You might find it interesting that my trips to SE MI revolve around restaurants. I find the Detroit area to be a delightfully nourishing visit. The latest restaurant that I’ve discovered is Chive Kitchen in Farmington, MI. That is a northwest of Detroit. They are open six days per week: Tuesday through Sunday. We learned about them during a recent trip – just in time for a stop for Sunday brunch.
Their purpose, according to their website, is to serve vegan dishes that appeal to a wide range of tastes – including meat-lovers. The restaurant is located in The Groves shopping center in downtown Farmington. It’s small, but seems spacious with its crisp, white walls and casual seating.
They opened in late December 2015 and recently received their liquor license. The alcohol menu features Michigan beers, wines, and spirits. The food menu features food produced from Michigan, such as McClure’s pickles and whole wheat flour from Westwind Milling. They also source food from Cherry Capital Foods where they can get Michigan produce, such as dried black beans and frozen butternut squash and peas, right now.
In the spring, they will purchase fresh MI produce from Delbene, a distributor that works out of the Detroit Eastern Market. Their pastry chef, Azeezah also works with a local farm, and she will be bringing fresh produce to the restaurant.
I spoke with owner, Suzy Silvestre. She said, “I think we hit the mark for what we set out to do. We have non-vegans coming in and enjoying their meals.” Well, I sure enjoyed my meal when I visited, and I will be back over there as soon as I can get there.
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