Miami’s district of Wynwood has rapidly changed from industrial hub to must visit art’s district in just a few years. It’s now home to city’s best galleries, restaurants, cafés and the famous vegan hotspot Love Life.

Love Life’s delicious plant-based fare has been known to satisfy even the most ardent carnivore. It was voted home to the “best veggie burger in America” at the Seed Food and Wine Festival’s epic burger battle.

The setting

Based in hip Wynwood, Love Life is a few blocks from the iconic Wynwood Walls, and surrounded by the hottest galleries and trendiest shops in the city.

The space

The space is light and open with warehouse vibes and vivid blue striped walls.

There’s long communal tables of recycled wood and a more relaxed sofa and small shop area as you enter. You order at the bar and the staff bring your food to the table. There’s free WiFi and a relaxed atmosphere.

What else?

Partners Veronica Menin and Diego Tosoni are co-owners the café and have both qualified in nutrition and health.

 

The fresh juice test

Love Life has a very tempting menu of six smoothies. We decided to review the Sunshine Spice.

It was loaded with all the goods: orange juice, pineapple, cold pressed turmeric, cold pressed ginger, lemon juice and Bee Free Honee.

The turmeric and ginger were quite dominating, so it wasn’t too sweet, which we liked. We also had a refreshing Counter Culture Kombucha that came in a pretty recycled jar.

What we ate

There’s a large menu of soups, salads, bowls, burgers, arepas, pizza, burritos and tacos. Despite being tempted by the award winning burger, as it was mid afternoon, we concentrated on cooling snacks.

We ordered a Dragon Bowl, the vegan Vanilla Affogato (as we’ve never had a vegan version) and the highly recommended Guava Rose Cheesecake.  The Dragon bowl was a large ice-cold portion of blended pitaya topped with chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries and banana.

The affogato’s vanilla ice-cream was perfect -creamy and indistinguishable from a diary based ice, topped off with decaf coffee and nuts.

We nearly ordered a second one, but we had to leave room for the cheesecake. It was made of guava – subtly infused with rose water – and celestial chunk cookie crust, cashews, coconut milk, house-made vanilla syrup, lemon and pink salt. It was also quite filling.

What we’d go back for…

To try the famous veggie burger.

The bill

Sunshine spice smoothie  $10
Kombucha $7
Red dragon bowl  $12
Guava rose cheesecake  $8
Affogato $5

 

Love Life

2616 NW 5th avenue
Wynwood
FL 33127

(305) 456-4148
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