Karen Schuld Photography: NYC Food Photographer

Sprouts in the Hood

Sprouts in the Hood
Exploring My Hood Through Food and Lifestyle Photography

Sunday, January 23, 2011

An Afternoon in Calle Ocho, Miami

When visiting South Beach, I love to visit Calle Ocho "Little Havana" because of the Cuban flavor and local charm.   One of my favorite Cuban markets is "Los Pinarenos Fruteria".  It is a family owned, open air, market on 1334 SW 8th St Miami and 13th Avenue.  Here you can sit and enjoy a Cuban coffee or a glass of
freshly squeezed juice as well as shop for some flowers, fruit and/or vegetables.

Los Pinarenos Fruteria
Local Honey at Los Pinarenos Fruteria

Street Corner

Cutting Open a Coconut

Fresh Fruit

Owner:  Mrs. Hernandez

Espresso Machine for Cuban Coffee

Fresh Coconutt

Peeling a Mango

Chopped Fresh Fruit

Front of Los Pinarenos Fruteria

Here are some photographs of a local Cuban restaurant in Calle Ocho, El Pub Restaurant, where you can experience authentic Cuban cuisine.  I could not resist an order of frijoles negro, tostones, and a Cuban sandwich.

Me with the Rooser in Front of El Pubs

El Pub's Menu

My Friend Kim at El Pubs

Counter at El Pubs

Picante Sauce at El Pubs


  1. Are you in Miami? Looks warm. It is absolutely frigid on the east coast. It is around 2 degrees in DC. Pictures are great!

  2. Your pictures remind me of how far away I am from you! Australia has mangoes in season as well, but no sign of all that wonderful south american colour...

  3. Hi Angela, hope the rain has stopped and things are getting back to normal. Yes, love colors of the tropics. wish I was somewhere south. It hss been freezing in NYC