9 of Miami’s best chefs that Forbes says you should know about

La Pollita is run by chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer. Photograph by La Pollita.

Forbes asked INDULGE Editor in Chief Evan Benn and other Miami food experts about the top under-the-radar chefs that are poised to make a big difference in the local food scene.

Benn’s answer:

“I’m really ecstatic that chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer have planted roots in Miami with their La Pollita taco cart in the Design District. Luci and Alex have worked in some of the best kitchens in the United States, including Animal and Son of a Gun in Los Angeles, and Eleven Madison Park, the Nomad, Scarpetta and Carbone in New York. Their pedigree and training shines through in everything that comes out of their humble mobile stand, from an absolutely outstanding fried chicken sandwich (seriously the best in town) to beautifully fresh and vibrant tacos. They’ve already made themselves part of the Miami food community, cooking alongside more established Miami chefs at local food events and working almost exclusively with local purveyors. So while I’d be happy to eat their tacos and tortas every day for the rest of my life, I’m also super eager to see what they have in store next for Miami and its hungry eaters.”

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The chicken sandwich from La Pollita, a taco cart in the Miami Design District run by chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer. Photograph by @soflafoodie via nomzplz.com.


See the full article from Forbes correspondent Cheryl Tiu for the rest of the picks, including Fernando Chang of Itamae, Pablo Zitzmann of No Name Chinese and Seth Blumenthal of Alter.


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