It all began when a 10 year old boy watched a video on factory farming. "That made me realize that McDonald's yummy hamburgers were actually sourced from animal suffering and death. I was done overnight. Although I could not describe or articulate myself well at that age, I knew I didn't want to be a part of that."
Choices Vegan Cafe. The restaurant has been manifested by the love and dedication of Alex, along with his business partner and brother Jorge Antillon Cuevas. These two remarkable brothers are on a mission to inspire happiness, kindness, and compassion while serving up healthy, organic, life-giving foods. When you walk through the doors, you can immediately feel the warmth and love that Choices exudes. And if the friendly, clean, inviting atmosphere is enough to get you in there, the food will keep you coming back for more.
Growing up in a Mexican family, I asked Cuevas if his family was supportive of his food choices at such a young age. "Family supportive? Well if you count allowing me to do it, but telling me that I was going to die of malnutrition, I guess you could say 'supportive'."
rave review from a skeptical carnivore.
But don't take my word for it. Choices Cafe is holding their Grand Opening this weekend on Saturday Nov.19th. And not only do these guys know how to make a mean veggie burger, they know how to have fun too! If you attend, bring your appetite and some dancing shoes. The night will boast food tastings, entertainment including live music and a DJ, and a contest offering a $300 cash prize. You can learn more, and RSVP, to this free event HERE.
If you can't make the grand opening, be sure to stop by this space of love if you are in Miami. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or carnivorous, I can guarantee you will leave with a full stomach and a smile.
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