Best Of 2015

Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant in Macomb County: The Clean Plate

45629 Hayes Rd., Shelby Twp.; 586-580-3293;

Even in the heart of meat-and-potatoes Macomb County, it's possible to get a vegetarian meal, and that's thanks to the vegan chef of the Cacao Tree in Royal Oak. No longer do diners out past M-59 have to resort to weak vegetarian menu items. What's more, the flavorful choices at Clean Plate may even sway some meat-eating pals.