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This plant based organic cafe serves up appetizing dishes that wont have you missing the meat. I’m not sure why vegan food gets a bad rap because this food is good and full of flavor. I could seriously list everything on their menu below, but I will stick to a few good staples.
Best of Miami® 2016 | Food & Drink – Best Vegan Lunch
If your workday menu looks anything like the average Miamian’s, it probably goes something like this: cafecito, pastelito, colada, Cuban sandwich, café con leche. That’s why the 305 is in desperate need of a siesta come 3:05. Instead of putting yourself to sleep (and gaining an unpleasant paunch), opt instead for life-affirming superfoods for lunch. At downtown’s light and airy Manna Life Food, your food pyramid is the rainbow itself. Start with an iced lava latte, complete with golden masala mylk, cacao mojo mylk, vanilla zen mylk, and cacao matcha fudge ($8.50) — far from the average Starbucks swill. To fill your rumbling tummy, select a fresh avocado arepa with spiraling chimichurri and hemp hearts ($8); a power-packed red quinoa bowl with raw falafel, red pepper hummus, and açaí pickles ($11); or a colorful tofu nori wrap with edamame, bell pepper, carrots, coconut brown rice, and pad thai dressing ($9). To salve your sweet tooth, dig into the nana ice cream with banana cream, peanut brittle, cacao nibs, and cacao matcha fudge ($5.50) or the pecan protein square with peanut butter, almonds, oats, vanilla protein, date caramel, and dark chocolate ($6). After lunch, your co-workers will wonder what’s gotten into you. Your answer: nutrients. Duh. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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The word “Manna” refers to food from heaven. At Downtown’s Manna Life Food, heaven is nature, and its food is the result of nutrient-dense, organic produce and ingredients, which together create a type of body-fuel that puts your all-time favorite junk food to shame. On the menu find life bowls, where you can literally “eat the rainbow” with everything from coconut brown rice to acai pickles; superfood arepas with avocado, hemp hearts, and three-bean salad; and a bevy of raw treats like protein bliss balls and ice cream made with banana and maca fudge. Let’s just say if you’re not vegan, you probably will be after this meal.
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Manna Life Food, serving meals that nourish mind and body, makes it easy to come to terms with the notion that we are what we eat. What’s the secret? Superfoods, nutrient-dense seeds, beans, greens and berries, which owner and nutrition expert Sabra Seligman sneaks into every dish, drink and cold-pressed juice she sells. Everything on the menu is house-made, gluten-free, plant-based and organic—and tastes incredible. There’s a superfood version of the traditional Venezuelan arepa that’s made from ground corn, chia and golden flax seeds and cooked in coconut oil. Order one topped with cashew-nut cheese and roasted red peppers for a wholesome alternative to pizza. Once a month, Manna hosts a free wellness workshop with local health coaches and dieticians.
Manna Life Food serves Superfoods to fuel your busy day
It’s easy to find French fries, cafecito, and sandwiches at downtown Miami’s many eateries, but superfood arepas and matcha cappuccinos are something new. And those innovative items are what make Manna Life Food a unique addition to the bustling neighborhood.
The airy, spacious spot, located at 80 NE Second Ave. inside the Alfred I. DuPont Building, is the culmination of a lifelong dream for owner Sabra Seligman. The energetic, enthusiastic owner has a background in the health and wellness field. “My career hasn’t been in a kitchen,” she explains. “I studied with vegan author and chef Mark Reinfeld here in Miami. I’ve always been in wellness. I’m a nutritionist and a health coach as well.”
To concoct a nutrient-dense, superfood-strong menu for Manna, she worked with a close friend who goes by the simple moniker of Chef D. “It was a labor of love and passion,” Seligman says of their effort. “[Chef D] studied in Argentina, and she has opened many kinds of concepts of restaurants, and this was the first all-plant-based concept.”
Though Chef D wasn’t vegan to begin with, she made the transition after about six months of working toward Manna’s vision, Seligman says.
Superfood Juice Bar Manna Life Food Serves Up Divine Nourishment
In a city that spends most of its time in crop tops, at the beach, and drinking into the late hours of the night (or early morning), it’s no wonder there’s juice bars popping up on every corner. But what about a superfood juice bar; one that’s dishing out arepas, noritos, and coconut ceviche. Enter Manna Life Food in Downtown.
Episode 23 – Taste True Wellness with Manna Life Food
Sabra Seligman is a fireball of energy and maybe that’s because the food she is serving at her new plant-based restaurant, Manna Life Food, is giving her all of that divine nourishment.
With her background deeply rooted in the wellness industry, Sabra set out to open a Wellness Center in Miami after spending a majority of her life living abroad. But she quickly came to realize that the last thing Miami needed was another spa. Instead, she set her sights higher and created Manna Life Food, a space where people can connect with mind, body and soul.
Seed Food and Wine Festival 2015 at Mana Wynwood
Sharing some press coverage from the wonderful Seed Food and Wine festival event that happened over the weekend.
We are grateful to have shared Manna Life Food with so many of you and are looking forward to surprising your palates with the most flavorful plant based food to ever hit downtown Miami !!! Get ready to indulge in the healthiest, most nutritious, organic and superfood packed menu.
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Thank you Eater for including us on the most anticipated restaurant openings in Miami !!!