyle, Travel | 0 comments

Mamey’s own Chef Niven Patel is all about keeping it local. When he’s not cooking up fresh, seasonal dishes sourced from his very own farm, Chef takes pride in checking out all of the other colorful culinary culture within Miami and Coral Gables – and now he wants to share his favorite spots with you! Read all about his go-to neighborhood spots ready for you to check out during your next THesis stay.

Salty Donut

This family-owned shop has revolutionized the donut world. All of their chef-made, small-batch, craft donuts rotate based on seasonality, keeping the freshest ingredients a top priority. Try one of their buttery and fluffy yeast-raised donuts based on a 24-hour Brioche recipe or indulge in a soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside cake donut. Finish off with one of their delicious craft coffees with flavor profiles that challenge the norm. It’s no mystery why Chef thinks this is one of the best donut shops in the nation!

Salty Donut is located approximately one mile from THesis Hotel at:

6022 S Dixie Hwy

South Miami, FL 33143

Salty Donut in Coral Gables

Madruga Bakery

Speaking of locally-sourced and fresh ingredients, Madruga Bakery prides themselves on being seasonally-minded and cooking with ingredients at the peak of their flavor. With a backyard garden to pull from, you’ll find delicious pastries and breads featuring berries and mangoes in the summer and apples and pears in the fall. The bakery also has open sight to the mill room and kitchen, so you can watch the process first hand from start to finish!

Madruga Bakery is located approximately 1.3 miles from THesis Hotel at:

1430 S Dixie Hwy STE 117

Coral Gables, FL 33146

An employee at Madruga Bakery in Coral Gables

Joanna’s Marketplace

Joanna’s Marketplace has been a family-owned business for over 20 years with generations of rich food history dating back to the 1880’s. Stop in to try one of their artisanal breads made fresh daily along with fine pastries and desserts. They are also famous for their gourmet sandwiches made with fresh and delicious seasonal ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cakes, pastries or anything in between, take it from Chef Niven – this South Florida market is worth checking out.

Joanna’s Marketplace is located approximately 2.8 miles from THesis Hotel at:

8247 S Dixie Hwy

Miami, FL 33143

Joanna's Marketplace in Miami

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Last but certainly not least, a South Florida favorite for Chef Niven is Fairchild Botanic Garden. With a regular calendar of events fit for the whole family, Farichild is much more than a garden – it’s an experience. With a mission of harnessing the power of plants for humankind, Fairchild hosts a monthly Eat. Drink. Garden. dinner program featuring some of Miami’s top chefs and their locally-sourced ingredients. Chef was honored to be the featured chef for the month of September, bringing his island-minded flavors of Mamey to his favorite Botanical Garden!

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located approximately 4 miles from Thesis Hotel at:

10901 Old Cutler Rd

Coral Gables, FL 33156

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables

To learn more about these spots and other local favorites, please visit our front desk.