Best Vegan-Friendly Bites You’ll Love in Miami

April 24, 2018Pola Bunster



Whether you’ve been inspired by a recent health documentary or you’ve been on the vegan bus for a while now, finding meatless things to eat isn’t easy. We’re talking about the dishes that feel as comforting as southern cooking or Italian feasts. Although Miami might be slower on the uptake, our city’s options for delicious veggie and vegan-friendly eats is getting serious. All around Miami we have classic gems and holes in the wall that serve some of the yummiest food–vegan or not. Here’s our list and what to order at them:

Smoothies & Sweets

Under the Mango Tree – South Beach local haven dishing out the best acai bowls & other necessities, in the city.
Vegan and Juice – Family-owned cafeteria with Latin-infused eats. Get the wraps and divine carrot cake.
Roots Juicebar – Trendy juicebar in Kendall serving up delicious bowls, both savory and sweet.
Wellness Grub – Located in several Equinox gyms around town, we suggest getting any of the shots & tonics.

Photo of Under the Mango Tree by Hola! Design

Pizza

Ironside Pizza – The Little River tropical escape has one of the best vegan pizzas in the city, offering a GF option.
Harry’s Pizzeria – The Miami favorite recently added vegan cheese options to its menu and people are freaking out.
Genuine Pizza – Inside the new Aventura Mall food court, this Harry’s Pizzeria spin-off cas comforting vegan cheese options too.
Paulie Gee’s – The Brooklyn branch has four different vegan pizza options and they’re all delicious.

Upscale

Soul Tavern – The Sunset Harbor Vegan Gastropub & Elixir bar has decadent eats, but we love the black bean sliders.
Plant Miami – At the forefront of organic cooking, everything’s good here. Just make sure you start with the cheese board.
Glam Vegan – (pictured above). Get ready for some colorful dishes at this Midtown spot. We love the zucchini spaghetti and jackfruit tacos (sub taco shells for lettuce too).
Full Bloom – Elegant eatery serving gourmet vegan dishes. Must try: the ravioli or empanaditas.

Photo of Plant Miami by Miami Eater

Filling Meals

della – The Wynwood Yard anchor is queen of all things bowls. We return for the Caribbean bowl and almond butter cups.
Manna Life Food – This is a Downtown Miami go-to, getting packed during lunchtime. Snag the Guacamole bowl or a norito.
Love Life Cafe – They’ve got everything here, including the “best veggie burger in America” but we’re addicted to their superfood arepa.
Atlas Meat-Free Deli – Currently operating out of a food truck in Little River, this is the place to go when you want anything BBQ related. Can’t miss: the burnt tips.

The Classics

Smart Bites To Go – Taking their time to grow many of their ingredients themselves, we love their 5 veggie burger options.
Lemoni Cafe – The Buena Vista staple has been doing vegan right under our noses. Their vegan pizza is to die for and so is basically everything else.
The Last Carrot – The OG spot. It’s surprising to still see the Coconut Grove mainstay still kicking it. Their veggie pitas will you up with nutrients and flavor.
Dirt – Glad to see this deliciously fresh eatery expand around town. Try any of their toasts or tostadas and sub cheese for homemade cashew ricotta.

Photo of Lemoni Cafe by Vogue MIA Magazine

The Essentials

Chef Chloe and The Vegan Cafe – The St. Roch Market concept has the highest selling item in all of the food hall: their vegan nachos. Grab a slice of cake when you’re done.
Veganaroma Organic Cafe – On the edge of Coral Gables, this cozy spot has homemade greatness like zucchini lasagna, ravioli, and stuffed mushrooms.
Beehive Health Food Store – Your classic mini market and elixir counter, the Bird Rd locale will have everything you need.
Gardenia – The quaint Miami Beach outpost serves up yummy treats. Their avocado toast is delicious, but try the baklava nut butter on a slice too.

Photo of Chef Chloe by Fitt