Vegetarian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Burgers and Shakes: Try the Veggie Burger and Sweet Potato Fries

    In honor of Meatless Monday, the ultimate in veggie junk food comes from Burgers and Shakes in North Beach. If you want a meat-free transition from your grilled burgers over the holiday weekend, go for the veggie alternative. If you're thinking a veggie burger has to be a dry, cardboard-like puck, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Try the Vegan Lunch Special at Green Gables Cafe

    They say vegans are lousy hunters, but sometimes it takes a predatory instinct to seek out a meatless meal in the 305. Luckily, Coral Gables' Green Gables Café offers a vegan lunch special that differs daily, so you don't have to choke down a PB&J every single day. See also: Miami's Ten Best Vegan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Mash Potatoes in South Miami Caters Good Eats to Locals

    Chef Scott Wise, classically trained in French cuisine at Johnson & Wales and in the French countryside, has taken his skills to the South Miami area for local diners to experience. Initially a catering business, his restaurant, Mash Potatoes, now has a small sit-down area. With an expansive menu, Ă ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Alfred Portale's Advice for Vegetarian Diners: "Call the Restaurant in Advance"

    Considering he's the dude behind Gotham Steak, Chef Alfred Portale's expertise on all things vegetable might surprise more than a few people. But expertise, he has. So much so that he recently released a vegetarian recipe journal, Greenmarket to Gotham, and he's hosting a vegetarian dinner at the ... 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

    December 9, 2013

    City of South Miami Passes Meatless Monday Resolution

    It's not always easy to be meat-free in Miami. Heck, half the city's bread is infused with lard. But thanks to a progressive mayor and a dedicated volunteer, vegetarianism just got a major boost with the City of South Miami's Meatless Monday resolution. In official language, it's "in support of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Yuga Restaurant in Coral Gables Offers Great Vegetarian Fare

    There's no food term more cliched than "hidden gem." I'm over it and so is everyone else. But sometimes, the shoe just fits. And I can't help but put Coral Gables' Yuga in this particular category. It fits the bill all the way around. It's not for lack of press that they've remained so unassuming. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Choices Cafe: Travel Leisure Names Among Best Vegetarian Restaurants

    Miami's not exactly rife with vegetarian options. There aren't nearly enough, well, choices. But there's an exception. Since 2011, Choices Cafe has been providing meatless eats for local herbivores. And now Travel Leisure has recognized its merits. The national magazine has named the Brickell-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Makoto for Miami Spice: Glitzy With Vegetarian Options

    There's no shortage of glamour at Makoto Okuwa's Bal Harbour restaurant. It hits you before you step inside the dimly lit, black and light brown space. You've schlepped yourself clear across town for a chance to taste the Morimoto protégé's fare at a reasonable price. Miami Spice is that oh-so-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Burger King's Spring Turkey Burger: 530 Calories; Veggie Burger: 412

    If you think Burger King is getting light and healthy with its new spring menu, think again. The Miami-based fast-food company has launched a series of lighter-sounding options -- including a revamp of the veggie burger that's been an on-again/off-again part of BK's menu for some time. The menu, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF Unkind to Vegetarians

    If you didn't get to partake in any of the epic adventures that went down this past weekend at the SoBeWFF - we're so sorry. It was everything we could have possibly imagined -- nothing less than the Garden of Eden; Shangri-La; Nirvana. There were copious quantities of cocktails, edible swag, sauced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Martha Stewart Talks SoBeWFF, Love of Florida, and Vegetarian Meals

    For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21. Martha Stewart is the woman who does it all. Just reading her list of accomplishments -- author of 77 books, host of an Emmy-winning television show, and founder of Mart ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
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    July 30, 2012

    Miami's Top Five Veggie Burgers

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at their meatier namesakes, veggie burgers are a mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Carrot Express: Wholesome Food (And a Car Wash?)

    "Eat hummus and get gas" might be an appropriate marketing slogan for Carrot Express, a health food counter located in the Texaco station at Alton Road and 18th Street in South Beach. Or maybe not. Some might misinterpret this as a reference to the gastro-intestinal effects of garbanzo beans, as opp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Pink Slime and Now Mad Cow? Skip the Beef, Opt for a Homemade Veggie Burger Instead

    Emily CodikVeggie Burger from Green Gables CaféOn Tuesday, the USDA confirmed the detection of Mad Cow disease in a California dairy cow. Even though the agency also announced that American beef and milk continue to be safe for consumption, reports have already surfaced of countries like Indonesia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Ben Franklin Practiced Vegetarianism

    For those who shy away from the prospect of going vegan or vegetarian because they think it's too new-fangled, you might find it interesting that in 1722, one of the smartest, most productive, versatile and respected men in our country's history adopted vegetarianism, at a very early age.I read a po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Lady Gaga's Lettuce Dress and Other Pop News That Won't Change Your Life

    Trade you a lettuce gown for that meat dress, Gaga. ​Do you ever wish you could be in two places at once? Better yet, how about 50 places at once? Sometimes we here at Crossfade get really pissed about the fact that we're stuck in our cubicle and not traveling to India to write about vegetariani ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    'No Bull' Vegan Short Ribs from Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin

    Camille LambVegan short ribs & sides from North Miami Beach's Vegetarian Restaurant by Hakin​Welcome to Short Order Show & Tell, where one of us brings a local delicacy to our weekly staff meeting and we all weigh in on its deliciousness.This week, we tried the "No Bull" vegan barbecue sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    5 Napkin Burger: A Preview

    Photo by Riki AltmanHow much cloth would we have to sacrifice?​Could the Original 5 Napkin burger really live up to its name? Short Order had to know. So we stopped by the restaurant on Lincoln Road, named for the aforementioned entree and slated to open Thursday, demanding a bite of the star sele ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
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    January 7, 2011

    Lime Fresh Mexican Grill Joins Meatless Monday Movement

    No meat here on Mondays.​From New York to Los Angeles and Cape Town to Tel Aviv, restaurants have been joining the Meatless Monday movement in encouraging numbers -- Meatless Monday being a modest proposition for carnivores to forgo their carnivorous habits for that one day, and for restaurants t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2011
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    December 6, 2010

    Raaga Cart, A Vegetarian Street Food Alternative

    Paula NiñoJennifer Garcia-Mathews (left) and Frances Llop-Noy (right)​In terms of street food, Art Basel was like the second coming of the Fall for the Arts Festival. Everywhere I turned there were food trucks and carts, some new, some old. One of my discoveries was Raaga Cart at the Miami Indep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    The Greens Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine from the Celebrated Restaurant

    ​I picked up this book shortly after it came out in 1987. The front sleeve boasts that the collection of recipes within "truly represents a revolution in cooking." Big words, but 23 years later they ring true: Cooking with fresh, quality produce has indeed permeated American cooking - and Greens i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Short Order's Comments of the Week, 8/16-8/20

    Courtesy of Wikimedia​We have reached the end of another long week Short Orderers. And we would like to thank you for commenting on our stories. Here's some of the best blather from the past five days. For some reason, the noteworthy comments this week shared a male chauvinism theme. Thanks a ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 23, 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 >>

  • Dining

    October 23, 2008

    Cheap Kosher Eats at Sara's Vegetarian Café

    This North Miami spot is a jack of all foods, ace of none. But at these prices, jacks ain't bad.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Week's Top Food-Related Headlines

    DINING | What McCain and Obama's favorite restaurants say about the candidates Chicago Sun Times "We believe that a candidate's taste in food is a more reliable indicator of character than the carefully strained statements issued in this atmosphere of gotcha and gotcha back." KFC's "Vegetarian San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007

    PETA Likes Dolphin Stadium

    Enter here, vegans As any meat-free Miamian knows, there is a dearth of vegetarian dining options in the Magic City. But according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), there's one area where we excel at being meatless: the ballpark. PETA named Dolphin Stadium (home of the Florida ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 26, 2007

    Vegetarian Valhalla

    On South Beach, something new, something Guru

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Ducks Get Lucky With Puck Gimme a break Wolfgang Puck announced that he is removing foie gras, battery caged eggs, and crated veal and pork from all his menus, and adding vegetarian options throughout his restaurants worldwide. Puck's continually expanding empire encompasses Spago, Postrio, Cut, Chin ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 26, 2006

    Pretty Patties

    Oneburger meets your meatery needs

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Granny Feel Okay

    For local health-food-joints, Granny's fares darn well

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    March 4, 1999
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    December 31, 1998