In the last few years I got spend a few months in Florida, and it’s about time I put together a guide about my favorite place to eat dairy and gluten free in Miami!
Just like I did for all of my other gluten free city guides, I pinned all of the place I recommend on the map below, so that you can save it on your phone and use it when you are out and about without going crazy to find gluten free places in Miami.
This article about where to eat dairy and gluten free in Miami combines the places I actually had a chance to try myself with some of the places I was recommended by my readers, which I listed here for your convenience so that you can let me know what you think about them!
The good news for all those who are following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is that, thanks the large South American influence that shapes the food scenes in Miami, it’s easy to find grain and nightshade free staples such as plantain (chips, baked and tostones) and yuca or cassava (baked yuca fries are sold at the hot food bar at Whole Foods and boiled yuca is served as a side in many Cuban and Porto Rican restaurants).
GUIDE: Where to Eat Gluten Free in Miami
900 S Miami Ave #125, Miami, FL 33130
This is by far the best place I tried that was fully gluten free in Lisbon. And in all honesty, it rose up there, right next to some of my all time favorite fully paleo places in the world, like Hu Kitchen in New York and Bulletproof in Santa Monica).
Since I stayed in Brickell, Dirt was basically my go-to spot to grab a healthy lunch. They have a great menu with lots of gluten free, paleo and dairy free options. I tried the gluten free tostada topped with loads of avocado and kale, as well as their kale salad with cashew cream (can you tell I like kale?;) and they there were both great. They also offer gluten free burgers with sweet potato fries and a daily gluten free, vegan desserts which are also really good!
It’s located in the Mary Brickell Village and is has a nice and quiet sitting area where you can enjoy your good in the beautiful Miami weather 🙂
Green Life Organic Bistro
3 Locations (Brickell, South Beach & Coral Gables)
This place offers great acai bowls and lots of dairy free drink options. I went back several times to get a coconut milk matcha latte and a side of delicious paleo ‘Alfajores” (South American cookie sandwiches) made with tapioca flour. They are provided by a local brand called “Barbarella Paleo” and they come in three different flavors: traditional (hazelnut), chocolate chips, and guava. I always went for the regular and they were absolutely delicious!!
The outdoor area is truly beautiful and perfect for taking photos. I would come back there to hang out and get a kombucha, but not for a full meal.
80 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
Since Manna is a plant based restaurant, you don’t have to worry about dairy here! Also, their menu is fully gluten free and they offer many raw food options as well (just like their delicious raw desserts or their kelp noodle pasta with dairy free pesto and Pad Thai).
I really enjoyed trying their “Arepas” (corn and flaxseed flatbreads) topped with avocado, cashew cheese, and help seeds.
They have a great selection of nut milk and cold pressed juices, ands since this place is just a quick walk from the Whole Foods in downtime, you can easily stope there for a bite after you ran your errands.
850 Commerce St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Planta by Chef David Lee is another plant based restaurant that is, of course, dairy free and offers lots of gluten free options. They offer different types of gluten free pizza and even a gluten free, vegan burgers and sushi as well.
Organic Bites Miami
7010 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138
Organic Bites is a fully organic, healthy restaurant that strives to offer their customers food that’s free from chemicals and GMOs.
They have gluten free wraps, quinoa side dishes and great salads, but what they are famous for is the Tostones Burger (a grass fed beef patty served in between 2 discs of fried plantain and topped with avocado (if order without cheese and tomatoes, it can be a great option even of you are on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).
Lastly, in case you are in the mood for dessert, they have a Banana Pound Cake which is dairy and gluten free.
Multiple Locations in South Beach & Brickell
This place that offers authentic Cuban food is perfect to try typical sides like tostones and boiled yuca, which are great (and filling) gluten and nightshade free options. While I am sure their regular food is very tasty, I’ve always only got these 2 things because I love them so much and it’s so hard to find them in other cities. Plus, I am sure they are grain and gluten free 😉
1670 James Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Full Bloom is another plant based restaurant (hence fully dairy free) that has A TON of gluten free options on the menu. It’s more gourmet than the gluten free places listed above, and serves food with both European and Latin influences. It offers seating with a great sea view which is always a plus!
4600 NE 2nd Ave Suite 11, Miami, FL 33137
This place in the heart of the Design District offers great dairy and gluten free options: quinoa and rice bowls with salmon or chicken, gluten free burgers and avocado toasts, dairy free ice cream and chia energy balls as well. Here you cal also find the paleo Alfajores that are sold at Green Life from “Barbarella Paleo”
Multiple Locations (Downtown, Brickell, South Beach)
If you are craving gluten free pizza, Pizza Rustica offers a great selection of pies, but since the pizza is not made in a dedicated gluten free facility, they cannot guarantee that there’s no cross contamination. Depending on your level of tolerance, you can give it a go!
2 Locations (Airport and Miami Beach)
This restaurant serves American food with a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that is clearly labelled with gluten free options. I didn’t get a chance to try it, but I checked their menu online and they apparently have lots of great salads and gluten free bread available too. Let me know in a comment if you end up going.
2322 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
This bakery located in the colorful neighborhood of Wynwood specializes in dairy and gluten free cupcakes, as well as donuts, cookies, and cakes. They have a separate gluten free cooking facility to prevent cross contamination.
Love Life Cafe
2616 NW 5 Ave, Miami, FL 33127
This vegan cafe has lots of gluten free options clearly labelled on the menu, such as taco salads, arepas, and even gluten free pizzas with dairy free, cashew cream cheese! And if this is not enough to convince you togo, I’ll just let you know that they also serve Mac & Cheese with lentil macaroni, gluten free avocado toast and sweet potato fries!
105 NE 24th St, Miami, FL 33137
Plant is a plant-based restaurant (there are so many of them in Miami!!) that emphasizes on raw, living foods, mostly organic and seasonal. It has a cooking school annexed to it, so that might be worth checking out if you go there!
5831 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143
Earth is an interesting cafe that allows you to customize your meal and make it gluten free. You can build your own pasta bowl choosing the sauce and matching it with rice noodles or gluten free penne. They also offer gluten free sandwiches and lots of earthy bowls with rice and quinoa!
668 NW 5th St, Miami, FL 33128
Crust has a dedicated gluten free menu full of pizza and pasta. I haven’t had a chance to personally try it unfortunately, but the menu sounds very promising and I would love to know your thoughts if you have a chance to go!
I hope you enjoyed this guide about eating gluten free in Miami and now I can’t wait to hear from you!! Do you of any other places that are dairy and gluten free and that I missed during my trip?
If yes, let me know in a comment below, and don’t forget to pin this article on your favorite Pinterest board and to share it on your Facebook!
And for more gluten free city guides, make sure to check out my other posts here!!