Miami’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival is foodie heaven, but sometimes you crave a calmer culinary experience. We have you covered: Tucked away from the festival throngs are these six Miami Beach gems, each offering a unique and tasty escape. CJ’s Crab Shack Get your hands dirty and dive into deliciousness at CJ’s Crab Shack. The Ocean Drive restaurant’s outdoor seating provides a vibrant backdrop for their signature snow crabs, fried seafood platters, and sandwiches filled with fresh catches. Make sure to enjoy a cocktail or three as they’re fun and flavorful with names like Hurricane Molly, Jori’s Soon
Adopting “green” practices at all levels of the culinary ecosystem, these eateries and the farms they source from have one common denominator: an awe-inspiring commitment to the environment coupled with a passion for evolving the dialogue around sustainability, encouraging Miamians to shift their mindset around how they eat and make good with their local veggie peddlers.
In a unique position as both a cause and a solution to global warming, food and the culture we create around it is in large part the answer to our health and the environment’s, a paradox the culinary industry is taking to heart by reducing their carbon footprint, eschewing plastic, opting for renewable sources of energy and composting their food waste, among other planet-friendly tricks.
These five spots imbue profit with principle and embody today’s swift departure from factory farming.