A shift in healthy eating at Paradigm Kitchen

Photo Credit: Andrew Giambarba for MIAbites 

Photo Credit: Andrew Giambarba for MIAbites 

One of the definitions of paradigm is “an example serving as a model or standard”.  Setting a standard for fresh, healthy food is what JugoFresh founder; Matthew Sherman strives to do at Sunset Harbour’s Paradigm Kitchen (or fondly referred to PK by those in the know).

On a sunny day, Andy Giambarba and I chose PK as our MIAbites meet up and at first glance, I was overwhelmed by the variety of healthy, colorful and creative dishes.  The menu, which is mostly locally sourced, features breakfast and lunch items, and offers organic, farm-raised chicken and meats, or local fish in a variety of wraps, bowls and salads.  There are also vegan and gluten-free options. And fresh juices, Per'la coffee and cold brew and a large variety of Orteas teas.  They are also exploring adding sustainable/organic beer and wine to their beverage menu. 

It shifts the way one thinks of clean eating without hitting you over the head with too much of a “far out hippie” mentality.  In the open kitchen is Val Chang, who comes to PK with know-how from her Dad's kosher sushi spot, 26 in Surfside.

Halloumi Toast at Paradigm Kitchen Miami Beach

We chose to share the Smoky Halloumi on whole-wheat toast with smashed avocado, sun-ripened tomatoes, pumpkin seeds and topped with a fried egg.  The menu listed many other Brekkie items including a Paleo Hash with Poached Egg and the Purdy Ave Mornin’ of soft scrambled eggs with labneh, arugula and shitake bacon.  

Paradigm Poke Poke Miami Beach

We also selected the Paradigm Poke Poke, a bowl chock full of local fish, root veggies, grape tomatoes, marinated kale, avocado, pickled onions and brown rice and topped with black sesame seeds.  The sprinkled Bali coconut crumble added a bit of kick to the bowl.

The menu also includes wraps made from dosa, an Indian style flat pancake similar to a crepe and loaded with spicy cashew chicken, fresh fish or lamb kebab.

Stoner's Delight at Paradigm Kitchen Miami Beach

While we celebrated our choice of healthy lunch, the arrival of Stoner’s Delight, a gluten-free vegan banana bread topped with almond butter, vegan chocolate sauce, caramelized banana and crunchy granola, I must admit brought a smile to our faces. 

PK is open Monday-Thursday from 8am-9pm, Friday 8 am-5pm and Saturday & Sunday from 9am-3pm.  

Paradigm Kitchen

1834 Bay Road

Miami Beach, FL 33139


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