45629 Hayes Rd., Shelby Twp.; 586-580-3293; cleanplate4u.com
This fast-casual spot opened by the vegan chef of Royal Oak's Cacao Tree has helped ensure that no longer do diners out past M-59 have to resort to weak vegetarian menu items. The fare at Clean Plate may even be flavorful enough to appeal to meat-eating pals along for the ride. This is the second year Clean Plate prevailed in this category.