5 Metro Detroit Plant-Based Restaurants

June 29, 2023
Vegan Cauliflower Wings from Ale Mary's

Vegan Cauliflower Wings from Ale Mary's

Over the years, the demand for restaurants to provide vegetarian and vegan options on their menu has risen significantly. Here in Metro Detroit, there are several local spots committed to serving vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes. For meat eaters, the best part is they are so delicious, flavorful, and filling, you won’t even notice the difference. These places are serving up the best vegetarian and vegan dishes in Metro Detroit. You’ll love these restaurants whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or a meat eater. 

The Kitchen By Cooking with Que

6529 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

The Kitchen by Cooking with Que is Detroit’s only demonstration kitchen and culinary shared space that is designed to bring people together and teach them about food. Que Broden is committed to creating a place where vegans and meat eaters can coexist. The Kitchen has a rotating menu for dine-in and meal prep options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All of their menu items are vegan and meatless options can be swapped for chicken upon request.

Roasted Beet Salad from Cooking in the Kitchen with Q
Roasted Beet Salad from The Kitchen by Cooking with Que

Ale Mary’s

316 South Main Street, Royal Oak 

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At first glance, you wouldn’t think Ale Mary’s would be a spot for vegetarian or vegan fare. But their main menu is sprinkled with vegetarian options and they’ve allotted a whole-page menu for vegan selections as well. The vegan menu has a wide variety from burgers to entrees and even shakes made with vegan ice cream that are mouthwatering. 

THE (V)ani - a vegan Hani from Ale Mary's
The (V)ani Sandwich – a vegan Hani from Ale Mary’s

Fresh Rootz

97 West Warren Avenue, Detroit 

Fresh Rootz is a raw juice and smoothie bar in Detroit committed to clean eating and a healthy lifestyle. “Fresh Rootz is made up of a collaborative team of individuals who came together because of their passion for health and wellness; women-owned, black-owned, minority-owned. After years of our individual journeys, researching the benefits of diverse foods, natural herbs, and holistic healing, the team collectively created a line of fresh raw juices, smoothies, sea moss and more! We also host events that serve as education and support in health and wellness; yoga classes, meditation sessions, poetry nights, and more! Each location will offer vegan foods, healthy drinks, study spaces, meeting areas, and interactive spaces, with plans for future locations to be big enough to host events that will educate and promote health and wellness.”

Wrap from Fresh Rootz
Wrap from Fresh Rootz


2760 Larned Street, Detroit

Breadless is the top spot for those who are looking to eat lighter and cleaner by getting reacquainted with vegetables. Their sandwiches, salads, and bowls combine the nutrition of super greens with the flavor of fine dining. They have a ton of options that are vegetarian and vegan friendly including wraps and bowls with falafel, veggies, and mushrooms as meat substitutes. Meat eaters will also appreciate their tasty low-carb and gluten-free options. 

lettuce wrap from Breadless
Photo courtesy of Breadless


Canton and Troy 

Neehee’s is an Indian street food restaurant that serves delicious meals to accommodate just about every type of diet. At the forefront of their menu is their selection of vegan dishes such as Veg Pakodas and Samosas which are full of flavor. They also have a selection of vegan optional menu items, gluten-free items, as well as dishes that are garlic and onion free.

Photo courtesy of Neehee’s