Southern Nosh - Vegetarian Soul Food in Metro Detroit
|Delicious Plant Based Soul Food Restaurant nestled in a strip mall in Northwest Southfield.|
Check out the new vegetarian kid on the block - Southern Nosh, located on Northwestern & Inkster in Southfield, Michigan. I didn't know that I had a secret love affair with Soul food until the day I first set foot in this place.
The restaurant is almost entirely vegetarian except that they have one (actual) fish of the day every day (hence the fish on the sign). I've never actually seen people eating fish when I've been there, but I did hear a couple of people ask about it. Vegan items are clearly marked with a little v next to them on the menu.
|Cute sign on the sidewalk out front|
|Clean, bright and colorful inside.|
|Vegan Cajun Cutlet and Pinto Beans|
The vegan 'meat' is absolutely delicious. It's a must try for former carnivores who aren't too cool for mock meat. It's so juicy and flavorful - I almost feel bad for the people who do not get to try it. The Cajun Cutlet is like a juicy vegan grilled chicken breast flavored with Cajun seasoning and covered in gumbo. Yum! I do not know what they flavored the pinto beans with, but I could have eaten just those and been happy.
|Vegan BBQ Style Boneless Breast and Garlic String Beans|
If you like spicy, the BBQ Style Boneless Breast is a great choice. The homemade barbecue sauce is flavorful and spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The first time I had the Garlic String Beans, they were to die for. The second time they were just very good. I think there was a different cook. Either way, they are definitely worth a try!
|We kind of went crazy ordering (almost) everything our first trip.|
Clockwise From Top Left: Louisiana Style Gumbo, Vegan Sloppy Joe with Garlic String Beans, Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms, Vegan Jerk Grilled Protein with Collard Greens, Vegetable Rice and Red Beans & Rice.
My favorite entree was the Cajun Cutlet because it reminded me of the grilled chicken I used to get at restaurants many years ago. Actually, I forgot that taste until I tried the Cajun Cutlet. I also absolutely loved the Louisiana Style Gumbo, but I thought that it was a little heavy on the mock meat. I was expecting only vegetables in it. The flavor was amazing though. All of the vegetables, rice and bean dishes were fabulous! There is a Veggie Plate where you can order 3 sides. Once I've tried all of the vegan items on the menu, I might just opt for the veggie plate as an entree most of the time.
My mom (yeah, the two of us shared the 5 plates above) loved the Sloppy Joe (and everything else). Her favorite part of the meal though was the Vegan Blueberry Pie!
|Vegan Blueberry Pie|
Right now Southern Nosh has a great deal on Groupon. You can buy a $30 Groupon for $15 or a set of 3 - $30 Groupons for $42. It's a great time to try out this new place.