Keto Diet

Going Keto? 4 Places to Try in Metro Detroit


If you pay attention to the latest dietary trends popping up around the country, you might have heard of the “keto” diet. Keto is short for ketogenic and is a diet that focuses on consuming fewer carbohydrates and more fats. If you’ve made the decision to give it a try, here are a few keto-friendly options when dining out in Metro Detroit.

Parks and Rec Diner

The trendy brunch spot on Grand River in Detroit not only delivers on its promise of “brunch anytime,” but is accommodating to different dietary restrictions. If carb-cutting is on your mind, I suggest one of the delicious omelets (sans fries/toast/muffin). The “Stay Golden”omelet is filled with confit pork belly, Michigan heirloom tomato, avocado and white cheddar. The “Mushroom Samba” omelet has a signature ingredient in it that makes it a little different: seared oyster. That’s in addition to the crimini mushrooms, portabellos, spinach and feta cheese.

Smoke Street BBQ

Located in Milford, this BBQ joint has a wide selection of smoked meats and more. You can order different things ala carte to effectively build your own low-carb meal (mind the sauces) or try something like the Boss Hog Combo with a low-carb side, like salad or mixed veggies.

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Boostan Cafe

This Hamtramck spot serves a combination of Mediterranean and American food. If you’re looking for a hefty helping of food without filling up on carbs, the shawarma combo packs a lot of flavor. It’s filled with chicken and lamb, your choice of hummus, rice or fries, and a salad or soup. You’ll get most of the carbs from your first choice, but you can always skip them all together and ask for a bigger salad as a substitute.

KouZina

With locations in Royal Oak and Ann Arbor, you’ll be able to fill up on some of the best gyros around. If you’re cutting carbs, you’ll probably be cutting the pita. The good news is that you can build your own gyro bowl here. You’ll have your choice of rice pilaf or brown rice, but can also elect to skip both of them. Otherwise, you’ll be getting meat, red onion, tomato, shredded lettuce, feta cheese and either a tomato sauce or tzatziki (if you want sauce at all).

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