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A table of fresh food from FlyFuel in Midtown Miami including pizza and an ahi tuna bowl
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Second FlyFuel Location Opens in Midtown Miami

FlyFuel is on a mission to fuel Miami with its flavorful and mindful menu. The Aventura eatery, which started six years ago as Raw Republic, is now open in Midtown Miami, marking this their second location.

“Since we opened in Aventura, we noticed an incredible rise of new fitness studios and more people are becoming health conscious. We’re noticing the same trend in the Midtown neighborhood and can’t wait to fuel the rest of Miami,” said Jesse Gimelstein, FlyFuel co-founder. “Our goal is to give back to the community and provide the best of both worlds.”

FlyFuel prides themselves on only using the freshest, cleanest ingredients in every dish. At Midtown, guests will be able to enjoy the same classics from Aventura including their best selling Cauliflower Crust Pizzas. They will also find the signature FlyFuel smoothie on the menu, blended with almond milk, spinach, vanilla plant protein, cacao nibs, almond butter and banana.

In spirit of their new outpost, the nourishing destination will also launch new dishes – including their play on Hailey Bieber’s viral Strawberry Glaze smoothie. Their vegan and gluten-free friendly menu features a wide variety of fresh salads, wraps, acai creations, smoothies, ingredient driven bowls, breakfast items and a selection of grab-and-go items.  

New menu items include: 

  • Sesame Crunch Salad – shredded kale, carrots, and cabbage mixed with chopped romaine, slices of broccoli, cucumber and avocado, sesame seeds, toasted almonds, and crunchy noodles tossed in a soy peanut dressing
  • Tuna Poke Bowl – fresh ahi-poke tuna, shredded carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, pineapple, edamame, pickled ginger, crispy shallots, and sesame seeds topped with spicy mayo and nori sheets over a bed of wild rice and baby spinach
  • Vegan Veggie Pizza – homemade tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, red onions, broccoli, mushrooms, and fresh garlic layered on a vegan, gluten-free cauliflower crust
  • Strawberry Glow Smoothie – inspired by Hailey Bieber’s viral Strawberry Glaze  smoothie, blended with almond milk, coconut cream, strawberry, dates, maple syrup, banana, avocado, collagen, and vanilla plant protein powder

FlyFuel has something for everyone! The new Midtown location can be found below Midtown 4 at 154 NE 29th Street and will be open for on-site dining, takeout, and delivery during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Aventura location is at 20804 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura. For more information, check out www.EatFlyFuel.com or follow @FlyFuel to stay updated on special events, upcoming promotions, and new locations.  

FlyFuel is on a mission to fuel Miami with its flavorful and mindful menu. The Aventura eatery, which started six years ago as Raw Republic, is now open in Midtown Miami, marking this their second location.

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Celebrate National Coffee Day with Biscayne Coffee

National Coffee Day is today and for you all you caffeine-fiends, let us introduce you to Biscayne Coffee, a new eco-friendly coffee brand that gives back to Biscayne Bay. 

National Coffee Day is today and for you all you caffeine-fiends, let us introduce you to Biscayne Coffee, a new eco-friendly coffee brand that gives back to Biscayne Bay. 

Founded by Miami-native and hospitality industry expert Steve Turk, Biscayne Coffee donates 10% of all Biscayne Coffee sales and merchandise to the Biscayne Bay Foundation, a nonprofit organization based here in South Florida, whose mission is to increase awareness of the health, safety, and sustainability of waterways on Biscayne Bay. 

Depending on how you take your cup, Biscayne Coffee offers three blends: 

  • Biscayne Blend Dark Roast is a signature blend originating from Indonesia, Central, and South America. This complex blend features darker flavors with hints of dark chocolate, raspberry, and sugar cane.
  • Biscayne Single Origin Colombia is a medium roast blend that originates from farmers in the remote region of South of Huila and features notes of orange, caramel, and milk chocolate flavor.
  • Biscayne Blend Light Roast is a lightly roasted coffee blend that has a citrusy, sweet, and complex aroma that offers flavors of Grapefruit, Apple, Caramel, and Roasted Hazelnut.

While we are grateful for coffee for a cause, we asked Turk how Biscayne coffee came to be. He shared, "In the summer of 2020, a massive fish kill took place on the bay due to lack of oxygen in the water. Among the mass of dead fish, I found a dead manatee, while walking with my younger daughter and son along the bay. Angry and saddened by this experience, I thought there had to be something big I could do to help.  The next morning as I was sipping my morning coffee and looking out at the bay the idea struck. Biscayne Coffee was born”, said Turk. “I want my children and all families to experience the magic of Biscayne Bay the way that I did. I hope this coffee inspires and brings awareness to help preserve Biscayne Bay for future generations to enjoy.”

Biscayne Coffee is available at www.biscaynecoffee.com. The coffee bags can be purchased at $18.96. Follow Biscayne Coffee on social at @biscaynecoffee.

And, in honor of National Coffee Day you can mix and match any 3 coffees and get free shipping. Offer valid now until midnight October 2.

Outside of the newest Pura Vida location in South Miami
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Pura Vida Opens Newest Location in South Miami

Pura Vida's expansion continues with the unveiling of the brand’s latest café in South Miami! The new outpost is located just steps away from Sunset Place and the University of Miami and is Pura Vida's 12th location.

Pura Vida's expansion continues with the unveiling of the brand’s latest café in South Miami! The new outpost is located just steps away from Sunset Place and the University of Miami and is Pura Vida's 12th location.

“We are constantly amazed and humbled at how well-received our brand has been, and continues to be, in the different communities we branch into," said Omer Horev, Co-Founder and CEO of Pura Vida Miami. "We’ve had our eyes set on South Miami for some time now and we’re thrilled to finally be bringing this dream to fruition.”

The new Pura Vida South Miami café will boast 2,370 square feet of indoor and outdoor seating and will showcase Pura Vida’s iconic health-focused menu including their beloved all-day breakfast offerings, bowls, superfood smoothies, açai bowls, wraps, sandwiches, their newly-launched dinner plates, and more. Additionally, to coincide with the opening, Pura Vida will be introducing a new blueberry cake to be offered exclusively at the new South Miami location before rolling out store-wide.

Pura Vida South Miami is located at 6022 South Dixie Highway in South Miami. Stay tuned for details about another Pura Vida coming to Coconut Grove in the near future!

New wrap at Carrot Express in Miami
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Two New Wraps Available Now at Carrot Express

Miami's favorite healthy eatery, Carrot Express has dropped not one, but TWO new wraps.

Miami's favorite healthy eatery, Carrot Express has dropped not one, but TWO new wraps.

All locations are now carrying:

  • Turkey Bacon Power Wrap ($14.95) filled with 3 egg-whites, turkey bacon, spinach, cremini mushrooms, scallions, avocado and jack cheese
  • Beyond Meat Wrap ($15.95) stuffed with crumbled beyond meat, kale seasoned brown rice, black beans, avocado, sweet plantains and pico de gallo.

Both items are available on a toasted whole wheat or gluten-free wrap (+$2.50).

Most recently, Carrot Express opened a new location West Kendall. By mid-October, the concept will debut new locations in Pembroke Pines, South Miami, Bryant Park (NYC), and River Landing. Additionally, restaurants in Coconut Grove, Plantation, Pinecrest, and Hollywood are expected by the end of 2022.

Inside of ICON Mediterranean restaurant in Wynwood, Miami with grafiti mural in the dining room
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ICON Mediterranean is Serving Authentic, Made In-House Dishes in Wynwood

ICON Mediterranean is a colorful and wildly fun fast casual restaurant located in the heart of Wynwood. Brought to you by Jay Jwad of Vision Global Ent. Corp., every dish here is made daily in-house, and to accommodate Miami’s health conscious lifestyle.

ICON Mediterranean is a colorful and wildly fun fast casual restaurant located in the heart of Wynwood. Brought to you by Jay Jwad of Vision Global Ent. Corp., every dish here is made daily in-house, and to accommodate Miami’s health conscious lifestyle.

The restaurant presents a simple, healthy, real and modern Mediterranean menu. ICON Mediterranean offers three types of proteins, including chicken shawarma halal, steak shawarma halal, and falafel, styled with four bases such as house samoon, whole wheat tortillas, rice bowls, and salatas. An array of toppings and sauces are also offered, from the ICON signature tahini to the garlic thoam, green tahini, BBQ tahini, spicy tahini, and cucumber yogurt taziki.

"The food industry has changed a lot from 10 years ago. People are more careful and smart with their selection when they go to a restaurant and can easily differentiate from poor quality to high quality," said "Jay Jwad, President of Vision Global Ent. Corp. "That’s why at ICON Mediterranean, I take pride in making sure that everything is made daily from scratch, which I understand requires more labor and costs, but we know for sure our customers appreciate our efforts."

Each dish is crafted daily using in-house made ingredients that are healthy and fresh and weaved in with the authentic culinary customs of the Mediterranean. It’s real food that’s thoughtfully made with love and energy. Here are a few of their specialties:

Chicken Shawarma Halal

ICON Mediterranean is the only restaurant in Miami to serve Chicken Shawarma Halal and Steak Shawarma Halal. It’s the healthiest category of meat, with the highest quality.

Samoon Bread 

The Samoon Bread, an authentic Iraqi bread, is made fresh daily in-house. It’s similar to pita bread and offers a healthy base that’s mixed with whole wheat flour and white flour with a unique ICON Mediterranean twist. 

Hummus

The Hummus is carefully crafted for three days. On the first day, the chickpeas are soaked. On the second day, they are boiled, washed and set in a cooler. On the final day of prep, the hummus is made. 

Falafel 

The Falafel is made over a two-day prep. The beans are first soaked and then mixed with chopped vegetables and herbs. 

In addition, diners can also experience American-style breakfast plates, including a selection of breakfast bowls and wraps. The restaurant also has a full menu of premium coffees and fresh 100% organic fruit juices, as well as a curated selection of wine and beers. Diners can also try ICON Mediterranean’s specialty dessert, Baklava. 

ICON Mediterranean is a destination where people of all cultures, heritages and ethnicities can celebrate and enjoy life together over modern Mediterranean food. Find ICON Mediterranean at 241 NW 24th Street in Wynwood.

Breakfast spread at Carrot Express in South Florida
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Carrot Express Launches BOGO Brunch

Inflation who?! Beginning this weekend, health conscious eaters and breakfast lovers can order any breakfast or all-day breakfast item from Carrot Express and receive the second item free.

Inflation who?! Beginning this weekend, health conscious eaters and breakfast lovers can order any breakfast or all-day breakfast item from Carrot Express and receive the second item free.

The brunch bundle bogo deal will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm at all locations through the end of August. The free menu item will be the cheaper dish and all guests will be able to enjoy a well-balanced and nourishing breakfast or brunch for two under $20.

Recently, Carrot Express has debuted breakfast and all-day breakfast at all their locations. Highlights include:

  • California Eggwich (NEW!) - 2 cage free folded eggs layered with avocado, crumbled feta cheese, arugula, tomato, lime juice and olive oil served on a toasted sesame bagel ($12.95)
  • Josh’s Overnight Oats – oatmeal, almond milk, toasted coconut flakes, chia & flax seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, strawberries, Mario’s granola, almond butter, drizzled honey ($9.95)
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – quinoa topped with roasted cremini mushrooms, sautéed spinach, avocado, pico de gallo, cage-free sunny side egg ($13.95)
  • Smoked Salmon Omelet - 3 cage-free eggs omelet with smoked salmon, shallots & capers. served with toasted #ZTB multigrain sourdough and a side of low-fat cream cheese ($13.95)
  • Berries Almond Butter Toast – toasted Zak the Baker, multigrain sourdough topped with almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes and drizzled honey ($8.95)
  • Huevos Rancheros Burrito – 2 cage-free scrambled eggs, brown rice, black beans, avocado, fresh corn, jack cheese, cilantro & pico de gallo. perfectly wrapped & toasted on a whole wheat wrap. served with our cilantro-lime dressing ($13.95)

For a list of all Carrot Express outposts so you can plan your brunch visit, click here.

Inside of the new Pura Vida restaurant on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables
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Pura Vida's Latest Location Opens on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

Pura Vida is expanding to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This marks the brand's third new location so far in 2022, and first of many for the South Miami area.

Pura Vida is expanding to Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. This marks the brand's third new location so far in 2022, and first of many for the South Miami area.

"As the Pura Vida brand expands, we seek to plant roots in areas that bring tangible value to the community," said Omer Horev, Chief Brand Officer and Co-Founder of Pura Vida. "The storied past of Miracle Mile offers a charm and comfort that we knew we had to be a part of this year. It's a privilege to grow our community of people who value quality and health in another beloved part of South Florida."

Open to the public on July 8, the new Pura Vida is located at 244 Miracle Mile. Miracle Mile, a 4-block strip dedicated to retail, dining, entertainment, and revered for its charmed past, traces all the way back to the 1920s. The destination was coined "Miracle Mile" in 1955 as the street has resiliently withstood the pressure of urban modernization and now provides a refreshingly simple and charming visitor experience.

Patrons can enjoy the all day cafe from the aesthetic 2,675 square foot interior or the shaded 215 square feet of outdoor seating. The brand's quality and detail driven menu is crafted using local and organic ingredients when possible and has something for every kind of dietary restriction. Pura Vida’s health-conscious concept offers a wide variety of breakfast items, delicious bowls and wraps, crisp and refreshing salads, raw organic acai bowls, and an assortment of fresh-baked gluten-free and vegan sweet treats.

Other health-focused highlights include a variety of refreshing cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, kombucha, and artisanal coffees. Just as quick as the brand is expanding, so is their beloved menu! Coinciding with Miracle Mile opening, Pura Vida will be introducing two new must-try menu items for all locations, a new breakfast wrap; and turkey bacon which can be added to the perfect egg sandwich!

In addition to the Miracle Mile opening, Pura Vida currently has locations in South Florida, including South Beach, West Ave, Edgewater, Design District, University of Miami, West Palm Beach, Aventura, Bay Harbor, Las Olas, Brickell, and Sunset Harbour. Upcoming locations in South Miami and Coconut Grove are on the horizon.

Pura Vida Miracle Mile is open from 8 am - 4 pm daily. For a convenient dine-in experience, parking is available via Miracle Mile valet, parking garages 1 & 4, or street parking. Delivery and pick-up are available through the Pura Vida Miami app. For more information, please visit www.PuraVidaMiami.com.

True Food Kitchen at The Falls in Kendall
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First Miami True Food Kitchen Opens at The Falls in Kendall

True Food Kitchen, a seasonally-inspired restaurant that proves healthy food can be crave-able, opened today at The Falls in Kendall. This is the restaurant's first location in Miami and their sixth in Florida.

True Food Kitchen, a seasonally-inspired restaurant that proves healthy food can be crave-able, opened today at The Falls in Kendall. This is the restaurant's first location in Miami and their sixth in Florida.

The new True Food seats 385 patrons with an open kitchen, full-service bar, and covered patio that overlooks the waterfront. Natural woods and vivid, locally-inspired artwork tie together the greenery and earthy color scheme, and there are environmentally friendly materials throughout, including recycled soda bottle dining seats.

True Food is a restaurant and lifestyle brand founded in 2008 in Phoenix with the belief that food should make people feel better and that excellent tasting meals and mindfully prepared beverages may serve as the foundation for a happy existence.

Based on the anti-inflammatory food pyramid, the brainchild of True Food founder Dr. Andrew Weil, renowned doctor of integrative medicine, every single ingredient on the menu is carefully selected and hand-crafted into signature dishes that make eating well effortless, energizing and most importantly, full of flavor.

The restaurant takes ingredients, spices and one-of-a-kind finds to bold new heights with an eye for peak-season freshness, bright flavors and combinations, and an always creative take on classic favorites.

True Food serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch with menus showcasing healthy, seasonal, sustainable, and organic food with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options served alongside sustainable wine, local beer, and cocktails with fresh juice and house-made syrups.

True Food Kitchen at The Falls is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit truefoodkitchen.com/locations/miami. True Food Kitchen can be found on Instagram and Facebook.


Bottled wellness shots at Carrot Express in South Florida
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Shots for a Cause at Carrot Express

Carrot Express is serving shots for a cause through the end of July at all South Florida locations.

Carrot Express is serving shots for a cause through the end of July at all South Florida locations.

The healthy eatery has partnered the American Cancer Society and $1 from all 4 oz. health boosting shots will be donated directly to the organization, running now through the end of July.

Make an impact by ordering shots that include:

  • Flu Shot ($4.95) - ginger, lemon, honey
  • Ginger Shot ($3.50)  - ginger
  • Immunity Shot ($4.95) - turmeric, ginger, lemon, orange and black pepper

While you're at Carrot Express, try some of their new menu items including:

  • Tuna Melt ($13.95) - served open face. toasted sourdough bread spread with smashed avocado, topped with albacore white tuna salad,  tomato & jack cheese
  • California Eggwich ($11.95) - toasted sesame bagel, 2 cage free folded eggs, smash avocado, arugula, tomato, lime juice and olive oil
  • Scottish Salmon Wrap ($16.95) - avocado, arugula, brown rice, cilantro, lime juice, pico de gallo & roasted jalapeño aioli
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap ($13.95) - grilled chicken, romaine, kale, homemade croutons, parmesan cheese and our signature Caesar dressing

To find a Carrot Express location near you, head to carrotexpress.com.

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Wine Water is Two Simple Ingredients Made for Active Lifestyles

Active wine enthusiasts rejoice! Wine Water is bringing you a refreshing alcoholic drink to be enjoyed all summer long. Inspired by the active, coastal lifestyle in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wine Water is for working hard and playing just as hard. 

Active wine enthusiasts rejoice! Wine Water is bringing you a refreshing alcoholic drink to be enjoyed all summer long. Inspired by the active, coastal lifestyle in Wilmington, North Carolina, Wine Water is for working hard and playing just as hard. 

Wine Water is exactly what it sounds like - crafted with two simple ingredients, dry French wine and sparking water. There are no added flavors and nothing artificial. Compare that to other popular spirit and malt based seltzers available with unnatural ingredients and flavors.

Another perk - Wine Water comes in portable cans. Each can is 4.9% alcohol and just 69 calories, with 0 grams of sugar, low sulfites, and non-GMO. This means a can of Wine Water fits into gluten free and vegan lifestyles.

There are currently two varietals available:

Rosé Water

On the palate, the bright acidity of the French Dry Rosé wine is balanced by the effervescence of the pure sparkling water. With aromas of strawberry and melon generously expressed, this simple but striking combination reveals an incredibly refreshing tasting experience - perfectly paired with an afternoon in the sun, by the pool, or anywhere good friends gather.

Wine Water Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of exotic fruits including pineapple and mango are featured on the nose and palate, and are beautifully balanced with the effervescence of the pure, sparkling water. Simple but striking, Wine Water Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect expression of the Entre-Deux-Mers terroir in an approachable, incredibly refreshing, easy-to-enjoy presentation.

Two other varietals, Cabernet and Chardonnay, are arriving later this year.

A percentage of all Wine Water profits are donated to support clean water initiatives. You can find Wine Water at Trader Joe's across Miami. To see other locations, click here.

Find out more at sipwinewater.com or follow them on Instagram at @sipwinewater.

Restaurant wall of Vale Food Co in Brickell, Miami
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Vale Food Co Finds a New Home in Brickell

After five years looking for a home in Miami, Vale Food Co is set to debut the seventh location of its Florida-grown restaurant brand in Brickell this week. Vale, an old English word that means “to live an earthly life”, is committed to the values of health, quality food, sustainability and community.

After five years looking for a home in Miami, Vale Food Co is set to debut the seventh location of its Florida-grown restaurant brand in Brickell this week. Vale, an old English word that means “to live an earthly life”, is committed to the values of health, quality food, sustainability and community.

“I’m thrilled to finally introduce Vale Food Co to Miami and offer an all-day restaurant where visitors can enjoy high-quality, healthy food with quick service in one spot,” said Sunny Ilyas, CEO and Founder of Vale Food Co. “I’m confident that our food offerings will be a new elevated option to meet the needs of the fast-paced Brickell market and the lifestyle of our guests who are on-the-go, working or into wellness.”

Ilyas launched Vale in 2014 as a meal delivery service and quickly pivoted the brand into a fast-casual restaurant when he opened the first location in Tallahassee in 2016. In 2017, Vale Gainesville and Tampa opened their doors to the public. The following year, he opened a fourth restaurant in Jacksonville and in 2019, he opened Fort Lauderdale and a second location in Tallahassee. Today, Ilyas manages the brand, recipe development and catering services for all locations.

Vale Food Co attracts locals and visitors alike with its vast array of healthy and high-quality protein, açai and poke bowls accompanied by a full beverage and bakery selection. The Brickell location shares the same design backbone as all other Vale locations but offers a unique Miami flair. The 3,000 square foot restaurant has a 23-seat dining room with plants draped throughout the ceiling to define Vale’s mission to go green and eat green. A colorful hand-painted Vale mural and rotating Miami-inspired artworks are displayed throughout the space. Located outside is the restaurant’s 35-seat patio. The area offers additional relaxed alfresco seating with patio couches beneath white shade umbrellas, coffee tables lining the exterior surrounded by greenery and stringed lights for an elevated dining experience.

Vale Food Co’s menu is divided into a cold “superfood” station and a hot food station along with a selection of grab-and-go snacks and bakery items, popular freshly baked whole grain chocolate chip cookies and a full beverage program including matcha, smoothies and coffee. Superfood menu highlights include: Smashed Avocado Toast; Chia Pudding; Spicy Tuna Poke Bowl; Açai Smoothie and the Dragonfruit Lemonade. New to the menu is the matcha line with KombuMatcha; Vale Matcha Blast; Vale Matcha Latte and Dirty Matcha Latte. The fresh and healthy-forward menu offers a variety of items perfect for year-round weather in Florida.

The hot food station consists of build-your-own protein bowls where guests can customize the bases and add on veggies, proteins, boosts and sauces. Classic and fan-favorite proteins include Vale’s signature turkey spinach feta meatballs, southwest braised beef, ancho pulled chicken among others. Signature hot bowls include the Sweet Earth Bowl made with sweet potato noodles, roasted broccoli, teriyaki chicken and curry honey mustard; Out of This World Bowl with cilantro lime brown rice, roasted broccoli, ancho pulled chicken topped with chipotle ranch; and the Great South Bowl with chipotle mac and cheese, roasted broccoli and braised beef. All ingredients are sourced from local farms and menu items rotate seasonally with a selection of vegan and gluten-free options.

Vale Food Co currently has six additional locations in Florida including two in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale with plans to expand throughout South Florida and into different markets.

Vale Food Co is located in Mary Brickell Village at 900 S Miami Avenue #125 and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 9 am - 11 pm. For more information, please visit www.ValeFoodCo.com or follow on Instagram at @ValeFoodCo.

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Cereal in a bowl with a spoon
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Grab Your Spoon & Bowl, It’s National Cereal Day

Frosted Lucky Charms may be magically delicious, but this colorful cereal along with some other childhood favorites are laden with sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients that might make you think twice about putting them in your body. In honor of National Cereal Day, we found four sugary cereal alternatives that pack a protein punch, have a good crunch and are the perfect way to start your day. Or hey, end your day, if you’re a cereal for dinner type of person. 

Frosted Lucky Charms may be magically delicious, but this colorful cereal along with some other childhood favorites are laden with sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients that might make you think twice about putting them in your body. In honor of National Cereal Day, we found four sugary cereal alternatives that pack a protein punch, have a good crunch and are the perfect way to start your day. Or hey, end your day, if you’re a cereal for dinner type of person. 

1. Magic Spoon

Magic Spoon cereals are low-carb, high in protein, and made with zero sugar. Don’t let that deter you, they are perfectly sweetened with a blend of monk fruit, stevia, and allulose in its offerings. Magic Spoon has plenty of flavors to choose from including Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, Cinnamon, and more.  $39 for 4-Pack, magicspoon.com, @magicspoon

2. Incredi-Bowl

Incredi-Bowl is available in three make-you-want-to-get-out-of-bed flavors including Chocolate Crunch, Frosted Flakes and Honey Nut Hoops. These low sugar, Keto-friendly, grain and gluten-free cereals are high in protein to keep you full and fueled throughout your morning. $40 for 4-Pack, incredibowlcereal.com, @incredibowlfoods

3. Three Wishes

Three Wishes is made from chickpeas and delivers 3g of fiber and 8g of protein per serving to help avoid that mid-morning crash that happens if you were to eat high sugar, high carb, low protein options. You won't find wheat, corn, rice, dairy, oats, soy or peanuts in the ingredient list, but you will find a ton of taste in their flavors, which include Cinnamon, Honey, Unsweetened, Cocoa, Fruity and Frosted. In honor of National Cereal Day the brand is offering 20% off on their website. $9.99 per box, threewishes.com, @threewishes

4. Catalina Crunch

Catalina Crunch, a brand that we personally keep stocked at all times, has released a limited edition-flavor,  Triple Berry Blast Cereal, a  blend of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry that tastes like a berry pie. Gluten and grain-free, vegan, low sugar, non-GMO, keto-friendly, and high protein, Catalina Crunch delivers satisfying cereals (and snacks) without sacrificing nutrition.  $39 for 4-Pack, catalinacrunch.com, @catalinacrunch

A salad, smoothie, and nuts from Carrot Express in West Boca
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Carrot Express Opens Newest Location in West Boca

Carrot Express opened their doors in West Boca this week, bringing their nourishing foods to a 2nd location in Palm Beach County. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

Carrot Express opened their doors in West Boca this week, bringing their nourishing foods to a 2nd location in Palm Beach County. Since 1993, Carrot Express founder Mario Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

The menu has something for every kind of dietary restriction including a wide range of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, fresh pressed juices and smoothies.

Carrot Express West Boca is located at 20642 State Road 7 in the Shadowwood Plaza in Boca Raton. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am until 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am until 9 pm. Delivery and takeout orders can be made directly through the Carrot Express website.

There are 7 additional locations coming soon, including Fort Lauderdale, Pinecrest, Plantation, Pembroke Pines, West Kendall, and, their first location outside of Florida, in New York City.

Stay updated on their future openings and visit www.EatCarrotExpress.com or follow along on Instagram @CarrotExpress.

New Pura Vida location in Brickell Miami
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Pura Vida Opens 10th Location in Brickell

Pura Vida is opening its 10th Miami location today in Brickell. The new restaurant is located at 1104 South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell.

Pura Vida is opening its 10th Miami location today in Brickell. The new restaurant is located at 1104 South Miami Avenue in the heart of Brickell.

Since their first location, Pura Vida was meant to be a place where you can eat at any time of day. Serving breakfast, acai bowls, wraps, salads, coffee, and more, not only is the menu healthy but it uses locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

New menu items will be available only at the Brickell location to celebrate the opening, including beet juice, sweet potato dishes, and a variety of new wellness shots. You will also be able to take advantage of Pura Vida's all-day breakfast menu here.

“Brickell, in my eyes, is the perfect bustling central location for Pura Vida’s next home,” said Omer Horev, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pura Vida. "New concepts, businesses, and people from all over the world are coming to Brickell as it has quickly become a hub for every industry under the sun. We are continuing to leave our mark on Miami as Brickell will be our tenth expansion location. We couldn’t be more proud of our brand’s growth and the support we’ve received from the community throughout the years which has pushed us to continue to grow and tap into every market of this great city of ours.”

The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating across 2,400 square feet and will have the bright inviting vibe patrons have come to expect.

Next up for Pura Vida are the upcoming locations in Sunset Harbour, Miracle Mile, and South Miami.

To learn more, head to puravidamiami.com or find them on Instagram @puravidamiami.

Pop Up Grocer Miami Ad with details
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Pop Up Grocer to Debut in Wynwood on January 28

Pop Up Grocer is coming to Miami for a month beginning Friday, January 28 and will be located in Wynwood at 171 NW 23rd Street. The traveling grocer store is bringing a selection of the newest and most innovative, better-for-you products, including those from Miami-owned, women-owned and BIPOC-owned brands. Discover items like milk made from bananas, chips made from cactus, plant-based deodorant, matcha pancakes, probiotic mouthwash, fizzy functional beverages and more.

Pop Up Grocer is coming to Miami for a month beginning Friday, January 28 and will be located in Wynwood at 171 NW 23rd Street. The traveling grocer store is bringing a selection of the newest and most innovative, better-for-you products, including those from Miami-owned, women-owned and BIPOC-owned brands. Discover items like milk made from bananas, chips made from cactus, plant-based deodorant, matcha pancakes, probiotic mouthwash, fizzy functional beverages and more.

Founded by Emily Schildt, Pop Up Grocer's robust selection features 100% interesting, 100% natural, majority plant-based, and sugar-conscious choices. Dedicated to connecting with consumers in a new and unique way, Pop Up Grocer brings all the buzziest brands on Instagram under one roof, and to your favorite cities. The Miami pop-up was designed by Chaz Capobianco, owner of Miami-based design studio Capoco, and Elizabeth Jaime, a Miami-based prop stylist and florist.

Pop Up Grocer creates an environment that still feels like a grocery store – product, shelves and fridges – but intends to stimulate your senses and take you out of your normal, routine shopping mentality. Unlike a traditional grocery store, Pop Up Grocer is built for discovery. Just over 400 products—as opposed to 40,000—line its shelves, across categories: food, beverage, home, pet, and body care. And to the Miami location, Pop Up Grocer will bring 3 newly-launched categories: Mood Boosters, Saucy + Spicy, Human + Pet Care. The goal is to increase visibility for emerging brands and their founders.

Miami-based Fernanda Quintero aka nacoooks, will debut as the store’s bakery partner, offering a daily selection of cookies and exclusive menu of baked goods that blend food, culture and design. Liger’s Cookies, famed as the best cookies in Miami, will also sell fresh cookies on the weekends only. The Miami store will also showcase Florida-based brands, like The SisterYard, Big Easy, Vacation, and brands that are otherwise exclusively available online, such as Superfrau, Kiki Milk, Bonito; and just-launched brands ZORA, Supr, De Soi.

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year in Miami, a city with such unique energy, and one that has experienced immense growth in recent years. And with all that is happening in the dining scene, we are looking forward to meeting the appetites of those searching for something equally exciting in grocery," said Emily Schildt, Pop Up Grocer Founder & CEO.

Pop Up Grocer will be open from 10am to 7pm daily from Friday, Jan 28 through Sunday, Feb 27. 5% of in-store sales will be given to one emerging, consumer packaged goods brand, for whom the donation has immediate and significant impact. For more information, visit popupgrocer.co or find them on Instagram at @popup.grocer.

Girls enjoying food at Smorgasburg Food Festival
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Smorgasburg is Coming to Miami This Spring

Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in the United States, and can already be found in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, and now it's coming to Miami! Featuring local vendors, Smorgasburg Miami is ready to showcase the best of South Florida's food concepts right here in Wynwood.

Smorgasburg, the largest weekly open-air food market in the United States, and can already be found in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jersey City, Los Angeles, and now it's coming to Miami! Featuring local vendors, Smorgasburg Miami is ready to showcase the best of South Florida's food concepts right here in Wynwood.

In other markets, Smorgasburg has played a big role in helping food vendors gain exposure and customers to eventually open their own store locations. Smorgasburg Miami will be 50,000 square feet and accommodate 60 food vendors. In the middle will be a variety of seating options including picnic tables.

Smorgasburg is still accepting applications for food vendors. Some of the confirmed local eats include Eleventh Street Pizza's new sandwich concept Hero, Sisteryard's popular coconut cold brew, and handcrafted arepas from The Maiz Project.

Smorgasburg Miami is set to open in March and will run every Saturday from 11am-6pm.

For more information, head to smorgasburgmiami.com or their Instagram @smorgasburgmiami

Bols from Bolay on a table
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Bolay in Brickell Will Celebrate Grand Opening with a Week of Free Bols

Bolay is coming to Brickell at the end of this month! You will be able to find the chain's latest location at 801 Brickell Ave.

Bolay is coming to Brickell at the end of this month! You will be able to find the chain's latest location at 801 Brickell Ave.

This fast-casual restaurant specializes in healthy bols built with fresh ingredients and customized by you. Bolay has something for everyone with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. You start with a base, which includes options like cilantro noodles or forbidden black rice, and top it with roasted veggies and perfectly seasoned protein. Featured proteins include BBQ chicken, savory miso glazed tofu, and spicy Thai shrimp. Each bol is topped with add-ons like fresh cilantro and parmesan cheese and followed by signature sauces.

To celebrate their opening, Bolay is giving Miami lots of chances for free Bolay during a week-long party. Here are all the dates you need to know below!

  • Jan 27 - The grand opening! The first 100 guests receive $50 worth of Bolay
  • Jan 27 - Feb 2 - Enjoy a complimentary Regular Bol (value 8.99) when you register for tickets here.

The Brickell Bolay will be the 22nd Bolay store and the chain continues to expand around Florida.

Photo from Bolay's Facebook page
Naked Nutrition Chocolate Protein Bar
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Miami Supplement Company Naked Nutrition Introduces New Protein Bar

Miami-based Naked Nutrition, a leading protein and supplement brand, announces its newest product, Naked Bar. Naked Bar is the first protein bar for the company and is available in two flavors: Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge. Packed with 15 grams of Grass Fed Whey Protein and under 200 calories, Naked Bar is a perfectly packaged balance of smart and sweet.

Miami-based Naked Nutrition, a leading protein and supplement brand, announces its newest product, Naked Bar. Naked Bar is the first protein bar for the company and is available in two flavors: Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge. Packed with 15 grams of Grass Fed Whey Protein and under 200 calories, Naked Bar is a perfectly packaged balance of smart and sweet.

Naked Nutrition was founded in 2014 by Stephen Zieminski, a former college athlete who noticed many supplements included numerous ingredients of little nutritional value. Naked Nutrition is dedicated to pure ingredients and transparency so people know exactly what is going into their body. With the addition of Naked Bar, Naked Nutrition continues to shorten steps between the farm and you.

Naked Bar is low in fat, calories, and carbs while high in fiber to provide long lasting satisfaction and energy. Unlike many other protein bars, Naked Nutrition’s Naked Bar is made from premium grass fed whey protein. Naked Bar is gluten-free, soy-free, and free of sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors.

Chocolate Fudge Naked Bar starts with premium grass-fed whey protein, and includes other natural ingredients like almond butter, cocoa powder, and monk fruit juice. Peanut Butter Crunch Naked Bar also starts with premium grass-fed whey protein and is complemented with natural ingredients like almond butter, peanut butter, and monk fruit juice.  

Peanut Butter Crunch and Chocolate Fudge Naked Bars are available in a box of 12 bars for $29.99. You can get yours at NakedNutrition.com or on Amazon.

Breakfast items at Carrot Express
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Carrot Express Expands to Brickell and Debuts Breakfast Menu

With 10 locations already in South Florida, Carrot Express is opening in Brickell this Friday, November 12 at the Sabadell Financial Center. Carrot Express Brickell will be the first location to debut a breakfast menu, with all locations joining by the end of the year.

With 10 locations already in South Florida, Carrot Express is opening in Brickell this Friday, November 12 at the Sabadell Financial Center. Carrot Express Brickell will be the first location to debut a breakfast menu, with all locations joining by the end of the year.

Founder, Mario Laufer is thrilled to grow the wholesome legacy throughout South Florida. Since 1993, Laufer has been on a mission to create Miami’s healthiest dishes with a flavorful twist.

“Over the past few years, it’s been incredible to watch Brickell grow. With so many residents and businesses, we knew there was room for Carrot Express to be in the middle of it all," said Laufer. "A lot of these individuals in Brickell are passionate about taking care of themselves and we’re thrilled to offer locals and visitors healthy choices that are good for your body and soul.”

Carrot Express features something for every kind of dietary restriction in addition to their vast and expansive menu including a wide range of salads, smoothies, bowls, wraps, fresh pressed juices, and smoothies.

Highlights include:

  • Josh’s Overnight Oats – Oatmeal, almond milk, toasted coconut flakes, chia & flax seeds, cinnamon, blueberries, strawberries, Mario’s granola, almond butter, drizzled honey ($9.95)
  • Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – Quinoa topped with roasted cremini mushrooms, sautéed spinach, avocado, pico de gallo, cage-free sunny side egg ($13.95)
  • Smoked Salmon Omelet - 3 cage-free eggs omelet with smoked salmon, shallots & capers. Served with toasted #ZTB multigrain sourdough, side of low-fat cream cheese ($13.95)
  • Berry Almond Butter Toast – Toasted Zak the Baker, multigrain sourdough topped with almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon & toasted coconut flakes, drizzled honey ($8.95)
  • Huevos Rancheros Burrito – 2 cage-free scrambled eggs, brown rice, black beans, avocado, fresh corn, jack cheese, cilantro & pico de gallo. Perfectly wrapped & toasted on a whole wheat wrap. Served with cilantro-lime dressing ($13.95)

Takeout and delivery will be available immediately after opening. The 2,000 square foot space will incorporate the similar relaxed atmosphere of other Carrot Express locations, featuring their branded colors of orange and green and 51 indoor seats.

Hours of operation are 7:30 AM – 9 PM Monday - Friday, and 9 AM – 9 PM Saturday and Sunday. Delivery and takeout orders can be placed directly through the Carrot Express website or on ChowNow, Toast, Postmates, UberEats, and GrubHub.

Stay updated on future openings and by visiting www.EatCarrotExpress.com or follow along on Instagram @CarrotExpress.