407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-224-8859; thelunchrooma2.com
Back in 2011, the Lunch Room was just a food cart behind Downtown Home & Garden. Since then, it has become a vegan success story. Phillis Engelbert and Joel Panozzo have built their love of vegan fare into a mini-empire, with a brick-and-mortar restaurant and bar in Kerrytown and a bakery and café on Ann Arbor's north side. And now our readers offer kudos to this duo for their high-quality, nutritious vegan food.