Smorgasburg Miami celebrates AAPI heritage month (includes video story)

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Smorgasburg Miami transformed their world-renowned outdoor food market into an Asian street food paradise.

With locations in Wynwood and Lincoln Road, the Asian Street Food Festival was held for three days over Memorial Day weekend and featured food and art highlighting cultures all over Asia.

Visitors had the opportunity to purchase from both local and guest vendors, including over 10 Asian-owned businesses such as Ahmay’s Cuisine.

“It’s hard to find Asian restaurants in South Florida,” said chef and owner May Aungthet, “so it’s nice to see especially up-and-coming restaurants like myself have a following through festivals like this one.”

In addition to special event-themed markets, Smorgasburg Miami hosts a weekly food market in Wynwood with local vendors on Saturdays from 1-9 p.m. and Sundays from 1-8 p.m.

Alessandra Henriquez is a junior at Florida International University pursuing a double Bachelor’s in Digital Art and Digital Communications + Media with a certificate in Asian Studies. As someone with a multicultural background and a love for storytelling, Alessandra hopes to combine her skills with her experiences to produce multimedia content people will enjoy no matter where they are from. She is proficient in both English and Spanish, and as an aspiring polyglot, is currently learning Mandarin and Korean.