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At Sovereign, refreshing cold boba teas are prepared daily, using actual tea leaves. Whether you're partial to tapioca balls, bursting fruity pearls, or flavored jelly, there's no shortage of boba from which to choose. The list of flavors is extensive, including creamy milk varieties like cookies & cream and brown sugar, as well as fruit varieties like mango and kiwi. Customers looking to experiment are welcome to create their own concoctions. Note to Broward dwellers: Sovereign has a location in Plantation and another coming soon to Coral Springs.

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Finding parking in this crowded and popular Sunny Isles shopping plaza is extraordinarily annoying. Still, there's the promise of a literal carrot dangling at the end of that ordeal — that is, fresh, organic carrot juice served in small, large, quart, or half-gallon containers at Miami Juice. Neither the parking, lines, nor wait has dissuaded devout fans of the Miami juice establishment that has been operating for decades. With a wide array of fruit juices (papaya, watermelon, and grapefruit), vegetable juices (carrot, celery, and beet), and smoothies, it's never been easier to hit all your recommended servings of fruit and vegetables each day.

It might not be the biggest market in town or the least expensive, but thanks to Plum Market, we have a grocery store committed to organic produce and sustainability and dedicated to local farmers, makers, and artisans. The "Miles to Market" program is especially eye-opening, informing customers how many miles a product has traveled to get to the store (and it will be less than 350, an average tank of gas). We also love how Plum gives back via food rescue programs and a commitment to compostable and reusable packaging. Simply put: It feels good to shop at a place that does good for the community it serves.

Here is a grocery with the hometown sensibility of a local farmers' market, the convenient inventory of any supermarket chain, and the sumptuous array of handmade pasta, artisanal cheese, and specialty deli meats that justifies the Golden Hog's "gourmet" designation. From Échiré butter from France to Petrossian caviar, this Key Biscayne shop is globally sourced and committed to quelching all epicurean cravings, no matter how obscure. The prepared food section and deli are a sight to behold: shrimp the size of a toddler's head and a diverse deli meat selection of prosciutto, jamón ibérico, and pancetta. Healthy salads and made-to-order sandwiches pair perfectly with a beachside picnic at nearby Crandon Park.

For true lovers of Asian food, a visit to Kimchi Mart can elicit that kid-in-a-candy-store excitement, except with shrimp crackers, Pocky biscuit sticks, and ramen instead of chocolates and lollies. Situated at the end of a strip mall in Palmetto Bay, the market boasts veggies like bean sprouts, baby bok choy, daikon radish, Korean pears, and shishito peppers. The refrigerators are filled with homemade kimchi, nearly two dozen types of frozen dumplings, and sushi-grade tuna. Need a last-minute gift? They sell beautiful assortments of sake and tea sets. In search of 40-pound bags of rice? They've got those, too.

The proof is in the produce. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion Park fills with folks eager to fill their zero-waste canvas totes with a bounty of farm-fresh produce, handcrafted soaps, artisanal dips, and more hyper-local goods before vendors sell out. If outdoor yoga is your thing, be sure to bring a mat because a free community class at 10 a.m. is held here beneath the oak trees, weather permitting.

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