Sure, we were once kids who thought vegetables were “yucky.” Well, we've grown up and we’ve honestly can’t get enough of salads topped with pomegranate and mango, and burgers made with lentils and vegan cheese. Enter Miami’s best meat-free restaurants.

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Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen

Healthy, customizable bowls are ubiquitous these days, but these creative, Mediterranean-inspired versions are one of our go-to lunches for a reason. With ingredients like baked falafel, roasted red pepper hummus and turmeric basmati rice, you’re bound to end up with a rainbow-hued, vitamin-packed result.

1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-200-3145 or zuukkitchen.com

Wabi Sabi by Shuji

Helmed by chef Shuji Hiyakawa, this fast-casual sushi spot is a pescatarian’s dream come true, serving up excellent tuna and avocado bowls, fruity cold-pressed juices infused with yuzu, and matcha mochi.

851 NE 79th St., Miami; 305-890-7228 or wabisabibyshuji.com

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Dirt

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 local ingredients whipped into salads, wraps and bowls. Opt for a beet smoothie mixed with mango, banana and coconut water and the house-made rosemary-spiced cranberry lemonade. Lucky for our newfound healthy selves, there are locations in Brickell and Sunset Harbour.

Multiple locations; dirteatclean.com

Planta

At Planta, a Toronto-based restaurant that recently opened an outpost in Miami Beach, the meat-free burgers are made with black beans, mashed lentils and beetroot and topped with a gooey vegan cheese made of carrot and potato. Plus, the restaurant is chock-full of other vegetarian and vegan plates, such as cauliflower tater tots, fruit and vegetable sushi, ceviche made with coconut instead of fish, and a creamy bucatini pasta with zucchini spirals. We’ll take one of each, please.

850 Commerce St., Miami Beach; 305-397-8513 or plantarestaurants.com

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Plant Miami

This Wynwood eatery is a mecca for beautifully designed plant-based dishes. The best part? The entire menu is gluten-free. Be sure to top off your meal with a chocolate mousse with compressed pineapple, almond crust and lemon cream.

105 NE 24th St., Miami; 305-814-5365 or thesacredspacemiami.com/plant-miami

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Chef Chloe and the Vegan Café

At this shop inside the Design District’s St. Roch Market, fill up on items like avocado and truffle toast, butternut cashew cheese nachos, matcha soft-serve ice cream and a host of vegan desserts including vanilla sprinkle cake, chocolate chip cookies and strawberry chocolate cupcakes.

140 NE 39th St. #241, Miami; 310-748-9484 or miami.strochmarket.com

Malibu Farm

Miami’s newest farm-to-table eatery is an absolute pro at incorporating fruits and vegetables into just about everything. Grab a seat on the restaurant’s half-indoor, half-outdoor deck and get yourself an order of this arugula, mango and burrata salad and the avocado pizza on cauliflower crust. Trust us, you can’t go wrong.

4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-5579 or edenrochotelmiami.com

Glam Vegan

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? On our way.

3301 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-864-0590 or glam-vegan.com

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