Miami Spice

Miami Spice 2017: The Ten Best Restaurants for Vegans and Vegetarians

Stonefruit ceviche.
Stonefruit ceviche. Courtesy of the Sacred Space Miami

While Miami Spice is a smorgasbord of multicourse deliciousness, it's also big on meat, dairy, and eggs. Veg eaters can feel left out, to say the least. Luckily, among the hundreds of participating restaurants there are plenty of options for herbivores  — so they can indulge along with every other Miamian.

Many of the selections below are vegetarian but can be made vegan upon request. Be sure to ask your server in advance; some spots recommend vegans order off the regular menu. Prices for Miami Spice run $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner.

With that in mind, here are ten delicious spots to eat your veggies during Miami Spice.
click to enlarge Zucchini noodles. - COURTESY OF PLNTHOUSE
Zucchini noodles.
Courtesy of Plnthouse
1. Plnthouse. This chic poolside eatery is offering all-vegan Miami Spice options during lunchtime. Menu choices include spicy citrus kale with sprouts, orange supreme, candied almonds, red peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and togarashi vinaigrette; a Bahn Mi wrap with ginger roasted eggplant, lentil pate, smoked jalapeño cream, carrots, radish, and collards; and blueberry cheesecake with lemon curd, and almond thyme crumble. 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-1000; matthewkenneycuisine.com. Miami Spice is offered for lunch daily.
click to enlarge Plant's Asian bowl. - COURTESY OF THE SACRED SPACE
Plant's Asian bowl.
Courtesy of the Sacred Space
2. Plant Food + Wine. This upscale Wynwood eatery is offering an all-vegan Spice menu for lunch and dinner. Food selections include the tartare with papaya, avocado, capers, Dijon mustard, cashew tzatziki, and almond cracker; cacio e pepe with kelp noodles, peppery greens, green olive pureé, and sundried tomatoes; and papaya cheesecake with cashew maple crust, papaya confit, and lemon thyme. 105 NE 24th St., Miami; 305-814-5365; thesacredspacemiami.com. Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner Sunday through Thursday.
click to enlarge Eggplant medallion. - COURTESY OF SOUL TAVERN
Eggplant medallion.
Courtesy of Soul Tavern
3. Soul Tavern. This is the first year for the newly opened vegetarian gastropub, so now's your chance to sample its menu via Miami Spice. Options vary for lunch and dinner but include the likes of jack fruit gyoza with brown rice vinegar-shoyu; a yami konyaku roll with devil’s tongue, salted plum, caramelized onion, spinach, tempeh and miso enoki; and an eggplant medallion with potato, chayote, ratatouille, mac-nut alfredo, and herb salad. All items can be made vegan. 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-925-0799; soultavern.com. Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Thursday and dinner Sunday through Thursday.
click to enlarge Stuffed Swiss chard. - COURTESY OF MICHAEL'S GENUINE
Stuffed Swiss chard.
Courtesy of Michael's Genuine
4. Michael's Genuine Food & Drink. The menu at this classic, fresh-fared eatery changes weekly but always offers one veg option per course. This week's selections include a hummus app with pickled pepper relish and pita; stuffed Swiss chard with tofu and wild rice (both vegan); and chocolate budino spiced donuts (vegetarian). 130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550; michaelsgenuine.com. Miami Spice is offered for lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday.
click to enlarge Veggie plate. - COURTESY OF BLUE COLLAR
Veggie plate.
Courtesy of Blue Collar
5. Blue Collar. This casual, popular spot in MiMo is serving up a veg-friendly menu for Spice including caesar salad, its famous veggie plate, and bread pudding. The Spice menu is available for lunch and dinner daily excluding lunch on Saturday and Sunday. 6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-756-0366; bluecollarmiami.com. Miami Spice is offered for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly.
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Hannah Sentenac covers veg food, drink, pop culture, travel, and animal advocacy issues. She is also editor-in-chief of LatestVeganNews.com.
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