Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, organic. It’s even harder to keep track of your friends’ diets these days than who they’re dating at the moment. Relax and leave this task up to those who know best. With the help of one of these local Miami caterers, not only will your menu meet all the requirements of these dietary checklists, each dish will also look just as pretty as you’d find at one of the top restaurants in town. Goodbye sad-looking salads and hello stunning seasonal greens!
Matthew Kenney Cuisine
The master of plant-based cuisine, Matthew Kenney now has an organic outpost in Wynwood, Plant Food + Wine, that serves up many of his raw signatures. His concept spans practically any diet you can think of — with a menu of raw, vegan and organic options that are anything but boring. Work with his team to sprout your own menu concept of healthy finds that will surprise your guests when they find out what’s inside. Hint: Tamales use banana leaf wraps.
Choices Organic Café
Go light for your pre-wedding bridal suite spread with an array of organic vegan options from Choices. The caterer churns out plant-based versions of burritos and protein bowls offering up just the right amount of fuel to get the crew through the ceremony—minus any food guilt the girls may have had overindulging in a greasy brunch before putting on their bridesmaid dress. If you have an open-minded group of guests who are into this type of cuisine, incorporate some of these vegan spins like the sprouted tofu mac n’ cheese or cashew cheese quesadilla into the after party—served with organic wine and beer, of course.
A drive-thru that churns out organic fare heavy on fruit smoothies instead of fries? That’s the concept behind Miami’s newest “fast-food” eatery that doubles as a restaurant—with an urban rooftop garden—as well as caterer that uses only BPA-free packaging and compostable storage items. Couples going for an organic wedding from start to finish can rest assured that not only does the food from Grown come with this sustainable stamp, so does its practices. Executive chef Todd Kiley (who’s worked with big name chains like Rainforest Café and Legal Sea Foods) is behind the organic and locally driven menu of lighter items that make for great sides at buffet-style spreads or appetizers at sit-down dinners.
Vegetarian doesn’t have to mean you’ll be serving a slice of colorless tofu come dinnertime. Leave it up to French chef Thierry Isambert to make vegetarian and vegan dishes look très chic. Known for his couture creations that blend 17th century European recipes with touches of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and pacific flavors, this is one meal that’s sure to leave all of your guests speechless. Sourcing ingredients from local producers, Isambert takes the farm-to-table trend to heart for a gourmet experience up to par with any fine dining restaurant in France that’s still full of Florida soul. Read real brides' reviews here!
Della Test Kitchen
Grandma and grandpa may not be on board for a bowl full of quinoa, but your guests who live by protein bowls (and also go to SoulCycle religiously) will really thank you for adding a healthy dish to the menu. Perfect for buffet brunches or dinners, Della Test Kitchen allows you to craft “healthy bowls of happy” blending your favorite greens, veggies, grains and even raw roots for curry bowls that taste as good as the traditional Thai ones you love.