The Clean Plate

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 15 reviews )

A vegetarian restaurant that is mostly vegan and serves food like sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Same owners of Cacao Tree in Royal Oak. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Take-out

15 Reviews

First Review by DaveW

Worst vegetarian restaurant I’ve ever been to. - Edit

The only good thing they have are these little pie desserts everything else taste like dog sh*t.

Pros: None

Cons: everything

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Great place - Edit

A lovely restaurant with lots of vegan options with price being the only drawback

Pros: Fully vegan/vegetarian, lots of vegan options, freindly staff

Cons: price

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Delicious! - Edit

I love this place! I have only had the ABLT and Mushroom Stroganoff and both were amazing! Staff is also VERY friendly. Liz waited on us and she was awesome. Can’t wait to try all of the other dishes. Only reason we don’t go there more is due to distance the slightly high prices. Wish the owners would open up another one in Chesterfield.

Pros: Great variety of healthy options, Delicious food, Friendly staff

Cons: Distance, High prices

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Only vegan place on East Side - Edit

I have nothing but positive experiences from this place. The food is delicious. They offer a good balance of healthy options and comfort food options. They also sell smoothies and dessert! The staff is friendly and easy to talk to.

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The BEST! - Edit

The Clean Plate is a GREAT place! All vegetarian or vegan dishes are served. (Amber also owns The Cacao Tree.) All fresh and healthy foods are served. Try it. You just may love it, as everyone I know does.

Pros: All vegan dishes are DELICIOUS. Portions for me,

Cons: A bit pricey, but not out of range for very good m

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Nice Barbecue Wrap! - Edit

Small, but nice place! Very cold inside (bring a coat)! The mac and cheese is very good (and vegan) and the barbecue wrap was good and can be made with Daiya cheese and vegan ranch! YAY!

I gave it 3 stars because I actually ordered the BBQ sandwich but she brought me the wrap! Also, my friend ordered a wrap with no avocado but got it with! Other than that, super yum!

Finally, and most importantly, good vegan cole slaw!

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great food - Edit

I had a delicious lunch with my husband. I had the broccoli soup and Thai pasta and very happy with my choice. My only complaint is that it's too far from my home ;)

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extensive vegan / vegetarian menu - Edit

Awesome selection, friendly service, delicious food! Minus one star for the price- and the surcharges on every thing extra- and also extra fee for credit card purchases.

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Only vegetarian option around, luckily it is great - Edit

Eating vegan when visiting my family is always a challenge - at the local grocery store it took three employees before I found one that had any idea what lentils are. Clean Plate is awesome! I've been there a few times now and really enjoyed everything. The Thai Pasta Salad I had this last time is my favorite so far. Even my dad, an avid deer hunter and fisherman, eats here with my mom and I when I visit. He said he feels way better after eating here than his normal places, and suggested to my mom that they should add it to their rotation of places to go even when I'm not visiting. Big praise from him.

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great place for wraps and desserts - Edit

I have gotten food from here a few times. The wraps I had were great, and the desserts were good as well. My non-vegan relatives also enjoyed the food.
The owner is very nice, as are the people who have waited on me. This is definitely a place I will return to.

Pros: great sandwiches and wraps, friendly

Cons: not much ambiance- mostly a carry out place

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Good Vegan food available in a carnivores kingdom - Edit

Found this modern clean and friendly place while visiting in michigan from California.
While here i could actually eat something more substantial than veggie dogs
and chips from the local supermarket!
Tasty and thoughtfully prepared (by hand!) take your time and enjoy.
Thanks "Clean Plate" for making my stay a LOT happier!

Pros: good basic menu, clean attractive, carry out

Cons: a bit pricey, mmmm can't afford the deserts

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Great But NOT INEXPENSIVE - Edit

I love Cacao Tree in Royal Oak (also not cheap), so I was excited to see this when I was looking for lunch today!

However, as they are owned by Cacao and far from home, I wanted to support and give it a try. And since its listed as inexpensive, I got excited.

However, just like Cacao, everything runs about 9 dollars an item. Mac and cheese and a burger for my son and I was $25 with tip.

Ugh...wish I could find inexpensive vegan friendly places. So its a once in a while treat only.

Tempe burger was great!

Pros: Vegan, Gluten Free, Knowledgeable

Cons: Expensive

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Great place! - Edit

I stopped in for carry-out. I ordered their vegan mac and cheese. It was really good. I would recommend it to others and I would definitely stop in again to try something else. The staff is super friendly as well. I felt welcome as soon as I walked through the door.

Pros: Great food, Friendly Staff, Clean environment

Cons: Slightly pricey

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Happy birthday To Me! - Edit

I spent my birthday at The Clean Plate and I ordered the ABLT. It was awesome! Smokey and delicious. Loaded with flavor. I found my "go to" spot!!!!!

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All veg restaurant in northern Macomb County! - Edit

The Clean Plate is a welcome addition to northern Macomb Co. Opened by the owner of Cacao Tree Cafe in Royal Oak, The Clean Plate serves sandwiches, salads, soups, and wraps with some heated items. They do serve some items with dairy cheese but have option of vegan cheese for most wraps and sandwiches. All of their dressings are vegan. They also have a great selection of vegan desserts. BBQ seitan, tempeh burger, shiitake bacon, oh my!!

Pros: an oasis in suburbia, very friendly staff, vegan sweets!!

Cons: gas up the car if in Oakland or Wayne Co

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