SEED Wine & Food Festival & Plant-based BBQ Throwdown Recap

Soul Tavern Miami Beach Vegan Taco

Last Wednesday's Plant-Based BBQ Throwdown was a great sneak peek into the deliciousness that is to come soon at the SEED Food and Wine Festival on November 1-5, 2017.

In the welcoming venue that is The Wynwood Yard, four restaurants competed by showcasing their not so traditional plant-based versions of BBQ classics.

Della Test Kitchen served a refreshing Grilled Maitahe Steak with quinoa and greens.

Live Life Cafe Miami Vegan Bahn Mi

Love Life Cafe made a vegan version of a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich and used roasted carrots as their protein. The sweetness and crunchy texture along with fresh greens and freshly baked bread was a delicious combo!

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Miami Smokers known for being the King of Meats, created a vegan taco with beer battered oyster mushrooms made with Wynwood Brewery beer.

Soul Tavern Miami Beach Tempeh Slider

Lastly, Soul Tavern, the newest vegetarian/vegan restaurant addition to South Beach, created a flavorful Kimchee and Tempeh Slider with vegan Mac 'n Cheese. Soul Tavern's chef told us their secret ingredient was using coconut milk for their rich and creamy Mac n Cheese. 

All the food was so delicious, that even non-vegans loved it! And a good selection of vegan beers and cocktails added to the plant-based dining experience.

SEED Festival Cocktail

The attendees voted and the winners of the BBQ contest were Love Life Cafe and Miami Smokers!

SEED Food + Wine Festival Miami 2017

If you're vegan, love to eat vegan food or just curious about eating delicious plant-based food, SEED Food and Wine is not just a festival, but a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.

Boasting 200+ exhibitors, 10,000+ attendees, 40 + Celebrity Plant Based Chefs, 30 + VEGAN Experts, Athletes, Authors and Celebrities, Seed Food and Wine Wynwood & Miami Beach, is the premiere plant-based food and wine festival in the country.  

A week-long adventure, to sip, savor and experience conscious, sustainable plant-based living. All activities were carefully crafted to take guests through a one-of-a-kind journey from cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, celebrity chef dinners, craft beer and spirits tastings, the first ever veggie burger battle, fitness to body care, workshops, yoga, urban gardening, a 5k run, kids day and more. SFWFs line-up features something for everyone and showcases the beauty of the tropical paradise that is Miami and her beaches. Please note that everything served during the festival will be plant-based / vegan and whenever possible organic and non-gmo certified. 

Special events to consider include on Saturday November 4th, when SEED Food & Wine Festival and Nautilus South Beach play host to some of Miami’s BEST chefs as they whip up plant-based dishes for this celebration of local organic farms in South Florida. Local culinarians will use fresh-from-the-farm ingredients for an unforgettable night of food, drink, and conversation while enjoying five courses paired with local craft cocktails, and organic wine. Featured chefs include Richard Fuentes (Nautilus Cabana Club), Todd Erickson (GLAM + Society), Giorgio Rapicavoli (Eating House and Glass and Vine), Nicole Voltano (Charcoal).

For more information visit their website at or to purchase tickets to the various events go to