Detroit’s Top 5 Healthy Restaurants

America’s great Comeback City is teeming with restaurants, but not all of them make the cut for healthy dining. And when you’re battling cancer, it’s vital that you choose the heathiest options available that feature organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO and non-MSG for starters (read about our 5 star rating system here).

We are happy to share our Top 5 restaurant picks for healthy, organic restaurant options in Detroit, Michigan:

Brooklyn Street Local

22062 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

Located in Detroit’s Corktown, Brooklyn Street Local features fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Favorites include Mushroom and Swiss Omelette (oyster mushrooms from Give & Grow, organic Swiss from Oliver Farms, with choice of side and toast), Smoked Trout Salad Sandwich (house smoked trout, pickled red onion, pea shoots, mayo & caper relish. Served on toasted rye or sourdough, with a choice of side), Panini (seasonal ingredients on house made focaccia – sample: roasted beets, kale, bleu cheese, provolone, balsamic), with a choice of side.

Selden Standard

3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Named restaurant of the year in 2015 by the Detroit Free Press and in 2016 by Hour Detroit! Selden Standard is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Selden, just south of Wayne State’s campus and two blocks west of the Fisher Music Center.

Keep in mind that their menu changes with the seasons! Current favorites include Orecchlette (almond pesto, green beans, chickpeas), Grilled Cabbage (kimchi, miso aioli, fried shallots), Halloumi (piquillo, olive, Marcona almonds), Lemon Chitarra (salt cod, tomato, olive), and Octopus a la Plancha (potato puree, caper, lemon, dill). They also feature an extensive drink menu.

Open for dinner at 5pm Thursday-Sunday. Reservations are recommended.

Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St
Detroit, Michigan 48214

Co-owner and Executive Chef Erika Boyd was instrumental in establishing the restaurant after losing her father to cancer and reinventing traditional favorite dishes. Her vision led to the opening of Detroit’s first 100% vegan soul food cafe in historic West Village.

Menu items include the Okra Stew Bowl (cup or bowl of fresh okra, tomato, onion, black eyed peas, and brown rice), Bacon Ranch Tofu Wrap (Southern fried tofu, coconut bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, mayo and ranch dressing in a pita), and Soul Platter (“Catfish” Tofu, mac-n-cheese, smoked collards, candied yams, black eyed peas, brown rice and a cornbread muffin).

Brome Modern Eatery

607 Shelby St
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Brome serves only 100% organic beef and menu items with ingredients that are non-GMO certified. Breakfast/Brunch items include their Vegetarian Burrito (Vegan Patty Rolled Up with Spinach, Red Onion, Olives, Feta Cheese, and Sweet Peppers topped with Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, all in a Tomato Basil Wrap), Mid-East Baguette (Labneh, Za’atar, Mediterranean Olive Tapenade, Cucumber, Vine Ripened Tomato, Field Greens, Toasted Baguette).

Lunch items include healthy options such as their Farmer’s Market Salad (Artisan Greens, Quinoa, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion, Bell Pepper, Kalamata Olives, Chèvre Cheese, Herb Vinaigrette), the Impossible Burger (Plant-Based Vegan Patty, Mild Cheddar, Romaine, Red Onion, Tomato, McClure’s Pickles, Brome Sauce), and the Veganmami (Organic Vegan Patty, Field Greens, Wild Mushroom, Tomato, Braised Onion, Herb Vinaigrette).

If you're outside of Detroit, look for Brome’s in Dearborn: 22062 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, Michigan 48124, 313-996-5050.

7 Greens Detroit Salad

1222 Library Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Healthy, fresh, locally sourced menu available for curbside pickup, delivery, or catering.

Menu items include the Modern Proper Bowl (classic gyro meat, brown rice, Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, red onions, feta, pickled jalapenos), 7G Gyro (classic gyro meat, Romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, and homemade tzatziki sauce on a grilled pita), Wonder Woman Burrito (black beans, rice, raw corn, spicy broccoli, roasted sweet potatoes, salsa fresca, avocado), and Wok It To Me (their popular Asian salad: Nappa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, green onions, bean sprouts, soba noodles, edamame, toasted ramen, slivered almonds, sesame seeds).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling.

The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

You can read about James’ personal journey as a cancer survivor in his best-selling book, I Used To Have Cancer. For more information about The Templeton Wellness Foundation, visit You’ll find inspiring stories of other cancer survivors along with video interviews with top experts from around the world in the integrative and functional medicine arena as they bring the latest leading-edge health and healing information to the holistic treatment and prevention of cancer.