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Celebrate World Vegan Day at These South Florida Dining Destinations

In honor of World Vegan Day, celebrated on November 1st, we encourage everyone to embrace a plant-based lifestyle, promoting compassion for animals and sustainable choices for a healthier planet. Here are some great dining destinations for you to enjoy:

SoBe Vegan is a trendy, casual vegan restaurant with locations in Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale offering a modern twist on traditional American cuisine. This World Vegan Day, vegans and non-vegans alike are able to relish in plant-based goodness with a chef-driven, all-natural menu. Impassioned by causes that are important for future generations, SoBe Vegan has set out on a mission to promote clean eating by providing delicious vegan food made with the freshest ingredients.

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MILA Omakase launched one of Miami’s first fine-dining vegan omakase experiences. Helmed by chefs Michael Michaelidis and Reji Yoshizawa, the culinary journey takes a traditional, Japanese practice and amplifies it by utilizing the most refined ingredients combined with MILA’s Mediterranean influences. Available on the last Wednesdays of every month and revolving around Japan's 72 micro-seasons, the intimate 15-course, 10-seat vegan omakase journey invites guests to relish the season's freshest flavors with a Japanese-Mediterranean twist. The menu includes dishes such as Gyozas, stuffed with shiitake mushroom, drizzled with black garlic ponzu; Watermelon Nigiri, garnished with shiso and yuzu salt; and Maitake Mushrooms, made with mushroom jus, winter truffles, pickled hon shimeji mushrooms, and shiitake puree. The experience concludes with vegan desserts like the Amazake Sorbet, made with local Ichigo and strawberry consommé.

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Pure Green at The Goodtime Hotel, open 7AM - 9PM daily

New to The Goodtime Hotel, Pure Green is one of the nation's leading cold-pressed juice and smoothie bar franchise chains. The hotel, known for its exquisitely curated spaces and commitment to offering guests a truly memorable experience, is a natural fit for the brand's health-focused menu. This new addition serves fresh, healthy, and delicious juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and more to the hotel guests and the South Beach community alike.

Menu: Pure Green provides high-performance products designed with taste and nutrition in mind featuring a menu that includes handcrafted and made-to-order superfood smoothies, acai bowls, and cold-pressed juice. Signature menu items include the creamy Banana Nut Smoothie, the antioxidant-rich Mixed Berry Acai Bowl, and the refreshing Pure Greens with Apple, Lemon, and Ginger cold-pressed juice. Diners can also enjoy a variety of steel-cut oatmeal signature bowls, superfood sprouted grain toasts topped with a variety of different nut butters, fruits, or an avocado smash.

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Hutong brings a fresh take on Chinese cuisine with its fiery Northern Chinese dishes, served in a chic space inspired by the vibrant Miami art scene combined with traditional Chinese design elements. As one of the most vegan (and vegetarian)-friendly restaurants in Brickell, Hutong offers a wide range of options including one of its most notable dishes - Dim Sum. In addition to Hutong's Mushroom and Spinach Dumplings and its famous Truffle Mushroom Bao, diners can enjoy three different notable and hearty tofu dishes made vegan - Mapo Tofu with garlic and dried and fresh chilies; Jade Tofu with green pepper and oyster sauce; and Spiced Golden Tofu with chili breadcrumbs, garlic, and scallion. Additional dishes to enjoy include: Ginger Kai-Lan (Chinese Broccoli) in ginger; Hot and Sour Vegetable Soup; Spring Rolls filled with seasonal vegetables; Chilled Green Asparagus with roasted white sesame; Jade Hearts in Sichuan peppercorn essence; Wasabi Okra in a honey, soy and wasabi dressing; Yu Xiang Crispy Eggplant; Fried Rice with finely diced pickled vegetables; and Wok-Tossed Fried Noodles with vegetables.

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The renowned Miami clubstaurant offers a variety of decadent dishes that make you wonder if it's really vegan! Indulge in their fresh Guacamole and tortilla chips, and try their Wong-Tong Tacos made with sauteéd squash, as a replacement for tuna, shrimp, or salmon. The Aguachilé de Atun, a popular dish at Mayami, uses roasted tomatoes to mimic the taste and texture of raw ahi tuna. A fun fact about Mayami, although it's not considered a vegan restaurant, 60% of the menu can be "veganizable," allowing for anyone to enjoy Mayami's unique cuisine. Mayami is an all-in-one nightlife experience featuring amazing food, music, and entertainment! The 10,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and lounge transports guests to ancient Mayan Civilization, serving elevated cuisine, uniquely crafted cocktails, and a late-night party atmosphere with aerialists and fire dancers.

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Wynwood’s authentic Mexican restaurant, Bakan, offers delicious vegan dishes including the Tacos de Verduras con Mole Verde (veggie tacos with mole verde and pumpkin seeds), Tacos de Hongos con Rajas Poblanas y Epazote (mushroom tacos with poblano, epazote and guacamole), Tacos Dorados de Papa (crispy tacos filled with potato, green and pasilla chile salsas, lettuce and onions) and more.

Photo Credit: Bakan

Osaka Nikkei, Brickell’s multi-sensory Nikkei hot spot, has launched a Bejitarian (Vegetarian) menu full of veggie-forward dishes including some vegan options! Now, vegetarian and vegan foodies can indulge in the millenary precision of Japanese techniques with the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the full Osaka experience with this dedicated menu. Vegan options include the Kinoko Ceviche, Yasai Usuzukuri, Brocollini Huacatay, Shishito Brasa, and Veggie Meshi.

Photo credit: Osaka Miami

Located in the heart of Coconut Grove, KoKo offers authentic Mexican cuisine in a vibrant setting inspired by pre-Hispanic Mexico. Vegan options include the Coliflor Tatemada en Mole de Pistache (charred cauliflower on the grill with green pistachio mole, pistachios, and almond crumble), and the Bowl Vegano (vegan bowl made with jasmine rice, veggies, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, roasted cauliflower, tortillas).

Photo credit: KoKo

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of each featured venue on this story.


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