Pubbelly Going Vegan for One Night Only October 2

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Photo by Stian Roenning
No pig heads on this menu, unless they're made of tofu.
In a sign that the times are most definitely a' changin', the kings of pork are embracing plants. Notable Miami Beach eatery Pubbelly (whose owners were once called the Sovereigns of Swine by the New Times), is going vegan.

In partnership with Jugofresh, the team is hosting a pop-up vegan spread on October 2. For $60 a pop, attendees can dig into animal-free eats by chefs Jose Mendin and Paco.

See also: Chef Paco of Jugofresh Cooks Up Creative Vegan Eats for Conscious Bite Out Dinner

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Bunnie Cakes: Try the Sin Tres Leches in a Mini-Mason Jar

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac
Every vegan east of Portland has heard about Bunnie Cakes' impossibly moist cupcake creations. It's this flair for cruelty-free cooking that earned owner Mariana Cortez a spot on Food Network's Cupcake Wars.

But now the cozy bakery is offering something new: to-go treats in adorable mini-mason jars, ranging from cacao chia pudding to passion fruit cheesecake to sin tres leches. And as expected, they're decadently delicious -- with Cortez's famous healthy twist.

See also: Mariana Cortez of Bunnie Cakes Talks Cupcake Wars, Vegan Baking, and Valentine's Day

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Chef Paco of Jugofresh Cooks Up Creative Vegan Eats for Conscious Bite Out Dinner

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Chef Paco and Matthew Sherman at the Jugofresh kitchen in Lemon City.
Chic dinners are usually the domain of foie gras and filets, but little by little, the concept of conscious cuisine is making its way into Miami's foodie scene. On September 27, Darren Lazlo of Jugofresh (AKA Chef Paco) is whipping up a four-course vegan dinner at Primary Projects.

The exotic menu, part of the Conscious Bite Out series, includes eco-friendly eats like cashew queso lollipops, stuffed squash blossom and coconut churro ice cream. Far from flavorless or boring, this is the cutting-edge of plant-based culinary innovation.

See also: Jugofresh Hires In-House Health Expert to Educate Customers

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The Special: Can You Say Hawaiian Kale Salad Delivered?

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Courtesy of Andres Orjuela
Healthy and convenient aren't two words that typically go together. Although your stomach might not agree, fast food is easy and cheap, two highly valued qualities in today's fast paced, expensive world.

Maybe you should follow the advice of your cardiologist and stop shoveling pizza and French fries down your gullet. But who has the time or energy to chop vegetables and wash dishes after a long day? Or the money, for that matter, since organic broccoli costs about $8 at Whole Foods?

Imagine if you had your own personal chef who did all of your grocery shopping, chopped all the vegetables, and then combined them into a tasty balance of savory, sweet, and tangy. That is where the Special comes in, It provides a completely different way of thinking about lunch.

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So What's Wrong With Eating Eggs and Dairy?

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It's a question posed to every vegan at one time or another: What's wrong with eating eggs and dairy? They don't kill the animals, so what's the problem?

But as on Instagram, things aren't always what they appear.

Dig a little deeper and the realities of dairy and egg farms are unpleasant indeed. To get the deets, we spoke to Jaya Bhumitra of Compassion Over Killing. Check out her answers to your burning questions after the jump.

See also: Cowspiracy Screenings Look to Raise Awareness About Environmental Hazards of Eating Meat (Video)

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Try the Vegan Pistachio Gelato at Bianco in Coconut Grove

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac
It's hard enough to find vegan ice cream (outside of your grocer's freezer, that is). But vegan gelato? Forget it. Those who opt out of dairy don't have a lot of options when it comes to this creamy Italian treat.

But Coconut Grove's newest sweet spot, Bianco Gelato, is serving up handmade flavors made with almond milk and other all-natural ingredients. So vegans can go nuts with pistachio, pineapple and peppermint, strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate, and more.

See also: Bianco Gelato: Organic, Authentic Gelato in Coconut Grove

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Temple, a Plant-Based Eatery, Now Open in South Miami

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All photos by Hannah Sentenac
Rosy-hued water and a lengthy menu.
Temple, a plant-based eatery with an interior as colorful as its ingredients, is officially open for business at 5831 Sunset Drive. The new spot is now serving up breakfast and lunch to South Miamians looking for farm-to-tummy edibles.

It's a vibrant addition to Sunset's array of eatery options. A rainbow-hued mural (painted by a local artist) colors one wall, and the fresh, aesthetically appealing eats echo the place's motto: Joy to the Food.

See also: Rip Esselstyn in the Gables Tomorrow: "If You're a Real Man with Big Cojones, You're Going to Eat a Plant-Strong Diet"

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Choices Kitchen Hosting Free Cooking Class Featuring Field Roast Grain Meats

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Photos by Hannah Sentenac
Field Roast's Coconut Cutlet tops a mango salad.

If you're clueless in the kitchen, plant-based eating can seem especially intimidating. How do you cook eggplant exactly? What in hell are you supposed to do with shallots? How much is too much oil?

Luckily, there's help. Choices Kitchen and Field Roast Grain Meats have teamed up to offer a free cooking class to curious eaters. Attendees will learn how to make a quick and easy vegan wrap -- an entrée that's sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

See also: Love & Vegetables Launches Vegan Cooking Classes: First One All About Mangoes


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Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen: Try the Vegan Hawaiian

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Photos by Hannah Sentenac
Hearing that a spot serves vegan pizza is maybe the best thing ever for an herbivore. Because, let's be real, it's impossible not to miss that chewy dough, that piquant sauce, that melty, gooey, drippy mozzarella. Sigh.

So when I heard Lemoni Pizza & Kitchen serves vegan pies, I was on it like Miami's intelligentsia on Pamela Druckerman. And it has earned every ounce of my unbridled enthusiasm.

See also: Lemoni Pizza and Kitchen Launches New Menu, Concentrates on Raw and Vegan Items

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The Ménage à Trois Raw Vegan Doughnuts from Jugofresh Will Leave You Stuffed

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The threesome.
There's a certain person (El Jefe) who likes to visit local doughnut shops whenever he travels to different cities. Unfortunately, in Miami you have to leave the city and head to Mojo in Pembroke Pines for that special round sweetness with a hole in the middle.

It's unclear why this Magic City is lacking a special doughnut, but surely this healthful population is partially responsible. Perhaps that is why the juice masters at Jugofresh brought us raw, vegan donuts in a three-pack to satisfy our pie doughnut holes.

See also: Jugofresh Hires In-House Health Expert to Educate Customers

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