Detroit Vegan Soul Expanding To Second Location On Grand River

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The owners of Detroit Vegan Soul – Kirsten Ussery-Boyd and Erika Boyd – have announced that there will be a second location opening in December of this year.

The location will be in the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhood of Detroit on Grand River, two years ahead of their internal plans because of the runaway success of the initial West Village location.


Detroit Vegan Soul opened their doors in 2013. The farm-to-table, zero waste restaurant restaurant received a $60,000 Motor City Match grant to fund the restaurant buildout in the last Motor City Match round.

The new location on Grand River via Google Street view.
The new location on Grand River via Google Street view.

The restaurant concept was born out of the desire of the owners “to make delicious, fresh food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet-related diseases.”

According to assistant manager Sharita Anderson, the clientele is extremely diverse and includes vegans, non-vegans, all ages, all cultures, downtown residents, people from neighboring areas such as Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe, and Windsor as well as is a destination for those coming from other states.

A signature Detroit Vegan Soul dish is the Soul Platter, which consists of mac-n-cheese, smoked collards, maple glazed yams, black-eyed peas and a cornbread muffin – all vegan. Other popular dishes include The Seitan Pepper Steak, the DVS Burger, the “Catfish” Tofu Sandwich and the Smothered Tempeh entrée.

The new location will be at 19614 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

The West Village restaurant is located at 8029 Agnes Street in Detroit.

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