Detroit’s Healthiest Restaurants

The Templeton List was developed to help you find the healthiest restaurants all across America according to our strict standards of ingredient, preparation and environmental guidelines. You can trust the restaurants our team has vetted for you!

Here are our some of the healthiest restaurants we found in Detroit, Michigan:

Selden Standard

3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Named an Outstanding Restaurant semi-finalist in 2024 by the James Beard Foundation, restaurant of the year in 2015 by the Detroit Free Press, and in 2016 by Hour Detroit magazine, Selden Standard offers fresh menu items such as Vegetable Carpaccio (Parmesan, lemon, caper); Grilled Beet Salad (Coconut yogurt, Thai vinaigrette, herbs, fried shallots); Pappardelle (Lamb shank ragu, pecorino, olive); Seafood Fideuà (Octopus, squid, jalapeno aioli); Grilled Whole Trout (Sweet and sour onions, fennel, grilled lemon); Grilled Chicken (Carrot hummus, chickpea, date, pine nut); and much more.

The Rattlesnake Club

300 River Place Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48207

Open for lunch, dinner or small plates while taking in views of the international skyline and Detroit’s RiverWalk. Look for menu items such as DILL ROASTED NOVA SALMON (Garlic Spoon Spinach, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, & Dill Cream); ROASTED DUCK BREAST AND FOIE GRAS STEAK (Barley "Risotto", Roasted Apple, Pomegranate Mustard Gastrique, Fresh Apple & Crispy Leek Salad); CABERNET BRAISED COLORADO LAMB SHANK (Pomegranate Demi Glace, Cumin Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Feta, Pomegranate Arils, Coriander Leaf, Whipped Potato); and SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOWL ( VEGAN - Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Sweet Potato, Caramelized Vidalia Onion, Pomegranate Arils, Pomegranate Syrup).

Coriander Kitchen

14601 Riverside Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48215

Located inside a former marina situated in Detroit’s canal district, Coriander Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner. Their menus are always changing with the season and the harvest, but you can expect fish and chips, burgers and grilled fish as well delicious vegetable-forward dishes.

Café Cortina

30715 West 10 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336

Founded on the site of a former apple orchard in 1976 by the Tonon family, Café Cortina started out as a “best kept secret” restaurant that has turned into a nationally-celebrated foodie destination. Menu items include TORTELLONI AI FORMAGGI AL PROFUMO DI TARTUFO D’ALBA (artisanal cheese tortelloni, wild mushrooms, oven dried tomatoes, white truffle essence); POLLO AL ROSMARINO E SALE AROMATICO (roasted organic airline chicken, rosemary, aromatic salt, fresh herbs, white wine, garlic, lemon); BRASATO DI MANZO I NAMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA (bone in short ribs slowly braised with amarone wine reduction, cipollini, root vegetable served with saffron risotto); FILETTO DI BUE ALLA GRIGLIA CON FUNGHI DI STAGIONE (Black Angus filet mignon, seasoned and char-grilled, served with natural juices, sautéed wild and porcini mushroom); TIMBALLO DI MELENZANE CON POMODORO E BASILICO (layered crispy eggplant, fresh pomodoro sauce, basil, grated parmigiano cheese); and much more.

Treehouse for Earths Children

22906 Mooney Street
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336

The Treehouse includes and Awareness Museum, Organic/Biodynamic/Local Produce, Lectures & Events, Organic Deli, CO-OP Equivalent, Research Lab, Indoor Tesla Lights Garden & Outdoor Sun Garden, Holistic Center, Therapeutic Massage, Darkfield, Sunday Buffet, and Environmental Center. They offer such things as Alkemy Cooked Gerson Soup (potato, tomato, celery, leek, onion, parsley, garlic, rice, herbs and seasoning); Biodynamically Grown Treehouse Wheatgrass; Treehouse Kefir; Apple Cider Vinegar drinks; raw foods, cooked foods, smoothies, salads, stir fries, and more.

These are just a few samples of the many restaurants to be found in the Detroit, Michigan, location. Be sure to check The Templeton List regularly for more great restaurants!

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