VegMichigan

Upcoming Events

Feb
1
Thu
all-day VegMichigan’s February Roseville... @ Roseville Public Library
VegMichigan’s February Roseville... @ Roseville Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Civic Center Blvd, Roseville, MI 48066. Contact: ... Read More >
12:00 am VegMichigan’s February Plymouth ... @ Plymouth District Library
VegMichigan’s February Plymouth ... @ Plymouth District Library
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am
Please check out our library display, located at Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St., Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Contact: Susan ... Read More >
Feb
23
Fri
6:30 pm Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Vegan Potluck @ Humane Society of Huron Valley | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
We are excited to partner with our good friends at The Humane Society of Huron Valley for this fun event with ... Read More >
Feb
28
Wed
6:00 pm Tabling @ Groves High School
Tabling @ Groves High School
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet at Groves High School in Beverly ... Read More >
Mar
1
Thu
all-day VegMichigan’s March Auburn Hills... @ Auburn Hills Public Library
VegMichigan’s March Auburn Hills... @ Auburn Hills Public Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E Seyburn Dr, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s March Redford Town... @ Redford Township District Library
VegMichigan’s March Redford Town... @ Redford Township District Library
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Redford Township District Library, 25320 W. Six Mile Rd., Redford, Mi. 48240. ... Read More >
Mar
8
Thu
3:00 pm V313 Vegan Event @ Eastern Market, Shed 5
V313 Vegan Event @ Eastern Market, Shed 5
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VegMichigan will have a table and will be participating in a panel discussion at a vegan event at Detroit’s Eastern ... Read More >
Mar
12
Mon
all-day VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day
VegWeek @ Eastern Michigan University
VegMichigan will be sponsoring a number of events during Eastern Michigan University’s VegWeek, including a vegan food tasting and plant-based ... Read More >
Apr
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s April Oak Park Lib... @ Oak Park Public Library
VegMichigan’s April Oak Park Lib... @ Oak Park Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Boulevard Oak Park, MI 48237. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
Apr 1 – Apr 30 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. Contact: Aubrey Franklin ... Read More >
Apr
29
Sun
10:30 am VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan | Novi | Michigan | United States
The VegFest has been a Michigan tradition for 19 years! Come see what all the excitement is about.  Try free ... Read More >
May
1
Tue
all-day VegMichigan’s May Henry Ford Cen... @ Henry Ford Centennial Library
VegMichigan’s May Henry Ford Cen... @ Henry Ford Centennial Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, Mi. 48126. Contact: Patty ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s May Wayne Public L... @ Wayne Public Library
VegMichigan’s May Wayne Public L... @ Wayne Public Library
May 1 – May 31 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Wayne Public Library, 3737 S. Wayne Rd. Wayne MI. 48184. Contact: Sean ... Read More >
May
10
Thu
6:30 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
May 10 @ 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.