A vegan foods carryout shop with suburban sites opened a third location Monday in Chrysler House on Griswold Street in downtown Detroit.
Aratham Gourmet to Go offers plant-based, organic salads, sandwiches, soups, bowls, desserts and cold-pressed juices from a menu that includes rotating weekly selections. It also stocks fresh produce, nutrition supplements and personal care items.
The startup, which began three years ago as a delivery service, is created and run by Ecuadoran-born chef Gabriel Vera and his wife, Tiffanie Dyer. He's a former executive chef at the MGM Grand Detroit and also was operations director at the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group and food/beverage director for Mission Point on Mackinac Island.
This week's Aratham menu includes beet soup, fried rice, vegetable teriyaki and an unusual jackfruit sandwich.
Earlier locations are on Rochester Road in Troy and Ford Road in Westland. The expansion comes shortly after Detroit Vegan Soul, a sit-down spot in Detroit's Wesr Village, announced its closing after seven years as a local pioneer of plant-based dining.
Plan a visit:
Where: 719 Griswold St., between West Lafayette Boulevard and West Fort Street
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
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