For us, plant-based cuisine is hit or miss. Some restaurants innovate and make their vegan menu appeal to all diners, while others are simply happy catering to their niche. Planta falls into the former category: South Beach’s latest vegan restaurant is a feast for carnivores and herbivores alike.
Miami is no stranger to plant-based cuisine. Casual eateries that cater to vegetarians and vegans are a dime a dozen, especially here in South Florida where everyone’s busy working on their beach body. What’s rare, though, is a plant-based place that’s not just grab-and-go or counter service. Enter Plant Miami, a refined operation that successfully fills this particular niche.
It’s been a long time coming, but Soul Tavern is finally open. The Miami Beach meat-free gastropub was set to open in late 2016, but permitting and other city headaches pushed the date back to this summer. Thankfully, diners no longer have to wait for their fix of flavorful vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Variety is the spice of life, and as you’ll quickly see, Soul Tavern’s menu has a lot of it.
This goes without saying, but we eat a lot. And many times, we leave a meal feeling stuffed and tired (and wondering how we’re going to burn the calories). Not so at Manna Life Food, a Downtown Miami plant-based eatery that specializes in food that’s not only good for you but also makes you feel good.
When we first visited NaiYaRa, Chef Piyarat Potha Arreeratn aka Chef Bee had just opened this ode to Asian street fare in Sunset Harbour. A year has passed since then, and Chef Bee has introduced many new dinner items to the menu (and he has plenty more in the works).
Although the menu has changed, the experience hasn’t. These latest additions continue to deliver the value, flavor and satiety that diners have come to expect from the fare at this Miami Beach hotspot.