Veggie options in Detroit and etc...
Coming to Michigan area with 26 y.o. son to visit family late Sept. (23rd to 28th) Was last in town 3 years ago..staying with family in Farmington / Bloomfied area. Grew up in Detroit. Moved to Los Angeles in 1977. Looking for "must" go to locations that have veggie and or vegan options (fish is ok). Son eats meat or veggie..we are familar with all the "old" haunts..coneys, deli , franklin cider mill etc.. Since we live in LA ..mexican and most asian places are not necessary on our radar, Looking for frozen custard IS A MUST...
We our ending our Michigan stay in Ann Arbor for a day..any suggestions to fill a Tues. till 5:00 pm (when ride to airport gets off of work in Yispi )..movies would be ok too
In the Farmington area (Drake and Grand River) is a small place selling all vegetarian Indian street food, called Nee Hee. I think it's in an Indian grocery. I haven't been but it's on my "must go to soon" list. There's frozen custard at Stuart's on 10 and Meadowbrook in Novi.
Middle eastern restaurants generally have quite a few veggie options. While you're a bit of a drive from the ME motherlode in Dearborn, there are still lots of choices out your way. I'd recommend Pineland, at 12 mile & Farmington.
Zingerman's in AA is definitely a "must go" kind of place. You can check out their menu for veggie options at www.zingermansdeli.com.
For Ann Arbor activities, assuming you're downtown, I'd second the campus museums recommendation. For another option, if you're interested in architecture, you can download podcasts and/or maps from the AIA website and do a self-guided tour.
Frozen custard: my only recommendation is across town: Erma's, on Auburn Rd in Utica. www.ermascustard.com They also have a second location at 14 mile & Dequindre.
Seva in downtown Ann Arbor is a vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. It's been around forever and has many fans, veggie and not. Is it a must go spot...I don't know. but it is welcoming and a bit of a throwback,
Nearby is Earthen Jar which is an vegetarian Indian buffet with vegan options. It is very collegy and funky and yummy. You pay by the pound.
For things to do in Ann Arbor--will you have a car? You will need one to get to the movies--or take a cab. Other options--the new Art museum on campus is very nice, and the Natural History Museum, also on campus, is cool, esp. if you have younger people with you. The Kelsey Archeology museum has also been redone, but I haven't been.
There are also many cafes and shops you could just hang out in while awaiting your ride. IF you want greenspace NIchol's Arboretum is lovely any time of the year and is walkable from downtonw and campus.
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