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A vegan hani chicken wrap at Chili Mustard Onions.
A vegan hani wrap at Chili Mustard Onions.
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Detroit’s Top Spots for Vegan and Vegetarian Food

An essential guide to meatless dining in the Motor City

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A vegan hani wrap at Chili Mustard Onions.
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With a diverse array of options, Metro Detroit’s vegetarian and vegan options range from soul-food comfort favorites, Japanese-inspired noodles and rice bowls, to thoughtfully crafted dishes that highlight fresh greens and locally sourced produce. Many of these restaurants offer all-vegan menus or a mix of vegan and vegetarian options and items for omnivores.

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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.

2. Grandma Bob’s Pizza

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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.

3. Takoi

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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.

4. Red Star

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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.

5. Unburger Grill

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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.

6. Estella's Vegan Dessert Boutique

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19120 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223
(313) 288-2206
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Known for its pound cake, Detroit’s only vegan dessert boutique also has a menu of tasty items to eat before dessert. The lineup of salads includes tasty kale and black bean, cherry and sweet potato collard green, and chik-n salad. There are also a few wraps and sandwiches.

Pound cake Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique

7. Detroit Vegan Soul West

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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.

8. NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food

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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.

9. Chive Kitchen

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33043 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 516-7144
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Head to Farmington’s Chive Kitchen for vegetarian and vegan food with West Coast and Portuguese influences. The restaurant has moved to a primarily grab-and-go format with ticketed private dinners. The menu cycles regularly, so expect something different during each visit such as lentil and mustard green bolognese or a corned beef reuben sandwich. Order online or purchase tickets for private dinners.

10. Taste of Ethiopia

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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.

11. Nosh Pit

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304 N Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(313) 486-0777
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Vegan favorite Nosh Pit relocated in June 2021 from Hamtramck to Royal Oak, where has a bigger kitchen than its former space. That means a larger menu with more plant-based junk food items like vegan versions of cheese sticks and wings. There’s soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and the famous Lady Fantastic Coney Carrot Dog, named a top vegan hot dog in the country by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

The pickled beet “Reuben” sandwich at nosh pit. Nosh Pit [Official photo]

12. Cacao Tree Cafe

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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.

13. Dos Locos Tacos

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10337 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 872-6838
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This Hamtramck shop offers three types of vegetarian filling — soy chorizo, mushroom, and black bean — for its tacos and burritos. In addition to the flavorful meatless offerings, customers count on Dos Locos for its late-night hours.

14. The Kitchen, by Cooking with Que

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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.

15. Norma G's Detroit

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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.

16. Pie-Sci

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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.

17. Street Beet

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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.

18. Seva Detroit

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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Right in the heart of midtown Detroit, Seva serves up imaginative cuisine at this vegetarian restaurant, which has a 50-year history that started in Ohio. Since 2011, it’s attracted vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike for its appetizers such as chili cheese fries, pad Thai, grilled pesto pizza sandwich, and its popular General Tso’s cauliflower.

19. Chili Mustard Onions

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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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20. Pietrzyk Pierogi

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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 fillings like the Vegan Fun Guys and Vegan Kapusta King pierogi.

Two whole pierogis on bed of sauerkraut with what looks like rings of green leeks. Everything is on a blue and yellow decorative plate Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

1. Ima

2015 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

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.

2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

2. Grandma Bob’s Pizza

2135 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

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.

2135 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Takoi

2520 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

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.

2520 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Red Star

13944 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

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.

13944 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

5. Unburger Grill

22018 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

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.

22018 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124

6. Estella's Vegan Dessert Boutique

19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223
Pound cake Estella’s Vegan Dessert Boutique

Known for its pound cake, Detroit’s only vegan dessert boutique also has a menu of tasty items to eat before dessert. The lineup of salads includes tasty kale and black bean, cherry and sweet potato collard green, and chik-n salad. There are also a few wraps and sandwiches.

19120 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223

7. Detroit Vegan Soul West

19614 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223

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.

19614 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48223

8. NeeHee's Indian Vegetarian Street Food

45656 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187

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.

45656 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187

9. Chive Kitchen

33043 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336

Head to Farmington’s Chive Kitchen for vegetarian and vegan food with West Coast and Portuguese influences. The restaurant has moved to a primarily grab-and-go format with ticketed private dinners. The menu cycles regularly, so expect something different during each visit such as lentil and mustard green bolognese or a corned beef reuben sandwich. Order online or purchase tickets for private dinners.

33043 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336

10. Taste of Ethiopia

28639 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034

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.

28639 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48034

11. Nosh Pit

304 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
The pickled beet “Reuben” sandwich at nosh pit. Nosh Pit [Official photo]

Vegan favorite Nosh Pit relocated in June 2021 from Hamtramck to Royal Oak, where has a bigger kitchen than its former space. That means a larger menu with more plant-based junk food items like vegan versions of cheese sticks and wings. There’s soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and the famous Lady Fantastic Coney Carrot Dog, named a top vegan hot dog in the country by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

304 N Main St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

12. Cacao Tree Cafe

204 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

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.

204 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

13. Dos Locos Tacos

10337 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212

This Hamtramck shop offers three types of vegetarian filling — soy chorizo, mushroom, and black bean — for its tacos and burritos. In addition to the flavorful meatless offerings, customers count on Dos Locos for its late-night hours.

10337 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

14. The Kitchen, by Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Ave suite a, Detroit, MI 48202

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.

6529 Woodward Ave suite a
Detroit, MI 48202

15. Norma G's Detroit

14628 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48215

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.

14628 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48215

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16. Pie-Sci

5163 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

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.

5163 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

17. Street Beet

4626 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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.

4626 3rd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

18. Seva Detroit

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Right in the heart of midtown Detroit, Seva serves up imaginative cuisine at this vegetarian restaurant, which has a 50-year history that started in Ohio. Since 2011, it’s attracted vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike for its appetizers such as chili cheese fries, pad Thai, grilled pesto pizza sandwich, and its popular General Tso’s cauliflower.

66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

19. Chili Mustard Onions

3411 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48201
A vegan coney dog on a white plate.
Chili Mustard Onions serves up coney dogs
Michelle Gerard

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.

3411 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201

20. Pietrzyk Pierogi

1429 Gratiot Ave #109, Detroit, MI 48207
Two whole pierogis on bed of sauerkraut with what looks like rings of green leeks. Everything is on a blue and yellow decorative plate Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

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 fillings like the Vegan Fun Guys and Vegan Kapusta King pierogi.

1429 Gratiot Ave #109
Detroit, MI 48207

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