Best Non-beef Burgers In Detroit

By Lori Melton

The Greater Detroit Area boasts plenty of restaurants and cafes that serve up some tasty vegetarian options. Vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who’s seeking a change from a traditional beef burger should check out our list below to find five of the best places to grab a non-beef burger in and around the Motor City.

HopCat Detroit
4265 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 769-8828
www.hopcat.com/detroit

The HopCat is a fun, upbeat place that originally launched in Grand Rapids. The Detroit location opened in 2014 and boasts a two-story bar and restaurant that houses over 130 craft beer taps. The turkey burger is fabulous. The herbed turkey patty is made in-house and comes garnished with chilled marinated tomatoes, basil, lemon, garlic and feta cheese crumbles, featuring spinach and yummy pesto aioli. You can also opt for a chipotle black bean patty – which is also delicious. The HopCat is known for its signature “Crack Fries” (named as such because they’re so addictive). The fries are a must-try and make a great side for burgers.

Cass Cafe
4620 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-1400
www.casscafe.com

Detroit’s premiere art bar and restaurant is a popular college hangout, as its located near Wayne State University. The Cass Café proudly displays art works of local and nationally known artists. The Café Lentil Burger is a house specialty and is bursting with all kinds of flavor. The patty features walnuts, lentils, Parmesan, and other ingredients. It’s dressed with spinach and tomato on a toasted onion bun and is served with a side of honey mustard.

Seva
66 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
www.sevarestaurant.com

This place originated in Ann Arbor in 1973 and expanded to open a mid-town Detroit location in 2011. The menu features a lot of great vegetarian options, including a great Tempeh Burger which is a sizable chargrilled tempeh patty on a toasted pretzel bun. It comes with lettuce, tomato and a choice of cheese. It comes with a pickle spear and choice of side, such as a fresh apple, peanut-kale salad, French fries or yam fries. The burger is reasonably priced for the quality, at $13.

Related:  Best Burgers in Metro Detroit That Are Underrated

Cafe Muse
418 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI
(248) 544- 4749
www.cafemuseroyaloak.com

Café Muse is featured on several notable “Best” lists in Detroit publications like Metro Times and The Detroit Free Press and national outlets like Esquire Magazine, Readers Digest and was even featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show when Oprah’s BFF Gayle King stopped by and endorsed it on a food expedition. (She sampled the amazing grilled cheese sandwich). The vegan burger is given a spicy twist. The patty is made with black bean, brown rice, and red lentil. It’s topped with salsa and served open face on whole wheat bread. All sandwiches are served with a choice of chips or salad du jour.

Greenspace Cafe
215 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 206-7510
www.greenspacecafe.com

This well-known Ferndale restaurant is owned by cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn, who is known as “America’s Heart Healthy Doc.” So, the menu boasts heart-healthy, organic options with a key noting GF (gluten free), OF (produced without any cooking oils), NF (produced without any nuts), etc. for guidance in specific dietary restrictions. The Quinoa Lentil Burger features a Cremini mushroom, lentil, quinoa and sweet potato patty with organic leaf lettuce, pickled onion, chimichurri mayo, and pickle. You can request a gluten free bun and add topping like avocado, cashew cheese and mushrooms for an additional charge.

Related: Best Football Bars in Detroit

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen LIVE