70. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich at the Cafe at Books & Books

Categories: Favorite Dishes
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Laine Doss
70. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich at the Café at Books & Books

Vegetarians generally get the shaft when it comes to eating at restaurants. A pasta dish, salad, or veggie platter seem to be the requisite choices for the veg among us.

Which is why the Café at Books & Books continues to delight and surprise us when we're in the mood to eat with a conscience. The restaurant features a full-on vegan section in addition to a host of vegetarian options. The portobello mushroom burger ($10.95) is especially satisfying.

Let's be clear -- though it's listed under burgers, there's no meat involved. Just a large, juicy portobello mushroom cap smothered in molten Jack cheese and chilies. Portobellos have a firm texture and rich flavor, making them a good alternative to a beef burger. This sandwich is so packed with flavor that if someone asks, "Where's the beef?" you won't even bother to look.

100 Favorites Dishes

71. Grilled Wings at Shuckers Bar & Grill
72. Turkey and Prosciutto With Fresh Mozzarella at La Sandwicherie
73. Creamy Tahini With Hummus at Broken Shaker
74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers
75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at the Local
76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria
77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi
79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli
80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove
81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi
82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo
83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum
84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal
85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant
88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria
89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar
91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San
92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge
93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar
94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3
95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You
98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's
99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill
100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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Location Info

The Café at Books & Books

927 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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