And the winner is…
23136 WoodwardFerndale, MI 48220
Just a few sprouts separated the top two contenders in this category with Om Café taking top honors over Inn Season Café. The philosophy of Om Café incorporates the desire to prepare food that “works as vibrant medicine for the spirit.” So perhaps it’s no surprise that Om is a vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant, specializing in steamed vegetables, pita pizzas and an impressive array of salads.
500 E. FourthRoyal Oak, MI 48067
Serving fine vegetarian and vegan cuisine for nearly 30 years, Inn Season dishes up some of the best vegetarian meals around in a cozy, homey atmosphere. Using organic, seasonal and locally grown ingredients, Inn Season offers some of the most inventive dishes you can find. With a wide variety of salads, burgers, Mexican dishes, stir fries, pastas and pizzas, by far the most popular dish is the Inn Season salad. It's made with an abundant array of fresh vegetables and includes sunflower seeds, raisin nut mix and your choice of tofu, low-fat or soy cheese or avocado. The lunch menu is a more limited version of the dinner menu, but you're sure to find a dish that pleases. Sunday brunch includes a selection of hearty dishes (like pancakes, frittatas and huevos rancheros), soups, salads and sandwiches.
314 E. LibertyAnn Arbor, MI 48104
Neighborhood: Downtown Ann Arbor
In an eclectic area like Ann Arbor, it's not surprising to find an all vegetarian/vegan restaurant with so many local regulars. Even meat-lovers have tried and raved about Seva's fresh, inventive dishes, which range from Italian to Mexican cuisine. The restaurant features a full bar and a comprehensive juice bar. Everything at Seva's may be a specialty item, but the all-around favorite seems to be Yam fries. Stop in at the corner of Liberty and Fifth and give 'em a try or visit their new Detroit location!
16 West Main StreetNorthville, MI 48167
Carolyn Simon's new restaurant in downtown Northville is a raw foodist's paradise - a place where the "pasta" is cut from raw zucchini, the sandwich bread is made of sprouted seeds, and the rich, creamy coconut pie has never felt the heat of an oven. The dishes are packed with fresh, clean flavors even an omnivore would savor, from the unexpected richness of the raw beet slaw to the spicy kick of the snack crackers.
4160 WoodwardDetroit, MI 48201
Eating raw is a little easier thanks to the Raw Cafe which offers gourmet living meals. The menu changes seasonally, and community classes on raw food preparation are offered.