How do you spell fresh?
In Miami Lakes, that word would be DiCED. It’s a new fast-casual restaurant which offers a menu of healthy alternatives and vegan options in the Cypress Village Shopping Center.
DiCED, at 7245 Miami Lakes Drive, has become a popular lunch spot since its soft opening in December.
“When I’m here, I feel at home,” says DiCED Communications Manager Alejandra Bustos.
“The demand was there for a location in Miami Lakes. We received many requests.”
Miami natives Otto Perez and Cesar Millan started DiCED restaurants in 2015.
“We created DiCED to have a fast and fresh alternative you can eat every day,” said Perez.
The partners have five other locations throughout South Florida – Pembroke Pines, West Miami; Doral; Pinecrest and Kendall -- and are opening a seventh restaurant near Florida International University’s main campus in Miami.
Diners may choose a salad, wrap or bowl to start.
They then select a protein which may include Chili Chicken, steak or tuna.
There are several base options such as vitamin-packed Forbidden Rice or quinoa, spinach or spring mix lettuces and black or pinto beans or chickpeas.
Toppers may include onions, corn, cilantro, avocado slices, sauces and more.
And don’t forget the seven special sauces, which include flavors like Vegan Spicy Guava, Tomato Basil and Garlic Cilantro.
Some customers mix several sauces together.
There is one bowl size and a kid’s portion, too.
Smoothies made from fruit or vegetables are also available.
An arch of green balloons decorated the front windows on Feb. 26, when elected officials and owners gathered at the restaurant to celebrate its grand opening.
On social media, Mayor Manny Cid welcomed the restaurant team and thanked them for investing in the community.
He also tried the tuna bowl and said, “I highly recommend it.”
If you go:
DiCED is open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. to dine in or take out. Catering is available.
For more information call 305-961-1032 or visit dicedfood.com.