Known as the “City of Trees”, Royal Oak is a charming city brimming with cultural activities and a friendly community. From quaint restaurants featuring relaxed outdoor patios to upscale restaurants perfect for an exceptional dining experience, Royal Oak certainly has something for everyone when it comes to eating out.
As we know this place so well, we’ve picked out what we believe are the eight best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Royal Oak for food and dining experiences.
So whether you’re looking for vegan-friendly and vegetarian restaurants in Royal Oak, or are on the hunt for gluten free plant-based options, we know one of these eight spots below will be right up your street.
Some restaurants on our list serve meat as well. But as they also have an excellent selection of vegetarian, gluten free and plant-based dishes, we just had to include them.
The Eight Best Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants in Royal Oak
1. Cacao Tree Café
Vacations and healthy eating can sometimes be challenging if you are not well acquainted with a new place. But we’ve got you covered with Cacao Tree Café, which serves a large variety of dishes including wraps, salads, juices and smoothies.
This hole in the wall near the railroad tracks has a contemporary setting and is unlikely to disappoint thanks to their extensive gourmet raw vegan options. The great kid’s menu is a big plus point too. The wholesome, nutrient-dense menu is full of ultra fresh ingredients too, allowing you to experience food closest to its true essence.
We recommend trying their Rainbow Wrap, Quesadilla, Mexican Salad and Zoodle Pasta for some unique bursts of flavor.
Or if you fancy something sweet, without compromising on the health aspect, the amazing raw, vegan, gluten-free and soy-free dessert options – like ‘The Magic Bar’ are fantastic. Little ones will likely love the kids menu too, which has fun food like the Nut Butter & Jelly and Chips & Dip.
When it come to smoothies Cacao Tree packs a punch as well. And their ‘On The Beach Hawaii’ and ‘High Vibe Smoothie’ are well worth trying. But if you’d like to make your own concoction, Cacao Tree’s ‘Build Your Own Organic Smoothie’ option will be right up your alley.
This vegan restaurant in Royal Oak is open from Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm, on Saturday from 8am to 3pm, but is closed on Sunday.
Address: 204 W 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
2. Inn Season Café
What better way to refuel during the day than with some of the best organic and locally sourced vegan and vegetarian dishes that Royal Oak has to offer?
Inn Season Café dishes up exactly that. Open since 1981, this retro spot is a well-established organic vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Royal Oak. As the name suggests, this eatery offers up a delicious seasonal lunch, brunch and dinner menu which we think will appeal to all tastes.
We highly recommend their Nori Roll, Botana Nachos, San Antonio Burrito and their popular Fourth Street Burger – all of which are available in gluten free options too! Inn Season also has a fantastic selection of organic fresh pressed juices and smoothies, as well as desserts.
Talking of desserts, if you still feel peckish after your main then why not try their gluten free Carrot Cake or the Opera Cake? We’re sure that you’ll enjoy every delightful bite of either.
This vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Royal Oak is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm, Friday from 11:30am to 9:30pm, Saturday from noon to 9:30 pm, Sunday from 11am to 3pm and closed on Monday.
Address: 500 East 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
3. Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina
A classic Italian pizza is always a crowd-pleaser! The mouth-watering fusion of crispy pizza crust, nicely seasoned tomato sauce, and bubbly cheese are everyone’s winning combination.
Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina offers you just that and much more! The extensive menu they have, as well as happy hour deals from Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 5pm, make this Italian eatery an amazing pick.
You can choose to grab a cocktail and dine al fresco outdoors on warm days, or sit inside and enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere in their indoor area complete with heat lamps to keep you all toasty!
This farm-to-table modern vegetarian restaurant in Royal Oak offers authentic Napoletana style pizza all prepared with the freshest ingredients.
The locally sourced fresh ingredients they use extend to all areas of the menu – from their small plates and pastas to their wood-fired entrees and desserts.
Some of regular favorites include their Classic Margarita, White Mushroom Pizza and their popular Brussel Sprouts Pizza – all prepared to perfection. Kids, along with adults will also love the indulgent Nutella Pizza for dessert!
This restaurant is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm, Sunday from noon to 9pm, and closed on Monday.
Address: 711 S Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
4. Ale Mary’s Beer Hall
This super laidback gastropub is popular among locals thanks to its array of vegetarian options, large vegan menu and of course the pièce de résistance – great craft beer and cocktails!
The chill vibes of this gastropub make this a casual and friendly spot to grab a bite, and with plenty of indoor seating set in an old bar-setting with exposed brick and tin ceilings, it’s a photogenic spot too.
But if you like people watching then the outdoor patio is ideal to enjoy your weekend brunch while soaking up the rays and watching the crowds pass by.
This spot has some of the best hearty and melt-in-the-mouth vegan and vegetarian choices in the city, with the Southwest Burger, Chili Dogs, Impossible Chorizo Tacos and their Ckn & Waffles some of the best on the menu. We think you’ll enjoy the vegan milkshakes here too – the Cookie Monster and Cotton Candy are two worth checking out.
This gastropub is open from Monday to Friday from 11am to 10pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm.
Address: 316 S Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
5. 2941 Street Food
This casual vegan-friendly and vegetarian restaurant in Royal Oak serves up some of the best Mediterranean-style cuisine in Michigan.
Situated right on Woodward, 2941 Street Food is close to several main spots, ideal for a walk, ride, run, jog or whatever you wish to work up your appetite.
Of course the food is why we recommend this spot, but the nice Moroccan style interior décor, warm hanging lanterns and friendly staff are also some of the reasons we find ourselves returning.
Some of our top picks are their Falafel Fattoush Flatbread, Bazaar Meal, Moorish Coleslaw and What The Falafel. You’ll also enjoy their ‘Build Your Own’ bowl where you get to choose your preferred base, protein, sauce, pickled vegetable, salad, Tzatziki and finally your toppings of choice.
This restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 8:30pm, Sunday from noon to 7pm, and closed on Monday.
Address: 30278 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48073
6. KouZina Greek Street Food
Looking to grab some quick and hearty Greek cuisine and continue your Royal Oak adventures? If so, KouZina Greek Street Food would be an awesome pick thanks to their quick and friendly service, as well as incredibly fresh Greek grub.
If you love the blend of spices and seasoning that Greek food is famous for, then this spot with its outdoor patio offers some great Greek-style vegetarian and vegan choices. Some of our favorite picks include their Gyro Bowl, Vegetarian Lentil and their famous Spinach Pie. You can also customize your gyros with an assortment of many fresh, flavorful sauces and vegetables.
The huge portions, great price, prompt service and awesome food are the reasons KouZina has a host of regulars. Maybe you will become one too?
This vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Royal Oak is open everyday from 11am to 10pm.
Address: 121 N Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067
7. Café Muse
This vibrant and comfortable European-style restaurant offers locally sourced comfort food and boozy drinks with a cozy outdoor patio. Sounds good right?
Although not solely a vegetarian spot, Café Muse could be your best bet if you’re on the lookout for a breakfast or lunch spot serving great meatless options, as well as non-vegetarian choices for non-vegetarian friends.
They do a fantastic vegan and vegetarian breakfast and lunch, so if you want a filling dish before you explore the city then this place is a must visit when in Royal Oak. We recommend their Homemade Soups, Sandwich filled with Exotic Mushrooms, Grilled 3 Cheese Sandwich and their Exotic Mushroom Scramble.
This vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Royal Oak is open from Wednesday to Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 2pm and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Address: 418 S Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067
8. Boukie’s Grill
This bright restaurant boasting large windows offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere where you can enjoy some delicious Mediterranean cuisine among friends and family.
Located across the street from the Hyatt Place, this lunch and dinner spot in Royal Oak is famous in the area for the filling Lebanese dishes they serve.
One big bonus to this restaurant is that the bread is baked fresh and comes to the table piping hot alongside their amazing garlic spread – it’s simple but prepared to perfection and tastes delicious!
As for what we recommend, their Mix Veggie Plate is great and ideal for sharing, but the Super Falafel Pita, Fattoush Salad and their popular Lebanese Spinach Pies are worth grabbing too.
You may also enjoy their Raw Juices and Smoothies. So why not treat yourself to their Caribbean Splash and Banana Colada Smoothies which will give you a taste of the tropics.
This vegan-friendly and vegetarian restaurant is open everyday from noon to 9pm.
Address: 105 S Main Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067