So you’ve beaten your way through the crowds and secured your elusive holiday shopping payload. Your mission was a success, and now you’re famished. But — gasp — you’re at a mall! There’s nothing to eat except the usual chains. There has to be something better. And there is.
Miami-area malls and shopping centers have a surplus of good restaurants. From the megamalls out west to the upscale districts near the beach, here’s a list of the best places to eat while you do your holiday shopping.
1. Pubbelly Sushi Market at Aventura Mall. The multistory Aventura Mall is already one of the top three largest malls in the United States, and it’ll only grow later this year when it expands with a huge food hall. Until then, visit Pubbelly Sushi Market. The storefront offers grab-and-go versions of everyone’s favorite raw fish dish, along with Pubbelly favorites such as tuna pizza and butter krab rolls. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 069, Aventura; 786-522-7889; pubbellysushi.us. Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m.