Vegan: Miami, Florida

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

When you think of South Beach and Miami and all of the food, you might not think of it as being a vegan haven. We spent a weekend in Miami and found it to be a vegan paradise.

We went to the hip, graffiti covered neighborhood of Wynwood to find a couple spots.

We started off at... Charley’s Vegan Taco’s CVT: This hip taco shop, with a beautiful mural inside, offers quite a big menu of vegan treats. The vibe was cosy as soon as we walked in the door.

It was originally started in Tulum, Mexico. We will have to make our way down to the original and report back as to which one is better!

We started off with the Mushroom Ceviche - Oyster mushrooms, sunflower seeds, avocado, garlic aioli, and cilantro sprouts.

We spent the summer of 2019 trying ceviche all around the states, and this version was the best we tried, hands down. It was the most flavorful and creative out of any.

We then moved on to our entree portion of the meal, sharing a burrito and an order of tacos.

We went with...

El Diablo burrito. We had been craving burritos recently so this one hit the spot. It came with Abuelita’s rice, black beans, chorizo, chicharron prensado, fried plantain, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, onion, maldita sauce, garlic aioli, creamy green salsa. The plantains were a game changer, as they always are, adding a beautiful sweetness to compliment the spice of the Jalapeños.

Such good flavor throughout every bite.

For our tacos, we chose the Carne Sin Carne option, which came with 3 tacos.

Chicharron Prensado - porkless cracklings stewed in red morita pepper sauce, served with fresh mango chutney, garlic aioli, and onion cilantro.

Chicharron Verde - porkless cracklings stewed in green tomatillo salsa, topped with vegan creme, onion, and cilantro.

Jackfruit pulled “Pork” - jackfruit in ancho pepper adobo with shredded lettuce, cured red onion, vegan creme, and creamy green salsa.

These tacos were beyond incredible. I think my favorite was the Jackfruit pulled “pork”, such an incredible flavor profile.

Overall, our experience was amazing. The vibe inside was fantastic and the staff was really wonderful. We met the head chef Bryan. He introduced himself and gave some insight into the dishes, then went back to making delicious foods. After a few minutes, he came back out to check on us and our meals to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and our food. Very cool! Highly recommend this spot.

Our next food adventure took us to...

L’artisan Bakery : This place is beyond incredible. With pastries and sandwich options, there is something for everyone and every hunger level. We ended up going here two mornings in a row, with a third pop in on our way back to our hotel after the beach. It is that good.

Our personal favorite was the Guava & Cream Cheese danish. A must at the bakery, the sweet and savory flavor is impossible to resist, with cream cheese made of tofu. We definitely could not get enough and are still craving it all this time later.

Our first visit to the bakery we shared...

VTE ''Vegan Travel Eats'' Croissant, a beautiful breakfast sandwich with hash brown, sausage patty, Just Egg patty, shiitake bacon & aji amarillo aioli. What an amazing treat. Everything you want from a sandwich to start off your day all in one.

On our second visit we decided to get a couple sandwiches along with our guava and cream cheese danish. We went with…

Wild Mushrooms Croissant: this came with sautéed wild mushrooms, fresh thyme, black truffles foam, vegan parmesan cheese, and mushrooms crumble.

This is such a beautifully savory sandwich and we highly recommend it. We were sad to see the last bite go.

Croque Monsieur Croissant: this came with a vegan deli ham and was so delectable and delicious. If you have ever had this kind of sandwich you will be blown away by how good this one is.

Overall L’artisan Bakery is one of the best options we have found for vegan food and pastries. It is a smaller, yet cosy, shop so it can be hard to find a table. But as we did on our first