Though most people will be thinking about turkey legs, honeyed ham and casserole with bacon, there are some out there who want to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family while still being able to be a vegetarian or vegan.Though it may seem impossible when it’s all about the turkey, there are alternatives out there in the Detroit area to help you create an incredibly tasty and vegetarian friendly Thanksgiving dinner.
Angel’s Kitchen & Catering
7001 Lisbon St.
Detroit, MI 48209
Formerly Angel’s Cafe, it has re-opened under Angel’s Kitchen & Catering and offers a twist on the normal fare provided by such businesses. Instead of having a turkey dinner rushed to your door, Angel’s Catering will actually hand you over an entirely vegetarian or vegan alternative this holiday season. Have savory, freshly cooked greens and meat alternatives this Turkey Day without the hassle of trying to cook it all yourself or trying to find a restaurant open on Thanksgiving. This is especially helpful for family members who might want the traditional dinner while also providing great options for everyone else. Everything is fresh, organic and healthy with Angel’s Catering.
422 W. Willis St.
Detroit, MI 48201
Do you need some alternatives to all of your baking requirements this Thanksgiving, such as gluten-free and vegan choices? Well, Avalon Bakery in Detroit can help you out. Instead of having to deal with baking all of that bread and desserts by yourself, Avalon can do all of the baking for you and make sure that you can have a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving instead of being stuck in the kitchen all day. Avalon Bakery is especially known for its scrumptious gluten-free cookies and other desserts, which can be perfect to top off any Thanksgiving dinner.
Detroit Vegan Soul
P.O. Box 44541
Detroit, MI 48244
This spot is similar to Angel’s Catering, except Detroit Vegan Soul operates solely in Detroit (meaning it doesn’t normally cater to Metro Detroit), in aiming to create vegan friendly options on soul food and other dinner delights–including Thanksgiving dinner. If you’re living right in the heart of Detroit and want a fresh, hot dinner catered to you, then give Detroit Vegan Soul a try. It does not have a full-time establishment at the moment, but is working on opening up a cafe hopefully in 2013.
Natural Food Patch
221 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
Got a hankering for fresh, organic food that isn’t found at the big chain supermarket? Natural Food Patch in downtown Ferndale has got you covered in all aspects of vegetarian, healthy eating and vegan food shopping to make your next Thanksgiving dinner a vegetarian and healthy one. Ferndale is well known for its great alternatives to grocery stores, but Natural Food Patch also happens to be one of the best out there. Even if you live out in the suburbs, do give this spot a try for your next big vegetarian feast.
The Sprout House Natural Foods Market
15233 Kercheval St.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
The Sprout House is yet another location near Detroit that offers all there is to vegetarian and healthy eating lifestyles. Do you prefer tofu instead of turkey? How about some organic greens for a scrumptious Thanksgiving casserole? The Sprout House, much like Natural Food Patch, can help make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is all about healthy eating as a vegetarian alternative so you don’t have to worry about avoiding ham and turkey.
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