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Vegan. It's a word that strikes fear in the heart of any meat-eating foodie. But if you think going vegetarian means munching on tree bark and jones-ing for tofu, think again.

Choices Cafe isn't your mama's vegan restaurant. This Miami eatery is determined to pound preconceived notions of vegetarians into the ground while plating delicious dishes.

Lori Zito: "The typical stereotype is a skinny tree-hugger, malnourished hippie-type person, and so we're trying to break those stereotypes and we're also trying to break the stereotype of what vegan food is."

The offerings Choices puts on the plate will make your stomach and your conscience feel good.

Lori Zito: "Really hearty food that you can walk away and feel really full and sustained but also feel really good about the choices you made of what you ate."

The menu is loaded with belly-busters. The insane Mexican wrap is packed with quinoa, beans, onions, peppers, plantains, vegan cheese, soy chorizo, salsa and mayo.

The same can be said for the gentil lentil wrap. Basically a lentil burger with all the toppings wrapped up in a collard green leaf, and the aptly-named everything salad is a big bowl filled with, yeah, that's right, everything.

Lori Zito: "Part of a vegan diet to make it taste good is using a lot of seasonings and spices."

Of course, you can wash all this down with some fruit juice or even a super smoothie, but you'd better leave room for the vegan wine and beer.

Lori Zito: "There is a difference between regular beer and wine versus something that's not vegan and not processed with animal products."

The cafe offers a number of varieties of libations made from organic grapes and hops. Check this out, this may not even be the first time you've downed a beneficial alcoholic beverage.

Lori Zito: "Some beer and wine that you drink is probably vegan, and you just don't know it."

Drinking organic wine and beer is a healthy choice. There's another reason Choices Cafe offers it up to their customers.

Lori Zito: "To show that vegans can let loose and have fun."

http://mychoicescafe.com/


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