Miami is a city of surprises. While it may appear superficial on the surface, it’s full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. The eclectic mix of art, food and culture trusts that around the most unsuspecting corners something amazing will be happening that even locals don’t know about.

Here WPH has put together a guide to a few must-see hidden gems to start you off on your adventure.

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory

1626 Michigan Ave

This mom-and-dad ice cream shop is a SoBe treasure hidden just off Lincoln Road. It has been serving delicious ice cream and vegan-friendly sorbets for nearly 30 years, for those in the know. The variety of flavors are unique, made from real fruit and no additives. Make sure to try the range of real liqueur flavors to get you in the festive spirit. The red wine sorbet, wow! Wine really is better served frozen. Check out the full list of flavor explosion here.

El Fresco

535 SW 12th Ave

Hidden on the outskirts of Little Havana, local street art legend Daniel Fila, known as Krave, hosts a chill art and project space. El Fresco features local artworks and a mini stage known for spontaneous performances. Events attract players from Miami’s art scene and food trucks pull in to feed the crowd. Get your hands on prints, originals, shirts, and even commission original art pieces at this local creative gem. There are also street art workshops and portfolio development courses open to all. Make sure to check it out!


1119 16th St

Exploring Wynwood’s amazing street art works up an appetite and there is one hidden spot in the neighborhood you don’t want to miss and that’s SuViche. This Japanese-Peruvian restaurant is an example of the extraordinary cultural fusions that make Miami so great. The blend of ingredients, traditions and originality make SuViche stand out for flavor you won’t forget. The Aji Amarillo Ceviche with the Peruvian Sauce is a top in our books! After your meal sit down on one of the swings in its Pisco Bar, the ambience and service are great. If you have not tried it, Pisco is the national spirit of Peru. It is a clear, high proof spirit distilled from several types of grapes. In addition to Pisco there is a full bar and a wide selection of crafted draft beers, imported sakes and wines.


908 71st St

Rouge is a little jazz hideout that makes the perfect escape from bustling Miami. Since 2011, this unpretentious restaurant has served up the best French cuisine in the city. The unique taste incorporates the flavors of Spain and Morocco giving a twist to the French classics. Make sure to check out the jazz line up before you go. The music and food makes for a splendid mix.

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