Hope your stomach is ready for this adventure. Whether it’s exploring a couple of Caribbean spots or just sticking around for dessert, Homestead has you covered.
1. Where to go for tasty treats
Sweet Delights Key Lime Pies
1485 NE First Ave., Florida City, FL 33034
Transit Stop: Across the street from W. Lucy St. & US Hwy 1; Bus route 344
The people have spoken: BuzzFeed says it’s the best bakery in the state. Business Insider crowns it the best pie in America. There’s no question that the heavenly creations of Debra Allen – aka “Miss Debbie” – are the best there is. So be sure to save us a slice of that key lime pie.
2. Where to go for finger-lickin’ BBQ
28001 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033
Transit Stop: 4 minute walk from Busway & SW 280 St.; Bus routes 34, 38
Get comfy because the long picnic tables mean you’ll be cozying up to your neighbors while you dig into the most delightful BBQ you’ve ever had. You can’t go wrong with the ribs, pulled pork, and burnt ends. But don’t be afraid to try the andouille sausage or chicken, too. Grab the sweet potato souffle and collard greens as sides, then finish off your meal with peach cobbler and ice cream.
3. Where to go for the good kind of jerk
225 S Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
Transit Stop: 6 minute walk from Busway & NE 2 Dr.; Bus routes 34, 38
The restaurant prides itself on the finest Jamaican and Haitian food around, which means the jerk pork, jerk chicken, and jerk lamb shank are all great choices. Don’t sleep on the seafood, though. With a fish market next door, you can get the jerk salmon, whole snapper, or curry shrimp. There’s even a vegan section on the menu, from curry lentils to jerk tofu. Grab the homemade papaya and pineapple juice to wash it down.
4. Where to go for authentic Caribbean creations
O’Deeny’s Caribbean Restaurant
1380 N Krome Ave., Ste. 109, Florida City, FL 33034
Transit Stop: 2 min walk from S Krome Ave. at #1450, Bus route 344
Be careful when you look for this one because you might not see it tucked away in a strip mall. Also, the Rodeo Plaza sign missing some business names. But be patient, friends, because the treasure is worth the hunt. The griot is great. The meatballs creole is supreme. Load up on conch fritters, too.
5. Where to go for endless frozen flavors
334 Washington Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
Transit Stop: 4 minute walk from Busway & NE 2 Dr.; Bus routes 34, 38
If you have a hard time making decisions, don’t go to La Michoacana. There are close to 40 different ice cream flavors to choose from. Then another 60 paletas flavors — both milk and water-based. It’s all homemade, which means choosing just one might be the hardest thing you ever do. And bring cash because they don’t accept credit cards.