The Healthy Side of Art Basel
Your beyond-the-galleries tour of some of Miami's wholesome haunts.
Every December, Miami steps into the international spotlight as its plays host to one of the world's biggest art shows, Art Basel Miami. While South Beach may have a reputation for excess, there is also a cleaner, greener way of life to which many of the city's best bodies can be attributed. If you'll be in town next week, may we suggest partaking in art and culture with a side of cold-pressed juice, along with these feel-good offerings:
Paddle Boarding at The Standard
Your work life may necessitate sitting for 8+ hours a day, but there's no need to be confined to a chaise on vacation. Instead, try a paddle boarding session to get in a core-stabilizing workout alongside views of beautiful Biscayne Bay.
Essensia Restaurant & Lounge
Located inside the Palms Hotel & Spa, Essensia Restaurant offers farm-to-table cuisine, showcasing local and sustainable ingredients, many harvested from the chef’s on-site garden. Herbs such as Cuban oregano, lemongrass and cilantro crop up in dishes as varied as kale Caesar salad with toasted pepitas and duck sliders with cherry chutney. Everything on the wine list is 100% sustainable, organic or biodynamic.
One of the fastest (and greenest) ways to get around Miami is on two wheels. There are over 1,000 DecoBikes stationed across the city, and rentals are available by the hour or the month. Added bonus: each bike is equipped with electronic tracking technology which computes the carbon offset for your journey, and the docking stations are solar powered.
This rustic chic juice bar (think wood clad walls and metal chairs), offers organic, cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, cleanses and raw and vegan foods. The Ashram drink combines grapefruit and lemon juice with cayenne, turmeric and honey, while the Mylk shake is a blend of almonds, dates, agave, cinnamon and grey sea salt.
Lincoln Road Farmer’s Market
Arrive early to take your pick of the freshest organic fruits and veggies. In addition to the produce selection, the weekly Sunday market offers a selection of homemade ceviche, local honey, artisan breads and smoothies.
A healthy, fresh take on Mexican classics in a laidback setting. Swing by this taqueria post-workout or straight from the beach for full-flavor dishes like grilled mahi tacos with cabbage, radish and cilantro.