From the moment St. Roch Market opened, we know that the Design District was witnessing a huge answer to all of its foodie prayers. While the modern and light-filled food hall underwent plenty of changes over much of last year–from new concepts to new management–it also received an epic name change. MIA Market, welcome to The 305.
Macromia Group, founded by a co-founder of St. Roch Market, bought the previous partners out of St. Roch Market with plans to own and operate MIA Market as a family-run business with husband and wife team Barre Tanguis and Cecile Hardy Tanguis overseeing operations and renowned NYC chef J.D. Hilburn as Culinary Director. St. Roch is a brand well-known in other markets, like its hometown of New Orleans, but Barre, J.D., and Cecile wanted to give MIA Market its own identity more emblematic of the city it calls home.
Plenty of the original favorites still reside proudly inside its hallowed halls. Fans of the food hall will rejoice to know that Dal Plin, the handmade Italian cuisine outpost; Tran An, the Vietnamese street food concept also operating a brick & mortar in Little Haiti; Sabal Coffee; COOP, the succulent Southern comfort food locale; and Hot Lime, the hall’s craft taco vendor are all still serving your beloved bites. Jaffa, the Israeli kitchen has expanded to a larger countertop with a more extensive menu to boot. And while these OG concepts stand tall, we’re excited to welcome this year’s newcomers:
Ruby Dee’s digs deep down into Chef Daniel Roy‘s (from The Generator Miami) first food memories tending to produce and livestock alongside his grandmother as a child. Now making his mark at MIA Market, patrons will be able to see these memories translated into seasonal/vegetable-forward plates for all to enjoy. The menu will feature a selection of ‘Raw’ items like the Kusshi Oysters; ‘Greens’ like the Pine Nut Mushroom Salad; and ‘Mains’ like the Wagyu Picanha Sandwich.
Foirette brings the techniques and ingredients of the world’s best restaurants to MIA Market. From the minds of couple/chef-duo Karen Ruedas and Tristen Reyes from New York City, with experience in the best restaurants in NYC and abroad, they bring their culinary talent to the menu at Foirette with classic rotisserie cooking techniques interpreted through the eyes of Michelin-trained chefs. The menu features rotating daily and weekly specials, as well as a selection of seasonal staple menu items.
Owner Roxana Morfe, who also owns and operates Hot Lime at MIA Market, recently introduced Osom Bites, a comfort and binge meal-lovers paradise. You’ll be taken back to your teens as you indulge in the mouth-watering menu offering a selection of sweet and savory crepes including the Veggie Lover and Cheesecake, or make your own creation.
Chef Yasu, formerly of The Den at AZABU in Miami Beach left his position late last year to join the roster of outstanding chefs at MIA Market. After spending time in Japan with his family and getting inspiration for his new concept, Yasu is already serving customers his simple, nigiri-focused sushi to loyal and new customers alike.
Cover photo by Salar A.