Miami is well-known for being a destination for those wanting to escape cold weather, lounge by the beach, and enjoy a warm, 79-degree average water temperature. Miami is also infamous for its nightlife and events. You can see a lot more of Miami if you venture outside of the touristy Collins Avenue and head to places like Key Biscayne, Little Havana, and the Design District. There is also 35 miles of coastline awaiting you just beyond the city! Miami’s Cuban and Haitian influences are its unique signature. Both food-wise and culturally, Miami stands out from any other city in the United States. As a world-class destination for art, architecture, and food, Miami is a place to add to your travel list!
Miami is also a great place for vegans and vegetarians. The vegan scene in Miami has grown in recent years, and now there are more vegan options than ever. Most restaurants in Miami offer vegan options, especially on South Beach where you can find healthy, light bites. Miami’s artistically vibrant Wynwood neighborhood is also a haven for vegans due to the abundance of vegan-only and vegan-friendly cafes and grab-and-go restaurants. As a vegan, you have endless options in Miami. Take a look at our guide for the best vegan restaurants in Miami and begin your exploration. Enjoy!
Manna Life Food
Located in Downtown Miami, Manna Life Food is a welcome alternative to the franchise restaurants in the area. Manna Life Food is a casual vegan spot serving healthy food that is also gluten-free. If you’re stopping in for a quick bite, order a protein smoothie or a topping-filled açaí bowl. Manna’s famous dish is the Superfood Arepa, a traditional Latin American staple, made vegan with organic yellow corn, coconut oil, flax seeds, and chia. Our favorite arepa is the veggies & pesto made with cashew cream cheese and basil pesto.
Planta Queen is the prime destination for vegan fine dining in the Miami area. Located just outside of Miami in Coconut Grove, Planta Queen is the creation of Steven Salm and co-founder, Executive Chef David Lee who aimed to grow the presence of plant-based dining. Since 2016, the Planta brand has grown and expanded to multiple cities across the United States. Planta Queen is Planta’s Asian-forward restaurant with an upscale yet approachable atmosphere. We would love to recommend everything on the menu, but we will contain ourselves to suggest just a few items! Start off with the famous Bang Bang Broccoli, broccoli roasted to crispy, glazed perfection with sweet chili and peanut sauce. We also recommend the ahi watermelon nigiri, the avocado lime tartare made with beetroot tuna, and the truffle fried rice topped with shaved black truffle.
Vegan Planet, in Wynwood, is a bright and airy restaurant serving vegan Italian classics. It’s ideal if you tend to crave traditional pizzas and pasta. Here, you can have favorites like carbonara, Margherita pizza, and linguine bolognese- without the heavy cream and meat. At Vegan Planet, our favorites are the vegan focaccia with roasted eggplant and the fragrant pesto linguine. Stay for dessert and try the vegan panna cotta and tiramisu. You won’t regret it!
The Cocinita Miami
Cuisine: Mexican, Burgers, Mediterranean
The Cocinita Miami is a casual spot in Downtown Miami with a diverse menu fitting for any type of eater. At The Cocinita, you can find Mexican, American, and Mediterranean cuisine in a comfortable setting that is best fit for pickup orders. We suggest the Mr. Mitrano Burger, a pea protein patty with dairy-free cheese, portobello mushrooms, coleslaw, chimichurri, and avocado. The burger is huge and filling and provides you with 25 grams of protein. We can’t let you forget to order the gluten-free protein cheesecake for dessert.
Cuisine: Health food, Smoothies
If you’re still in the Downtown Miami area, check out Natura Eatery. The ambiance is relaxed and earthy, and perfectly compliments the organic menu. You can find smoothies, açaí bowls, and fresh juices for any time of diet, as well as an all-day breakfast menu complete with waffles and toasts. For lunch and dinner, Natura Eatery serves wraps, bowls, and cauliflower crust pizzas. We suggest the mixed berry and almond butter toast, the keto dragon fruit smoothie, and the chia watermelon juice.
The Vegan Marie
Cuisine: Health food
The Vegan Marie is a casual, takeaway spot in Buena Vista for quick vegan bites. Most of the menu is filled with healthy juices, teas, and smoothies. The most popular items on the menu are salads made with buckwheat protein balls, rice, and avocado. We suggest trying one of their salads paired with the spelt spaghetti. The Vegan Marie also has a shop that sells handmade vegan products like soap and jewelry. Stop in for a takeaway order and pick up a couple of fresh juices like tamarind juice and guava juice.
Full Bloom Vegan
Cuisine: Asian, American, Italian
Located right on Miami Beach, Full Bloom Vegan serves gourmet vegan dishes for vegan eaters craving any type of cuisine. All items on the menu at Full Bloom are 100% vegan and kosher. The diverse menu is reflected in the choices from teriyaki skewers and mushroom and black bean empanadas to cauliflower wings and Caesar salad. The entree menu is just as eclectic.
Be prepared to want to order everything on the menu. We highly suggest ordering family style and sharing multiple dishes to fully experience the flavors at Full Bloom Vegan.
Cuisine: Deli, Market
The Plantisserie is an entirely plant-based restaurant and market that prides itself on providing organic, healthy food options for the vegan community. All of the ingredients at The Plantisserie are free of harmful additives, pesticides, colorants, and preservatives. Here, you can be assured that the food you are served is clean and natural. Plantisserie serves hearty meals from lentil meatballs with puttanesca sauce to a rainbow quinoa and Persian tofu rice bowl. We recommend the mini quiche made with squash, corn, onions, and vegan mozzarella.
Alyssa is a Chicago-based writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media & Cinema Studies from DePaul University. She leads a vegan lifestyle and when she isn't exploring the latest vegan restaurants in her city, she enjoys film, traveling, and learning new languages.