Smorgasburg Miami, Miami’s largest outdoor-food market, will be starting the month of December with a weekend-long event celebrating Filipino food, culture and the world of ube – a sweet and colorful ingredient often found in Filipino cuisine. On Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, the market will be decorated and will feature special vendors, artists and activities for guests of all ages.
For the Filipino Street Food & Ube Festival, Smorgasburg has partnered with New York City based Philippines Fest and Cheryl Tiu of Cross Cultures to put together a weekend that highlights Filipino food and culture in Miami. Ube, the Southeast Asian purple yam popular in traditional Filipino sweets, will be front and center for the weekend with a variety of ube-based food & drink specials. The event will feature 12 Filipino food vendors, with six NYC concepts flying down to Miami for one weekend only. Several existing Smorgasburg vendors will also be preparing special dishes for the event. There will be activities including karaoke in the Doordash Lounge from 7pm-9pm both nights as well as family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy.
Special one-weekend-only Filipino vendors include:
Artists including We Are Sun-Raised and Hatzumomo will also be present with merchandise that celebrates the Filipino culture including prints, cards, pins and stickers, as well as accessories and clothing made with handwoven textiles & fabrics indigenous to the Philippines.