Sushi Shack, 1301 E Las Olas Blvd., 954.500.9550, ilovesushishack.com
Sushi Shack offers much more than just sushi. The Japanese contemporary bar and grill is known for its calamari steaks from the waters of Ecuador. Other must-tries include Taka’s Tapas dishes like the Mini Tonkatsu (panko-breaded pork tenderloin served with daikon sprouts, red onion and scallions with ponzu garlic sauce topped with garlic chips).
Just the Veganning
Vegan Fine Foods, 330 SW 2nd St., 954.533.6412, veganfinefoods.com
Vegan Fine Foods is a grocery store, deli and café specializing in what else? Vegan food. That means everything is 100 percent plant-based and doesn’t include bone-char refined sugar, honey, eggs, dairy, etc. Their deli-café features prepared foods and drinks such as smoothies, cappuccino, kombucha, beer and wine.
El Taquito, 917 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., 754.206.2044, eltaquitomexicanrestaurant.com
This Mexican restaurant specializes in family-style servings. Their recipes use homemade sauces and locally grown ingredients whenever possible. They’re best known for their tacos al pastor.