Ann Arbor Vegetarian Dining

Food is a big part of any vacation. If you’re away from home, you don’t want to go to the same old chain you can find anywhere else. You want to sample the food of the new city that you’re currently exploring. But when you eat vegetarian, it can be hard to find a variety of options. Fortunately, that’s not the case in Ann Arbor. Here you can find a wide range of restaurants that are vegetarian, vegan, even places that have delicious gluten free options. Let’s discuss some of our favorites:

The Lunch Room

Don’t let the name put you off. This is nothing like your school’s cafeteria. The Lunch Room is a deli, cafe, and bar serving fresh, locally sourced food as well as beer, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails. What the Lunch Room is known for, however, is their delicious (and nutritious) vegan cuisine. Anyone who thinks that eating vegetarian is boring should be challenged to eat at The Lunch Room. Try their chili, a popular gluten free option, or a favorite: the Treetown Tempeh Reuben.

Yee Siang Dumplings

Yee Siang Dumplings is not exclusively vegetarian and vegan, but they do have a number of vegan options, including their Ma Po Tofu (served without pork, of course) and a number of vegetable entrees. Best of all, it’s entirely local and the Chinese cuisine authentic. Don’t feel like dining out on a particular day? Yee Siang Dumplings also does take-out, so you can eat wherever you’re most comfortable.

Vedge Cafe

As the name might suggest, Vedge Cafe is another exclusively vegan restaurant, with recipes made from scratch to ensure the quality. But it’s not just vegans and vegetarians who enjoy Vedge Cafe. With their warm soups, full salads, and delicious sandwiches, there’s something that everyone can enjoy here, like the Irish Reuben, Vedge Stromboli, or Chopped BBQ Tofu Salad. Like many delis, they’ve implemented a “pick two” option, allowing you to choose two between: a half salad, half sandwich, cup of soup, or half-Reuben. They also make a point of having gluten free options.


Seva serves both Ann Arbor and Detroit, but it started in Ann Arbor in 1973. They include brunch and happy hour along with their other offerings, and even a kid’s menu. But like Vedge and The Lunch Room, they’re committed to vegetarian cuisine, so you won’t have to worry about a lack of options when you visit here. The fact that their Pad Thai and their Vegan Fettucine Alfredo are right next to each other on their menu speaks to the diversity of this restaurant. And everything on their menu, aside from alcoholic beverages, is available for take-out, so again, if you feel like staying in, you can still enjoy Seva.

With so many vegetarian options throughout Ann Arbor, your vacation is bound to be a tasteful one. And it may even come with discounts when it comes to your accommodations. University Inn in Ann Arbor, located near the University of Michigan campus, a offers 10% discount to parents and students visiting the college, as well as parents of UM or EMU athletes. Contact us today for more information on booking your stay.

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