Eating Vegan in Detroit

Detroit has something for everyone. Nature lovers, technology buffs, and car fanatics alike can all enjoy Detroit. My favorite aspect? The food! 

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 5 years and have been taking active steps towards practicing veganism.

*Cue gasps* 

Yes, I’m a foodie. And yes, I eat plant-based when I’m out. You can do both! 

For those who don’t know, a vegan diet means eating anything that’s free of animal products, so no meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, or honey. Those who practice a vegan lifestyle also refrain from purchasing things made from wool, leather, and so on. Not only does going vegan save the lives of countless animals, according to, “the meat and dairy industries are now recognized as a leading contributor to climate change.” I’m totally down for saving lives and protecting the planet.

Want to try a few vegan options that Detroit has to offer? I’ve got you covered.


Milk and Froth

I’ve always wanted to be an ice cream expert, but the founders of Milk and Froth have beat me to it, as they have been studying and creating ice cream for years. Milk and Froth has multiple vegan options that (literally) are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Michigan strawberries, fairtrade chocolate, creamy coconut milk? These guys are speaking my love language. 

Chili Mustard Onions (CMO) 

CMO is considered Detroit’s original vegan coney island. Honoring the traditional Coney, CMO is located in the heart of Detroit. 

A fresh, ever-changing vegan menu has options for everyone, including meals that’ll even please meat lovers. 

From Southwest nachos, to gyros and chili cheese fries, everything I’ve had at CMO leaves me wanting to come back for more.

Eatori Market

Perfectly located near Capitol Park, Eatori offers specialty groceries and prepared meals. You want it? They got it. It doesn’t matter what entree you pick, the side of brussels sprouts (with or without the cheese) will have you ordering again. Oh, did I mention they have a bar? 


Snacks on snacks on snacks. Savorfull offers snacks that are free-from the top 8 allergens (think nuts, dary, shellfish), as well as snacks that fit specific dietary lifestyles. Their app and website offer search features to find snacks that are right for you and your family. Best of all, each snack is hand-selected by their CEO who is a certified nutritionist. 

There you have it. Detroit has vegan options at restaurants and grocery stores, for your sweet tooth, and when you’re feeling snacky. If you’re looking to save some animal lives and reduce your carbon footprint, stop by these places. Thanks for reading!

Jaclyn Ermoyan is a Public Relations Associate at Rock Ventures. She manages numerous clients that range from startups to national technology and transportation organizations. You can follow her on social media at @JaclynErmoyan


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