I remember the last time I was in Miami, walking along the rows and rows of restaurants in South Beach, thinking “I really wish there was some great vegan or vegetarian restaurants.” It was next to impossible other than just the basic menu options.  Fast forward and now behold PLANTA South Beach.

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We are pretty familiar with PLANTA here at KA, seeing as our offices are in Toronto, home of the original PLANTA in Yorkville, T.O.  We could not be more overjoyed at the news that the Chase Group had teamed up with David Grutman, the Miami hospitality entrepreneur best known for LIV at the Fontainebleau, OTL in the Design District, and Komodo in Brickell. It’s a pretty heavy team and one that is destined for massive success.

The future is plant-based and cruelty-free eating and PLANTA hits us with all the senses, tastes and flavors that we are looking for in our meat and dairy-free meals. Dishes include cauliflower tots, plant-based crab cakes, a burger (best veggie burger ever), coconut ceviche, and an “18-carrot” dog. The restaurant also offers a vegetable sushi bar and cold-pressed cocktails.

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The goal at PLANTA is not to sacrifice mouth-watering meals for plant-based foods. Even if you are not a vegan, you will be immersed into a new world of eating that will blow your mind and you won’t even realize you are eating plant-based.

As PLANTA lovers, we highly recommend visiting the South Beach location next time you are in town – be sure to make reservations.

Planta.850 Commerce St., Miami Beach;


Written by Ashley Allwood