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Where To Actually Get a Decent (And Healthy) Meal During Miami Art Week

Because surviving on champagne alone is only good in theory.

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Miami Art Week is officially upon us. For the next five days, Miamians (along with half of New York City’s population) will be soaking up as much culture and modern art as they can possibly handle.

Between checking out the many art fairs, partying into the wee hours with a celebutant or frolicking in the sand at one of the beachside tents, it can be a draining and long week where it's hard to get a decent meal without plenty of planning, deep pockets and lots of patience.

And while booze in all its many forms is easier to come by then a bad driver during Miami Art Week, food is not. Especially if you're looking for anything remotely good for you (and, no, popcorn and canapés don't count). So we did some digging and found the best places to grab a quick, healthy bite in the heart of the action — no reservation needed.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. freshii

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2300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 534-9656
Wynwood’s first “chain restaurant” (gasp) serves up quick bites filled with plenty of good-for-you items that will keep you going through the chaos. Opt to build your own salad, bowl, wrap or soup with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly toppings. With Freshii open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can fuel up no matter what time you hit the fairs.

2. Jugofresh Wynwood Walls

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222 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127
The people who arguably made healthy dining “hip” in Miami again has locations all through town, but the most artsy of the bunch is its Wynwood location, complete with plenty of seating, fresh juices and grab-and-go vegan meals that could fool even the most discerning carnivore.

3. Zak the Baker

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297 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127
Miami’s bread king just moved into his brand spanking new 7,000-square-foot digs this week, just in time for the madness that ensues for Miami Art Week in Miami's most artsy neighborhood. While carbs may be on the no-no list for some, those looking for energy from a healthy source know to grab one of Zak’s hearty sandwiches, homemade soups and ever popular toasts.
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4. Crumb on Parchment

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3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-9444
One of the first quick dining options in the Miami Design District, Michelle Bernstein’s fast casual eatery is a go-to spot for those in the neighborhood. Dishes include a rotating menu of fresh salads, soups and sandwiches, all made to order complete with Bernstein’s unique touch.
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5. Mercato in Design District

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While it might be nearly impossible to get a seat at MC Kitchen during Miami Art Week, its adjacent market and bistro will be able to feed you with ease. Grab a quick Italian inspired bite before hitting up one of the swanky art exhibits down the street.
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6. Juice & Java

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1346 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6675
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One of Miami Beach’s long standing healthy outposts, this restaurant is a spot to sit down and have a proper, good-for-you meal or grab a quick snack. If you’re on the go, make sure to pick up one of its popular smoothies made on demand, vegan cookies and fresh wraps. [Photo]

7. Pura Vida Cafe

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110 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 535-4142
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The name of this cafe literally translates into “The Pure Life” and that’s this surf-themed eatery’s goal. Take a break from the action and escape to this small South Beach spot for a quick smoothie, acai bowl or a wrap. [Photo]

8. Lemoni Cafe

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4600 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 571-5080
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The ultimate quick food — pizza — doesn’t have to be bad for you and Lemoni Cafe proves it. Its pizza is prepared with a gluten-free crust and topped with plenty of veggies and vegan cheese. Find this dish along with many other healthy twists on classic comfort dishes at this quiet Design District eatery.
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9. DIRT

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232 5th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 239-3000
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"Fine Food Fast" is the motto at this South Beach favorite, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes like "create your own" toasts, seasonal veggie bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and espresso-based drinks, all featuring nutritional information and ingredient origin right on them.
DIRT/Brett Hufzinger

10. Dr SMOOD

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2230 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 334-4420
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This fast-casual restaurant has everything you could ever want in a healthy eatery, it serves a variety of coffee, tea, cold-pressed juices and plenty of vegan options, in a modern and stylish setting.
Miami and the Beaches

1. freshii

2300 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Wynwood’s first “chain restaurant” (gasp) serves up quick bites filled with plenty of good-for-you items that will keep you going through the chaos. Opt to build your own salad, bowl, wrap or soup with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly toppings. With Freshii open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can fuel up no matter what time you hit the fairs.
2300 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

2. Jugofresh Wynwood Walls

222 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
The people who arguably made healthy dining “hip” in Miami again has locations all through town, but the most artsy of the bunch is its Wynwood location, complete with plenty of seating, fresh juices and grab-and-go vegan meals that could fool even the most discerning carnivore.
222 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127

3. Zak the Baker

297 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127
Zak the Baker Facebook
Miami’s bread king just moved into his brand spanking new 7,000-square-foot digs this week, just in time for the madness that ensues for Miami Art Week in Miami's most artsy neighborhood. While carbs may be on the no-no list for some, those looking for energy from a healthy source know to grab one of Zak’s hearty sandwiches, homemade soups and ever popular toasts.
297 NW 26th St
Miami, FL 33127

4. Crumb on Parchment

3930 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Crumb on Parchment
One of the first quick dining options in the Miami Design District, Michelle Bernstein’s fast casual eatery is a go-to spot for those in the neighborhood. Dishes include a rotating menu of fresh salads, soups and sandwiches, all made to order complete with Bernstein’s unique touch.
3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

5. Mercato in Design District

Miami, FL 33137
Yelp
While it might be nearly impossible to get a seat at MC Kitchen during Miami Art Week, its adjacent market and bistro will be able to feed you with ease. Grab a quick Italian inspired bite before hitting up one of the swanky art exhibits down the street.

6. Juice & Java

1346 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
One of Miami Beach’s long standing healthy outposts, this restaurant is a spot to sit down and have a proper, good-for-you meal or grab a quick snack. If you’re on the go, make sure to pick up one of its popular smoothies made on demand, vegan cookies and fresh wraps. [Photo]
1346 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Pura Vida Cafe

110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
The name of this cafe literally translates into “The Pure Life” and that’s this surf-themed eatery’s goal. Take a break from the action and escape to this small South Beach spot for a quick smoothie, acai bowl or a wrap. [Photo]
110 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Lemoni Cafe

4600 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Yelp
The ultimate quick food — pizza — doesn’t have to be bad for you and Lemoni Cafe proves it. Its pizza is prepared with a gluten-free crust and topped with plenty of veggies and vegan cheese. Find this dish along with many other healthy twists on classic comfort dishes at this quiet Design District eatery.
4600 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

9. DIRT

232 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
DIRT/Brett Hufzinger
"Fine Food Fast" is the motto at this South Beach favorite, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes like "create your own" toasts, seasonal veggie bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and espresso-based drinks, all featuring nutritional information and ingredient origin right on them.
232 5th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Dr SMOOD

2230 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Miami and the Beaches
This fast-casual restaurant has everything you could ever want in a healthy eatery, it serves a variety of coffee, tea, cold-pressed juices and plenty of vegan options, in a modern and stylish setting.
2230 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127

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