Our Favorite Health Conscious Booze and Bites around Miami

By Nicole Schubert | April 3, 2018 | Food & Drink

With so many healthy booze and bites in Miami, it’s easy to see how Magic City eaters are saving the world one spoonful at a time. So, we rounded up the eight most tantalizingly delicious, organic, and natural sips and dishes that are both farm fresh and finger licking good.

Marrakesh Garden at Byblos Miami

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Sail down the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean at Byblos Miami with their exotic flavors influenced from traditional, but modern local ingredients. Putting together a mosaic reflecting hints of the Aegean, Byblos’s decadent atmosphere is taking Miami locals on the trip of a lifetime in the comfort of their own city. And if you’re looking for a cocktail that’s both heated and health conscious, then we recommend sipping on the Marrakesh garden mixed with your favorite Bombay dry gin or Bacardi superior rum, cold-pressed cucumber, celery juice, fresh mint, and lime, served long and dressed with nigella seeds. 1545 Collins Ave., 305-508-5041

Feel The Beet Toast at DIRT

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Nestled in Brickell, is a gourmet grab-and-go eatery that will be sure to tickle your taste buds from morning to evening. DIRT, a farm-to-counter hideaway brings eating clean to a new level with an amalgamation of nutritious plates and a wellness bar. And if you’re hungry for breakfast at all times of the day, then bite into their feel the beet toast topped with lemon zested ricotta, shredded beets, pea tendrils, pumpkin seeds, Maldon sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and Zak the Baker bread. 900 S. Miami Ave. #125, 786-235-8033

OTL Granola at OTL

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Miami’s music man, David Grutman, is serving up Miami locals a taste of healthy grub with his new stomping ground, OTL, in the center of the Magic City’s Design District. Between delivering diners a bowl of granola, OTL super seed butter toast, and manchego and pear sandwiches, this nightclub mogul is offering this art deco neighborhood a comfortable hangout spot with light breakfast, lunch, and happy hour snacks. One of Ocean Drive’s favorite dishes is the overnight oats made with coconut, chia seeds, and kiwi. 160 NE 40th St., 786-953 – 7620

Carrot Tartare at Planta

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David Grutman has also recently collaborated with a Toronto-based restaurant, Planta, which offers vegans and omnivores a vibrant mix of plant-based food. Grutman, avoiding dairy and egg products himself, is determined to create a backdrop for eaters who follow a similar diet as himself. And this 200-seat eatery, complete with black and white floors and hexagon tiled walls, is a hole in one. We recommend ordering the carrot tartare with quinoa, pickled mushrooms, avocado, sprouts, pine nuts, capers, habanero, and taro chips. 850 Commerce St., 305-397-8513

Home Baked Granola at Icebox Cafe

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There’s a new cake boss in town, and he’s building delectable goodies, using natural ingredients, right in your backyard. His name you ask? Robert Siegmann. And you can find his award-winning decadents in his South Beach cook shop, Ice Box Cafe. Using imported European chocolate, fresh eggs, and locally sourced seasonal fruits, Siegmann is handcrafting each treat with only the finest and freshest fixings. For a not so heavy after-work snack, we suggest munching on their home baked granola made with organic oats, coconut and walnuts, and coated in a fragrant citrus brown sugar syrup. 1855 Purdy Ave., 305-538-8448

Green Smoothie Bowl at Plnthouse

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After a heart-pumping workout, head to plnthouse—tucked right outside 1 Hotel South Beach's gym and wellness center—for Chef Matthew Kenney's organic light fare. With a menu that includes cold pressed juices, smoothies, and both raw and cooked plant-based dishes, plnthouse is showing Miami locals and international guests a novel way to exercise their taste buds with locally grown foods and eco-friendly bites. So, after sweating it out in the gym, dip into a green smoothie bowl made with strawberry, spinach, avocado, banana, ginger, and spirulina. 2341 Collins Ave., 305-604 - 1000

Roasted Heirloom Cauliflower at Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

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A health conscious luncheonette with farm-to-table dishes, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is South Florida’s new hot spot with locations in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, and soon to be Aventura. The owner, Craig Bernstein, originally introduced Doc B’s in his hometown of Chicago, naming the restaurant after his father who worked as a physician. Inspired by this healthy living, Bernstein envisioned a fast but casual healthy café, and it soon came to life in three states. So, to celebrate Doc B’s expansion in the south, Ocean Drive suggests readers nibble on their roasted heirloom cauliflower or California-style kale and artichoke dip. 452 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 754-900-2401

Chipotle Turkey Burger at Green Gables Café

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Mother-daughter duo, Ana Rabel and Laura Alfonso, are on a mission to save the world—one eco-friendly bite at a time with their Coral Gables hideaway, Green Gables Café. Aiming to present the South Florida community with organic and pastured, grass-fed, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meats and dairy, Rabel and Alfonso are working to build a sustainable and environmentally-conscious neighborhood. When you stop in, we recommend you feast your eyes on the chipotle turkey burger layered with caramelized onions, tomato, cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, a sprouted wheat bun, and served with a side of baked sweet potato home fries. 327 Alhambra Cir., Coral Gables, 305-445-7015

La Offerta at Casa Tua Cucina

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At this Italian house, it's farm-to-table, local ingredients only. But just because these pasta-lovers are eating organic, doesn't mean they can't drink healthy too. So, owner Miky Grendene is introducing a new staple to his dinner table —one that's easy on the eyes on tasty on the lips. La Offerta, the new signature cocktail at the newly opened Casa Tua Cucina at Saks Brickell City Centre is a mix of tequila, pineapple juice, avocados, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, and agave. 70 SW 7th St., 305-755-0320

Cucumber Mint Collins at Jezebel Bar & Kitchen

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For your next post-work happy hour, head to Jezebel Bar and Kitchen for a guilt-free cucumber cocktail. High in vitamin k and more than 95-percent water, it's easy to see why cucumbers should be top on your list for a go-to low cal libation. And at this Lincoln Road outpost, their serving up cucumber cocktails every night. We recommend trying the cucumber mint Collins with belvedere vodka muddled with fresh mint, cucumber, and fresh pressed lemon juice. 1625 Michigan Ave., 786-275-6324



Photography by: Photography courtesy of Byblos Miami; Green Gables Café; Casa Tua Cucina; Jezebel Bar and Kitchen; Carma Connected (OTL, Planta, Doc B’s); Harrison & Shriftman (plnthouse); via facebook.com/dirtrestaurant; facebook.com/iceboxcafe