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Detroit Vegan Soul.
Detroit Vegan Soul.
Photo: Chris and Michelle Gerard

Can't Handle The Meat: Detroit's Vegetarian Map

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Detroit Vegan Soul.
| Photo: Chris and Michelle Gerard

Yes, it's The Five Days of Meat here at Eater, but vegetarian or not, sometimes all that meat is just too much. Welcome to the updated and expanded Vegetarian and Vegan Map, featuring some of the best places to get vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic, and raw cuisine in and around Detroit.

Looking for options solely in the city proper? Check out the very first Vegetarian and Vegan Mini Map. Did we forget your favorite spot? Tell us about it in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Try It Raw

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213 E Maple Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 593-6994
A raw, vegan, and gluten free menu brings in those seeking a healthy boost. The shakes are a favorite, and the "pizza" has won more than a few converts. They do breakfast too, so start the day healthy. [Photo]

2. Inn Season Cafe

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500 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 547-7916
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An institution when it comes to Metro Detroit's vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Inn Season has been doing veggies right since 1981. [Photo]

3. Cacao Tree Cafe

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204 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 336-9043
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Taking it a step further than vegan, Cacao Tree is also raw, and diners love the wraps and salads. It isn't cheap, but believers say the quality ingredients and health benefits combined with deliciousness are totally worth it. [Photo]

4. Om Cafe

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23136 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 548-1941
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Healthy vegetarian, vegan, and macrobiotic cuisine is the goal here, and it has a great reputation among carnivores too. And, they serve booze. [Photo]

5. Gold 'n' Greens

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695 Williams Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
It's not fancy food, but this Wayne State campus cafeteria is all vegetarian and open to the public, and it's very inexpensive, and it's all you can eat. [Photo]

6. Midtown Shangri-La

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4710 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-7669
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Vegetarians like a little variety too, and the veg options for dim sum are the big draw here. They have the savory covered, and the sweet too, but they also serve meat so hardcore carnivores are covered. [Photo]

7. Seva

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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Seva is an Ann Arbor classic, but their Detroit outpost near Wayne State is an all vegetarian/vegan oasis with a little bit of everything on the menu. The General Tso's cauliflower is a favorite, but the menu has no shortage of filling options that even meat-eaters will enjoy. [Photo]

8. Topsoil

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4454 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Topsoil is the newest vegetarian place in town, brought to the Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) by the folks at Russell Street Deli. They have soba noodles, curry, a vegan coney, and everything is $8 and under. It's the perfect spot for a veggie lunch. [Photo]

9. Go! Sy Thai

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4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 638-1467
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It's not a strictly vegetarian restaurant, but it's easy to stay veggie or even vegan here, and the large portions, good prices, and lots of spice keep diners coming back. [Photo]

10. Russell Street Deli

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2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-2900
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There's always a wait on market days, but the food makes it well worth it. They have plenty of vegetarian sandwiches, but their soups are what really set them apart from the rest, and they're just perfect on a cool day. [Photo]

11. Detroit Vegan Soul

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8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 444-9402
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Those craving something both vegan and comforting at the same time have found it all in West Village at Detroit Vegan Soul. It's soul food, and all of it's vegan. Their goal is to convert those who might not love the whole raw sprouts idea of what veganism is, which makes the dedication of chef Erika Boyd and her partner Kirsten Ussery that much more amazing. [Photo]

12. PJ's Lager House

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1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-4668
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Pj's Lager house is a dive bar with a cheap cover and loud band on any given evening, but they also have an extensive vegetarian menu. The brunch is a crowd favorite, and they also have plenty of meat for the beef lovers. [Photo]

13. The Brooklyn Street Local

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1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 262-6547
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Brooklyn Street Local is the Corktown lunch and brunch spot that will make anything poutine, and can make a good portion of the menu either vegetarian or vegan if it isn't already. They also keep the locavores happy with their farm to table philosophy, so it's a win-win. [Photo]

1. Try It Raw

213 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
A raw, vegan, and gluten free menu brings in those seeking a healthy boost. The shakes are a favorite, and the "pizza" has won more than a few converts. They do breakfast too, so start the day healthy. [Photo]
213 E Maple Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009

2. Inn Season Cafe

500 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
An institution when it comes to Metro Detroit's vegetarian and vegan cuisine, Inn Season has been doing veggies right since 1981. [Photo]
500 E 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

3. Cacao Tree Cafe

204 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Taking it a step further than vegan, Cacao Tree is also raw, and diners love the wraps and salads. It isn't cheap, but believers say the quality ingredients and health benefits combined with deliciousness are totally worth it. [Photo]
204 W 4th St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

4. Om Cafe

23136 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Healthy vegetarian, vegan, and macrobiotic cuisine is the goal here, and it has a great reputation among carnivores too. And, they serve booze. [Photo]
23136 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

5. Gold 'n' Greens

695 Williams Mall, Detroit, MI 48202
It's not fancy food, but this Wayne State campus cafeteria is all vegetarian and open to the public, and it's very inexpensive, and it's all you can eat. [Photo]
695 Williams Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

6. Midtown Shangri-La

4710 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Vegetarians like a little variety too, and the veg options for dim sum are the big draw here. They have the savory covered, and the sweet too, but they also serve meat so hardcore carnivores are covered. [Photo]
4710 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

7. Seva

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Seva is an Ann Arbor classic, but their Detroit outpost near Wayne State is an all vegetarian/vegan oasis with a little bit of everything on the menu. The General Tso's cauliflower is a favorite, but the menu has no shortage of filling options that even meat-eaters will enjoy. [Photo]
66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

8. Topsoil

4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Topsoil is the newest vegetarian place in town, brought to the Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) by the folks at Russell Street Deli. They have soba noodles, curry, a vegan coney, and everything is $8 and under. It's the perfect spot for a veggie lunch. [Photo]
4454 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

9. Go! Sy Thai

4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
It's not a strictly vegetarian restaurant, but it's easy to stay veggie or even vegan here, and the large portions, good prices, and lots of spice keep diners coming back. [Photo]
4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

10. Russell Street Deli

2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
There's always a wait on market days, but the food makes it well worth it. They have plenty of vegetarian sandwiches, but their soups are what really set them apart from the rest, and they're just perfect on a cool day. [Photo]
2465 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

11. Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214
Those craving something both vegan and comforting at the same time have found it all in West Village at Detroit Vegan Soul. It's soul food, and all of it's vegan. Their goal is to convert those who might not love the whole raw sprouts idea of what veganism is, which makes the dedication of chef Erika Boyd and her partner Kirsten Ussery that much more amazing. [Photo]
8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214

12. PJ's Lager House

1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Pj's Lager house is a dive bar with a cheap cover and loud band on any given evening, but they also have an extensive vegetarian menu. The brunch is a crowd favorite, and they also have plenty of meat for the beef lovers. [Photo]
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

13. The Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Brooklyn Street Local is the Corktown lunch and brunch spot that will make anything poutine, and can make a good portion of the menu either vegetarian or vegan if it isn't already. They also keep the locavores happy with their farm to table philosophy, so it's a win-win. [Photo]
1266 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

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