The best healthy restaurants in Miami

Where the food is good and you won't feel gross after

Jan
05
2022

If you need a list of the best healthy restaurants in Miami, then this guide is for you. January is always that month where many of us decide that we want to change our not-so-great habits including what we’re eating. Whether this will last, is another story. Our healthy recommendations include restaurants that are great after your workout, quick spots for a solo lunch, brunch with friends, a casual date-night dinner, and some more ideas.

CARROT EXPRESS


Address: Various locations 
What you need to know: If you ask anyone in Miami where they go for a quick, healthy lunch, chances are they’re going to name-drop Carrot Express. We don’t usually talk about chains but, Carrot Express is local and should be on your radar. It’s good for pick-up, delivery, and a quick solo lunch. Don’t get overwhelmed, the menu is extensive. It includes breakfast, wraps, salads, power bowls, healthy burgers, and more. It’s one of those places where we’d make part of our weekly routine and almost always order the same thing. However, when we do mix it up with something new, we’re always pleasantly surprised. For example, we recently tried their lentil and kale soup and we’re adding it to our roster of things to order especially when it gets “chilly” in Miami. If you’re being extra good, skip the carrot cake. If not, get it.
What to order: Healthy burger bowlvegan picadillo bowl, and extra cilantro-lime dressing for everything.

MANNA LIFE FOOD


Address: 80 NE 2nd Ave
Neighborhood: Downtown
What you need to know: Manna Life is all about superfoods, locally sourced and plant-based ingredients. They have a giant mural highlighting the superfoods that they use throughout their menu. These superfoods include spirulina, chlorella, maca, and goji berries. Everything you will find at Manna is organic, free of gluten, artificial flavors, additives, refined sugars, or GMOs. We love their soups of the day and their superfood arepas. They are made from fresh organic yellow corn, chia, flax seeds, sea salt & coconut oil and are never fried, just baked. Stop by Manna for a quick solo lunch or order for delivery if you’re working from home.
What to order: Superfood arepa with veggies and pesto and the carrot basil soup (if you’re lucky).

OJO DE AGUA


Address: 851 S Miami Ave
Neighborhood: Brickell
What you need to know: Ojo de Agua is a healthy Mexican concept that landed in Miami in 2021. The menu focuses on healthy and fresh Mexican dishes. It’s not traditional but it makes you feel less guilty when craving Mexican food. We’d go here for brunch or after the gym. Especially if you do your workout in the evening because they close at 10 PM. The menu includes all-day breakfast, smoothies, tacos, ceviches, and sandwiches. It’s also great for people-watching in Brickell.
What to order: Polanco eggs that come sunny-side-up on a parmesan cheese crust with avocado and zaatar seasoning and the grilled fish tacos marinated with chimichurri, homemade mayo, pickled veggies, and avocado.

SANO FOOD SOUTH MIAMI


Address: 7209 SW 59th Ave
Neighborhood: South Miami
What you need to know: Sano Food South Miami is the spot to get your arepa and tequeño fix without feeling guilty. They’ve replaced corn as their arepa base for five healthier substitutions: spinach, beet, plantain, quinoa, and yucca. They’re a solid choice for delivery but if you want to stop by they have indoor and limited outdoor seating. If you workout in the South Miami area, we’d hit this spot after. They also have a market where you can buy their frozen cachapas, tequeños, waffles, and empanadas.
What to order: Spinach base reina pepeiada arepa and the plantain tequeños

THE PLANTISSERIE


Address: 7316 NE 2nd Ave
Neighborhood: Little River
What you need to know: The Plantiserrie is a plant-based, all-organic deli and market where we’d spend the whole day working from. We’d start with lunch inside and move to the garden when it gets cooler. You can also buy by the pound and stock up for the week. The menu at The Plantiserrie is fully vegan and packed with amazing flavor.
What to order: Empanadas, mushroom makhani with cremini mushrooms, coconut milk, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, bay leaves, spices, olive oil, and Himalayan pink salt; and the gluten-free passion fruit cheesecake.

UNDER THE MANGO TREE


Address: 737 5th St
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
What you need to know: Under the Mango Tree is a classic Miami Beach spot to get one of the most amazing açai bowls. There’s literally a mango tree inside. You can shop in bulk and if you bring your bowl or cup, they’ll give you a discount. It’s loved by many and a great place to start your day or before heading to the beach.
What to order: Chocolate açai bowl blended with raw organic cacao and banana; topped with banana, coconut shavings, local Miami honey, and raw organic cacao nibs.

THATCH MIAMI


Address: 83255 NE 1st Ave
Neighborhood: Midtown
What you need to know: Thatch is a pretty in pink vegeterian/vegan experience! Their restaurant is currently closed for dine-in service but counter ordering and takeout is available in the market everyday from 9 am to 9 pm! Go here for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a mid-day healthy snack. Order and enjoy your healthy meal in their (very cute) patio. They offer a unique selection of natural wines, international food, desserts, ice creams, smoothies and coffee by Counter Culture.
What to orderAvocado toast (on multigrain bread from Zak the Baker) with radish, pickled onion, micro greens, paprika; peanut butter buzz smoothie with banana, peanut butter, dates, cashews, cacao nibs, cinnamon, maca, hemp seeds, sea salt, almond milk, and chocolate drizzle; crispy cauliflower with gochujang, scallion, sesame; mushroom truffle pizza with cashew cream, mozzarella, mixed mushrooms, caramelized onions white truffle oil, and arugula.

 

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LILIKOI ORGANIC LIVING


Address: 500 South Pointe Dr #180
Neighborhood: Miami Beach
What you need to know: Located in South Point Drive, Lilikoi Organic Living offers a menu based purely on organic locally grown produce featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables. They serve breakfast, brunch (all day, everyday? yes, please!), salads, sandwiches, gourmet dishes, specialty wines, and more! Owners, Manuel and Tina Torterola moved from Hawaii to Miami in 2016 and created this warm and welcoming restaurant with a beachy chic vibe.
What to orderGluten free quinoa waffles with coconut whip, fruits, pecans, and honey; chicken and brie sandwich with sun dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, and pesto on a house-made whole wheat bun; kale caesar with nutricional yeast, nori, and toasted seeds; mushroom farro risotto with pesto, mushrooms, and goat cheese.

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