Ten Must-Try Vegan Dishes in Miami

Vegan moussaka at Mina's.
Vegan moussaka at Mina's.
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6. Moussaka at Mina's Mediterraneo 
Traditional moussaka may be heavy on the ground beef, but Mina’s vegan version holds its own without the need for animal ingredients. It features roasted eggplant, red and green peppers, and onions, all layered over potatoes and covered in a spicy tomato sauce ($12). 

Blackbrick's Kung Pao Tofu
Blackbrick's Kung Pao Tofu
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5. Kung pao tofu at Blackbrick
This aesthetically appealing plate, the brainchild of master chef Richard Hales, features firm tofu cooked in a hot wok with garlic, ginger, red chili oil, and other flavorful additions. Blackbrick's chefs add Chinese brown sauce and a few other magical ingredients, top it with Szechuan wok-roasted peanuts, and — voilà — diners can dig into this satisfying, spicy dish ($19). 

Lokal's vegan jambalaya.
Lokal's vegan jambalaya.
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4. Vegan jambalaya at Lokal
Beyond its reputation as a beer-and-burger joint (albeit an exceptional one), this Coconut Grove eatery knows its way around garden-grown ingredients. Lokal's vegan jambalaya is made with local chick'n and chorizo "sausage" (from Atlas Meat-Free Deli in Hollywood), sautéed with a hearty mix of peppers, onions, brown rice, and a homemade Cajun sauce ($15).

The geniroll lentil
The geniroll lentil
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3. The geniroll lentil at Choices Café
For any vegan eater who misses sushi, this nori-wrapped roll is the answer. It features a rainbow of ingredients, including lentil meat, avocado, spinach, cucumber, zucchini, carrots, tomato, cashew cheese, and mamuket — a saucy blend of organic ketchup, organic mustard, and soy-free grapeseed-oil-based vegan mayo ($15).

Eggplant pastrami at Alter.
Eggplant pastrami at Alter.
Photo by Laine Doss.

2. Eggplant pastrami at Alter
This remarkable, plant-based version of a classic dish is a major favorite with Alter fans of every dietary persuasion. Brad Kilgore and team take Japanese eggplant, smoke it with hickory spice, then pair the meaty result with local sous-vide carrots and a lovely carrot squash purée. Just be sure to specify vegan; there's a vegetarian version as well ($21). 

Ten Must-Try Vegan Dishes in Miami (4)

1. Flora pizza at Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen
This dreamy pie features an eclectic mix of butternut squash, kale, almonds, a homemade creamy cashew sauce, and vegan Parmesan — all atop Lemoni's pillowy dough. Vegan pizza is challenging enough to come by, but creative, gourmet vegan pizza? With the Flora, Lemoni wins ($14 for ten-inch, $20 for 16-inch). 


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