Detroit Vegan Soul reopens with curbside pick up in West Village

If you’re craving some vegan food favorites, one of Detroit’s well-known all-vegan restaurants has reopened on the city’s east side.
Detroit Vegan Soul, closed since March, in Detroit’s historic West Village at 8029 Agnes St. and is offering some of its most popular dishes for online ordering with curbside pick up.
Hours will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Starting September 22, hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


The restaurant’s second location, at 19614 Grand River in the Grandmont/Rosedale Park neighborhood, is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
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The menu will be limited and will be updated .


The all vegan spot reopens with extensive health and safety precautions in place. Plans are also in the works for installing a walk-up window for touchless ordering and pickup, according to a news release.
Owners Erika Boyd, the executive chef, and Kirsten Ussery, the general manager, opened Detroit Vegan Soul in 2013 after operating a catering service. In 2017, the women opened the Grand River location.


For several years the restaurant has been listed as one of the go-to vegan restaurants on PETA’s
(People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) annual list of most vegan-friendly cities in the U.S. Detroit came in at No. 5 on the list of 10 in 2019.
The reopening of the West Village location was made possible in part with help from the Hatch Detroit Small Business Relief Fund. Comerica Bank and Hatch Detroit announced in August the expansion of their partnership with $100,000 in funding to help support Comerica Hatch Detroit contest alums. The fund provides utility assistance for more than 40 contest alumni businesses that have opened since the inaugural contest in 2011, according to a news release.
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“Hatch Detroit remains actively engaged with its contest alumni, providing business support far beyond the funding presented to the contest winner each year,” Vittoria Katanski, executive director of Hatch Detroit, said in a news release. “As we’ve contemplated how to help our alumni businesses, it became clear there are not many specific opportunities for small businesses to apply for utility assistance, and this is often a burden as revenues stop flowing but the bills continue to roll in.”
The annual Hatch Detroit Contest awards the winner a monetary grand prize along with other business service advice. In 2012, Detroit Vegan Soul was a top finalist for the annual award.
Contact Susan Selasky: 313-222-6872 or sselasky@freepress.com. Follow @SusanMariecooks on Twitter.
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