Rest day's Go-to's Miami

Lauren Arboleda is an organic, real-food lover. Based in Miami, she founded Food from the heart, & recently wrote a book: Pregnancy from the heart. She spends her days cooking, eating delicious, working out, practicing yoga & meditation, and discovering new healthy places in Miami!

I have to confess that I’m a bit of a pain in the ass for eating out…or that’s what my hubs always complains about…”it's so difficult with you” he says. Okay, MAYBE sometimes I could be. But I always compromise and order the best options for me! I'm mainly a pain since I really do prefer home cooked meals, and of course, it's also because I’m crazy about cooking! I truly enjoy making delicious meals made with the best ingredients, real food and lots of love. Okay, and maybe it's also because cooking is what I do for a living!! (Hint Hint: Check out some cool stuff at www.ffthmiami.com and my even cooler new Book illustrated by the awesome Natalia Swarz, girl behind this blog!)

During the weekends with my family or during the week when I meet my girlfriends in the evening for yoga, bootcamp or for a run (those hours when I get to have some quality me time) When I am out I try searching for places offering organic, local, quality ingredients, farm to table restaurants and also love places owned and operated by cool people! (I want good energy and good vibes in my food!) So here's a list of places I love to go to and some of my Must Order Meals around the Miami Area!


Super Chill (fast-casual-relaxed environment): 

Manna Life Food

Alfred I. Dupont Building, 80 NE 2ND AVE, MIAMI, FL, 33132

Top treat:Superfood avocado Arepa & Double chocolate cookie (you'll never want another avo toast after this arepa!)

  Photo courtesy of Manna Life

Photo courtesy of Manna Life

Lovelife Café 

584 NW 27th Street Wynwood, FL 33127

Top treat:Veggie Burger “Voted Best Veggie Burger in America” (come for yoga and eat the burger while you enjoy your yoga high mood!)

My Ceviche

232 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Miami Florida 33134

My ceviche Bowls (freshest fish, yummy sauces and perfect when you are in a hurry!)

  Photo courtesy of My Ceviche

Photo courtesy of My Ceviche

Green G Juice Lifestyle Juice Bar

222 NE 25th St, Unit 106 Miami, Florida

Top treat:Chocobella Bowl & Cold pressed juices (nicest staff and quality organic ingredients!)

  Photo courtesy of Green G

Photo courtesy of Green G

Jugo Fresh 

350 NE 60th St Miami, Florida

Top treat:Sana de Rana Bowl (these guys will always be pioneers in the miami area!) 

Photos courtesy of Jugo Fresh


Date Nights with hubs faves or upscale Lunch:

Filia

1300 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida

(local fish, local produce, artisan bread and wood oven Veggies + organic prosecco)

Top treat:Pan roasted snapper + grilled cabbage

 Pistachio Pesto Pizza with housemade ricotta, charred onion, and pecorino.  Photo courtesy of Filia

Pistachio Pesto Pizza with housemade ricotta, charred onion, and pecorino. Photo courtesy of Filia

La Mar

500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

(nice view nice food!)

Top treat: Tiraditos Bachiche (no garlic chips)

Bazzar Mar 

1300 S Miami Ave, Miami

(Beautiful hand painted murals, quality sea food + best gin and tonics ever!)

Top treat: Jose Asian taco & Cobia Rosa ceviche 

Photo credits: Giovanny Gutierrez

Cantina La Veinte

465 Brickell Ave, Miami

(Nice restaurant with non GMO artisan tortillas and live mariachis!)

Top treat: Fish al pastor tacos.

  Photo courtesy of Cantina la 20

Photo courtesy of Cantina la 20


Lazy weekend UberEats (food Delivery)

Ikura Sushi Lounge 

Top treat: Sashimi trio roll(could eat this roll every single day!)

Harry’s Pizza

Top treat: Gluten Free crust Rock Shrimp pizza with double shrimp


I scream for this Ice Cream

Bianco gelato 

3137 Commodore Plz Miami, Florida

It is just too much! A true heaven for gelato lovers. Artisan gelato made with organic, Non- GMO everything and no artificial stuff!

Photos courtesy of Bianco Gelato

Jugo Fresh Wynwood Location

Soft serve of smoothie combos to die for!


Some Down South Field Trip Action

Robert is Here

19200 SW 344th St Homestead, Florida

 Local honey, best smoothies, fruits and animals for baby J (my son) to see! The guanabana shake is sooo good (Tip from the Heart: I always take my organic milk in a bottle from home for them to do ours! Bring your own milks if you don't like non-organic milk!)

Knaus Berry Farm

15980 SW 248th St, Homestead, FL

 go for some Strawberry picking, pick up some local produce and their hottest item, the not so healthy (yet delicious) artisan sticky buns that hubs is sooo crazy about!


There are other places that are great but don't always qualify since they don't have with alllll the things I love (sorry if I’m obsessive, I know it's my thing) but we still go because it’s all about balance remember!? (I do still avoid fried foods, conventional animal proteins or farmed fish) and remember that every place, including some of the ones I mentioned above, offer things I wouldn’t eat on a daily basis but it is all about balance and looking for the best option wherever you are!

Pubbelly Sushi

1424 20th St, Miami Beach

Top treat: Stone crab roll OMG, guilty pleasure. 

Caja Caliente

2634 NE 2nd Ave, MiamI

 Top treat: Enjoy the shrimp taco and stay for the coolest vibes ever!

Tinta y Cafe

Top treat: Jardinera sandwich is a must try and they serve best cuban cortadito in Miami hands down!

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