Zero Cholesterol Plant-Based Proteins, High Levels of Anti-oxidants, Phytochemicals, Cleansing, Organics (non-pesticides), Non-GMO
Take comfort in our sustainability practices – recycling, composting, responsible dishware & to-go items. Plant based ingredients reduce environmental impact (vs animal based)
Since we are 100% Plant Based, you are guaranteed to reduce suffering
~ THEY SAY WE ROCK ~
Choices Cafe- Build a Sustainable Plant Based Business Utilizing the Finest High Quality Organic Ingredients – Serving Customers in Multiple Convenient Locations in Miami Dade County
MIAMI VEGAN LOVE
~ THE CHOICES TEAM ~
- Lori ZitoPresident
Lori Zito – made the choice to live a vegan life over 7 years ago, when she decided that her love for animals could no longer allow her to eat them. She then learned about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, as well as the planetary implications. Lori is certified in plant based nutrition through eCornell, as a holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and is a registered yoga instructor. She believes that we each have the power within us to be healthy, by making better choices with the foods we eat and the life we live, and if we all take the initiative, we can become a nation that exemplifies preventative health, personal well-being, and compassionate, sustainable living.
- Alex CuevasFounder
Alex Cuevas, a vegan for over 28 years, prides himself on thriving on a sustainable plant based diet. His passion for the vegan lifestyle and lack of plant based choices [i.e. restaurants] led to many stay home dinners & practice in the kitchen through the years. This passion evolved into a desire to share his culinary experiences with the world. Alex, also a Yale graduate with a degree in computer science with 15 years’ experience in systems management, processes and executive leadership, leads the charge in bridging guidance & technology into the Choices family of restaurants to deliver on high quality plant-based organic food.
- Jeanette RuizDirector of Marketing
Jeanette Ruiz is a Miami local whose worked in the Marketing/PR fields for over fifteen years helping to build brands for high-end real estate properties, art festivals and lastly a successful, boutique financial planning firm. Five years ago, Jeanette’s quality of life declined due to a lifestyle of poor eating and stress. After years of suffering, she took her health into her own hands and discovered the healing potential of a whole food, plant-based diet. With this newfound lifestyle came an interest in learning more about where food comes from, what ingredients are in the products we use, how the environment is affected and how exactly animals fit into all of this. Jeanette has been an unofficial supporter of Choices Café for years and is happy she is officially joining the team to help propel the brand forward.
- Rose FlynnDirector of Operations
Rose came late to a career in the food business. Six years ago when her son finished college and she was able to semi-retire, she began exploring the possibility of a second career that inspired her heart and spoke to her true mission in life. Looking to expand possibilities she came to Choices Cafe at their original Brickell location in 2013 and was hired as a dishwasher. Later, she became the daytime juicer/smoothie maker, was trained as a line cook and advanced to Supervisor/General Manager. Choices has grown since then and Rose now plays a major part as the Kitchen Manager at one of Choices’ three locations on NW 27th Ave called Choices Kitchen. She is committed to Choices’ mission of consciousness and humility in daily human choices.
- Eduardo PazosChoices UES - General ManagerReluctant and nervous to go from a standard, American, omnivorous diet, to committing to a completely ethically vegan lifestyle for the rest of his life, Eduardo decided to try a 30-day vegan challenge for the month of April in 2011, to see how he took to veganism. He reached May 1st and has never looked back.After more than 4 years as a vegan, Eduardo’s mother asked him when he was “going to stop will all this vegan silliness,” to which he replied “I’ve already stopped my vegan silliness. I’ve moved on to vegan seriousness.”
- Beatriz HerrmannKitchen General Manager
After a 25 year career at the University of Miami, Beatriz decided to make a bold move and took an early retirement. After contemplating it for a while, Beatriz came to the conclusion that she wanted to spend the rest of her life working in alignment with her current philosophy: Veganism – eating compassionately. Although Beatriz very much enjoyed what she was doing at UM, working with doctors and nurses to deliver the best care to their cancer patients, she always wondered if there was a better way to help people. Beatriz yearned to educate people around the prevention of illnesses in the first place. By educating the public to eat compassionately, not only are animals saved from being slaughtered, but also health is improved in both people and the planet. Beatriz is so proud to work at Choices, a team that is working hard to fulfill a revolutionary vision of the future- a new world that someday will look at animals with compassion and love and their suffering will be no more.