What exactly is a food bowl? The food trend that has seen a sharp rise over the last few years is a great way to combine a wide range of flavors into one bowl allowing you to experience many flavors at once. You can either go the healthy route with low-carb or vegetarian options, or go for a uniquely mixed bowl with your favorite meats or sauces. Either way, Metro Detroit offers up plenty of flavors at these five restaurants with delicious food bowls!
Featuring 100% pork-free broths along with signature noodle soups, small plates, and rice bowls, Ima Noodles in Corktown is one of the healthiest ways to experience a food bowl. Their menu is full of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options such as their pan-fried Yaki Udon noodle bowl, Bombap noodle bowl, and the House Smoked Salmon rice bowl. Ima also features plenty of unique beers and sake to pair perfectly with your food bowl.
The fine folks at Folk in Detroit know how to make great coffee, tea, and infused milk, but their salad bowls are just as great. Their menu includes a yogurt bowl, hashew bowl, and noodle bowl, but their Folk Bowl with green beans, cucumber, heirloom tomato, feta, marcona almond, and shiso basil vinaigrette offers the most taste for your buck. Folk’s menu is seasonal, so be sure to check out their menu on their website and Facebook page.
Johnny Noodle King is certainly the king of noodle bowls in Detroit, as their bowls offer plenty of not only Japanese inspired bowls, but worldwide influenced ones as well. Their menu ranges from Veggie Shoyu, Chicken Pho, and even more sauced bowls such as Duck Yakisoba. For those who want to venture back to their college days, Johnny Noodle King also offers Dorm Room Ramen bowl with your choice of broth.
Inspired by Thailand and Southeast Asian dishes, Takoi started as a food truck in 2014 and has evolved to a fine restaurant offering up great tasting food bowls for everyone to enjoy. Their menu changes seasonally, almost daily, and features bowls such as the Burmese pork belly curry, chicken coconut curry, and shrimp fried rice bowls. Their wide ranging bowls are often served family-style and guests are encouraged to eat with their hands, making for an authentic experience.
Since 2012, Metro Detroiters have been lucky to have a place like Pho Lucky in the area. The establishment specializes in Vietnamese cuisine, including Vietnamese noodle served with beef, noodles made from rice flour, Asian basil, cilantro, chopped green onion, lime juice, and bean sprouts. With locations in Redford, Novi, and Southfield, you’re never too far away from some fine Vietnamese cuisine!