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While on my health journey I was in need of finding good recipes to try and good recipes to eat at home.
It has always been a struggle for me to be consistent on any health journey I wanted to explore but, with being vegan I wanted to commit to it.
The commitment was not about proving people wrong or losing weight but, the commitment was to prove to myself that I could stay strong and do something that could benefit my body.
As most of you may know is at the beginning of my journey I picked up meal planning to keep me on track with my journey.
I also picked up learning how to cook different vegan and vegetarian recipes, which allowed me to choose what worked for me and what seasonings would become my go-to.
The one thing I have not discussed yet is the five restaurants that I have been to since starting my health journey.
Now, these are not just regular restaurants these are vegan or vegetarian restaurants that cater to vegan or vegetarians.
The best thing about these restaurants is the foods do not taste as if they are vegan or vegetarian. Don't believe me, well you will eventually have to try it for yourself.
Below I will be listing the top five restaurants that made me fall in love with my health journey.
Detroit Vegan Soul
This restaurant is pretty popular, Detroit Vegan Soul gives you the best of both worlds of soul food and healthy vegan food.
This restaurant will give you comfort food and healthy food all in the same breath. Some of their greatest recipes or dishes are macaroni and cheese, catfish tofu, or even pepper steak.
Their business and recipes became so popular that they opened a second location. They have a location on Agnes street in Detroit, Michigan, and Grand River Ave in Detroit, Michigan.
Both restaurants will give you great food and wonderful customer service.
You can find more information about Detroit Vegan Soul here.
For the people that don't like to travel too far from midtown, Seva is the place for you and your family.
This vegan restaurant has been around for a while since 1973. Seva gives you those great recipes that will keep you wanting more.
Some of their famous recipes or would consist of pad thai or tempeh reuben which is to die for! You will wonder how can something so good be vegan.
Seva provides you with a variety of imaginative recipes and they are always providing weekly specials for their customers.
This vegan restaurant also has two locations one located on Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and another location on East Forest Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
Seva even provides a great drink menu whether you want wine or a nice fresh squeezed beverage.
You can find more information about Seva here.
If you are a Wayne State student or frequently go downtown then you have heard of Cass Cafe.
Cass Cafe will provide you with an artistic and cafe feel which is a great free spirited look. Some of their most popular dishes or recipes would consist of lentil burgers or you try their wonderful lentil pasta.
Another great dish would be their roasted beet pear salad which provides you with amazing flavors and a healthy feel.
One of the many things I love about Cass Cafe is that the food is the pricing is friendly and college students are able to afford it.
The artistic feel of Cass Cafe was not just a statement, they actually provide you with different art pieces that can be found in their restaurant.
If you have not guessed already the Cass Cafe is located on Cass Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
You can find more information about Cass Cafe here.
If you are looking for a wonderful deli and wine bar this place is for you, did I mention that this place serves vegan and vegetarian food?
One of their most popular dishes and recipes is their lobster roll, the hippie dippie, shrimp bisque, and hummus.
Everything is pretty wonderful here regardless of what you try there is a dish for everyone. Did I mention that they also sell groceries?
Mudgies provides groceries where you are able to place orders at 11 AM EST and they will get your groceries ready for you.
Once your groceries are ready they will give you a call to come and pick up your vegan or vegetarian groceries.
This restaurant has so many benefits, I practically fell in love with knowing that they provided groceries and the lobster roll.
This restaurant is located on Brooklyn Street in Detroit, Michigan.
You can find out more information about Mudgies here.
PJ's Lager House
I saved one of the best for last, PJ's Lager House has a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes or recipes that will have you satisfied every time.
Some of their most popular dishes would consist of their reuben with tempeh, vegan biscuits and gravy, and the Michigan Avenue burger.
PJ's Lager House will also provide you with a variety of different plant-based options at the bar which is a great feature when people are trying to stay consistent.
This restaurant is located on Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan.
You can find more information about PJ's Lager House here.
Moreover, please note that there are more than just five vegan or vegetarian restaurants in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
I just chose the top five in my book because; they stuck out to me and I always leave satisfied after eating at their restaurant.
Also, note that I still want to experience other vegan or vegetarian restaurants to get a good feel on how they create different dishes without using meat.
Being able to enjoy food and still follow my health journey has been an amazing experience and I am happy that I get to continue it.
Please comment below and let me know of any other restaurants that you would like me to try.