May
27
Detroit’s Top Spots for Vegan and Vegetarian Food

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A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service and are adapting to new mask regulations while keeping the safety of their staff forefront. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point to the best of Eater’s ability. However, check with restaurants for updated dining service.

1. Street Beet
4626 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 312-4669
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Blockbuster vegan pop-up operates permanently out of the kitchen inside 3rd Street Bar. The team is serving a menu filled with fake chicken sandwiches, Supreme Crunchy Wraps, and pizza and nacho fries. Open for dine-in, to-go, and online ordering for curbside carryout services.



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2.Pie-Sci
5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 818-0290
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Woodbridge’s neighborhood pizzeria Pie-Sci is open for service weekly with a range of creative vegan pizzas, brunch-inspired pizzas, and the option to turn nearly every pizza vegan or gluten-free. Call ahead for carryout or enjoy full-service on the patio, weather permitting.



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The Kitchen, by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave suite a
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 462-4184
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Part cooking education space, part restaurant, The Kitchen serves on its patio or carryout through online ordering, Tuesday through Friday in New Center. Expect items like a vegan fishless sandwich, macaroni and vegan cheese, and Greek salad among the options. There’s also a selection of smoothies.







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Chili Mustard Onions
3411 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 462-4949
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Vegan comfort food spot Chili Mustard Onions is serving up coney dogs and other meatless Coney Island favorites in Brush Park. Call ahead to place carry-out orders or order online Monday-Saturday. Diners can fill up on vegan options like faux chicken hani wraps, vegan coneys, Irish nachos, and the coveted Big Mock burger.






A vegan coney dog on a white plate.
Chili Mustard Onions serves up coney dogs

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5. Pietrzyk Peirogi
Pietrzyk Pierogi
1429 Gratiot Ave #109
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 614-9393
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This pierogi shop tucked away inside Gratiot Central Market takes care of vegetarian and vegan patrons as much as its omni customers. Mix and match different Polish dumplings with unique fillings like the Vegan Fun Guys and Vegan Kapusta King pierogi. All items can be purchased online and brought to your car or picked up.


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6. Norma G's Detroit
14628 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215
(313) 290-2938
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Jefferson Chalmers’ Caribbean restaurant Norma G’s is open for carryout service. Call ahead to place orders for vegan meals like potato-chickpea-greenbean curry and coo-coo and callaloo.






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7. Mudgie's Deli and Bar
1413 Brooklyn St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
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Mudgies is offering its full menu with many vegan and vegetarian offerings on a full-service patio and carryout through their online ordering platform with set pickup times. The Corktown deli is also hosting a Vegan Night at the end of May 2021.


















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9. Michigan & Trumbull
1441 W Elizabeth St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 637-4992
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Michigan & Trumbull serves square pizza for all appetites including a build-your-own vegan option and the Vegan Romesco with almond romesco, eggplant, scallions, and cilantro. Pizzas can be also made gluten-free. Call in to place an order or order online for pickup. Delivery is available through Postmates and Grubhub.









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10. Ima
2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 502-5959
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Chef Mike Ransom grew up eating vegetarian and that experience shines through at Ima. Roughly half of the Asian-influenced menu comprises vegetarian choices such as the earthy forest udon with sesame tofu and smoked trumpet mushrooms and the golden curry rice bowl. Don’t overlook the Ima tacos with roasted tofu and spicy dipping sauce. Three locations in Corktown, Madison Heights, and Midtown provide ample options for carryout and patio dining.









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11. Grandma Bob’s Pizza
2135 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 315-3177
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Grandma Bob’s is serving pizzas with optional gluten-free crust and plenty of vegan options like the Big Mac with Impossible burger crumble, vegan mozzarella, vegan thousand island dressing, pickles, onions, iceberg lettuce, and sesame seeds. Friday through Sunday, call ahead, order online, or arrange delivery through UberEats.









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12. Takoi
2520 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 855-2864
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While not strictly vegetarian, Takoi's Thai-influenced menu delivers a respectable selection of flavorful, meatless dishes and rotating vegetarian and vegan specials. Don't miss the red curry with roti, som tum thai, and stir-fried fingerling potatoes. Order ahead through its website for carryout and delivery. The patio is open for service Tuesday through Saturday.








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13. Red Star
13944 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 581-1451
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Vegans desiring a Chinese food fix need not look any farther than Red Star in Dearborn. The restaurant, which recently transitioned into a carryout-only spot, serves meatless versions of classic Chinese-American favorites like “beef” and broccoli and sesame “chicken.” Call for carryout.








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14. Unburger Grill
22018 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 633-0881
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Dearborn vegan burger spot Unburger Grill is open for service and accepting online orders. Choose from items like vegan Beyond sausages with chili and cheese, barbecue jackfruit sandwiches, nachos, macaroni salad, and more.


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15. Detroit Vegan Soul West
19614 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 766-5728
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While the East Side location is on a temporary break, Detroit Vegan Soul in Grandmont-Rosedale is accepting online orders for curbside pickup. Plant-based versions of comforting soul food favorites like hush puppies, “catfish” tofu, and smothered tempeh. Many of the options are gluten-free and soy-free for customers with more specific dietary needs.


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17. The Blue Nile
545 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 547-6699
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Enjoy a variety of filling vegetarian dishes with their crepe-like injera bread or go all out with the ultra-filling vegetarian feast. Call-ahead for carryout or have it delivered from Doordash or Grubhub.





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18. Cacao Tree Cafe
204 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 336-9043
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This Royal Oak favorite is known for its raw, vegan food. Diners can expect plenty of big, filling salads alongside items like General Tso’s lettuce wraps, nut “meat” burritos, fresh juices, and smoothies. Open Monday through Saturday with online ordering and carryout.

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19. Taste of Ethiopia
28639 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 905-5560
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This popular Southfield-based Ethiopian restaurant offers an impressive lunch buffet and lots of vegan-friendly dishes. Spring for the vegetarian combination plate during dinner and mix and match the vegetarian stews and lentils with a side of injera bread. This spot also offers cocktails, wine, and beer in addition to Ethiopian tea and coffee. Call to make a reservation or carryout order.

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20. Chive Kitchen
33043 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 516-7144
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Head to Farmington’s Chive Kitchen for vegan food with West Coast and Portuguese influences. The menu cycles regularly, so patrons can always expect something a little different during each visit such as lentil and mustard green bolognese or a corned beef reuben sandwich. The restaurant also features a full bar. Order online or purchase tickets for private dinners.





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21. NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food
45656 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 737-9777
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This strictly vegetarian eatery is known for its Indian street food. The extensive menu features items like masala dosas (Indian crepes), dahi puri (crispy, bite-sized wheat balls filled with veggies and chutney), fresh sugarcane juice, and more original recipes such as the aloo tikki burger. The restaurant also includes a menu dedicated to vegan dishes. The expanding Neehee’s chain features locations in Canton and Troy. Order online or stop in for a carryout order.


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