If you're not into meat, butter, or cheese, a Thanksgiving table can be tough to navigate. The Brussels sprouts are cooked in bacon; the mashed potatoes are loaded with butter; the turkey is, well, a turkey.
But for the plant-based eaters, Short Order has dug up some options for yummy, pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals, so you can show up to a feast armed with delicious additions. From raw pies to cupcakes to Gardein "turkey" feasts, Miami offers a whole host of options for the big day. And that's something to be grateful for.
All Whole Foods locales will offer major vegan spreads in the prepared case, though they recommend ordering in advance to avoid counter/crowd madness. They'll be serving the vegan Gardein holiday roast stuffed with wild rice, cranberry, and kale; green beans with shallots; harvest roasted root vegetables; roasted Brussel sprouts; traditional herb stuffing (organic and not organic); cranberry orange relish; roasted vegetable gravy and vegan pumpkin pie.
The menu is available now through Thanksgiving. Customers can pre-order in any quantity from their local store or online via wholefoodsmarket.com.
Miami's favorite vegan bakery has a whole host of vegan desserts for your post-Tofurky sweet treat. Their options include sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, turkey cake, tres leches and Thanksgiving cupcakes.
Thanksgiving Day Vegan Potluck
If you'd rather avoid family drama and hang with fellow herbivores instead, theVeganlicious Miami Meetup is hosting a holiday potluck party. Anyone is welcome (up to 55 people total), but you've gotta bring a vegan dish to share (and ingredients list, to protect allergic folks). And, you have to RSVP via Meetup.
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on Miami Beach, and eating will start around 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, visit Meetup.com.
The juicery extraordinaire is offering four raw, vegan pies for the big day, including raw key lime pie with coconut flakes and chlorella dusting; raw chocolate chickpea cookie dough derby pie with raspberry coulis and sliced fruit; raw pumpkin pie with superberry pumpkin seed crunch and raw coconut carrot pie with pineapple coconut icing.
Each pie is $32, and they're available for order until Monday, November 24. Ordering can be done in-store or via phone. Pick-up will be Wednesday, November 26, at the Jugofresh South Pointe or Coral Gables locations.
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