Despite our proximity to the ocean, Miami suffers from a tragic lack of laidback shack-type spots to grab grub and an icy drink (no, Ocean Drive's overpriced sidewalk cafes don't count). Luckily, Big Squeeze Juice Bar in North Miami Beach fills in that gaping hole in our dining landscape. The bright, vibrantly painted interior counter and outdoor shaded hut, decked out with tropical plants providing additional shade and bench swings, dish out mostly vegetarian healthful salads and sandwiches (though there are a few chicken and fish dishes), and smoothies and fresh-pressed juices. The falafel sandwich --crisp, cleanly fried chickpea fritters nestled in warm pita bread and topped with a creamy, vegan tahini sauce -- is one of the best renditions in town. And it can be washed down with a low-calorie but flavorful tropical smoothie ($5) blended with coconut milk and honey instead of any animal products or sugar. Additionally, iced smoothie-coffee blends, wheatgrass shots, and lemonades and juices are served. Adding to the hippy-surfer-beach bum vibe, acoustic guitar performances are common.