Thursday, April 19, 2012

Places We Love: Choices Vegan Cafe in Brickell

After turning ourselves upside down at the feet of Funky Yoga yesterday (more to come on that later) we were pretty famished. So we decided to head to one of our favorite places to chow down in Brickell - Choices Vegan Cafe.

While we do show love to all of the vegan eateries in our sunny city, Choices is by far our favorite right now for quite a few reasons. First, they have a pretty big menu for such a small vegan restaurant.

The place is always packed - another indicator of a successful (and delicious) restaurant. The only drawback to that is that service isn't necessarily what we consider "fast" but it's definitely a sacrifice we're willing to make. So if you're in a hurry, maybe call in and order ahead.

The space is rather small so don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table. Parking is generally never an issue, there's plenty of street parking around the area. Moving onto more important things - the grub:

Mental Lentil Wrap, $16
Just because the place is vegan, don't assume you're going to leave unsatiated. The portions are HUGE. Pictured left is the Mental Lentil Wrap which is comprised of Black beans/Quiona, Lentil Meat, Sauteed Onions, Onion, Plantain, Pico, Bell petter, Daiya Cheese and Avocado. It came with a side salad and rang in at $16.

The second item of the day was the Vegan Quesadilla. It's delicious insides included Spinach, Daiya Cheese, Onions, Mushrooms, Chipotle Sauce and also a side salad.

Vegan Quesadilla, $10
Aside from the molten mushroom and Daiya lava burning our mouth to the tenth degree because we couldn't wait for it to cool down before we mowed into it, it was amazing. Although as a result, we have no taste buds today. It was worth the sacrifice.

Even if you aren't in the Brickell area this place is totally worth a special trip just to experience the vegan goodness that is coming out of the kitchen.

They also have a great Sunday "build your own" pancake brunch (which even boasts gluten-free goods). See below for the complete menu (juice and desert menus not pictured) and contact deets.

Choices Vegan Cafe, 379 SW 15th Rd, Miami, FL 33130, (305) 400-8895,


jim said...

Nice sharing!

Hatcher said...

Next week I am going to Orlando and miami bus tours for a business meeting. I can’t wait to try the food services of Choices Vegan Cafe in Brickell because it sounds amazing dinning option in Miami. Let me know about the most delicious and special dishes of this Cafe.