It’s getting cold outside, and there’s nothing better than warming up with a bowl of hot chili. If you’re a vegetarian though, chili can sometimes be hard to find. Check out this list for the best places for veggie chili in the area.
Honest John’s Bar & Grill
488 Selden St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5646
www.honestjohnsdetroit.comHonest John’s can be found on Selden St. between 2nd Ave. and Cass, near Midtown. It’s known for its burger menu and also its brunch, but it has an interesting veggie chili dish on the menu too: chili cheese fries ($7.50), topped with either meat or vegetarian chili. You can also just get plain chili fries ($6.50), if you’re not a cheese fan. And if you’re not into french fries, or you’re trying to eat healthier, Honest John’s has its “hearty homemade chili,” both meat and vegetarian, for $3.25 for a cup or $3.75 for a bowl.

Seva Detroit
66 E. Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
www.sevarestaurant.comSeva has two locations in downtown Detroit and also in Ann Arbor; its Ann Arbor location used to be downtown, but has since moved to Jackson Ave. Seva is known for serving only vegetarian and vegan dishes, and it has a wide selection from which to choose. The chili cheese fries ($10) include french fries with spicy vegan chili sauce, with your choice of cheddar-jack or vegan Daiya cheese. If you go for happy hour (Mon.-Fri., 4-6 p.m.), all appetizers are half-off, and there are also drink specials, such as half-price wine (glass or bottles), half-price draft beer and $1 off all cocktails. Seva also has lunch specials (Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), where you can add a cup of soup to a half sandwich or a bowl of soup to any house salad meal.

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Coco Fairfields
2959 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 399-2626
www.cocofairfields.comCoco Fairfields is located on 12 Mile, between Coolidge and Greenfield, and is owned by Marty and Nicole Miller. The hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday only. The restaurant boasts that its house-made veggie chili ($3.50 a cup or $5 a bowl) will please both “veg-heads and meat-eaters alike!,” and it has a Tex-Mex flavor to it. There is plenty of parking in the area, including a community lot behind the building, unmetered parking on 12 Mile and municipal lots across 12 Mile (by the Berkley Theater).

Sprout House & MacRobiotics
15233 Kercheval St.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
(313) 331-3200
www.sprouthousenaturalmarket.comSprout House is both a market and a restaurant, and its veggie chili has received much praise. The store is open 10 am. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays only, and it has organic fruits and veggies, bakery goods, homemade soups and sandwiches and non-food items, such as vitamins, hair/skin care products and gluten-free raw juices. All of the soups are made fresh daily. Soups range for $3.50 per cup ($3.25 for non-vegan) to $9.00 for a quart ($8.50 for non-vegan), and all come with fresh bread.

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Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com and yesnofilms.com.

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