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DIY kits for restaurant-quality meals

Maybe you want to try your hand at cooking a restaurant-style meal at home. These Miami restaurants have got you covered with specially prepared DIY meal kits. Choose between delivery or pickup. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on …

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Operation Fill the Fridge keeps growing

Seeing a need in their Miami Beach community, particularly for families at Fienberg Fisher K-8 School, four women joined forces and created Operation Fill the Fridge. The families being helped have suffered a layoff or been furloughed, and they are having trouble paying rent and other essential bills as well as buying groceries. Many are …

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Free food help for seniors in South Florida

Seniors looking for food assistance have several options in South Florida. Some local organizations offer free food to eligible homebound seniors and those who are self-quarantined.  Give these places a call, or visit their websites, to see how they can help you or anyone you know. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the …

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Your favorite Miami restaurants serve up meal deals

You may already know that your favorite Miami restaurants have plenty of discounts and delivery/pickup options available right now through Miami Spice. But did you know many have created meal bundles? The meal bundles are designed to feed your family, and some include a main dish, salad, bread and dessert. Order your meal online or …

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Miami chefs & mixologists go virtual – cook & mix with them online!

Chefs and their staffs continue to feed us, even in these uncertain times. It’s their drive to keep the restaurant industry going and do what they do best, cook, serve and nourish. Although their restaurant doors are closed except for alfresco dining where possible, their takeout and delivery service are not. Some have taken to …

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Farmer’s Markets To Go: Find fresh produce from Miami vendors here

Hey, fans of farmers’ markets: Now you can find artisanal and organic products from some South Florida vendors all under one umbrella. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The website, FarmersMarketsToGo.com, allows you to check out different vendors, place your order …

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Support local: Try new online market for food, clothes and more

Now more than ever, it is a good time to support small businesses – and you can do that with the newly launched online Vecinos Market. (“Vecinos” means neighbors.) The site gives Miami residents access to online shopping with delivery of goods from a variety of local businesses, many of which are very familiar. New …

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Free food for struggling families through Filling Fridges

Health in the Hood is distributing food to Miami’s most vulnerable residents, including seniors, low-income families and displaced citizens. The nonprofit organization has partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Opa-locka Community Development Corp., among others, to identify areas of need for food distribution. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami …

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Updated: Restaurant openings, deals, free delivery and more

We’ve updated this post to include those restaurants that are open with limited capacity, social distancing and CDC guidelines for eat-in service. Help your tummy – and help out restaurants – by dining in (with social distancing), ordering food for delivery or pickup. Many of our favorite spots are working around-the-clock to serve up the …

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Bakers and chefs selling directly to the public

We’re all cooking our own meals at home more than ever these days, so every once in a while we’re looking to enjoy someone else’s home cooking. Turns out several local bakers and chefs are answering that call, selling their home-cooked goodness to the public. Craving a warm, homemade soup? Then try @whatsoupmiami where two former …

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