Sandwich institution with a plethora of plant-based options
Corktown sandwich staple Mudgie’s may be more famous for its massive Lobster Roll week in the summer but don’t sleep on its vegetarian and vegan offerings in its expansive sandwich repertoire. The Hippie Dippie Sh*t Man is the perfect example of Mudgie’s creative approach to the tried and true carb vessel plus filling formula with a whole wheat wrap, avocado, baby spinach, sunflower sprouts, walnuts, dried cranberries, diced apples, shredded carrots, and cucumber, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette. No need to be a hippie to partake. There's also several other options or feel free to build your own. Wash it all down with a local beer or curated wine selection.
Pioneers of vegan and vegetarian cooking in Michigan
When it comes to the godfather of plant-based dining in Metro Detroit, Inn Season Café is the Don, serving the vegan and vegetarian crowd since 1981. Its menu spans diverse cuisines and flavor profiles, from Mediterranean to Mexican. The constant is the dedication to sourcing the freshest local produce and creating as much as possible in house from scratch. Feast on hearty dishes like the botana (like nachos, only better, with blue corn tortilla chips topped with beans, green pepper, tomatoes, olives and guac) or the Shanghai Noodle Factory, whole wheat noodles with shiitake-miso sauce and your choice of tofu, tempeh, or sea vegetable.