By Lisa Petrillo

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Five restaurants in South Florida are participating in an upcoming anti-food waste initiative this weekend.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council,  40% of all food produced in the United States goes uneaten, making up 133 billion pounds in landfills and totaling $161 billion of food waste per year.

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The following restaurants will be participating to serve dishes made entirely of food waste:

Manna Life Food – Downtown, Lilikoi Organic Living – South Beach, Beehive Café & Juice Bar – Ludlam, Pamela Wasabi Bakery – Brownsville, and The Caribe Vegan – food truck. 

Chefs are challenged to create dishes by repurposing existing menu items.

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Customers will be able to order these items from  March 26-28, via curbside pickup, delivery, and dine-in.

Interested in learning more about this pop-up event? Click here. 


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Lisa Petrillo