By: Dr. Francesca Vazquez
Miami is quickly becoming one of the top health-conscious cities in the United States, with fitness studios and plant-based restaurants popping up in every corner. It's no longer that city that became famous for it's nightlife, crowded beaches and shopping (although that is still something you can find!). With its year round warm weather, mindful festivals, yearly Seed Food & Wine Festival, free yoga on the beach, and vegan food trucks, it's so much more than what it once was!
When it comes to weekday lunch breaks, staying healthy can get tricky! We can sometimes find ourselves short of ideas and, due to lack of time, end up choosing less than ideal options! We're sharing our healthy go-to's below (all of which can be easily delivered to your office if needed!)
Here are our top 8, quick and healthy lunch spots in town:
1. Della Bowls (Wynwood)
Della Bowls is a full-blown food truck, with picnic tables delicately curated with flowers and lanterns. This is a perfect spot for a quick bite, especially now that the weather is finally cool enough to sit outdoors! You can create your own bowl, with options including black beans, cashew cheese, sweet potatoes, mixed greens, avocado, lentils, and pumpkin seeds! They are located inside Wynwood Yard at 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127.
2. Dr. Smood (Wynwood, South Miami, Brickell, Sunset Harbour, Aventura)
Dr. Smood is the epitome of a healthy eating lunch spot, with lounge chairs, sofas, café tables, and cozy lighting. Their menu lets you choose a meal based on what you want to promote within your body, such as beauty, detox, health, energy, immunity, and power (simplifying your way toward a balanced meal!). Make sure to try their avocado toast! They have locations all over the city, including Wynwood, South Miami, Brickell, Sunset Harbour and Aventura. Find them at any of their locations below:
Wynwood: 2230 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
South Miami: 5801 Sunset Dr, South Miami, FL 33143
Brickell: 701 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Sunset Harbour: 1800 Bay Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Aventura: 19501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33180
3. Love Life Café (Wynwood)
Love Life Café is located inside Love Life Wellness Center. Their owners, Veronica Menin and Diego Tosoni, are welcoming and passionate about promoting healthy living and plant-based diets. Their menu is inspiring and the ingredients they use are top of the line, only organic and plant-based! But don't expect to just have a salad for lunch. Their menu includes everything from salads to vegan pizza, tacos and an award winning plant-based burger. You'll be sure to visit again (for the food or the fitness classes) once you walk through their doors. Find them at 584 NW 27th Ave Miami, FL 33127.
4. Dirt (Sunset Harbour, South Beach, Brickell)
Dirt has various locations in Miami, including South Beach and Brickell. They're a farm to counter and wellness bar and we love it! They're fast and casual, making it an ideal lunch spot or afternoon juice spot! They have options for everyone, including a grass-fed steak sandwich, vegan bowls, and chocolate desserts! You'll always get the freshest ingredients and the vibes won't disappoint! Find them at any of these locations:
Sunset Harbour:1834 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
South Beach: 232 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Brickell: 900 S Miami Ave Suite 125, Miami, FL 33130
5. My Ceviche (Midtown & Brickell)
My Ceviche has a spot in the Shops at Midtown and Brickell. Their staff is always friendly and offer many vegetarian and vegan options. They have Poke Bowls (highly recommended), tacos, salads, and burrito bowls, all of which you can design the way you like. Feel free to order a side of Sweet Potatoes and avocado to complete your meal! You can find one at 3252 NE 1st Ave #117, Miami, FL 33127 and 1250 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130.
6. Ten Fruits (Downtown)
Craving an acai bowl? This spot serves the best smoothie and acai bowls in town! You can order to go and walk to Bayfront park to enjoy or stay in their bright and airy interiors! Find them at: 143 NE 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33132.
7. The Lunchbox (Wynwood)
This spot is tucked away in Wynwood, a few blocks away from the tourist filled Wynwood Walls. It has parking and offers a chill spot for your weekday lunch breaks! You'll be surprised to find uniques meal options and a wide array of choices, all rooted in providing sustainable food options! Find them at: 78 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127.
8. LiliKoi (South Beach)
Beautiful café on South of Fifth neighborhood. Just two blocks from the beach and around the corner of South Point Park, is an organic restaurant with tasteful decor and unique touches. Their menu can vary depending on the season and they tend to give dishes a twist, such as serving a smoothie bowl inside half a papaya! You'll want to grab lunch, coffee and stay a while. Find them at 500 South Pointe Dr #180, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
Photo Source: My New Roots