Today’s busy schedules make grab and go meals an absolute must. Instead of going to a fast food or chain restaurant, try something local. Here are five quick stop restaurants throughout South Florida to pick something up when in a rush. They include everything from pizza to subs to Cuban food and even Peruvian sandwiches.


Pop’s Pizza & Subs
3623 N.W. 36th St.
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 636-0909

Located in Miami, Pop’s Pizza and Subs receives four stars on Yellow Pages and is cited as a great option for a quick bite to eat. In addition to the pizza and subs they are named for, they also offer burgers, calzones, pastas and salads so there is a little bit of everything to satisfy everyone. They offer a large list of daily specials which are always listed on the home page of their website. They are happy to say they have served the hotel & airport area in Miami for 22 years!


Versailles Cuban Restaurant
3555 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 444-0240

Head to Versailles Cuban Restaurant for some authentic and fast Cuban food. Many might recognize this restaurant’s name from the coverage in the movie Chef, starting Jon Favreau. If you are looking for a late night grab and go snack, this is the perfect place as they are open Sunday-Thursday until 1 a.m., Friday until 2:30 a.m. and Saturday until 3:30 a.m. Every day offers a new daily special, so be sure to check their menu online for those listed under weekly specials. From sandwiches to seafood and a large dessert selection, this restaurant has something for everyone.


LaSpada’s Original Hoagies
1495-D S.E. 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 522-3483

For those looking for a great sub, LaSpaa’s Original Hoagies is the place to go. According to Yelp, they have a high score of four and a half stars from their reviewers. In addition to the Fort Lauderdale location listed above, they also have shops throughout South Florida in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Davie, Coral Springs and Boca Raton. Visit the locations page on their website for complete addresses. These subs are perfect for a quick lunch or even to bring to a party!

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Duetto Pizza & Gelato
540 Greene St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 848-4981

Not only does Duetto Pizza & Gelato have a ton of pizza options on their menu, but there is also a large assortment of beverages, from shakes to smoothies to numerous coffee choices. Located in Key West, it’s a great place to go for a quick bite to eat after a long day of playing in the sun. All of their gelato is made on-site daily with natural ingredients. One thing to note though: they do not deliver after 6 p.m.; however, the store is open until 10 p.m.


J28 Sandwich Bar
1854 N. Young Circle
Hollywood, FL 33020
(754) 208-2902

While sandwiches are always a great on-the-go choice, it’s always nice to have something a little different. J28 Sandwich Bar offers Peruvian inspired sandwiches with all kinds of unique sauces like their Yellow Peruvian Pepper or Rocoto Fire sauces. They even have organic Peruvian coffee to go with their sandwiches. Please note they are closed on Mondays.

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Suzy Fielders is a working mom of a spirited 8 year old daughter. She has an MA in Communication Studies and BA in Psychology and Communications. She works in marketing/public relations, is a freelance writer and is very involved in the Winston-Salem community and arts & films scene.