Unique to Miami is the chance to pick up nifty gifts or mementos relating to South Florida’s Cuban culture. There are souvenir shops in Little Havana, but “Feeling Cuban,” out on a non-touristy stretch of Calle Ocho (as SW 8th St is locally known), is oriented toward locals and so stocks a fairly good-quality selection of merch. Examples: paintings and photos with Cuban images and themes; kitchenware; clothing (and not just T-shirts); music and movies; tiles and other decor; even some antiques. And if you’re in the market for toilet paper with Fidel Castro’s face on it, look no further.
- David Paul Appell