Going meatless isn’t for Mondays any more than Tuesdays are the days reserved for eating tacos in Miami (honestly, that’s every day). Plant-based food, the kind you’ll find at the best vegan restaurants in Miami, is having a moment and the options for delicious veggie fare in the city are so boundless that you might consider ditching meat altogether. Even pescatarians and regulars of Miami’s sushi restaurants who think they’ll have a hard time swinging an all-plant menu will find tasty dupes made from ingredients sowed and grown, not fished.
Best vegan restaurants in Miami
Like an expensive steakhouse to carnivores, Plant Miami is an upscale alternative for raw vegans in search of an upscale dining experience. Instead of dry-aged cuts of beef, you’re getting organic ingredients that have been dehydrated and manipulated into beautiful, delicious masterpieces. The harvest dumplings—pillowy pockets stuffed with sweet potato and kimchi—and the live lasagna are two of the most attractive dishes on the menu. Equal attention is paid to the cocktail menu, which features a selection of refreshing, spirit-forward creations.
Juices, smoothies, bowls, salads, coffee drinks—the plant-based menu at Manna is nothing if not extensive. Can’t seem to zero in on something you like? Owner Sabra Seligman or one of her clean-eating gurus will happily guide you in the direction of something healthy, hearty and unquestionably satisfying, such as one of their signature superfood arepas that are packed with nutrients and topped with avocado, nut cheese and other wholesome ingredients.
Tucked away in a corner of west Wynwood, Love Life is worth the trip to the less-trafficked area of the artsy neighborhood. Everything served here is vegan and packed with nutrients, like the spirulina arepa with black beans or the chewy pizzas topped with nut cheese, which are healthy and nutritious but whose umami flavors fool you into thinking otherwise.
If there was ever a restaurant to convince us we could make it as vegans, it’s Planta. Gluttonous pleasures like cheesy nachos, creamy pasta and truffle pizza are all on tap here and, despite their dairy-, meat- and gluten-free designation, taste better than the “real” thing. Hard-pressed to give up your weekly sushi habit? Try Planta’s veggie rolls—you won’t be disappointed.
Pick your base, your protein and your sauce and let the experts behind the line at Della handle the rest. What comes out is consistently well-made vegan bowls doused in addictive homemade sauces spiced with ingredients grown right on the premises. The concept is simple but the flavors of these nutrient-dense dishes exceed anything you’ll get from a walk-up or drive-through window.
Vegan food shouldn’t come at the expense of mood and ambiance, and Full Bloom makes sure of that. Located at the water’s edge and boasting a sleek, contemporary dining room, the Miami Beach restaurant features a menu of Latin-inspired, plant-based dishes like a delightful chimichurri tempeh and Peruvian causa.
It might look like a modern, dressed-up version of Chipotle or other fast-casual joints but GLAM is more than a quick, cheap plate to eat. You’ll find vegan starters like watermelon ceviche and an elaborate cheese platter, plus burgers, flatbreads and pasta done up to sit-down restaurant standards at nearly fast-food prices.
As low-key as it gets at the posh 1 Hotel, the property’s fast-casual restaurant is a chill spot to grab a salad, a bowl of zoodles or a rice-paper veggie wrap. It’s the kind of light, flavorful fare that pairs well with a day by the pool, which you’ll find just around the bend from the trendy vegan eatery.
When you can’t shake the cravings for wine and cheese and all things French and decadent, this quaint vegan restaurant helps curb them. Eden in Eden serves healthy Gallic staples like gluten-free crepes and quiche sans dairy or eggs, plus an assortment of trés delicious desserts.
This vegan food joint satisfies your craving for barbecue ribs and pulled pork just like Abuela used to make. Throw in a side of rice and you’ll hardly miss the meat in your favorite Caribbean dishes. In the mood for something lighter? Try one of Hakin’s signature juices, available plain or boosted with superfoods.
With locations around town and prices that hover just above $10, Choices has led the charge in making vegan food accessible. The menu is basic, filled with typical lunch-y items like sandwiches, salads and burgers (hold the meat, please), plus smoothies and acai bowls for a sweet treat.