9 Standout Vegetarian and Vegan Miami Spice Menus
Miami Spice participants this year have cultivated flavorful vegetarian and vegan-friendly menus that all can enjoy without sacrificing taste. Here’s a list of the best vegetarian and vegan menus offered on this year’s Miami Spice listed in geographical order from north to south.
1. Tur Kitchen
259 Giralda Ave Coral Gables, FL 33134 (786) 483-8014 The Mediterranean newcomer in Coral Gables is offering a multitude of vegetarian options for all three courses of its Miami Spice menu. Starters include beets and asparagus salad or the piquillo spread with chickpea, pomegranate, sumac, and flat bread. For the main course there are options like gnocchi with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese as well as a cauliflower “steak” with tabouleh and mint. And for dessert opt for the chocolate souffle with berries.
2. Estiatorio Ornos a Michael Mina Restaurant
19565 Biscayne Blvd Ste 946 Aventura, FL 33180 (786) 697-1681 This South Beach Greek serves a variety of meat-free items on its Miami Spice. The lunch and dinner Spice menus feature a Greek salad and a wild mushroom moussaka with eggplant, potato, and Greek bechamel. Also available are the spanakopita with feta, spinach, and chervil during lunch and the Ornos chips (lightly fried zucchini and tzatziki) for dinner. Dessert options are baklava, rice pudding, and ravani (sweet semolina cake with citrus zest and vanilla ice cream).
3. The Strand at Carillon Miami
6801 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33141 (305) 514-7474
Enjoy a meatless lunch with a side of ocean views at The Strand. Begin with the crispy artichokes or quinoa Cobb salad with mojo tofu, then move on to the better burger made with a meat-free burger patty, vegan cheese, eggplant “bacon,” and black garlic aioli, or opt for the quinoa paella with seasonal veggies and Beyond sausage. Dessert options include blood orange flan, coconut and cardamon panna cotta, or chef’s selection of sugar free or low sugar gelatos.
4041 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140 (305) 424-1234 For Ambersweet’s Miami Spice menus vegetarians can dine on burrata with peach to start, followed by a calamarata pasta with heirloom squash and tomato. Leave room for dessert with a choice of chocolate hazelnut mousse or roasted stone fruit with lemon ginger sorbet.
5. Donna Mare Trattoria
3921 Collins Ave Miami, FL 33140 (305) 673-6273 This Italian trattoria serves an ample menu that will appease anyone looking to to eat meat-free. The menu consists of caprese salad followed by a ricotta and spinach ravioli with butter, sage, mushroom, and cherry tomato, and a tiramisu for dessert.
6. Villa Azur
309 23rd St Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 763-8688 At Villa Azur guests can start their vegetarian friendly meal with a roasted beets salad made with apricots, cucumber, citrus labneh, basil salsa verde, spinach, and olive oil. Continue on to a ricotta ravioli with butternut squash puree, sage, toasted hazelnuts in a red wine reduction, and then finish the meal a choice of an apple tart or pina colada flan.
7. Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
237 20th St suite b Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 763-8217 Kick off the Miami Spice meal at Sweet Liberty with a raspberry daiquiri welcome cocktail before before dining on an appetizer of shishito peppers with yuzu ponzu dipping sauce or a bibb lettuce salad with gremolata, roasted tomatoes, nicoise olives, and a lemon vinaigrette. The main course is a grilled vegetable platter with portobello mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, chimichurri, and guasacaca. Round out the meal with a Basque cheesecake with stewed blackberries, lime, mezcal, and candied corn flakes.
8. Chotto Matte Miami
1666 Lenox Ave #1664 Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 690-0743 Begin the meal at this Nikkei style restaurant with the vegan lychee ceviche made with leche de tigre, chive oil, sweet potato, Peruvian corn, and cilantro, before continuing on to the vegetable tempura with shishito and red peppers, cauliflower, shiitake mushrooms. Finish the meal on a sweet note with a chocolate brownie with mango chili, mango sorbet, mixed berry coulis, or the strawberry garden with sweet crema, white soil, wild strawberry granita, and mixed herbs.
9. Pubbelly Sushi Dadeland
8970 SW 72nd Pl Miami, FL 33156 (786) 369-5472 Pubbelly’s Miami Spice bento box lunch special is perfect for those going meat-free. Patrons can choose three of the following options: shitake bao, Japanese eggplant, crispy avocado roll, wakamole or tomato ceviche. Dessert choices are seasonal flavor mochi, or a coconut soft serve.