Surfside Plant Based Food

Plant Based Dining In Surfside

By: Surfside Apr 01, 2019

Whether you’re a life-long vegan, a seasoned vegetarian, or simply trying to go meatless on Mondays, Surfside has plenty of plant-based options for you to choose from. From robust and refreshing salads, to inventive veggie-forward takes on traditionally meat-centric dishes, read on to learn about some of the best plant-based dishes in town.

The Best Vegan Dishes in Surfside

The Tartare Vegana at Le Sirenuse Miami
One of the most glamorous restaurants in town, the fine dining experience is second to none, and that extends to their use and presentation of vegetables. At Le Sirenuse, the Tartare Vegana is not simply crudités, it’s vegetable tartare served on a gleaming platter with perfectly-chilled shaved beets, carrots, and cauliflower, salted with bit of Italian olive oil. One bite and you’ll forget why anyone would order tartare any other way.

Le Sirenuse Miami
9011 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL  33154

The Vegetable Louie at The Surf Club Restaurant
A restaurant by a legend, Thomas Keller (Head Chef of Per Se and French Laundry fame) pays homage to continental cuisine with modern takes on the dishes that were loved in the club’s 1930s heyday. This dish is so delicate, the chefs use tweezers to make the ‘garden’.  

They start with half of a green hass avocado, and fill it with crisp, fresh mandolin sliced vegetables such as snap peas, hearts of palm, shaved celery, Romanesco cauliflower, pickled cucumbers and button mushrooms, served alongside an herb puree made with pickled parsley, baby spinach, pickled tarragon and topped with dill.

The Surf Club Restaurant
9011 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL  33154

Harbour Lychee Salad at Harbour Grill
This inventive salad at one of Surfside’s beloved kosher restaurants brings together crunchy, tangy and sweet tastes for an umami flavor. The Harbour Lychee Salad contains a bed of baby spinach, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, red peppers, red onions, and cherry tomatoes topped with lychees, mint, and cilantro. Served with a sweet onion dressing.

The Harbour Grill
9415 Harding Ave.
Surfisde, FL 33154

Vegan Trio at 26 Sushi & Tapas
Surfside’s popular 26 Sushi & Tapas has several vegan dishes on the menu, made especially for those looking for a meatless meal. With Mexican and Latin influences, 26 Sushi & Tapas blends flavors for an unexpected combo. Start with the veggie sliders or go big with a vegan burrito, either way, your stomach will say thank you.

Veggie Sliders
White corn arepas with quinoa chickpea sliders topped with pickled onions, portabella and guasacaca sauce.

Vegan Machine
A sushi roll made with tofu tempura, cucumber, carrots, and sweet shiitake mushrooms topped with avocado.

A ‘vegan burrito’ made with tofu tempura and topped with guacamole, jalapenos, mixed greens, scallions, lettuce, cucumbers and a chimichurri ponzu sauce.

Sushi & Tapas
9487 Harding Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154

Mesa Salad at Mesa Kosher Restaurant
At Surfside’s Mesa Kosher Restaurant, the menu might be a bit heavy of meat and fish options, but the Mesa Salad stands out for being delicious and breaking the mold for a salad, no stiff lettuce leaves here! Instead, they use fresh cauliflower as their base and top with parsley, cilantro, almonds, dried cranberries, and mint, then toss with olive oil and lemon juice.

Mesa Kosher Restaurant
9472 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154

Veggies All Day at The Carrot

Surfside’s The Carrot is a favorite for vegetarians, serving a plethora of fresh, plant-based food from smoothies to salads. Head here to enjoy healthy, meatless meals and wholesome plant-based dishes like its famous over-the-top falafel, Teeka salads, and delicious tropical fruit smoothies. Some of our menu favorites are listed below to give you a head start on your order!

Teeka Salad
The Teeka salad is abundant with kale, sunflower sprouts, quinoa, avocado, grape tomatoes, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, and alfalfa sprouts. There are multiple dressings to choose from, but we recommend the cilantro-lime.

Over the Top Wrap
Perfectly crisp falafel on top of roasted eggplant, quinoa, hummus, arugula, and grape tomatoes on a whole wheat wrap baked to perfection.

Impossible Burger
Famous for its sizzle, this plant-based burger is served with lettuce, red onions, tomato, mashed sweet plantains and The Carrot’s signature vegan mustard aioli on a multigrain bun.

Vegan Sausage Bowl
Enjoy a sauté of delicious vegan sausage and chopped kale, served with cilantro brown rice, tomatoes and avocado.

Julie Smoothie
A lip-smacking tropical fruit smoothie of pineapple, orange, mango, strawberries, banana, and honey, cooled down with a mix of crushed ice.

The Carrot
9519 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL 33154

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