With the influx of vegetable forward menus to new meat-free restaurants, popping up like what seems to be monthly, Miami is more veg-friendly than ever. Gone are the days when vegans where thought to have only consumed kale, nowadays options are endless. With the opportunity to indulge in flavorful dishes like the Buttamlk Fried Chk’n Burger, at Atlas Meat-Free Deli, the Dale Bowl at Della Bowls, and the Insane Pancakes at Choices Cafe, choosing a diet free of meat has never been easier ,and more enjoyable in the Magic City. Whether it be for ethical, health, environmental, or all three, the decision to live a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle has resulted in the Miami vegan scene to surge. No matter where you are based in Miami, you can be sure to find a vegan restaurant nearby.
The Miami Vegan Scene
Formally, Miami’s vegan dining scene lacked fine dining concepts. Presently, we can enjoy the stunning skyline whilst dinning bay front enjoying mouth-watering Italian style vegan cuisine at Full Bloom. Or unwind in Wynwood’s tranquil Sacred Space at Celebrity Chef Matthew Kenney’s, Plant Food + Wine. The atmosphere is just as gorgeous as the cuisine, offering a fully raw menu with notorious dishes like Zucchini Lasagna and Kimchi Dumpling.
Word of Advice to new Vegans in Miami
If you are considering making the transition, have already made the leap, or want to try something new, head down to Coconut Grove to revel in the diverse multitude of vegan cuisine at the Saturday market. From Indian, Ethiopian, American, to raw n’ice and beyond, this market offers grub that delights all, and makes for a lovely weekend tradition.
Ultra is no longer the only festival that has Miamians moving their dancing feet. Getting lost in the endless array of divine vegan bites at the Seed food and Wine Festival tasting village will have you doing a new kind of happy dance. Hosted in Miami each November, this week long conscious festival is a must for both plant based and plant-curious alike. Each Seed Festival is better than the last, and offers something for everyone including celebrity chef dinners, a three day blogger conference, top vegan celebrities and experts, fitness workshops, the raved about burger battle, and much more.
It’s expected for the local vegan scene to continue to thrive and cultivate. Amidst the recent release of the ground breaking documentary, What the Health, this lifestyle is becoming exceedingly popular, and we love observing the progress.
Top 10 Vegan Dishes Not to Miss:
1. Killer Kale Salad -Crate Miami
2. Vegan Mushroom Pizza- Iron Side Pizza
3. Avocado Kale Burger- Apple A Day
4. Vegan Delight – New York Bagel Deli
5. Avocado Arepa- Manna Life Foods
6. Roasted Mushroom Flatbread – GLAM
7. Acai Bowl – Blue Tree
8. Jerk Tempeh Panini – Holi Vegan
9. Cacio Pepe – Plant Food and Wine
10. Best Veggie Burger – Love Life Cafe