Fodor's Expert Review Robert Is Here

Florida City Food/Candy

Want take-home gifts? This historic fruit stand sells more than 100 types of jams, jellies, honeys, and salad dressings along with its vegetables, juices, fabulous fresh-fruit milk shakes (try the papaya key lime or guanabana, under $6), and some 30 kinds of tropical fruits, including (in season) carambola, lychee, egg fruit, monstera, sapodilla, dragonfruit, genipa, sugar apple, and tamarind. Back in 1960, the stand got started when pint-sized Robert sat at this spot hawking his father's bumper cucumber crop. Now with his own book (Robert Is Here: Looking East for a Lifetime), Robert remains on the scene daily with wife and kids, ships nationwide, and donates seconds to needy families. An assortment of animals out back—goats to iguanas and emus, along with a splash pool—adds to the fun. Picnic tables, benches, and a waterfall with a koi pond provide serenity. It's on the way to Everglades National Park, and Robert opens at 8 am, operating until at least 7, shutting down from... READ MORE

Want take-home gifts? This historic fruit stand sells more than 100 types of jams, jellies, honeys, and salad dressings along with its vegetables, juices, fabulous fresh-fruit milk shakes (try the papaya key lime or guanabana, under $6), and some 30 kinds of tropical fruits, including (in season) carambola, lychee, egg fruit, monstera, sapodilla, dragonfruit, genipa, sugar apple, and tamarind. Back in 1960, the stand got started when pint-sized Robert sat at this spot hawking his father's bumper cucumber crop. Now with his own book (Robert Is Here: Looking East for a Lifetime), Robert remains on the scene daily with wife and kids, ships nationwide, and donates seconds to needy families. An assortment of animals out back—goats to iguanas and emus, along with a splash pool—adds to the fun. Picnic tables, benches, and a waterfall with a koi pond provide serenity. It's on the way to Everglades National Park, and Robert opens at 8 am, operating until at least 7, shutting down from Labor Day until November.

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19200 S.W. 344th St.
Florida City, Florida  33034, USA

305-246–1592

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