A Foodie’s Guide to Vegan & Vegetarian Eateries in Metro Detroit

By: Katie Goncalves | October 18, 2023
Closeup shot of vegetarian person hands holding gourmet superbowl lunch dish with chickpeas mint, fresh herbs and fruit at wooden table drinking organic fair-trade coffee

There is a special place carved out in the culinary world made specifically for those who are vegan and vegetarian. In Metro Detroit, there are several hidden gem eateries serving out-of-this-world vegan and vegetarian dishes. Foodies from across the area are flocking to these restaurants and singing their praises because even though the menu items may be plant-based, the flavors and unique qualities of the dishes make them undeniably delicious. The next time you’re looking for a restaurant, try one of these vegan and vegetarian eateries in Metro Detroit, you won’t be disappointed. 


255 West Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

Spacecat V-Stro creates scratch-made comfort food that is both nurturing and nutritious. Shelly Carlisle started Spacecat as a popup in 2018 and says, “We are a tiny woman-owned business that opened in 2020 to bring a spark of fun to the meat-free food scene! We are a vegetarian comfort food laboratory on a mission to create amazing flavors and provide warm and wonderful food experiences.”

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burger from spacecat v-stro with sweet potato, guacamole, cabbage, and more
Photo courtesy of Spacecat V-stro


66 East Forest Avenue, Detroit

2541 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor 

Seva is a family-owned business that has been serving vegetarian cuisine for 50 years in Ann Arbor and in Detroit for 12 years. “Our menu is thoughtfully crafted to showcase delicious plant-based cuisine, offering an extensive selection of dishes at moderate prices that cater to various dietary preferences. Whether you’re a committed vegan or simply exploring the world of vegetarianism, our diverse menu ensures there’s something for everyone. Among our many crowd-pleasers, our General Tso’s Cauliflower stands out as a fan favorite. If you haven’t had the pleasure of trying it yet, we highly encourage you to visit us and experience it for yourself!” says Emma De Almedia, Business Manager of Seva.


20198 Livernois, Detroit

Trap Vegan is your new go-to place for vegan burgers, fries, salads, wraps, and smoothies. Jasmin Royster, owner of Trap Vegan, says, “We blend the yum with our food to make it taste good while still making it plant-based. We keep an upbeat lively environment in our store where you feel welcome. Using organic fresh produce makes us special and different from our competitors. Our food has been able to capture the hearts and appetites of vegans and non-vegans alike.” 

green smoothie bowl from trap vegan with kiwi coconut and granola
Photo courtesy of Trap Vegan


204 West 4th Street, Royal Oak

Cacao Tree Cafe’s mission is to inspire people to eat more plants and use high-quality ingredients local to the source. They have an entire menu to build your own smoothie with various fruits, greens, and superfoods like cashew butter, local raw honey, and goji berries. They also have an extensive menu of salads, wraps, power bowls, and sides to feed your cravings.


33043 Grand River Avenue, Farmington

Chive Kitchen is a go-to spot for fresh and flavorful food items. Their vegan specialties are so good, even meat eaters won’t realize everything is plant-based. Chive Kitchen also offers catering for small and large events.

Overhead view of a colourful vegan bowl with quinoa, sweet potato, avocado, hummus and variety of veggies