Have a taste for a meatless meal or just looking for a way to jumpstart a New Year’s health kick?
You have plenty of options around Detroit for top-tier veggie fare. Check out the vegetarian menus at Seva, Inn Season, Om Cafe, Sze-Chuan, Sheesh, and Rebecca’s.
Inn Season Cafe
500 E. Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
One of metro Detroit’s most well-known veggie restaurants, Inn Season is slightly off the beaten path of downtown Royal Oak — but well worth the extra few steps. From classic soups and stir frys to inventive salads and pizzas, veggie burgers and daily specials, this restaurant promises “always fresh, always healthy, always in season.” In the summer, a kitchen garden takes over the small plot of property so the chef doesn’t have to leave to grab the freshest ingredients. There’s no liquor license, but it offers fresh juices and smoothies, and desserts you won’t even know are guiltless.
23136 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
Established in 1985, this tiny restaurant houses big taste with the Mediterrean Mezze, veggie Nori rolls, stir frys, salads, Mexican specialities, and more. They do offer seafood.
314 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Located between the campus of the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor, Seva Restaurant has been Ann Arbor’s stop for great vegetarian cuisine since 1973. They offer a completely vegetarian, award-winning menu, as well as a full bar and a fresh juice bar. The meals are so flavorful and well-prepared that even the most die-hard meat eater could become a convert.
Detroit, MI 48201
In the mood for a wrap, smoothie or another veggie classic? This menu changes seasonally so it’s always as fresh as the veggies. Visit for avocado lime soup or Thai curry coconut soup, veggie wraps, juices and desserts.
45188 Ford Road
Canton, MI 48187-2910
People come from all over town to dine at this exceptional Chinese restaurant. Sze-Chuan offers a complete menu of classic tasty and spicy dishes, with plenty to choose from for vegetarians. The ginger garlic eggplant and moo shu vegetables are delicious. All meals can be ordered as spicy or as mild as you like.
Sheesh Mediterranean Cuisine
37240 5 Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154-1848
Tucked away in a small strip mall at the corner of Five Mile and Newburgh, Sheesh features the finest in Middle Eastern cuisine. Exceptional vegetarian choices include wonderful vegetarian grape leaves, falafel, and warm and hearty crushed lentil soup. The salads are enormous and can be easily shared. Try their rice almond salad. It’s a fresh Mediterranean salad with a large portion of homemade almond rice.
134 North Center Street
Northville, MI 48167-1414
Rebecca’s is not a vegetarian restaurant, but still offers a wonderful array of choices to satisfy any appetite. This is a classic small town eatery with all the homemade touches you could hope for. The veggie quesadilla is the best in town, and their fresh vegetarian burger is a winner. Other vegetarian choices include great salads, soups, sandwiches and breakfast items.