Best Restaurants With Organic Food In Metro Detroit

October 22, 2014 8:00 AM

(credit: grangekitchenandbar.com)

If you’re trying to eat healthier, organic food is a great place to start. Check this list for the best restaurants in the Metro Detroit area that are serving up delicious, organic meals.
Grange Kitchen and Bar
118 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 995-2107
www.grangekitchenandbar.com

Grange is located in downtown Ann Arbor, at the corner of W. Liberty and and S. Ashley, and was created with the motto that the “freshest ingredients, grown sustainably and sourced from people [they] know, are the basis for the best food.” Chef Brandon Johns strives to serve only farm-fresh ingredients and dishes, and the restaurant has seasonal menus, as well. Entrees range from $21 to $32, and the menu online is usually changing. Make sure to click on the Events tab on the site for special evenings that the restaurant takes part in, too.

Mudgie’s
1300 Porter St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
www.mudgiesdeli.com

Mudgie’s is one of the more well-known delis in Detroit, and there’s a reason for that: it’s been voted best deli four years in a row (2010-2014). Located in Corktown, it roasts its own meats in the restaurant, and uses local products whenever possible; the restaurant also recycles and composts. You can even get Mudgie’s food delivered to you if you’re in the “downtown proper,” Wayne State, Medical Center or New Center area of Detroit. Mudgie’s serves a brunch, lunch and dinner menu, as is most known for its deli sandwiches.

Cacao Tree Cafe
204 W. 4th St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 336-9043
www.cacaotreecafe.com

Cacao Tree Cafe specializes in gourmet raw foods and uses only local and organic ingredients. It’s located in downtown Royal Oak and also specializes in “detox cuisine,” vegan foods, raw handmade chocolates and desserts, gluten-free foods and juices/smoothies. Sandwiches range from $10 to $14, and juices/smoothies from $5.99 to $11, based on size and selection. Organic salads are also offered on the menu.

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The Little Mustard Seed Cafe and Shoppe
51111 Washington St.
New Baltimore, MI 48047
(586) 716-9255
www.thelittlemustardseedcafe.com

The Little Mustard Seed Cafe and Shoppe is located about 40 minutes from Detroit, in New Baltimore, and serves food with all organic ingredients. The cafe also uses “locally sourced ingredients” when possible, and offers a gluten-free menu, with dairy-free and vegan choices too. The restaurant’s prices are also very reasonable: sandwiches range from $6.95 to $9.95 and pizzas from $11.95 to $18.95. The cafe has a dessert menu, as well. The Little Mustard Seed Cafe is family-run and supports Fair Trade products.

Brooklyn Street Local
1266 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 262-6547
www.brooklynstreetlocal.com

Brooklyn Street Local can be found in the Corktown area of Detroit and serves up organic ingredients and “whole foods.” In fact, many of its toppings and ingredients are made in-house, such as scones, pastry crusts, fries (cut in-house), veggie/chicken soup stocks, salad dressings and others. Breakfast and lunch is served, as well as brunch (weekends only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and there are many vegan and vegetarian dishes on BSL’s menu. Be aware, too, that the restaurant is not open on Mondays – breakfast is served 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and lunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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.