The Great Pompano Bake-Off
Bakery Fusion Café, 1901 N Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, 954.532.7383, bakeryfusion.com
Bakery Fusion Café brings a blend of global flavors to its menu of fresh foods and homemade baked goods. The coffees are a good example; you can wake up with 100 percent Arabic gold roast coffee, traditional Brazilian café com leite or Italian caffe affogato. As for food, they’ve got Italian, French and Brazilian breads and pastries. The Pompano Citi Center spot also serves pies, sandwiches, salads and even ice cream.
Paisa Bites, 3499 N Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park, paisabites.com
If you’ve got a craving for Colombian food, Paisa Bites will be sure to satisfy your appetite. On the menu, you’ll find perros (hot dogs), empanadas, pinchos, maicitos (melted cheese and corn) and salchipapas (thinly sliced pan-fried beef sausages and French fries).
Bandoleros Taqueria Y Mas, 208 SW 2nd St., 786.913.9307, bandolerostaqueria.com
At this modern-day Mexican restaurant located in the heart of downtown, the menu includes everything you want to see on a Mexican eatery menu plus a barbecue pulled quesadilla, a buffalo chicken burrito and – wait for it – Nutella tacos (with strawberries and banana). They also serve up some tasty margaritas and craft cocktails.