If you live in South Florida…and you’re a foodie…and you’ve never been to Epicure Gourmet Market in Miami, you are seriously missing out! I only go once or twice a year, but when I do, it’s such a treat. I’ll share the store with you in photos. (WARNING: Excessive use of the word ‘delicious’ and exclamation points!!)
When you first enter, you see the bakery. Cookies, cakes, breads, pastries…deliciousness! And they usually have samples – yum!
Next up? Cheese! What can I say about cheese? It’s probably my favorite food group (it is a food group, right?!) They have so many varieties: raw/pasteurized, sheep/goat/cow, domestic/international, hard/soft/washed rind/semi-soft/bleu, etc. With so many choices, how do you choose?? I bought small amounts of 5 different cheeses.
Then of course, yummy marinated treats, like all different types of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, tapenade, anchovies, pesto, etc. All that I have tried have been sooooo delicious!
If you escape the last few sections without emptying out your bank account, you move on to seafood/meat. I didn’t buy anything in this section on this particular trip, but the beef looked really nice.
They have a section with different soups, entrees, and salad dressings they make in-house. We got the caesar dressing and the beef, barley, and mushroom soup. The kids both liked the soup!
Honey… I never liked honey as a kid, but I LOVE it as an adult. They have all sorts of local and imported varieties. We decided to get some mint blossom honey. It has a unique flavor. The hint of mint gives it a really interesting bitterness. I need to find something special to pair with it. I’m not a tea drinker, but it would probably be delicious in tea.
The last section we visited was produce. They had some unusual, exotic items for sale, like the rambutan, mini pineapples, and wild mushrooms.
I spent $83, purchasing some of my favorite foods. We came home and prepared a delicious cheese platter using some of our purchases along with tupelo honey and caramelized walnuts that we had at home. It was so good!