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Give Us This Day Our . . . Daily Bread January 23, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Travel & Leisure, Vegetarian Recipes.

Arriving in Miami proper, we decided to check out The Original Daily Bread Marketplace ~ a Middle Eastern restaurant established in 1975.

Getting to the restaurant (via the terminus of the Tamiami Trail) involved driving 130 B~U~S~Y city blocks ~ a time consuming proposition in the pre-rush hour rush.

The slow going traffic meant that we spied any number of restaurants that would have filled the bill and our bellies, including the Versailles Bakery.

We kept driving.

We’re glad we stuck to the plan.

The Daily Bread is half market and half restaurant with a bakery in the middle.

We ordered a Falafel platter with 3 sides ~ hummus, house salad, and rice pilaf ~ plus pita bread, a side of Spanakopita, and a bowl of Tahini for dipping.

We enjoyed it all, especially the falafel.

After finishing the platter, we took a quick tour of the market and then headed (with purpose!) to the bakery to end our meal on a sweet note.  Torn between the Traditional Baklava and the Greek Baklava, we opted to get both so we could do a side-by-side taste test ~> we liked the traditional the best.

From the Daily Bread, we drove south through Coral Gables and Coconut Grove to Mattheson Hammock Park on Old Cutler Road . . . where we got our first glimpse of the Miami skyline under some serious cloud cover.

The next morning, we woke to SUNNY skies.  Stay tuned.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - January 23, 2018

Hummus…yummy! 😉

nrhatch - January 23, 2018

One of our faves!

2. Kate Crimmins - January 23, 2018

Food looks great. I’m not a baklava fan, just a bit too sweet but there are so many great Greek desserts. Looks like it was worth the painfully slow drive.

nrhatch - January 23, 2018

Yes! A little baklava goes a long way ~ it’s sweet! I feel the same about fudge . . . a tiny taste is all I need.

Kate Crimmins - January 23, 2018

Fudge! Another too sweet but tasty thing. At the beach there is a fudge shop that gives out small samples. In the course of a week, I get two samples and I’m good. I try to buy something else to support the shop but not fudge.

nrhatch - January 23, 2018

Me too! Instead of buying fudge ~> Chocolate Dipped Pretzels.

3. Ally Bean - January 23, 2018

Looks yummy. Your resolve to get there was rewarded. Not so sure about that gray sky over the Atlantic, though.

nrhatch - January 23, 2018

As we crossed the state, the skies got darker and darker and gloomier and gloomier.

The next morning = FUN in the SUN!

4. Tippy Gnu - January 23, 2018

Glad the drive was worth it to you. Though I would have dove into a Taco Bell.

nrhatch - January 23, 2018

Bottom line: We picked the WRONG road to drive in on ~> newbies!

After lunch, we maneuvered about the suburbs with greater ease.

5. L. Marie - January 23, 2018

I really should read your blog when I have food in front of me. Now I want bread so bad. Everything on your plate looks so delicious.

nrhatch - January 24, 2018

Food = a simple pleasure. I try to eat smile inducing food every day! 😀

6. Debra - January 23, 2018

I LOVE a good Middle Eastern meal and yours looked delicious! I’d pour tahini on everything! LOL! I’m enjoying your road trip exploring. 🙂

nrhatch - January 24, 2018

The only thing I’ve ever used tahini for is making hummus. I’ll have to expand my repertoire next jar. 😀

7. Joanne Sisco - January 24, 2018

That food plate looks yummy! … and finished off with some baklava sounds perfect. Oh dear, I know what I’m going to be craving today!

nrhatch - January 24, 2018

Satisfying cravings with smile-inducing food = PERFECT!

8. M. K. Waller - January 24, 2018

Baklava, definitely. I wouldn’t mind having some daily spanakopita, too. My husband recently found frozen spanakopita. A travesty, perhaps, but better than none at all.

nrhatch - January 24, 2018

A Greek market near us sells frozen spanakopita ~ they tell us it’s terrific, but we haven’t tried it yet. Like you, I love both.

I also make spanakopita filling to put on top of homemade pizza. YUM!

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