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Detroit’s Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants

Posted on Monday, June 20 2016 in Dining
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Detroit is officially a foodie town. As its menus become increasingly diverse, there are more meat-free options on the table than ever before. Check out one of these Detroit vegetarian and vegan restaurants next time you feel like going herbivore.
You might not think of a hot dog joint as being vegetarian/vegan friendly, but any dog on the fun build-your-own menu can be swapped for a vegan frankfurter — and the toppings are plentiful (vegan chili, vegan cheese, kimchi and tons of veggies).
Though not strictly vegetarian, you’ll find no shortage of menu items, like the Spanish Vegetarian Burrito or Café Vegetarian Lasagna. It’s located near Wayne State University and comes with the added bonus of being part-restaurant/bar, part-gallery.
The vast sandwich menu has a length section devoted to vegetarian and vegan options, with fresh toppings like sunflower sprouts, spinach spread, grilled tempeh and even a special grilled cheese.
Seva always tops the list of Detroit’s best vegetarian/vegan restaurants — and with right cause. Try the chargrilled Tempeh Burger or Vegan Coney Dog, or stop by for Sunday brunch.
This brunch hotspot’s popularity is skyrocketing, and there are plenty of meat-free items on the breakfast and lunch menu, from vegan poutine and vegan carrot cupcakes to the TLT (tempeh, lettuce, tomato). Note that the menu changes from weekends to weekdays.
This vegan mainstay in Detroit is known as the place to go for comfort food. Check out the Soul Platter (mac-n-cheese, collards, yams, black-eyed peas and cornbread), the Seitan Pepper Steak or BBQ tofu. Or head over for brunch and try the Southern Fried Tofu and Waffle or Sweet Potato Stacks.
Living Zen Organics has reopened in Hamtramck inside the Detroit Zen Center. It got a slight remodel to include a new tea room with beverages complementing its tasty seasonal menu options. Try cooling off on a hot day with homemade Mango Lassi and Hibiscus-Rose Iced Tea.
Where do you eat meat-free?
By: Heidi Tiano
Photo credit: Detroit Vegan Soul