Detroit’s signature dish — the coney dog — is getting a vegan makeover thanks to a new Brush Park restaurant. Appropriately dubbed Chili Mustard Onions, the eatery is slated to fill the building previously home to Le Petit Dejeuner at 3411 Brush St., Metro Times reports.
Owner by Pete LaCombe (aka Vegan Chef Pete) is developing a menu that showcases plant-based versions of traditional coney fare (think gyros, burgers, and chicken lemon rice soup) alongside meatless riffs on fast food. The coney sauce will feature 10 spices and a soy crumble. Diners can also look out for a beef-less “Big Mock” and dishes like pierogi, stuff cabbage, and vegan soft serve ice cream. Chili Mustard Onions is expected to arrive in August.
Chili Mustard Onions isn’t the only vegan hot dog purveyor to hit Detroit in recent years. The UFO Factory’s in-house restaurant, Laika Dog, has been slinging fancy hot dogs with vegan options since 2015.
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