South Beach, MiamiPlanta South Beach, design-rich vegan discovery

By Ophelia Froud, Founder
22 November '19

Want to beat the Miami heat? Escape to Planta South Beach where we have never been more thankful for their air con to escape from the 95 degrees south Florida sunshine.

It’s a Glowcation that is 100% plant-based with no animal products served.

Planta South Beach aims to combine delicious food with environmental sustainability. Under Chef David Lee, Planta wants to fill a void in the market of upscale, full service, plant-based dining

It’s a restaurant more than a café oozing class and green charm.

The Toronto based chain’s vision is to celebrate innovative cooking in a beautiful environment without the use of any animal products.

Three reasons to go there:

• The super stylish interior is one of the chicest we have seen on our travels.
• The roof top garden where they grow some of their herbs in the heart of Miami.
• The gorgeous copper cutlery and standout china. It’s all in the detail.

The Location

We found Planta South Beach quickly and easily on a side street in Miami’s South Beach. The parking lot was full so we had to circle a while in our hire car but Uber’s are also an easy option if you don’t have a car.

It had a calm and cool walkway and we followed a businessman in who told us he ate in Planta all the time and how much he loved it.

The restaurant was quiet when we went at lunchtime during the week which we appreciated after the party atmosphere of South beach and the service was with a smile as we entered.

The crowd

It was quiet and corporate when we visited. And when we say corporate we mean Miami corporate so hip business people having a healthy lunch.

The Space

It’s as interior designed as you would expect for South Beach. A wall of windows surrounds the space with huge outdoor plants creating an almost jungle like feel with Miami light pouring in between the leaves. Copper coloured wire chairs line the bar while a trio of basket woven lights hang above it.

There are cosy zig zag textured chairs cleverly hugging the tables and booths lining the far side of the restaurant.

Pools of light pouring in from the ceiling windows onto the graphic floor design make it a hot contender for Glowcation interior of the year.

Its simply one of the most beautiful Glowcations we have visited.

What we ordered:

The regular at the table next to us recommended the Watermelon Poké- a clever combination of raw vegetables beautifully presented and totally refreshing on such a scorcher of a day.

We drank the Cure, a cold-pressed juice which was a delicious blend of spinach, coconut water and pineapple. And we chose a Buffalo cauliflower pizza- a fresh and light cauliflower, cashew mozzarella, scallions, ranch dressing pizza.

The portion was large so we took some home and they were delighted to box it up for us.

And finally we had a Kelp Caesar, a mix of kelp noodles, cashew Caesar dressing, Brussels sprouts, romaine, almond Parmesan, pickled onions, capers and garlic ciabatta croutons. This was slightly too salty for us but tasty all the same.


The bill

Watermelon poke $14.25
The Cure -a delicious blend of spinach, coconut water and pineapple $9.00
Buffalo cauliflower pizza $21.50
cauliflower, cashew mozzarella, scallions, ranch dressing
Kelp Caesar $18.00
kelp noodles, cashew Caesar dressing, Brussels sprouts, romaine, almond Parmesan, pickled onions, capers and garlic ciabatta croutons. This was slightly too salty for us but tasty all the same.


The little things that make a difference

Don’t forget the 18% service charge that is standard in Miami.

Copper coloured cutlery.

Planta South Beach

850 Commerce St, Miami Beach
Florida 33139,
United States

+1 305-397-8513
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