Whether a longtime vegan, recent convert, or just trying to eat more vegetables, Ann Arbor has several options for meat-free dining. From farm-to-table to Indian to meatless Reuben sandwiches to bar food, here’s a list of ten spots where vegetarians, vegans, and their omnivore dining mates can have a good meal.
Above all, remember that no matter how normal it may feel to go out and eat again, dining right now is not the same. Takeout is generally considered by health experts to be lower-risk than in-person service, and drinking can lower people’s inhibitions, so be careful. Whenever possible (or required), it’s essential that customers wear a mask and wash their hands regularly. This is a tough time for the restaurant industry and its staff, too, so if you do choose to grab a bite, be kind and remember to tip well — even if you’re doing to-go drinks.
A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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