After having a bad rap for years, vegetables are making comeback. Eating vegetarian no longer means boring salad after salad. Today, chefs all over South Florida are creating new vegetable combinations that satisfy any craving — none of which feature any meat on the menu. Here are 10 spots to get a proper meal, sans meat.Read More
Essential South Florida Vegetarian Restaurants
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Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin
Chef Hakin spices up vegetarian cuisine by adding a personal, Caribbean flare to it. Focused on good-for-you foods, juices, and desserts he offers an endless variety of vegetarian options from fish patties to a “Philly cheese steak” that even meat eaters will love.
Chef Chloe and the Vegan Cafe
Got a craving for something sweet? Then head to St. Roch Market to dine on vegan sweets by chef Chloe Coscarelli (most notably of byChloe. fame). All the cravable desserts are made without any animal products — including the much Instagrammed sprinkle cade — but even the most discerning palate can’t tell.
Gainesville import Mora Pizza proudly boasts a 100 percent vegan menu, serving NY-style pizza by the slice. The surprisingly creative and diverse menu offers more options that most pizza parlors in the South Florida area like a chicken and waffles pizza made with vegan waffles, fried vegan chicken, jelly, and a maple syrup drizzle, or the GuapaMole made with a guacamole base and topped with pico de gallo and mini vegan quesadilla bites.
Love Life Cafe - Multiple Locations
Love Life Cafe has something for everyone — even meat eaters. From veggie burgers, to arepas, to pizza and even burritos, all dishes are made without the meat but still featuring plenty of flavor.
Plant Miami is an upscale, vegan restaurant that completely transforms vegetables into intricate dishes. Highlights include the harvest dumplings and the cannelloni filled with butternut squash and kale pesto, while guests will never miss cheese with its nut-based board.
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Enjoy a vegan and vegetarian cuisine plus epic water views at longtime favorite Full Bloom. Creativity in the menu should not go unnoticed as cauliflower is transformed into rice and mushrooms become ‘escargot.’
Under the Mango Tree
Specializing in smoothie bowls, the Mango Tree offers everything from its self-titled Mango Tree Smoothie to the BPT bowl, and if feeling brave, throw back a shot of ginger and get a picture up on the wall.
Manna Life Food
Manna Life provides nutritious yet satisfying food. Opt for an avocado arepa that secretly includes chia and golden flax seeds or the Eat the Rainbow bowl, which offers everything from veggies to nuts.
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Planta South Beach
This buzzy Toronto-import — brought to Miami by none other than mega-club mogul, David Grutman — serves up dishes like coconut ceviche, Korean fried lettuce wraps, and truffle and cashew mozzarella pizza, while the sushi bar is serving up a variety of hand rolls, wraps, sushi and nigiri — all sans meat or fish. In addition, cold-press cocktails, juices and shots are also on hand to wash back the cuisine.