As the South Florida health enthusiasts continue the mission for vegetarian-friendly restaurants, here is a list of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free venues carrying your favorite vegetarian chili. If your loved one is still a meat eater, that’s quite okay. Listed are a few venues that include a little something for them, too. Get out your bibs and spoons. It’s chow time.

Juice Therapy Cafe

8220 Griffin Road
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 990-4735
www.juicetherapycafe.com

Juice Therapy Cafe prides themselves on “making eating healthy easy by offering meals your body will appreciate.” They have a wonderful vegan chili on the menu that seems to be a fan favorite in the South Florida area. The vegan chili includes bulgur wheat, as an alternative to meat product and most known for its inclusion in Middle Eastern dishes. While Juice Therapy Cafe is not a Middle Eastern venue, it is really cool to known that it has brought such a delicious and exotic ingredient to support a vegan and gluten free diet and to continue keeping South Florida healthy. The chili is also combined with a mixture of fresh peppers, onions, tomatoes, chili powder, garlic and black beans.

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Fresh First

1637 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 763-3344
www.freshfirst.com

A certified gluten-free restaurant, Fresh First caters to the vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyle in ways no other South Florida restaurant has been able to completely achieve. Located across from the Bimini Boatyard, they cater to an audience that doesn’t necessarily want seafood or possibly just wants something a bit different. A café-style menu full of vegan recipes and delights, Fresh First offers an amazing vegan chili. The chili is designed with a blend of tofu, onions, pinto beans, pepper, kidney beans, celery, tomatoes, garlic and chilies, of course. Fresh First makes everything fresh and from scratch. With no cross contamination of gluten or peanut, guests will enjoy the essence of nature and something truly special. For those who are in transition or haven’t completely given up meat, Fresh First does have tuna and chicken on the menu.

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Evos

9537 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156
(305) 740-3433
www.evos.com

The founders of Evos are amazing people that believe everyone needs to live healthier lives. It’s the reason they exist. Starting in St. Petersburg, Florida, they expanded in three other locations, including the Pinecrest location. Not only do they serve vegetarian chili to their guests, they also serve a trademarked Airfries done through an “Airbaking” technique. Eliminating the deep fryer, these fries contain 50-70% less fat than the everyday fry. While this is a health-conscious burger chain, there is an extensive vegetarian menu, which includes an amazing veggie chili, with beans, tomato base, carrots and broccoli. There are other veggies in this dish, as well.

The Lost & Found Saloon

185 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 576-1008
www.thelostfoundsaloon.com

When you ask what’s all in the recipe for this vegetarian chili, you will get a “top secret” answer. People love and enjoy the vegetarian chili at Lost & Found Saloon. From what we can tell, this chili has the standard red beans and is infused with the unique blend of vegetables, exotic spices and tomato base. This is one of those dishes that people get for the taste and not just because it is vegetarian. Lost & Found is a restaurant where gourmet meets casual. Food here is fun and of a great variety. At Lost and Found, there is something for everyone.

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