Don't let a night of partying ruin your diet ever again.
CRATE Plant-Based Kitchen & Bar, a new vegetarian restaurant and lounge that opened in Brickell this month, is where you'll go blow off some steam, binge on cheeseburgers (hold the cheese, please) and organic fries, knock back a turmeric tonic and huddle around velvet couches listening to "Despacito"—the original. You see, CRATE (100 SE 9th St; 786-534-2538, cratemiami.com) comes to us from the co-founder of mega Latin lounges Barú and Tu Candela.
Though considering the restaurant is smack in the center of downtown's financial district, lunch will be a big deal at CRATE. Chef Christopher Baugh, who recently helmed a restaurant in Bali, created an internationally themed menu that runs the gamut from aforementioned burgers and burritos to wings and kale salads. Most everything served is organic and/or plant-based and can be ordered gluten-free or vegan. Dishes run between $5–$17, with desserts, made by in-house pastry chef Sarah Baugh, ranging from $2.50–$7.
CRATE offers a full bar with more than just booze, too. Load up on cold-pressed juices, smoothies, organic tonics (the healthy kind), coffee and other drinks during the day. At night, it's back to margaritas, Long Island iced teas and anything else you desire: the bartender takes requests.
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