12 Places to Eat Plant-Based Food in Detroit

Modified: September 28, 2021 | Story by Sarah Bence | Photos by Mayas Indo Pak

Detroit has a growing vegetarian and vegan food scene. If you’re avoiding meat or all animal products, it can sometimes be difficult to find restaurants that cater to your needs. Sure, you might be able to eat a side salad, but you often feel like you miss out on the really good food and have limited options when you dine out.


These 12 restaurants in Detroit have plenty of mouthwatering options for vegans and vegetarians, yet delicious enough to satisfy any appetite.


Detroit Vegan Soul West – 100% vegan

Detroit Vegan Soul West is Detroit’s original vegan restaurant and arguably one of the most popular destinations for vegan food in the city. Here you can find soulful comfort food with a vegan twist. Think vegan pizzas, spring rolls, mac and cheese, lasagna, po boys, and more. In addition to being completely vegan, the food here is also free from GMOs, additives, refined flours and sugars, and preservatives.



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Street Beet – 100% vegan

Street Beet is an up and coming vegan pop up business that has been operating out of Third Street Bar for the past year. They are open Thursday-Sunday for dine in, carryout, or curbside service and they often launch special events. Everything here is 100% vegan and 100% comfort food, that you probably haven’t had in a long time if you’re vegan! Favorites include the supreme crunchywrap, fake chicken caesar wrap, hot fake chicken sando, and so much more.



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Chili Mustard Onions – 100% vegan

Want to partake in the classic Detroit coney dog, but you’re vegan? Chili Mustard Onions is your answer! This restaurant is fully vegan, and using vegan Quorn dogs, it serves up vegan versions of the original Detroit coney dog.



Seva Detroit – 100% vegetarian

Seva is a community favorite restaurant since they opened in 2011, located in Midtown, not too far from the Detroit Institute of Arts. The menu at Seva is fully vegetarian, and includes many vegan options, too. Choose from dishes like vegan nacho dip, the famous yam fries, vegan Mac, pad thai, and more.


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Inn Season Cafe – 100% vegetarian

Inn Season Café is a completely vegetarian café with plenty of vegan options, located in Royal Oak in metro Detroit. They’ve been serving plant-based food to the community for 30 years! Unfortunately Inn Season Café is currently closed, due to the ongoing pandemic, but they have plans to reopen in November 2021. Stay tuned!



7 Greens

7 Greens is located conveniently in downtown Detroit, and specializes in locally sourced, fresh health food in a casual environment. This restaurant is not fully vegetarian, however many of the burritos and salads can be made vegetarian or vegan.



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Maru is a Michigan sushi favorite, with locations across the state including one in downtown Detroit. There are many vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, including deep fried veggie gyoza, simply green vegan sushi rolls, boogie veggie vegan sushi rolls, and a very extensive cocktail menu.



Pie-Sci Pizza

Pie-Sci Pizza is one of the most creative pizza restaurants in Detroit. There are some truly inventive pizza topping combinations here – and the option to create your own! Pie-Sci also focuses on offering an inclusive menu, with vegan pizza bases and toppings as well as vegan Follow Your Heart mozzarella.



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PJ’s Lager House

Located in Corktown, PJ’s Lager House is a pub that has many vegan and vegetarian options. It’s the oldest restaurant on this list of vegan restaurants in Detroit: it’s been serving Detroiters since 1914! At PJ’s Lager House, there’s an extensive beer menu and live music each night around 10pm. The menu conveniently labels all vegan options – and there are plenty of them. Try the fried avocado dippers, BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwich or nachos (with vegan queso), vegan jambalaya, tempeh reuben, and so much more.



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Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium is a beloved ice cream and desserts shop, located in Ferndale in metro Detroit. There are over 1200 ice cream flavors on the menu here, including many vegan ice cream options.



Go Sy Thai

Go Sy Thai is a popular fast casual restaurant, with locations in Midtown, Capitol Park, and Livonia, that serves made-to-order Thai food. The menu has lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Vegan options are marked on the menu. The classic pad thai here is vegan, and other options include the veggie rolls, pad pak, gang gai curry, curry noodle, see iew, and more.



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Ale Mary’s Beer Hall

Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, in downtown Royal Oak, is known for its beer and American fare. Littler known is their extensive vegan options. Try a delicious vegan milkshake, a vegan hot Nashville chicken sandwich, the vegan “McMary” sandwich, fried pickles, and so much more.




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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Detroit Vegan Soul
    8029 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214
  2. 2
    66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  3. 3
    7 Greens Detroit Salad Co.
    1222 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226
  4. 4
    160 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48226
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    PJ's Lager House
    1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Treat Dreams
    4160 Cass Ave., Detroit,
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    Go Sy Thai
    4240 Cass Ave., Ste. 103, Detroit, MI 48201
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    StreetBeet (Located Inside of Third Street Bar)
    4626 3rd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    (313) 638-1480
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    Chili Mustard Onions
    3411 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    (313) 462-4949
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    Inn Season Cafe
    500 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
    (248) 547-7916
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    Pie-Sci Pizza
    5163 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
    (313) 818-0290
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    Ale Mary's Beer Hall
    316 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
    (248) 268-1939