The 5 Best Miami Restaurants for Rainy Day Takeout

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Spring and summer in South Florida mean lots of heat and lots of rain. The next time it’s pouring, and you want some good food without leaving the house, here are some tasty rainy-day takeout ideas.

A Little Bit of Philly

This low-key Miami Springs shop is home to comfort foods galore: pizzas, strombolis, calzones, cheesesteaks, grinders, and other diet destroyers. Items are sizeable, and you can really stretch a budget here. First time trying the place out? As you can probably guess, the Philly cheesesteak is the perfect intro. There’s a certain charm to the establishment, so make sure to stop by for a sit-down meal once the weather is on your side. 

A Little Bit of Philly is located at 3940 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official Facebook page.

El Turco

The Miami rain got you feeling a bit gray? Enjoy a taste of sunshine with takeout from El Turco in Upper Buena Vista. This Michelin Bib Gourmand award-winning spot offers vibrant and flavorful Turkish cuisine that’s perfect for enjoying your favorite show at home. Dig into some tasty manti (dumplings) or opt for one of their simit sandwiches (bagel sandwiches); their vegan and vegetarian bowls full of dips are other notable crowd-pleasers. Treat yourself to some baklava while you’re at it.

Havana Harry’s 

We can’t do a list of rainy-day foods without mentioning a Miami classic: Cuban food. Cuban restaurants are everywhere, but this Dish Miami writer is all about Havana Harry’s in Coral Gables. First of all, portions are bigger than your head. 

Second, there’s just so much variety: You can choose from dozens and dozens of dishes. It’s basically the Cheesecake Factory of Cuban food. Can’t make up your mind? The palomilla steak, pork chunks, grilled snapper, and guava barbecue chicken are all great starts.  

Havana Harry’s is located at 4612 South Le Jeune Road, Coral Gables, FL 33146. For more information, visit their official website

Ironside Pizza

Over 12 delicious pizzas are available at Ironside Pizza, making the popular neighborhood spot a rainy-day must. Like to keep things classic? The margherita and funghi are among the best you’ve had in Miami. 

Not a fan of tomato sauce? White pizzas like the speck gorgonzola will hit the spot. Feeling adventurous? The pear and Parmigiano is the perfect blend of savory and sweet. FYI: Ironside Pizza is more than just pizza. Make sure to check out specialties like the eggplant parm and paninis like the mortadella and pesto. 

Paperfish Sushi

Good sushi doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Paperfish Sushi is the perfect example: The concept checks all the boxes when it comes to quality and quantity. And it’s great whether you choose to dine in or get it for delivery on a rainy day. 

With locations in Brickell and South Beach, delectable bites like the salmon aburi, shrimp katsu maki, and tuna crispy rice are never too far away. While we’re partial to the rolls, don’t ignore other non-sushi highlights like the classic ceviche and Nikkei tataki. Heck, the whole menu is worth your time and money.

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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