Whether you’re entirely vegan, have an allergy or simply trying to reduce your meat and dairy intake, these area spots serve up grub that will please everyone in the family.
- Address: 3411 Brush St., Detroit
- Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday
This Detroit eatery delivers the quintessential Detroit staple, the Coney, with a vegan twist. Find vegan burgers and other delicious American-style, plant-based eats, too.
- 8029 Agnes St., Detroit
- 19614 Grand River Ave., Detroit
Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday/Agnes St. location; noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday/Grand River location
Get plant-based comfort food made with fresh ingredients. Think soul food like mac-n-cheese, BBQ and tofu “catfish,” plus spaghetti and meatballs and lots of sandwich choices.
- Address: 2867 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak
- Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
This fast casual takeout features plant-based bowls, smoothies, breakfast and sandos. Founded by cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, his wife and son, it focuses on whole foods, not junk food. Families with allergies will especially like the selection of gluten-free, nut-free options.
- Address: 135 Pierce St., Birmingham
- Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday
This new dessert, cheese and zero-proof bar has been created by a mom determined to put only the best and purest ingredients in her son’s belly and the bellies of all families eating a plant-based diet. Families will love the cakes and bliss balls (think nutrition-packed energy balls of yum), all minus the sugar crash. Parents and older kids will love the plant-based cheeses while the bar offers mocktails, sparkling tea and cold brews.
- 2541 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor
- 66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sunday/Ann Arbor location; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday/Detroit location
For families who want a casual place for a night out, Seva is a great option with its completely vegetarian menu, vegan gluten-free bread on its sandwiches and kids’ menu that gives kids choices on their food. The weekly specials have featured vegan ice cream!
- Address: 4626 3rd Ave., Detroit
- Hours: 5-11 p.m. Monday, and Thursday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, closed Tuesday-Wednesday
This eatery is responsible for such creations as Vegan Taco Hell, Kentucky Fake Chicken, Pizza Butt, McDaddy’s and other beloved fast food vegan options. Check out their brick-and-mortar counter-style location inside of the 3rd Street Bar and watch out for pop-ups around town, too.
Home cooking delivered right to your door? Yes please. Ashely Page, a Berkley mom, has eaten a plant-based diet for a decade. She started her meal kit delivery service after she became a mom and friends constantly asked her for food advice. She considers her business a one-stop-shop for plant-based living with meal planning and community rolled into one. Now, she is delivering family-sized meals to homes in Metro Detroit to make meals even easier for families. Learn more at eathappyplates.com.