Haitian cuisine has had an enormous impact on the food scene in America’s south east, and Homestead, FL is no exception. Haitian food is a type of Creole cuisine that brings together flavors and techniques from a wide variety of sources, reflecting the African, French, indigenous Taíno, Spanish, and Arab influences on the island of Hispaniola where Haiti is located.
Whether you grew up on Haitian cuisine and are looking for a meal that tastes like home, or you’re looking to broaden your culinary horizons, we’re sure that we’ve found a Haitian restaurant near Homestead that will fit your needs.
To make things easy, we’ve also gathered reviews, links to websites, and even pointed out which of the restaurants on this list currently accept GiftYa.
As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards. GiftYa digital gift cards come with a few additional benefits. For instance, unlike a traditional gift card, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.
Since GiftYa cards are sent directly to your phone you never have to worry about misplacing them or forgetting to take them with you. In most instances you are going to have your phone with you so in most instances you will have your GiftYa cards right in your pocket. In addition to that, your GiftYa also keeps track of the balance for you. Which is so much nicer than having to try to remember how much was left over on those antiquated plastic gift cards. I mean you can’t write it on them very easily so idk what you’re supposed to do if you don’t use the total value the first time? Just guess the next time you are in town?
328 W Mowry Dr | Homestead | www.facebook.com/West-Mowry-Restaurant
If you’re searching for the best Haitian food in Homestead, you’re looking for big flavors. This family-owned and operated hidden gem certainly fits the bill with its authentic Haitian and Caribbean dishes.
One of their popular dishes – griot – is made up of flavorful marinated pork shoulder, which comes complete with a bed of fresh veggies to round out the dish. You also can’t go wrong with the Taso kabrit – fried goat, which is a dish you might not find at other restaurants around Miami.
“Hidden gem in South Florida. Best Hatian food in Miami hands down. The Grio and Stewed Chicken are amazing. Be sure to bring cash, I don't believe they accept credit cards. They have a great Caribbean menu and everything I've ever had has been awesome. It's definitely worth the drive anywhere in Miami or the Keys.” - Yelp Review
BLANK doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding KEYWORD and attractions in Homestead!
8705 SW 136th St | Miami | www.craftycrab136.com
Haitain flavors have had a big impact on cuisine across the southeast United States, including Cajun/Creole cuisine like you can find at the Crafty Crab. The Crafty Crab owes its popularity in part to its unique blending seasonings. They make a mean low boil in the New Orleans style – a city with a notable Haitian population and plenty of Haitian influence in its culinary scene.
Whether you prefer your seafood fresh, fried, boiled, or steamed, there’s something on the Crafty Crab’s menu that’s sure to satisfy. The fried oyster, dungeness crab boil, raw oysters, and lobster special are all popular options, depending on what you prefer.
“Excellent dining experience. Also had delivered and same thing. Delicious! Highly recommend trying if you've enjoyed Cajun boils. Got to try the gumbo” - Yelp Review
You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to BLANK at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new KEYWORD and locations in Homestead are added all the time!
225 S Krome Ave | Homestead | www.yardiespicehomestead.com
Since it opened in 2013, Yardie Spice has been adding some heat to Homestead’s local food scene. Their take on authentic Haitian and Jamaican dishes offers a modern interpretation while keeping the spirit of the food authentic. When you’re looking at the menu, don’t be alarmed by all of the “spice.” Most of the dishes at Yardie Spice use spice to pack in deep, layered flavors rather than heat that will have your eyes watering.
The jerk chicken wings are one of Yardie Spice’s best-selling options, but you can’t go wrong with the empanadas or curry lentils, too!
“We went to Yardie Spice after a long day of travel, hungry and exhausted. The staff were incredibly kind and friendly, and the food was incredible! Some of the best food I had in Southern Florida- the sautéed shrimp was to die for! We ordered a lot of food and devoured all of it- surely a memorable meal and experience!” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately BLANK isn’t one of the KEYWORD in Homestead participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.
1380 N Krome Ave | Florida City
Craving the bold flavors of Caribbean cuisine? O’Deeny’s Caribbean restaurant has you covered with authentic Haitian food, Jamaican dishes, and more. From juicy jerk chicken to flavorful griot, O’Deeny’s will transport your taste buds to tropical Caribbean isles.
Locals love the food, but they love the owners of O’Deeny’s Caribbean Restaurant too. And as a small restaurant tucked away in an unassuming cluster off stores, it’s easy to miss. However if you’re looking for some of the best Haitian food in Homestead, you’ll be happy you took the time to seek out this hidden gem.
“Fire!! The best Haitian food in Homestead that I've had the pleasure to experience. Definitely would recommend others try this” - Yelp Review
BLANK isn’t accepting GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check here for all the other GiftYa available for KEYWORD in Homestead
27156 S Dixie Hwy | Naranja | www.sakpasenaranja.com
You might not expect to discover delicious Haitian food directly off the highway, but that’s just what you’ll find at Sak Pase Restaurant. Their original restaurant – the Naranja location– has been so successful that the owners have recently expanded to a second location in Miami, making it easier than ever to get your hands on tasty Haitian cuisine near Homestead.
But what makes Sak Pase Restaurant so special? Yes they have friendly service, but the real star of the show is the food. Enjoy classic dishes like griot (fried pork) with plantains, tassot boeuf (fried beef), ragou pied cochon (pigs feet), tassot cabrit (fried goat), and jerk chicken. For younger kids or anyone in your group that’s not craving Haitian flavors, Sak Pase also prepares a number of tasty American options – like chicken fingers, hot dogs, and fries.
Still hungry? Order something sweet off of the dessert menu. There are only a few options, but with flavor-packed offerings like these, you’ll still have trouble choosing. Pain patate? Lemon cake? Rum cake? The choice is yours – no matter which one you go with, we’re sure you’ll join dozens of other satisfied customers leaving rave reviews for this restaurant, which has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp as of this writing.
“This place was delicious!!! Bringing Haitian and loving Haitian food...this place hit the spot. The owner, Jean even came out and introduced himself and was very nice and thanked us for coming there to try it out. It was truly delicious and tasted like my family's cooking” - Yelp Review
14814 N St Rd | Ft Lauderdale
Not to be confused with nearby Le Jardinier (Michelin star rated, but decidedly not Haitian with its classical French cuisine), Le Jardin is a hidden gem located near Homestead in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. With big portions and even bigger flavors, and hardly any internet presence to speak of, Le Jardin is one of Homestead’s best-kept secrets.
If you’re new to Haitian cuisine, be prepared to Google the menu items – translations are not offered on the signage, but the photographs should help steer you in the right direction. Looking for recommendations? Some of their most popular dishes include lambi (conch stew), mais fawdi (cornmeal dish similar to polenta), and of course the griot (fried pork). And don’t forget about sides – Le Jardin is serving up rice, plantains, and a variety of other tasty items to round out your Haitian restaurant experience.
“Fried goat and griot is something serious here‼ Rice real good here to. They don't have Djon Djon but all they rice is good ‼‼Trust me this is a real Hatian restaurant full of flaaavaa” - Yelp Review
As always we’re busy adding attractions and KEYWORD in Homestead to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for BLANK just yet. Check back soon.
There you have it! All the best rated Haitian restaurants you can find in and around Homestead. We’ve covered some of the hottest Haitian, Jamaican, and Cajun/Creole restaurants in town, and we hope that one of them is starting to look a lot like your next lunch or dinner!
And remember, if you want to treat someone you love to a tasty Haitian food meal in Homestead, we marked off which of these restaurants accept convenient GiftYA digital gift cards.
Be sure to come back soon because we are always adding new restaurants, hotels, and things to do to the GiftYa catalog, and we’re always writing new guides to cities around the country for the GiftYa blog. Stay tuned to find new things to do in your hometown, or get a little help planning your next trip!