Vegan Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Try the Vegan Pistachio Gelato at Bianco in Coconut Grove

    It's hard enough to find vegan ice cream (outside of your grocer's freezer, that is). But vegan gelato? Forget it. Those who opt out of dairy don't have a lot of options when it comes to this creamy Italian treat. But Coconut Grove's newest sweet spot, Bianco Gelato, is serving up handmade flavors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Choices Kitchen Hosting Free Cooking Class Featuring Field Roast Grain Meats

    If you're clueless in the kitchen, plant-based eating can seem especially intimidating. How do you cook eggplant exactly? What in hell are you supposed to do with shallots? How much is too much oil? Luckily, there's help. Choices Kitchen and Field Roast Grain Meats have teamed up to offer a free co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Make Vegan Lasagna, Chocolate Mousse at VeganAroma's Cooking Class This Saturday

    If your vegan cooking skills are limited to tossing salads and pouring soy milk on cereal, it's time to step things up a notch. You're a grown ass person with fully functional motor skills -- surely you're capable of more. Luckily, VeganAroma, the cozy little vegan eatery on SW Eighth Street, is wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Seed Food & Wine Festival: First Large-Scale Vegan Event in Miami and Only One in Florida

    Vegans don't get much love in this pork belly town, but that is about to change with the introduction of an annual event that celebrates plant-based cuisine. The Seed Food & Wine Festival (SFWF) will do for vegans, vegetarians, and the "veggie-curious," what the South Beach Wine & Food Festival doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Dadeland Mall Food Court Surprisingly Vegan Friendly

    As a general rule, mall food courts aren't the best places for vegans. The round-about of edibles is usually a gauntlet of smiling employees doling out jerk chicken and sloppy joe samples: a no man's land for the meatless. Without proper preparation and snack packing, a lengthy trip to the mall can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    The Honey Tree: Amazing Vegan Comfort Food on the Upper Eastside

    If you happen to drive by the Honey Tree around lunch time on a weekday, you might ask yourself why a ton of people -- including men and women in business attire -- are coming in and out of a health food store. Well, here's your answer: Despite the humble sign, the Honey Tree serves one of the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    PlantEaters App Helps You Find Veg-Friendly Restaurants in Miami

    It's no secret that veg-friendly restaurants are few and far between in Miami. The Magic City is more about pork than produce. But with the (free!)PlantEaters app, vegans and vegetarians can find meat-free options at restaurants of all kinds, from juice bars to steak houses. This makes eating out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Love & Vegetables To Host Vegan Dinner With Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche

    Love & Vegetables' vegan dinners are back for the upcoming season. But changes abound for the pay-what-you-can café hosted by chefs Keith Kalmanowicz and Avril Johnnidis. On September 23, the duo will welcome a special co-host: Sam Gorenstein, the chef and owner of My Ceviche. Gorenstein, formerly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Even Adriana Lima Shops the Baking Girl in MiMo

    We're not ones to scour the city looking for the world's greatest cupcakes. We don't even like them. But on a whim, we recently took a different route home from the office and found ourselves at NE 69th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. Most locals know the intersection for the restaurant Uva 69. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Miami Vegan Ultra Athlete to Munch Hummus, Sweet Potatoes During 62-Mile Race in Asia

    Chad Weller, a Miami-based ultra athlete and running coach, has kept to a vegan diet for 18 of his 35 years on earth. He's been an endurance runner for 15 of those, and has competed in more than one hundred races to date, 10 of which were 100-milers. He's got 20 races and two more 100-mile competiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2012

    Rich Roll, Vegan Ultra-Athlete, Recovered from Alcoholism and the Standard American Diet

    One day, Rich Roll, a 41-year-old father of four, was out for what he planned would be a five or six mile run. Maybe it was the plant-based vegan diet he had recently adopted, or some primal, ancestral energy stream he had suddenly tapped into, but on that particular day, Roll didn't want to stop at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Make Raw Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream in Two Minutes

    At one of my recent organic juice parties (if you're not sure what that is, click here), Jordan Wolfe, my friend and compatriot in all things healthy living, arrived toting the ingredients for his famous raw vegan chocolate "ice cream," which he proceeded to whip up in the Vitamix for the mind-blowi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Stop Hating Vegetables in Five Steps

    I have conversations about plant-based diets every single day. Most people I chat with recognize the value of moving to a diet that includes a higher concentration of nutrient-rich plant foods. Many express a desire or even a resolve to eat more fruits and vegetables, and then the discussion moves o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Anthea Ponsetti Now Dessert Chef at the Corner, Late-Night Dessert Is Now Even More Delicious

    Anthea Ponsetti, the owner and cookie maker of Om Nom Nom Cookies, was recently tapped to be the new dessert chef at the Corner.The queen of vegan cookies started about a month ago and now slings cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, and other confections for late-night indulgence at the downtown Miami b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Veganism Safe for Kids, Says Lisa Dorfman, Director of University of Miami's Nutrition Program

    Last week, I reviewed Vegan Is Love, a children's book that explains the reasons behind the choice to go vegan. It contains a page dedicated to the health aspect of the lifestyle, but most of the book is devoted to outlining the ethics of veganism -- how animals are treated on the dairy farm, at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    "Am I a Total Bitch for Thinking Vegan Guys Are Lame?" Dating Without Meat, Part 1

    Since I recently hit the dating scene again, the difficulties the vegan diet can present when navigating eligible singles has been at the forefront of my mind. Sometimes I think it's no big deal. And then I read something like this, a question excerpted from the New York Post's "Ask Ashley" dating c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Veganism Is My Health Insurance

    ​Going to the doctor is hardly an option for me. It hasn't been since I left my last full-time job -- and the health insurance it offered -- about a year and a half ago, when I decided to pursue my writing career.As a freelancer, I'm lucky to enjoy a steady stream of work and a lot of creative fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Oil-Free, Plant-Based Diets: Extreme or Extremely Necessary?

    ​The term "fat-free" rarely brings joy to anyone's heart. But a vegan diet free of extracted oils -- including extra virgin olive oil -- can literally save your heart.The trouble is, as I personally have discovered, it's hard as hell to stick to such a plan.Have you noticed those "no oil added" si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Last Week to Enter the $1,400 Whole Foods Holiday Bake-Off

    Photo by Bryan Ochalla/Wikimedia Commons​If one of your wild food fantasies includes running up and down the aisles of Whole Foods like a crazy person, filling your shopping cart with any and everything your heart -- and stomach -- desire, and doing it without spending your whole paycheck, read on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Tudor House Gives Damn Good Vegan

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.Celebrity chef Geoffrey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Coconut Grove Organic Market is a Vegan Nirvana (Photos)

    All photos by Laine Doss Spinning tunes and serving coconut water at the Coconut Grove Organic Market.​Every Saturday, an empty lot just a few blocks from CocoWalk turns into a tent-city of vendors selling everything a Miamian could want to lead a cleaner (and greener) life. People from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Escopazzo's Expanded Vegan Menu Coming This Month

    Jason Postal​It might seem like some kind of miracle that an Italian restaurant is offering vegan fare. is a miracle that any fine dining restaurant would want to do vegan cuisine. Nevertheless, it's true, South Beach's Escopazzo has a section on its menu entirely dedicated to raw, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    The Art Of Food Folds

    During this week of welcoming Art Basel Miami, let us take a moment to say goodbye to The Art Of Food. The raw food/vegan counter cafe was located in a cooperative vintage clothing and jewelry shop across the street from Midtown Miami's Circuit City (which has problems of its own). Excepting delicio ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2005