Being vegan takes quite the commitment. It isn’t always simple, but in order to live a healthier life, it’s always worth it! Studies show that the benefits of being vegan can help you lose excess weight, lower your risk of heart disease and dramatically increase your nutrient intake. And luckily for you, living in Miami makes it easier.
Here are some of the best vegan-focused restaurants in Miami, suggested by Victoria Ferrer, who’s the general manager of the Residence Inn Miami Airport West/Doral and 100% vegan herself.
Miami Beach area!
Soul Tavern – 1801 West Avenue
Soul Tavern operates on the value of nourishing your body, mind and spirit. They strive to create a sense of harmony and health with every meal, and they want their tavern to represent “living for the soul.” Their brunch menu features dishes like banana and almond butter pancakes, black bean and sweet plantain sliders and avocado toast with heirloom tomatoes.
Planta – 850 Commerce Street
Planta was created with a specific purpose in mind: to serve sustainable vegan food in an upscale setting. They wanted to fuse elements of luxury with quality plant-based dining, and it’s exactly what they’ve done. You can get small bites like cauliflower tots and spring rolls or opt for more indulgent dishes like their trofie pasta, which is truffled mushroom Bolognese with almond parmesan.
Coconut Grove area!
Choices Organic Café – 2895 McFarlane Road
The motto at Choices is “we are the sum of our choices. Choose wisely.” It’s a simple statement, but it deeply resonates if you’re a person who’s been trying to live healthier. They offer a variety of dishes for every palate like plant-based burgers and veggie bowls. They even offer the classic items that everyone loves with a vegan twist like quesadillas, mac-n-cheese and burritos.
Plant Miami – 105 NE 24th Street
Wynwood may be known for its art and party scene, but it’s also home to Plant Miami, which is part of The Sacred Space Miami, a setting designed for conscious and holistic living. The menu at Plant Miami focuses on real and living foods that are inspired by South Florida. They offer dishes like coconut corn soup, kale and avocado salad and a Summer squash lasagna.
Manna Life Food – 80 NE 2nd Avenue
Manna Life Food’s motto is that they “create food that respects the body.” They must be doing something right because they’ve been voted the best vegan lunch by the Miami New Times and are continually ranked by several area publications. Whether you want something light like their soup of the day, a cold pressed juice or a soft serve fruit bowl, they have something to satisfy your craving. They also offer life bowls like their pasta al pesto, which includes arugula, kelp noodles, cashew cream cheese and basil pesto.
Glam – 3301 NE 1st Avenue
GLAM is an acronym meaning Green Living Animals Matter, and it’s something creator Janette Miller lives by every day. She describes GLAM as an opportunity for people to make a commitment – a commitment to better eating, better living, and quite simply, better being overall. The great thing about GLAM is that they have an extensive menu, but they also offer freshly made soups of the day when you want something quick and easy. Go on Monday for the carrot/ginger soup or on Wednesday for the hearty white bean and kale.
More Life Meals – meal delivery service
More Life Meals is steadily rising in the ranks of vegan food options in Miami. The best part about the company is that you can order a freshly made meal from anywhere. Yes, you read that right. Consider our accommodating Doral hotel for example. Imagine yourself relaxing comfortably in our plush suite and enjoying the completely free Wi-Fi and premium cable. You’re hungry and want something healthy, but you also don’t feel like leaving said comforts. More Life Meals will deliver directly to your door, on time, and with tasty food. They offer dishes like mixed veggie bowls and cilantro jasmine rice with black beans and sautéed kale. The Don is their best seller, which features breaded chick’n, kale, vegan cheese and a seeded grain bun.
Happy eating, Miami!