VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

Jun
1
Fri
all-day VegMichigan’s June Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
VegMichigan’s June Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Carl Sandburg Library, 30100 W. Seven Mile Rd. Livonia, Mi. 48152. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s June St. Clair Sho... @ St. Clair Shores Public Library
VegMichigan’s June St. Clair Sho... @ St. Clair Shores Public Library
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the St. Clair Shores Public Library, 22500 E 11 Mile Rd, St. ... Read More >
Jun
20
Wed
6:30 pm June Dinner Club @ Ima
June Dinner Club @ Ima
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
June Dinner Club @ Ima | Detroit | Michigan | United States
Now that summer is finally here, we’ll be dining al fresco at Ima in Detroit’s historic Corktown neighborhood! Ima was ... Read More >
Jul
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s July Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
VegMichigan’s July Carl Sandburg... @ Carl Sandburg Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Carl Sandburg Library, 30100 W. Seven Mile Rd. Livonia 48152. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s July Livonia Civic... @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
VegMichigan’s July Livonia Civic... @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Livonia Civic Center Public Library, 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI ... Read More >
Jul
8
Sun
6:00 pm Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to anyone and everyone! A vegan potluck will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8th, at ... Read More >
Jul
22
Sun
12:00 pm SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm
SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SASHA Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm | Manchester | Michigan | United States
VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet at Sanctuary and Safe Haven for ... Read More >
Jul
25
Wed
7:00 pm Super Simple Super Nutrition @ Caroline Kennedy Public Library
Super Simple Super Nutrition @ Caroline Kennedy Public Library
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD will show us how to get super nutrition – using real food you find in your ... Read More >
Aug
1
Wed
all-day VegMichigan’s August Allen Park ... @ Allen Park Community Center Library
VegMichigan’s August Allen Park ... @ Allen Park Community Center Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Please check out our library display located at Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White Ave., Allen Park, Mi. 48101. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s August Auburn Hill... @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
VegMichigan’s August Auburn Hill... @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Please check out our library display located at Auburn Hills OCC Library, 22900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Contact: ... Read More >
Aug
5
Sun
11:00 am VegMichigan’s Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University
VegMichigan’s Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
VegMichigan's Free SummerFest! @ Madonna University | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Come and enjoy your favorite summer foods, great bands, fun games, and more!  Free Admission and Free Parking!
Aug
6
Mon
6:30 pm Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cooking with Que Cooking Demo @ Southfield Parks & Recreation Center | Southfield | Michigan | United States
Quiana “Que” Broden, is a renowned vegan food blogger that has 15 years of experience in the food service and ... Read More >
Aug
7
Tue
10:30 am The Benefits of Transitioning to... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
The Benefits of Transitioning to... @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Benefits of Transitioning to a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet @ Southfield Beach Woods Recreation Center  | Southfield | Michigan | United States
Debby Knight Jones; BAS/CHES and Denise Kling-Pelto; CHNC are teachers and presenters for the Plant-Based Support Group and Plant-Healthy Gals.   ... Read More >
Aug
9
Thu
6:30 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
Join Vicki in our Whole Foods Market kitchen for a demonstration and sampling of healthy and delicious vegan dishes.  You’ll enjoy ... Read More >

Om Cafe

An Interview with Om Cafe

By Renee Ratliff

DSC_0098Anyone who thinks vegan food consists of only granola and salad has never been to Om Café. Nestled in the heart of Ferndale, the restaurant was started in 1985 with the idea and hopes of bringing healthy tasting food to the community, healing from the inside out. Om Café offers many vegan menu items, including beloved standards like the el mexicano entrée salad with tofu and option of seitan, and ever-changing specials like vegan mac-n-cheese.

DSC_0113Right now we are witnessing a transition period in which people are becoming more aware of the benifits of good nutrition. Om Café believes in the importance of continuing to push the envelope to offer cuisine that is both nutritious and delicious. They believe that it is a blessing to be able to serve meals based on whole natural foods, minimizing processed foods so that customers are able to know the exact ingredients that were put into their order.  Om Café has also been offering macrobiotic menu selections from the start.

The key to their delicious menu is to knowing every ingredient, and its source.

“It’s about the people; if nobody here cared then no one would come.” Said Jessica Norwood, General Manager  “We are here and waiting for people to try the delicious food, answer any questions, and meet any dietary concerns.”

DSC_0117For the employees it’s more than just a job. Everyone that works there has the inspiration and fire in them, it is part of their life and they want to share that. The manager also acts as the hostess when you enter the restaurant, thrilled to answer any question that you might have.  Any of the employees are happy to stop what they are doing to connect with someone in a special way. Even if that person never comes back, they just want to share that energy with them. 

DSC_0152Much of the food is organic, from markets including Westborn and Eastern Market. Specials are seasonal, focusing on salads and fruits in the summer, and soups and stews in the fall and winter. The buddhist priest stir fry is a menu favorite that has been around for 30 years, with rice or noodles sautéed with with a colorful assortment of six fresh vegetables, topped with basil, tamari and scallions. The Nori Rolls have been on the menu since the beginning, and are the perfect start to a meal or filling enough for the main feature. A more recent favorite is the house made cremini mushroom burger, a blend of mushrooms, walnuts and brown rice.   The soups are excellent, with one or two offerings that change daily. Finish off any meal with a selection of desserts, made special in house and practically impossible to pass on. New to the restaurant are the vegan pancakes which are featured on the Saturday breakfast menu. With so many options it is hard to choose.

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