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Delicious Vegetarian Dishes from Non-Vegetarian Metro Detroit Restaurants

October 24, 2018

Dig in with food blogger duo Girls Gone Hungry as they share their favorite vegetarian dishes from non-vegetarian restaurants around Metro Detroit.

By Girls Gone Hungry 

Photography by Girls Gone Hungry

When people hear that one-half of Girls Gone Hungry doesn’t eat meat, they often wonder how we manage to run a food blog when very few of the restaurants we go to are strictly vegetarian. To be honest, it’s been a breeze! Although there are many vegetarian and vegan-specific restaurants that are near and dear to our hearts, most of our favorite dishes come from non-vegetarian restaurants. We have found the restaurant industry has been expanding their menus to include options for everyone, some even going so far as to offer secondary menus for people with food restrictions. We could not be more appreciative and have outlined a list of our favorite veggie meals from both meat and vegetarian friendly locations in Metro Detroit.

Public House

241 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale

Vegetarian dishes

Fried Tofu Sandwich: sesame seed, nori, Asian cabbage slaw, kewpie mayo.

Vinsetta Garage 

27799 Woodward Ave., Berkley

Vegetarian dishes

The EV1: House-made vegan patty, coal-fired tomatoes, arugula, broccoli sprouts, goat cheese, shiitake bacon, roasted garlic balsamic mayo (opt for the pretzel bun, sub out vegan cheese and lose the mayo to make it vegan).

The Emory 

22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

Vegetarian dishes

The Impossible Burger: Plant-based Impossible Burger patty, red onion, romaine, tomato, spicy ketchup.

Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Vegetarian dishes

The Genius: Tender soy-based nuggets tossed in Slows Sweet BBQ Sauce topped with coleslaw and dill pickles.

Side Piece Detroit

2134 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Vegetarian dishes

Let’s Do Another Stallion (made veggie): Veggie dog, chipotle crema, avocado, jalapeño poppers (nix the chorizo).

Girls Gone Hungry consists of two sisters with a love for Detroit and its exciting and ever-changing food revival. You can catch them brunching around their home base of Ferndale on the weekends. Yes, they are the girls you see taking photos of their food until it gets cold. Follow them on Instagram at @girlsgonehungry, on Twitter at @girlsgonehungry and on Pinterest for more delicious content. 

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