7 Spots Where ‘Clean Eating’ Doesn’t Feel Like a Chore
Eating healthy is tough. But just because we’re surrounded by a host of temptations doesn’t mean we can’t find a satisfying “clean” meal. Here, our seven favorite healthy restaurants stocked with organic, near-organic and vegan-adjacent items that just so happen to be delicious, too.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that ordering a salad and grain bowl is basic. Look at this beauty. (The café also serves killer avocado spreads and super seed-butter toasts.)
160 NE 40th St., Miami; 786-953-7620 or otlmia.com
If the name threatens to ruin your appetite, the charming atmosphere will win you over immediately. This farm-to-counter fast-casual eatery is replete with fresh and local ingredients whipped into salads, wraps and bowls. Opt for the Glow smoothie—a spinach, mango, agave and coconut water blend topped with shredded coconut and pomegranate seeds. Lucky for our newfound healthy selves, there are numerous locations in Miami Beach and Brickell.
Various locations; dirteatclean.com
This Wynwood eatery is a mecca for beautifully designed plant-based dishes. The best part? The entire menu is gluten-free. (Psst: Make sure to top off your meal with the seasonal fruit cheesecake. Trust us, it’s worth it.)
105 NE 24th St., Miami; 305-814-5365 or thesacredspacemiami.com/plant-miami
Everything about this restaurant is, well, glam. With a menu of globally inspired meat- and dairy-free dishes, this place will leave you feeling great. Buffalo cauliflower bowl? Coming right up. Jackfruit tacos? You betcha. Farro risotto in cashew cream? OK, we’re on our way.
3301 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-864-0590 or glam-vegan.com
There’s a reason this place always has a line out the door: delicious, creatively prepared veggies and proteins that hit the spot. Clean eating is made easy here thanks to tuna Niçoise, braised brisket lettuce wraps and curried chicken breast. (And yes, an occasional glass of Sauv Blanc is totally part of a balanced diet.)
1855 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-8448 or iceboxcafe.com
Vegetarians, this one’s for you: seasonal vegetables, sippable cocktails and a highly Instagrammable environment. If you go, be sure to try the edamame hummus and all-vegan pizza.
1801 West Ave., Miami Beach; 305-925-0799 or soultavern.com
Clean eating or not, we still have to satisfy our sweet tooth every now and then. That’s where Bunnie Cakes comes in. This petite, bright-pink shop has been turning out gluten-free treats since before it was cool. There are dozens of cupcake flavors—like guava, key lime and banana chocolate chip—that could easily go head-to-head with their gluten-packed counterparts and come out on top.
2322 NE Second Ave., Miami; 786-268-9790 or bunniecakes.com