Welcome to Meatless Miami

Dear readers, Meatless Miami is proudly hosted by Choices Cafe. But don't be a stranger to the founders of Meatless Miami at Sweat Records...swing by and see them now and then for a vegan latte!


Visa O1

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Address: 1680 Michigan Ave, Suite #101, Miami Beach, 33139

Hours: 9am-11pm

Phone number: 305-397-8189

Website: www.visao1.com

*Not yet personally reviewed by meatless miami


Are they: a) pure vegan, b) pure vegetarian c) omnivorous (mixed meat/veg)
C. Omnivorous

How veggie-friendly are they? (ie do they have soy milk, anything gluten-free, etc.)
Vegan cheese, eggplant, spinach, roasted peppers, yes they use gluten-free ingredients

What is the seating arrangement/atmosphere?
calm peaceful, a hidden gem


Menu layout (appetizers, entrees, salads, etc.):
 Vegan Pizza, along with Traditional Pizzas,  Salads, etc.


How much is the average meal (without drinks)?
$10-20

What blew your mind?
 The extraordinary pizza called Piero. (mozzarella cheese, spicy salame calabrese speck, truffle oil.)

What was not-so-good?
I've tried 3 different pizza's from this place already and they were all fabulous.

Please rate it overall between 1 and 4 stars:
4 stars

Other observations (ie same fryer used for meat/non-meat, do they deliver, etc):


deliver/pick up/takeout

Sweet Love Pastry

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Address: 6678  Stirling rd Hollywood Fl, 33024

Hours: Monday - Friday  9:00-6:00 pm 

           Saturday  Sunday  10:00-4:00 pm

Phone number: (954) 322 8291

Website: www.sweetlovepastries.com

*Not yet personally reviewed by meatless miami

Are they: a) pure vegan, b) pure vegetarian c) omnivorous (mixed meat/veg)
All products available vegan. Some vegetarian which contain eggs, no dairy.

How veggie-friendly are they? (ie do they have soy milk, anything gluten-free, etc.)
All products are dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, kosher. Some products are vegan and the ones that may contain eggs are available to be made egg-free.

What is the seating arrangement/atmosphere?
Pick-up or delivery only

Menu layout (appetizers, entrees, salads, etc.):

How much is the average meal (without drinks)?
it could range from 2.95-15.95

What blew your mind?
All baked goods taste like or better than non-vegan products and samples are available.

What was not-so-good?
No seating available

Please rate it overall between 1 and 4 stars:
3

Other observations (ie same fryer used for meat/non-meat, do they deliver, etc):
All products are baked on site and it is an open kitchen so you may see our cleanliness and dedication that the products are baked with. No fried goods or gmo ingredients are used for the products. 

Mellow Mushroom


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Address: 5701 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143

Hours: Sun – Tue: 11am-12am, Wed – Sat: 11am-2am

Phone number: 305.667.3274

Website: www.mellowmushroom.com/store/south-miami

There's a new vegan pizza on the scene...and you can find it at Mellow Mushroom in South Miami. This omnivorous pizza joint offers a vegan menu featuring pizzas, hoagies and munchies. Mellow Mushroom uses soyfree Daiya cheese. Any pizza can be made gluten-free and there are also gluten-free craft beer options available. In addition to the full pizza menu, they offer salads, hoagies, desserts, beers, wine and cocktails.

So what's the vibe? Think Modern-Bohemian with an underwater flair – Mellow Mushroom South Miami encompasses the quirky hippie vibe found in all of its locations with a modern Miami twist. And its enormous ----> 250 seating capacity!

The average meal will cost you about $20...or more if you plan to drink!

 Note: All vegan/vegetarian meals are prepared separately to avoid cross contamination. Catering available.

photo courtesy of Miami New Times


Choices Cafe - Coral Gables

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2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd / Coral Gables / 786.600.1975

Vegetarian Friendly: 100%
Vegan Friendly: 100%

Choices Cafe is at it again. This mission-driven company just won't stop. Their newest location in Coral Gables has the expansive menu you've come to know and love, plus a few little surprises: soft serve ice cream (yep it's 100% vegan), organic agave-sweetened fountain soda (think flavors like strawberry rhubarb and watermelon cream), house-made sweet potato fries (baked, not fried), and some juicy vegan burgers topped with the amazing Ciao Cheese by Field Roast.

The pancake brunch is still served every weekend until 3pm (and until 11:30am weekdays), and now you can enjoy it with your furry friends too! The newest space boasts a large, covered patio in addition to the bright and airy indoor seating space. 


Choices Cafe prides itself on using high-quality, organic ingredients - and they are home-made whenever possible. They make homemade cashew cheeze for all of their signature dishes, and they even make home-made gluten wraps now too! Additionally, many of their home-made desserts are not only gluten free, but they also have some hidden healthy ingredients: black beans and beets in the brownies? apples and flax meal in the cookies? Yes please.








website: Choices Cafe Coral Gables


Hours: 8am - 9pm Mon - Fri
           9am - 9pm Sat
           9am - 8pm Sun
Plenty of street parking available (metered) and there's also a large metered parking lot in the back.




Choices Cafe - Upper East Side

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646 NE 79th St / Miami / 786.803.8352

Vegetarian Friendly: 100%
Vegan Friendly: 100%

Would it be easier to convince your non-veg friends to join you for a plant-powered dinner if didn't look and feel like your 'typical' vegan joint, and they could pair it with some libations? Enter - Choices Cafe Upper East Side. This Choices concept features the full menu you have come to know and love, plus a few more 'choices'. At this sleek space they also serve 100% organic and vegan beer, wine and sake. That's right, not all beer and wine is vegan, as it is often processed with fish-bladder and other animal products. But at Choices you can rest assured that your drink is free of pesticides and 'other' things. Choices UES also has a new and improved bakery selection - all made in house and all gluten free. Some highlights include pumpkin cheesecake, raw date balls and gooey-good gluten free brownies.

With free wifi, a shaded patio, pancake brunch, and vegan spirits, this place is hopping' on the weekends.  And be sure to follow them on FB, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know of their events (which are usually FREE!), such as wine tastings, cooking classes, educational speakers and more!

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Sweet Sundays Baking Co.

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305.749.5458
Vegetarian-friendly: 100%

Vegan-friendly: 100%

Sweet-lovers...there's a new game in town!  Sweet Earth Cakes (which operates from a bakery in Miami but doesn't currently have an actual store front) is now open and serving up 100% vegan, gluten-free desserts with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Some stand-outs include brownie cakes, chocolate chip cookies, cocoa-nut cookies and plantain-nut muffins. The price is right at $2.50–$3.00 per piece (minimum order 4 count).

Baked goods are made fresh to order, and they deliver! Please allow up to 24 hours to accommodate orders/delivery. 



You can also find these sweet treats at The Honey Tree in the MIMO area, Kaplan Chiropractic on South Beach or The SER Institute in Coral Gables.

sweetsundaysbaking.com

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Choices Kitchen

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711 NW 27th Ave. / Miami / 786.953.6053



Vegetarian-friendly: 100%
Vegan-friendly: 100%

8/14 - UPDATE: FULL Choices Cafe menu is now being offered, in addition to the 'daily plate'!

OK, so maybe we're a bit biased, but this place is the bomb dot com. 100% plant-based? check.  Sustainable practices such as composting food waste and a bag-share program? check.  Gluten-free goodies and raw treats too? check. Organic marketplace to get your shop on after you enjoy your meal? check.

Choices Kitchen is the offspring of Choices Cafe. Here, the daily plate (which is a steal at $12) includes an entree, a salad, a cup of soup and unlimited organic iced tea. The venue is spacious and open - much unlike the flagship Brickell location which could be a BIT crowded at times. The plate of the day is posted on their website, and includes anything from comfort foods such as mac n' cheeze or tacos, to raw delights of pesto zucchini noodles and walnut pate. After your done eating, browse the organic marketplace showcasing rare finds such as organic, gluten free cereals to soy-free 'soy sauce'. And don't forget to bring your own bag, or take one from the 'give a bag - take a bag' bucket next to the cash register! 
  

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-Review by Lori