10 Places to Eat Healthy in Miami: Juice Bars, Organic Markets & Vegetarian/Vegan Dining

Photos from top left: JugoFresh, Temple Kitchen, Choices Cafe, Dr Smood, Last Carrot

Photos from top left: JugoFresh, Temple Kitchen, Choices Cafe, Dr Smood, Last Carrot

The Holiday overeating and overdrinking season is behind us.  So let the healthy eating begin at these Miami places and maybe even lose some of those extra pounds.  Here are MIAbites favorite spots for Juice, Organic produce and Vegetarian or Vegan dining:

Jugo Fresh- Jugofresh sells organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and vegan foods (bowls, salads, sandwiches). Seven locations in Miami-Dade County including Wynwood Walls, Sunset Harbour and South Pointe Park. Jugofresh Wynwood Walls 222 NW 26th St (786) 472-2552

Temple Kitchen- Neighborhood whole food, plant-based kitchen." Menu features a variety of flavorful salads, noodle or vegetable baskets, hot pots and soups. Numerous smoothies, juices, elixirs and other drinks available. Also, delicious parfaits. Open for breakfast. Delivery available. Closed Sunday.831 Sunset Drive South Miami 33143 (305) 397-8732 

Dr Smood-  Fresh juices, snacks and healthy eating options. 2230 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33121

Green Gables Cafe- Small eatery specializing in to-go and delivery orders. Try the roasted eggplant & hummus wrap, a salad, Green gazpacho or other vegan soups made daily. Smoothies, organic vegetable and fruit juices, tea and coffee (soy, almond and rice milks available). Local and organic ingredients. Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, 7:30am to 4:30pm. 327 Alhambra Circle Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 445-7015

Choices Cafe- The all-vegan, 95% organic menu at Choices includes wraps, quinoa bowls, pizza, salads and soups. The Mental Lentil wrap (lentil patty, black beans, quinoa, pico de gallo, plantain, sauteed onion, avocado, tahini sauce) is one of their popular, signature dishes. Juices and smoothies, delicious desserts, and beer and wine are also available. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Clean, modern atmosphere. Breakfast served daily (tofu scramble, pancakes!). Ask about their weekend brunch. 646 NE 79th Street Miami 33138 (786) 803-8352.

The Last Carrot- No-frills deli serving tofu or hummus pita sandwiches, salads, soups, fresh juices. Vegan desserts. 3133 Grand Avenue Coconut Grove 33133 (305) 445-0805

Whole Foods Downtown Miami - Fresh produce, juices and healthy options. 299 SE 3rd Ave. Miami, FL

Ten Fruits - great acai bowls, healthy juices and smoothies. 143 NE 3rd Ave
Miami, FL 33132 (305) 373-7678

Jar + Fork - smoothies, juices and they have vegan options as well. 270 E Flagler St, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 364-5643

Seasons 52 - Recommended for its vegan options, including the Winter Market Vegetable Plate (roasted vegetables, grilled tofu and cracked wheat tabbouleh). Also, vegan soups, salads and appetizers, and delicious flatbreads that can be made vegan. Tofu may be substituted for meat in other dishes (ask your server). 321 Miracle Mile,  Coral Gables,  FL,  33134 (305) 442-8552.

DIRT- where clean eating and great taste coexist in Miami Beach. DIRT is a new fine food served fast dining experience in Miami Beach: a farm-to-counter eatery and wellness bar combining fresh, great-tasting food with health, convenience, and simplicity. Simply put, we believe in high-quality, nutritious food, served quickly and affordably. 232 5th Street, Miami Beach 305 239 3000.

 And more options:  Also check out the list online provided by Veg South Florida.  A complete list that includes Miami Dade, Florida Keys, Broward and Palm Beach County is available on their link here. And make sure you include a visit to local Farmers Markets on Upper East Side, Lincoln Rd, Arsht Center and Coconut Grove as you will be sure to reap some organic and fresh produce and ingredients.

Did we miss your favorite place?  Let us know in Comments below. Happy Healthy POST-Holiday Eating!