3451 NE First Ave., Miami
A plant-based Coconut Grove favorite since its debut in 2021 has expanded with a second location. Chef/owner Alex Falco, his wife Huimin Zhu (AKA "Minty Z" and the restaurant's muse), and partner Ignacio Lopez-Mancisdor recently launched a spot for fans to enjoy dim sum in the heart of Midtown Miami. The restaurant is open daily for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The menus, designed for sharing, feature a variety of meat-free dishes from bao buns filled with "prosperity beef" — plant-based "beef" glazed with hoisin sauce and a side of coconut yogurt dipping sauce — to sesame seitan wings with a sweet sambal sauce or Thai curry cauliflower with coconut massaman, peanuts, pickled herbs, and chili oil. Wine, beer, sake, and sake cocktails are also available, and an online shop offers up many of the restaurant's most popular housemade signature sauces and dishes, including black sesame caramel, cauliflower kimchi, dragon sauce, ginger tamari sauce, and frozen bao buns. Noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.