We’re all about health-related goals for the New Year, but having a plan doesn't mean you have to skimp on taste. We’ve rounded up six local spots that are serving up healthy and delicious lunches that will keep you on track.
Conveniently located within Brickell City Centre—with a second South Miami locale on the way—American Harvest is the first fast-casual dining concept from Grove Bay Hospitality. With a menu of inventive salads, crave-worthy harvest bowls, and grass-fed burgers, guests can indulge guiltlessly while feeling good about their meal (and themselves). The eatery works with local farmers and foragers to guarantee that all ingredients are whole, unrefined, and responsibly sourced, which is highly evident in the Spicy Thai Salad, a medley of heirloom tomatoes, edamame, and butter lettuce cups, tossed with spicy thai vinaigrette. 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786-814-6968
At Atrio Restaurant and Wine Room, chef Virgile Brandel has a penchant for highlighting local and sustainable produce and fish in his Mediterranean-inspired fare. For those looking for a healthy and quick business lunch, he’s offering a special "Taste of Time" menu this month. For only $23, Brandel promises to deliver three delicious courses—included a portion-controlled dessert—in under 45 minutes or lunch is on the house. 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-503-6585
Situated in Downtown Miami’s Langford Hotel, the train station-inspired eatery known as PB Station is the latest venture from James Beard-nominated chef Jose Mendin of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group. Though the roster of mouthwatering items on the menu is tempting, you can still enjoy your meal without overdoing it. For example, consider sharing a starter like the BBQ Dates or French Onion Soup Dumplings, and order a lighter, yet hearty dish like the Organic Grains Chopped Salad as your main course. 121 SE First St., Miami, 305-537-7040
Stephen Starr’s famed sushi spot offers an array of health-conscious options. If you’re looking for a dish that’s low in calories but high in protein, the Sashimi Sampler is ideal. This gorgeous selection of fresh seafood changes daily based on availability, and would be perfectly complemented with an antioxidant-infused hot green tea. 9700 Collins Ave., 305-864-8600
This month, the Magic City’s first vegan gastropub will launch in Miami Beach’s burgeoning Sunset Harbour neighborhood. In addition to offering a register of nourishing and health-conscious comfort food, like the delicious Eggplant Medallion (pictured), the eatery will debut its own elixir bar, complete with 37 herbal teas designed to revitalize the mind, body, and spirit. Guests can also choose from a selection of cold-pressed juices, wellness shots, and locally brewed kombucha on tap. 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach, 305-925-0799
The Miami Beach counterpart of Stephen Starr’s celebrated New York City eatery, Upland, is known for its modern California-inspired cuisine. Once described as a "vegetable sage," chef Justin Smillie is at the helm of the new South of Fifth neighborhood locale, and he’s cooking up dishes made from rustic, seasonally-influenced elements. Menu highlights include the vibrant Little Gem salad (shown), which would make for the perfect light bite—and a vibrant Instagram shot. 49 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-602-9998