C’mon, get Happea’s, Miami.
The identify of a brand new plant-based restaurant is pronounced “joyful,” with an accent on “peas,” just like the spherical, inexperienced vegetable.
The consolation meals eatery was not too long ago dropped at South Florida by Danny Omari, finest recognized for operating his household’s Cafe Bari in NYC’s Soho for greater than 20 years.
Like so many within the COVID period, Omari is a 305er now, and opened up two areas, one in Brickell and the opposite close to his new house in Aventura.
These with a candy tooth might know Omari higher as a co-founder of Baked By Melissa cupcakes. Because the story goes, after growing an obsession for Melissa Ben-Ishay’s miniature frosted treats, he provided her area inside his cafe in 2008.
The 2 went on to open 13 BBM areas round New York. Sadly, there’s none within the Magic Metropolis but, however there’s all the time the likelihood, Omari says (beg him once you see him round city).
The 40-year-old is all on his personal with Happea’s, having created the menu himself.
Suppose such Mediterranean-meets-Latin dishes as a broccoli “burger,” shredded “beef” (nope, jackfruit) and a buffalo “hen” (soybean) wrap that we hear Miami Warmth legend Alonzo Mourning grabs no less than as soon as per week.
Additionally within the combine: bowls, smoothies, salads, recent pressed juices, hummus and even “bacon,” truly made from radishes (we don’t joke about such sacred issues).
Omari, who has labored months to good the chow, says that even his model of the addictive salt-cured meat tastes, feels and appears like the true deal. All his stuff does, the foodie guarantees.
“At Happea’s, we work tirelessly to seek out the most effective, most scrumptious plant-based substitutes for standard signature dishes,” he says. “We’ll idiot any carnivore.”
▪ 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-661-2846
▪ 1676 NE 205th Ter., Aventura (for takeout and supply solely); 786-661-2846
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