COMPREHENSIVE VEGAN FOOD REVIEW IN MIAMI
While Miami is not known for its vegan cuisine, they do have a few restaurants that are incredible and worth a visit. Below is a comprehensive review of three vegan restaurants that our creators visited as a part of #GreenverseOnTour.
Fan favorite. One of our creators brought a non-vegan friend here and he said he would “likely go again.” Win! The food is new-style American with dishes familiar to vegans and non-vegans alike, such as pizza, pasta, sushi, and dumplings. We had two types of pizza, the Frenchie and the Bianca as well as the Planta Burger. The pizzas were incredible with almond ricotta and other faux-cheese that was nothing less than spectacular. The burger was a black bean base with veggies, queso, and a special Planta sauce. The bun was super soft and paired perfectly with the patty. The burger came with tajin fries and aioli that were the perfect mix of salty and citrusy. In addition to the stellar food, the ambiance is perfect. The interior is decorated in string lights and plants and there is a full, mirrored bar as well. Overall some of the best meals we had in Miami. Can’t wait to be back!
Likelihood of non-vegan enjoyment: 10
Plant is an upscale, modern vegan restaurant with a gorgeous outdoor garden. The space is perfect for hosting events or parties and feels nothing short of glamourous. It is definitely on the more expensive side, meaning the clientele was mostly comprised of older women and couples. We sat at a table outside and had three courses: two apperizers, two entrees, and two desserts. We started with the avocado mash and dumplings. The presentation was phenomental and the flavor of the dumplings was stellar. The coconut/sweet potato wrapping was a nice contrast to the kimichi filling. The avocado mash was your typical citrusy dip with seeded crackers. For entrees, we chose the cauliflower steak and jackfruit tacos. The steak was cooked perfected and paired with a type of faux-ricotta and pesto. The tacos were our first venture into the world of jackfruit, and they paired nicely with the cooked pineapple accompaniment. They were served in a some type of leaf as opposed to a tortilla, which kept the flavors fresh. Lastly we got the passionfruit flan and avocado lime tart. The flan was citrusy and paired with a strong passionfruit sauce. The tart came in small squares, decorated with edible flowers. The taste was equally gorgeous, the lime and avocado paring perfectly. The texture of both were incredibly smooth as well. While we enjoyed the dishes, we did note that these were definitely not hiding their plant-based nature. If you are a new vegan and not accustomed to jackfruit or other ingredients such as that, you may want to test the waters elsewhere.
Likelihood of non-vegan enjoyment: 4
Miami’s first vegan restaurant, Full Bloom is a must for a tasty brunch near the beach. Conveniently located in South Beach, the small café has a large outdoor seating area perfect for enjoying the yearlong sunny days. We stopped in for a late brunch (served daily!) and had the buckwheat pancakes ($13). Vegan pancakes are hard to come by due to the nature of the beast; getting a fluffy cake without egg is a challenge! But it’s no wonder Full Bloom continually impresses it’s customers with their take. The buckwheat cakes are rich and nutty, topped with a light coconut ice cream and drizzled in pure maple syrup. The dish is finishes with an assortment of seasonal fruit (ours were berries!). We finished the pancakes in 7 minutes tops and could have easily had seconds.
Likelihood of non-vegan enjoyment: 8.5
We stopped in this cute little vegan bakeshop during our travels and couldn’t have been more impressed! The owners did win Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, after all! We only sampled their cupcakes, but the store also sells a variety of donuts and other pastries. The cakes were light and fluffy with frosting that rivaled that of a non-vegan dessert. The flavors were rich and not overly sweet, and we absolutely loved their mini sizes. They also have cute plates for dining-in, plastic free!
Likelihood of non-vegan enjoyment: 9