JL meets LJ at T.H.R.I.V.E. (raw + vegan) in Miami

by JL Fields on August 3, 2012

After years of fun and friendship through social media, I finally met LJ in person on my last day in Miami!

She suggested T.H.R.I.V.E., a mostly raw, vegan restaurant, which was perfect after a night of decadence at Sublime.

T.H.R.I.V.E. is a small and bright restaurant

that seats about six people inside; outdoor seating is available, too.

In addition to the menu,

daily specials are offered on a board.

LJ and I started with kombucha – on tap!

I opted for a green apple and ginger fermented drink.

Truthfully, I have never been a kombucha fan but now that I have had it on tap I’m a total convert!  So refreshing.

I began my meal with a cup of gazpacho,

made fresh in a Vitamix, which passed around to Dave and LJ to sample, too. We three agreed – fantastic soup!

Dave ordered the raw “no egg” sandwich.

LJ opted for the cooked matar paneer.

I selected the raw cabbage taco.

The taco base: a superb, spicy seasoned nut “meat”. I’ve had collard green and romaine “wraps” but never thought to use cabbage; it was crisp, like a taco shell!

Once again, the dining trio agreed that the food was amazingly good.  The entrees at T.H.R.I.V.E. are filling and all come with a side salad that could stand alone as a meal.

LJ and I decided to finish the meal off with sweet treats -

a lemon coconut truffle (raw) and chocolate cake (I don’t think this was raw).  I had a taste of the cake, super yummy and sweet, but devoured the truffle, which was great combo of sweet (coconut) and sour (lemon).

In addition to great food you can get a variety of juices at T.H.R.I.V.E. and I’ll be sure to do that next time. And there will be a next time!

It was great to meet LJ – I’ve loved her online and love her even more IRL! Be sure to follower her tumblr!
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  • JLoS

    Hi JL! Just wanted to tell you that vacationing suits you – you look absolutely amazing in the photo here!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      Aw, thank you! You know what’s really cool? I wasn’t on vacation! I was there working! Must be the awesome vegan lifestyle! ;) (but, seriously, thank you!)

  • http://twitter.com/TheBlissfulChef Christy Morgan

    I’m so glad you got to meet! I figured you two would hit if off. LJ is hilarious and a lot of fun. We got to spend two whole days together and had a blast! Miss you both!

    • http://jlgoesvegan.com JL

      We sure did hit it off! Miss you, too!

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