The Ten Best Healthy Restaurants in Miami
5. Della Bowls
After being named New Times' Best Food Truck in 2016, Della Bowls has continued to attract customers to its home at the Wynwood Yard. Its customized bowls ($9.50) allow you to create your own healthy meal using a base of brown rice, quinoa, or greens and a plant-based protein such as tofu, chickpeas, or tempeh. The secret behind the delicious taste of the bowls lies in the sauces, which add spice and flavor to the dish. The food truck also offers crowd-pleasing desserts, including chocolate and vanilla macaroons ($4) and spicy almond butter cups ($4).
4. Green Gables Café
Cozy and charming, this Coral Gables eatery offers organic food with Latin flair. Signature items include turkey picadillo ($12), turkey vaca frita ($15), and a deconstructed turkey burrito bowl ($13). A side of oven-baked sweet potato fries should be added to any order, along with a cup of freshly made apple juice. It may be difficult to find a table during the restaurant's rush hour (around 12:30 p.m.), but the fresh food is well worth the wait.
Courtesy of Dirt
Chef Nicole Votano offers fast-casual dining in a bright and airy environment at Dirt in South Beach. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, customers can order from Paleo-friendly, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-sensitive menus depending upon dietary restrictions. Dishes change seasonally, but some crowd favorites are almond butter and jam toast ($6) and the nourish bowl ($12), which is made with farro, sprouted chickpeas and lentils, roasted curried cauliflower, and caramelized onions.
Vegan burger with burdock root.
Photo by Paula Echevarria
2. Lilikoi Organic Living
Lilikoi Organic Living is the newest healthful eatery to hit Miami's restaurant scene. Located in SoFi's South Pointe, it offers a relaxing environment to enjoy fresh food and organic ingredients. Head chef Manuel Torterola worked in the Michelin-starred Fat Duck in London, leading him to add a refined touch to his healthful cuisine. The menu includes vegan and vegetarian options, along with a range of hearty entreés using hormone-free meats. The vegan burger ($16) is one of the most popular dishes, but a gluten-free pizza ($15) and veggie nachos ($8) are also crowd pleasers.
Kimchi dumplings at Plant Food + Wine.
Photo by Nicola Haubold
1. Plant Food + Wine
Experience the culinary mastery of Matthew Kenney at his new vegan eatery in the Sacred Space Miami. Using seasonal and local produce, the vibrant menu caters to modern, health-conscious customers who wants to eat clean without sacrificing a quality experience. Signature items include kimchee dumplings with ginger foam ($14), heirloom grains with mustard-sesame dressing ($17), and a raw zucchini lasagna ($21). Cocktails based using seasonal ingredients, along with nonalcoholic fruit spritzers, are available to enjoy on the swanky patio.
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