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You voted and these are the top 7 best vegan & vegetarian-friendly restaurants in metro Detroit

Posted: 9:48 AM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 10:17:19-05

(WXYZ) — Fewer than 10 percent of Americans are vegetarian or vegan, according to a Gallup poll from 2018. But the number is growing.

And now you’ll find food to support a plant-based diet on a growing number of store shelves and restaurant menus.

So we asked our 7 Action News viewers to weigh in on the best vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in metro Detroit. It’s our Thursday’s Top 7.

Chances are you know someone who has adopted a plant-based lifestyle. Some for health reasons, others for religious conviction, environmental concern or animal welfare. No matter what the reason, vegan, veggie or carnivore, you want to eat well!

#7 Seva (Midtown & Ann Arbor)

Drink from Seva Detroit & Ann Arbor

Coming in at #7 is Seva. They have locations in Midtown Detroit and Ann Arbor. They cater to vegetarians and vegans! And have a full bar, juice bar and after-work Happy Hour.

#6 Chomp (Rochester Hills)

Vegan Philly and Impossible Burger from Chomp in Rochester Hills

Coming in at #6 is Chomp in Rochester Hills. They’re new to the vegan scene but are making a splash. No surprise to long-time fans of the traditional menu. I ordered up the Impossible burger. And as a meat lover, I have to admit it was great! The Vegan Philly is a feast for all of the senses too!

#5 The Nosh Pit Detroit (Hammtramck)

Sandwich from The Nosh Pit Detroit

The Nosh Pit Detroit grabs 5th in our online viewer poll. They have a restaurant and a food truck. Both get high marks! The hummus is a standout!

#4 Chili Mustard Onion - Midtown Detroit

Loaded Fries & Sandwich from Chili Mustard Onion

Think a vegan coney island sounds like a contradiction? Try Chili Mustard Onion! Have all of the indulgences of a coney and all of the benefits of a plant-based meal. It’s 4th on our list.

#3 Street Beet (Pop Up)

Street Beet's Famous "Fake" Chicken Sandwich
Courtesy Chris Gerard

The popular pop-up Street Beet comes in 3rd. Fans wait for hours for a table at their takeovers. Fake chicken and vegan spins on familiar sandwiches keep folks coming back for more.

#2 Inn Season Cafe - Royal Oak

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Our runner-up is Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak! They opened in 1981 and are still serving food that’s both hearty and satisfying. They’re also certified kosher by Kosher Michigan.

#1 GreenSpace Cafe - Ferndale

Savory Cauliflower from GreenSpace Cafe

The number one spot in our online viewer poll is GreenSpace Cafe. It’s no wonder. They promise food that feels good. GreenSpace is owned by a cardiologist who champions food as medicine. It’s family-owned, open for brunch, lunch, and dinner with a drink list of conscious cocktails.