Perks of Being a Cauliflower Eater

By: Scott Davis | February 17, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Seva's.

“Eat your vegetables” might have sounded like a terrible thing as a child, but thanks to some recent food trends, eating your vegetables doesn’t have to be so bad. For example, cauliflower is now being used in some unique and tasty ways. So whether you’re looking for flavorful ways of getting your vegetables in or just want to try something new, check out these cauliflower dishes in Metro Detroit.

The Morrie: Kung Pao Cauliflower

The Morrie mixes great music with a rockin’ menu that always makes for a good night out in either Royal Oak or Birmingham. Their Kung Pao Cauliflower packs more of a kick than most cauliflower-based items as it’s made with dried chili, ginger, scallion, sesame seed, and sriracha peanuts. We also suggest trying their Detroit Style Pan Pizza with their gluten free cauliflower crust or their chargrilled cauliflower flatbread.

Ale Mary’s: Buffalo Cauliflower

Combining fresh food with the newest beers on tap, Ale Mary’s always offers a refreshing dining experience. The bar offers a vegan menu which features a vegan buffalo cauliflower shareable made with roasted cauliflower tossed in vegan buffalo sauce and vegan ranch. You can also try their veggie tacos which feature cauliflower along with purple cabbage slaw, avocado citrus dressing, Spanish rice, and avocado.

Seva: General Tso’s Cauliflower

Featuring a completely vegetarian menu, Seva in Midtown Detroit is a casual restaurant with plenty of flavor. Their regular and gluten-free menu features their General Tso’s Cauliflower which is made with light tempura batter, sesame seeds, green onions, and sweet and sour chili sauce. Seva also has a location in Westgate in Ann Arbor and features most of the same vegetarian offerings as the location in Detroit.

PAO: Cauliflower Lettuce Wrap

PAO, located in Detroit’s Grand Circus Park, features an Asian-fusion menu that’s full of flavorful dishes. Their cauliflower lettuce wrap is made with cauliflower rice, peanut sauce, lime, and cilantro. Another vegetable dish featuring cauliflower is their carnival cauliflower made with sticky sesame sauce. 

Terry’s Terrace: Shanghai Cauliflower

Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township has been a Metro Detroit favorite for over 80 years with their expansive drink menu, unique food offerings, and nostalgic arcade. A Terry’s Terrace favorite is their Shanghai Cauliflower sharable made with Tempura fried cauliflower tossed in house made shanghai sauce, finished with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. We would also suggest checking out their award winning brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.