Meet Amanda, Our Palm Beach City Leader

We’re getting a 2-for-1 deal with Amanda (aka Manda) from Dat Kind Life who lives coast to coast in Palm Beach, FL and Oceanside, CA. As a full-time restaurant consultant, this badass beauty knows good food. We love following Manda for her drool-worthy recipes and restaurant experiences!

How long have you been plant-based? 

Since April 2014.

What made you commit to a plant-based lifestyle? 

The animals 🐮🐷🐔🐣

What are you most looking forward to in the plant-based market? 

Plant-based food becoming readily available in "food deserts".

Which innovations in the plant-based industry interest you most? 

Cheese! Give me all the plant cheese. Favorites include: Miyoko’s Smoked Farmhouse and Jule’s Foods Cashew Brie.

Who is the most inspirational plant-based person in your life? 

Gary Yourofsky, a bad-ass animal rights activist.

Which plant-based product can you not live without? 

A strange tie between kale and dairy free ice cream. Favorites include: So Delicious Frozen Mousse and Artisen Gelato in Boca.

What is your best advice for someone who wants to commit to a plant-based lifestyle? 

Start with the foods you already love- just eliminate the animal products. Not all plant-based products taste good, so if you don't like one just try another!

Your dream day of plant-based food from anywhere in the World


Butterscotch Banana Pancakes @BarKindred
San Diego, CA


Buffalo Wings and Voodoo Fries @Plant Power Fast Food
Oceanside / San Diego / Redlands / Long Beach, CA


Vegan Omakase @Wrench and Rodent
Oceanside, CA


@So Delicious Dairy Free Salted Caramel Mousse (& the whole pint only has 330 calories!)
Available here

Your Top 10 Plant-Based Friendly Spots in Oceanside

Bagby Brewery
🌮 Award winning brewpub in Oceanside: dog & kid-friendly, bike-friendly, beer-, wine- & cocktail-friendly, veggie & vegan-friendly!

Wrench and Rodent
🍱 Playfully irreverent vegan & gluten-free friendly locally and responsibly sourced seafood & veggies.

Plant Power Fast Food
🍔 100% plant-based fast food - 100% PERFECT.

🥗 100% plant-based breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Doughside Donuts
🍩 Gourmet handmade vegan donuts.

Master's Kitchen
🍲 Vegan-friendly California cuisine and cocktails.

Peace Pies Raw
Raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free desserts and cuisine.

El Veganito
100% plant-based Mexican food.

Your Top 10 Plant-Based Friendly Spots in Palm Beach

🍜 Creative, unique 100% plant-based bistro.

Meraki Juice
🥗 100% plant-based, organic, local fresh fare - juices, smoothies, bowls, and more.

Christopher's Kitchen
100% plant-based, organic, local fresh fare from pizza to ice cream.

Thai Basil by Amy
Plant-based friendly Thai food.

🥗 Certified 100% gluten-free restaurant with plant-based options.

Taste of India
Plant-based friendly Indian food.

🥙 Plant-based friendly fresh and healthy Mediterranean food.

Avocado Grill
Plant-based friendly small plates, raw bar, and craft cocktails.

Thank you for being such a rad, inspirational soul, Amanda! We can’t wait to see all your reviews for your favorite spots!

Follow Amanda @datkindlife and head to her awesome website to learn more about this lovely human!

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