Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Ann Arbor

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Canton, Dearborn Heights, Farmington Hills, and Livonia.)

Chia Shiang Restaurant

2016 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 741-0778

Chinese. Chia Shiang has a separate vegetarian section on the menu. Enjoy delicious vegetarian entrées, pot stickers, and spring rolls.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

·Earthen Jar

311 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 327-9464

Vegetarian/Indian. Earthen Jar offers inexpensive but satisfying Indian cuisine that is completely vegetarian and mostly vegan. A wide range of dishes are offered and food is served buffet-style; guests pay by the pound. Earthen Jar is located near the Ann Arbor District Library.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Jazzy Veggie

108 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 222-0203

Vegan. Jazzy Veggie is a fast-casual eatery offering an all-vegan menu of soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. Enjoy your meal in the warm and inviting atmosphere of the restaurant or get it to-go. At Jazzy Veggie, the food is creative, and the prices are great.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Madras Masala

328 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 222-9006

Indian. Madras Masala has extensive offerings for vegetarians and vegans. In addition to traditional South Indian cuisine, they also serve some Indo-Chinese and Moghlai dishes. Don't miss their daily lunch buffet! Madras Masala is located in downtown Ann Arbor close to the Michigan Theater and across from Nickels Arcade. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

People's Food Co-op and Café Verde

216 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 994-9174

Café. Café Verde at People's Food Co-op features a Food Bar with super-fresh organic salad ingredients, hot soups, sides, beans and rice, vegetarian sandwiches, and entrées. Some hot items are only available for lunch and dinner, but you can enjoy bagels with dairyless cream cheese, hummus, or sunflower sprouts or their vegan and dairyless cookies, cakes, and pastries at any time.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, non-smoking
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $

·Seva Restaurant

2541 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 662-1111

Vegetarian/Mexican. We've been told Seva offers some of the best Mexican food in Michigan, and it's all vegetarian! Menu headings include small courses, salads, soups, Mexican specialties, Oriental specialties, sandwiches, beverages and blended drinks. Vegan options are clearly indicated on the menu. As an appetizer, try the Yam Fries or the Cold Sesame Noodles. For an entrée, enjoy the Melanzana Rustico (grilled eggplant over noodles with olive oil). They are located in the Westgate Shopping Center at the corner of Jackson and Maple.

Open Monday through Friday. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Shalimar

307 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 663-1500

Indian. Shalimar specializes in North Indian cuisine and offers many vegetarian options. Located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor on Main Street, the restaurant is between Liberty and William. Shalimar is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

··Shimmy Shack

Xxxx, Ann Arbor, MI 48178

(321) 328-8340

Vegan/food truck. 100% vegan and gluten free food truck. Serves burgers, fries, nachos, and shakes. Serving South East Michigan around Ann Arbor, Detroit, Dearborn, and more. Visit their website to see where they are each day.

varies by location
Limited service
vegan options
VISA/MC/DISC, $

The Blue Nile

221 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 998-4746

Ethiopian. The Blue Nile's authentic Ethiopian cuisine includes many vegetarian options. In fact, their vegetarian dishes are also vegan as they use vegetable oil, not ghee. The Vegetarian Feast is all-you-can-eat and includes cabbage, collard greens, and red, green & yellow lentils.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

··The Lunch Room

407 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 224-8859

Vegan/eclectic. The Lunch Room strives to provide diverse vegan dishes that are appetizing to your taste buds as well as your wallet. Enjoy foods such as BBQ Tofu Sliders, Mac & 'Cheese,' Tempeh Reuben, and Pad Thai. Dinner specials and bakery items do rotate, so check their online menu before you head to the restaurant. Outdoor seating is available. The Lunch Room is located in Kerrytown Market & Shops.

Open Monday and Tuesday for lunch and dinner. Open Wednesday for three meals. Open Thursday and Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Whole Foods Market

3135 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 975-4500

Natural foods store/deli. This gourmet natural foods deli offers organic salads, vegan entrées, daily soups, a salad bar, and a bakery.

Open daily
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Battle Creek

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

5275 Beckley Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015

(269) 979-2257

Vegetarian/natural foods store. Apple Valley Natural Foods is a completely vegetarian natural foods store. Enjoy their hot food bar, deli, and salad bar.

Open Sunday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday
Cafeteria
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $

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Bay City

Heather's Restaurant

205 3rd St., Bay City, MI 48708

(989) 402-1116

American. Heather's Restaurant serves "food that will suit everyone's needs, be it vegan, vegetarian, or meat eater!" Prices are good and daily specials are noted on the blackboard. Don't miss their delicious Oatmeal Bar! Heather's is located in downtown Bay City.

Open Monday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Open Friday and Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Berrien Springs

·Andrews University

Campus Center, U.S. Hwy. 31 N., Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(616) 471-3161

Vegetarian/cafeteria. Cyclical menu changes feature soups, main dishes, hot food selections, plus an extensive salad bar and desserts. Soy- and gluten-based meat analogs are utilized in many dishes.

Open daily during school year. Call for summer hours
Cafeteria
$

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

9067 US Highway 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

(269) 471-3131

Vegetarian/natural foods store. This location is directly across from the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds. See description under Battle Creek, MI.

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Cadillac

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

215 N. Mitchell St., Cadillac, MI 49601

(231) 775-6211

Vegetarian/natural foods store. See description under Battle Creek, MI.

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Dearborn

LaPita Restaurant

22681 Newman, Dearborn, MI 48124

(313) 563-7482

Middle Eastern. This restaurant, known for its good food and service, serves hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, falafel, and other favorites. Parking is arranged for customers.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

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Detroit

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods, Livonia, Roseville, Royal Oak, Southfield, Troy, Warren, and West Bloomfield.)

··Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214

(313) 444-9402

Vegan/soul food. Detroit Vegan Soul is a 100% plant-based restaurant featuring "Soul Food Made from Whole Food." They use organic and local ingredients as much as possible and do not use additives or preservatives. Enjoy delicious selections like their "Catfish" Tofu, Smothered Tempeh, or Seitan Pepper Steak. The restaurant is located in historic West Village. Cash only.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for three meals. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Full service
take-out, catering, smoothies
$-$$

·Golden Gate Café

18700 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203

(313) 366-2247

Vegetarian/natural foods/organic. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, soups, and more at this vegetarian café located inside the Innate Healing Arts Center. They frequently feature evening events including meditation, drum circles, and jazz; the café stays open later on those nights. Call ahead or check their website to see if anything is scheduled.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Seva Restaurant

66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 974-6661

Vegetarian/Mexican. See description under Ann Arbor, MI.

·Topsoil Café

4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 567-2900

Vegetarian/café. Topsoil is a mostly vegan and completely vegetarian café located in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Hands-down the most popular food is their Vegan Coney Tofu Dawg! Other selections include curry, soba, soups, salads, and the Zombie Tofu Dawg (made of housemade peanut butter and vegan kimchi). Prices are very inexpensive.

Open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday and Tuesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, espresso
VISA/MC, $

Traffic Jam and Snug

511 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201

(313) 831-9470

Brewpub. The menu changes weekly at this natural foods eatery, but there are always vegetarian entrées and usually vegan options as well. Seasonal and local foods are emphasized. Homemade breads and brews are also offered. The service here is friendly. Traffic Jam is located on the corner of Canfield and Second Avenue, just south of Wayne State University. Plenty of free parking is always available.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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East Grand Rapids

Osta's Lebanese Cuisine

2228 Wealthy SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 456-8999

Lebanese. Osta's offers a variety of vegetarian selections. Choose from appetizers like cucumber lebneh (Lebanese yogurt, diced cucumber, garlic, and mint) to lubyee (green beans sautéed with tomatoes, onions, and garlic in tomato sauce). Entrées include moudardara (lentils and rice sautéed in olive oil and onion) and hummus sandwiches made from pita bread.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner only. Closed Monday and Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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East Lansing

Beggar's Banquet

218 Abbott Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

(517) 351-4540

American. Located near the north side of the Michigan State University campus, this restaurant offers a decent selection of vegetarian options in an environment decorated with paintings and sculptures by local artists. You can choose from the "Vegomatic" Sandwich, Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili, Vegetarian Manicotti, a Wild Mushroom Napolean, the Spinach and Dried Cherry Salad with walnuts and bleu cheese, and more. Note that the Black Bean Burger does contain eggs.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC

Sultan's Restaurant

Hannah Plaza, 4790 S. Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

(517) 333-4444

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean. This restaurant offers about 20 vegetarian options, including stuffed grape leaves, hummus, baba ganouj, and falafel.

Open Sunday though Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday from late afternoon through dinner
Full service
vegan options
catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Farmington Hills

Bombay Grille

29200 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334

(248) 626-2982

Indian. Bombay Grille wants its menu to reflect the authentic tastes of the four regions of India. Their offerings include an extensive vegetarian selection. With unique combinations of spices, Bombay Grille pays tribute to the individual cuisines of the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western regions of India. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

·Udipi Vegetarian

29210 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2965

(248) 626-6021

Vegetarian/Indian. This restaurant serves South Indian vegetarian dishes, including iddly, lentil soup, masala dosais, uthappams, curry dishes, rice dishes, Indian breads, desserts, and more. They also offer a daily lunch buffet.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
special drinks, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Ferndale

Om Café

23136 N. Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220

(248) 548-1941

Macrobiotic/organic. The Om Café offers terrific macrobiotic food, including a good range of vegetarian and vegan dishes. They use locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Try the Buddhist Priest Stir-Fry with choice of Tofu or Seitan Sauté. Reservations are accepted.

Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Closed Sunday through Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

The Blue Nile

545 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

(248) 547-6699

Ethiopian. See description under Ann Arbor, MI.

Treat Dreams

22965 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220

(248) 544-3440

Ice cream parlor. Treat Dreams is a micro-creamery that uses local ingredients. Everything is handmade. For their vegan ice cream, they use coconut as a base. Their current vegan flavors (they are always changing) are Pina Colada, Cookies and Cream (made with rice milk), and Orange Juice Sorbet.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $

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Garden City

·Krishna Catering & Restaurant

28636 Ford Rd., Garden City, MI 48135

(734) 513-3663

Vegetarian/Indian. Krishna Catering & Restaurant features vegetarian food on their extensive menu. Some dishes contain forms of cow's milk, so vegans should inquire about ingredients before ordering. An incredible lunch buffet is held on weekdays with lots of food for not a lot of money. Krishna is located between Inkster and Middlebelt Roads.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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Grand Rapids

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see East Grand Rapids.)

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

6070 Kalamazoo Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508

(616) 554-3205

Vegetarian/natural foods store. See description under Battle Creek, MI.

·Bartertown Diner

6 Jefferson Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 233-3219

Vegetarian/organic/raw foods. Bartertown Diner is a worker-owned and operated vegetarian eatery. They feature local, organic, and seasonal ingredients on their mostly vegan and raw foods menu. Try sandwiches like the Chickpea Melt, 'Meatball' Hoagie, and Squash Reuben. Bartertown is eco-conscious and offers a discount if you bring your own take-out containers. Outdoor seating is available. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday and Tuesday for lunch. Open Wednesday for lunch and dinner. Open Thursday and Friday for lunch and dinner through late night service. Open Saturday for three meals through late night service. Open Sunday for breakfast
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Bombay Cuisine

1420 Lake Dr., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 456-7055

Indian/Pakistani. This casual yet romantic Indian and Pakistani restaurant is among the best in the area. It offers a wide range of vegetarian fare, including Kafta Dilkush (vegetarian dumplings), Saag (spinach stuffed bread), Kormas, Kabobs, and Onion Bajia. Outdoor seating is available.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Brick Road Pizza

1017 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 719-2409

Italian. This family owned and operated business isn’t your typical pizza shop. Brick Road Pizza offers an extensive variety of vegan dishes. All vegan dishes are made with Daiya cheese. As for toppings, Brick Road Pizza offers a hefty list of fruits and vegetables as well as faux meat toppings such as Seitan pepperoni, seasoned tofu, tempeh bacon, faux turkey, black bean crumbles and tempeh sausage. For dessert, vegan chocolate chip cookies are a customer favorite.

Open Tuesday through Sundayfor lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Cherry Deli & Catering

834 Cherry St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 459-6182

Deli/café. Cherry Deli's menu has over 80 different types of sandwiches - with many vegetarian and vegan selections. Each item is named after a different street or landmark in Grand Rapids. Try anything from the Briarwood (a vegan falafel panini) to the Woodmere (a vegetarian tapenade wrap). Check out the salad selections and the rotating soup menu, which feature a handful of veggie-friendly options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·Gaia Café - Vegetarian Restaurant

209 Diamond Ave., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 454-6233

Vegetarian/natural foods. This restaurant is actually vegetarian, though most of the regulars are not. Gaia Café offers delightfully fresh food, including the veggie hash, which is a mound of colorful vegetables smothered in melted cheese and blended with a hint of garlic (can be made vegan). Many of the menu items are made fresh in-house, including focaccia and corn breads, as well as the infamous Gaia cookies (which are vegan) and chock-full of everything that makes cookies so good. House recipe soups and nightly dinner specials ranging from polenta to pasta, keep even the most carnivorous coming back for more. Featured dishes include the Mean Green Burrito, Sun-Dried Tomato-Artichoke Dip, and the Suicide Juice to drink.

Open Tuesday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $-$$

·Little Africa

956 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 222-1169

Vegetarian/Ethiopian. This excellent restaurant serves delicious, mostly vegan dishes, including spiced peas, gomen (greens), potatoes, cabbage, lentiles, split peas, flax seed dishes, and beets with injera, Ethopian bread that is used instead of utensils. Juices, coffees, and teas are also available. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$

Marie Catrib's

1001-1003 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 454-4020

Deli. Marie Catrib's offers a bountiful array of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. They proudly support local farmers and strive to teach patrons that sustainability can fully satisfy both the taste buds and the soul. They can juice any fruit or vegetable. Marie Catrib's is located at East Hills Center.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Harbert

Café Gulistan

13581 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert, MI 49115

(269) 469-6779

Middle Eastern. Located near Lake Michigan and a popular antiquing area, Café Gulistan offers many vegetarian and vegan options amidst its Middle Eastern and Meditteranean fare. Their menu includes sautéed vegetable dishes, baba ganouj, tabbouli, falalel, and much more. Reservations are recommended.

Call for seasonal hours
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

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Harper Woods

Steve's Backroom

19872 Kelly Rd., Harper Woods, MI 48225

(313) 527-7240

Middle Eastern. This Middle Eastern Restaurant offers an array of vegetarian meals. Try the Bulgur and Beans, Grapeleaves, or Meatless Kousa.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

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Holland

·Apple Valley Natural Foods

3013 W. Shore Dr., Ste. 70, Holland, MI 49424

(616) 399-8004

Vegetarian/natural foods store. See description under Battle Creek, MI.

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Kalamazoo

·Fuel

2103 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

(269) 343-0788

Vegetarian/organic. Fuel calls itself "unpredictably vegetarian; unequivocally community." Their eco-friendly menu is plant and grain-based and changes often as they strive to use fresh, local, and organic farm-to-fork food. They are quite vegan-friendly and offer many raw foods as well. Fuel is community-driven and offers on-the-job-training. Reservations are recommended.

Open Friday and Saturday for dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday through Thursday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Just Good Food

Rose St. Market, 303 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269) 383-1033

Natural foods store/deli. This natural foods store's deli offers friendly service and such vegetarian options as soups, salads, freshly-made sandwiches, and veggie pesto pastas.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Open Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday
Deli-style
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Saffron Fine Dining Indian Cuisine

1710 W. Main St., Ste. D, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

(269) 381-9898

Indian. Saffron is a very popular restaurant and quite veg-friendly. They offer dishes with eggplant, cauliflower, bell peppers, green peas, potatoes, chickpeas, raisins, lentils, and baby corn. They have many "Vegetable Delights' and quite a few are vegan. Saffron is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Marquette

Sweet Water Café

517 N. 3rd St., Marquette, MI 49855

(906) 226-7009

Café. This establishment offers quite a few vegan options for one that isn't vegetarian. For breakfast, choose from items like the Café Scramble (herbed tofu, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions served with potatoes and toast) or the Hot Winter Grain Cereal (oatmeal, wheat berries, brown rice, and millet topped with dried apricots, raisins, and toasted almonds). Lunch and dinner selections include Tabbouleh, the Hammondsport (greens topped with cauliflower, orange, and raisins), Tofu Stir-Fry, and the Trio Plate of Beans and Rice, Salsa, & Vegetables. They offer at least one vegetarian soup each day and have a children's menu. They are convenient to Northern Michigan University and close to the coast of Lake Superior.

Open Monday and Tuesday for breakfast and lunch. Open Wednesday through Sunday for three meals
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC

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Mount Pleasant

·Dharma Mojo Tea Bar + Grill

210 W. Pickard St., Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

(989) 317-8555

Vegetarian/natural foods/eclectic/tea bar. Dharma Mojo is a bright, eclectic, and modern vegetarian restaurant and tea bar. The menu is primarily vegan, and what is not can be made so. They offer a variety of flatbread sandwiches, all served on homemade sprouted wheat bread. Some items to try include an Edamame Puree Dip, Raw Zucchini Pasta, and vegan cheesecake. Make sure to enjoy a beverage from their tea bar which features an abundant variety of loose leaf specialty teas, all displayed in canisters along a shelved wall.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

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New Baltimore

The Little Mustard Seed Café and Shoppe

51111 Washington St., New Baltimore, MI 48047

(586) 716-9255

Natural foods/organic/café. Although The Little Mustard Seed is not an all-veggie café, there are a ton of vegetarian and vegan selections. Enjoy pizza, soup, salads, sandwich wraps, and baked goods. They also feature almond, coconut, and rice milk options. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Wednesday for lunch. Open Thursday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Niles

··Squeeze Juice Bar

404 E. Main St., Niles, MI 49120

(269) 788-2930

Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. Squeeze Juice Bar serves smoothies, juices, snacks, sweets, and more. This vegan and raw eatery offers fresh and natural treats. Located inside the Four Flags Hotel on the corner of 4th and Main, Squeeze is next door to Lipstick Jungle Spa.

Open Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $

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Portage

Indian Cuisine

600 Romence Rd., Portage, MI 49024

(269) 324-4886

Indian. Indian Cuisine offers many vegetarian foods including Samosas, Vegetable Curry, Chana Masala, and Aloo Gobi.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $$

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Royal Oak

··Cacao Tree Café

204 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 336-9043

Vegan/raw foods/juice bar. Cacao Tree Café wants you to eat your veggies! Enjoy an all-vegan menu of gourmet raw foods featuring organic and local ingredients. Everything is gluten-free as well. Cacao Tree specializes in vegan desserts and chocolates. The café is located in downtown Royal Oak on the northbound side of 4th Street, directly next to the railroad tracks. If you don't see their sign, look for the giant stained glass in the window.

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$

·Inn Season Café

500 E. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

(248) 547-7916

Vegetarian/organic. Even some non-vegetarians call this the best restaurant in Michigan. Menu items include Scrambled Tofu, Black Bean Avocado Quesadillas, Three Mushroom Walnut Pizza, Seitan Sandwiches sautéed with onions and tamari, Cashew Ginger Stir-Fry, organic salads, and much more. Sugar-free desserts are also served. Note that the soy cheese here is not vegan. With dimly lit chandeliers, hardwood floors, and lace curtains, this restaurant is a great place for a special occasion.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special drinks, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$-$$$

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Southfield

Jerusalem Pizza

26025 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

(248) 552-0088

Kosher/pizza. Jerusalem Pizza is a certified kosher pizza restaurant. Their vegetarian options include the Veggie Meatball Sandwich, Falafel Calzone, and Potato Jerusalem Pie.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday for lunch. Closed Saturday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering
$

Southern Nosh

29540 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034

(248) 352-1682

Soul food. Southern Nosh serves plant-based Soul cuisine with some seafood. Vegan foods are noted and include Jerk Grilled Protein, Sloppy Joe's, and Louisiana Style Gumbo. They source locally whenever possible. Southern Nosh is located at the Sunset Strip.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for late lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Traverse City

Om Café

205 Lake Ave., Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 941-4422

Macrobiotic/organic. The Traverse City location is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. See description under Ferndale, MI.

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for brunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday

Oryana Natural Foods Market

260 E. Tenth St., Traverse City, MI 49684

(231) 947-0191

Natural foods store/café. Oryana is a natural foods grocery store and cooperative. They have all the practical items you could need as well as a wide selection of bulk foods including rice, beans, nuts, snacks, granola, flour, teas, herbs, and spices. All of their produce is locally and organically-grown. In fact, Oryana is Michigan's first certified organic cooperative! Attached to the grocery store is the Lake Street Café which offers made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and fresh baked goods. Their grab-and-go case has lots of good vegan choices, and they use organic, local, and fair-trade ingredients whenever possible.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso
VISA/MC, $-$$

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Troy

Whole Foods Market

2880 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084

(248) 649-9600

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Ann Arbor, MI.

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West Bloomfield

Jerusalem Pizza

6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322

(248) 592-1200

Kosher/pizza. See description under Southfield, MI.

Whole Foods Market

7350 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322

(248) 538-4600

Natural foods store/deli. See description under Ann Arbor, MI.

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