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Mother, Food Artist and Educator, and Baker Pamela Wasabi has dedicated years to learning about plant based cooking. You’ve probably seen her cookies and brownies at your favorite local spots, including local yoga studios and bookstores here in Miami. Through her work, she’s raising the bar for vegan and gluten-free cuisine art, showcased through her book, ‘Nourished’. While Miami is already a top vegan city in the country, there are still some undiscovered gems in the city. Check out her guide to a perfect Miami day:

Lokal – The best spot to grab a veggie burger, hands down. This burger and beer spot in Coconut Grove is perfect to grab a bite at, whether you want a veggie burger or not. The restaurant sources their ingredients from local, sustainable spots and features a wide selection of craft beer.

The Last Carrot – One of the best spots in Coconut Grove for healthy food offers up smoothies, salads, and fresh juices. Stop by for lunch and nosh on their pita sandwiches or spinach pies. “No one will ever top off their green sauce,” adds Wasabi.

Cream Parlor – It’s not a perfect day without ice cream. Cream Parlor is a locally owned business that features homey foods and vintage relics – including a unicorn head – and of course, ice cream. Before grabbing some ice cream, check out their homemade chunky guac.

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F1rst Surf Supply Co – “Rent a surf or stand up paddleboard to escape off into the beautiful south pointe beach,” says Wasabi. “My little hideaway.” Don’t feel comfortable going out on your own? Don’t worry, they offer lessons.

Ahana Yoga – The best way to wind down such an amazing day? Hitting the mat at Ahana Yoga in midtown. Wasabi recommends Day’s Ashtanga class at this studio.

When she’s not busy baking, you can find her on her mat, swimming in the bay, or hanging out with her daughter. Follow Pamela Wasabi or order cookies at

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