Best Of 2016

Best Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant in Oakland County: Om Cafe

23136 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-548-1941;

Ferndale's Om Café, open since 1985, was catering to vegans back when Detroit was wholly a meat-and-potatoes town. It has been under new ownership since October 2014 by Jessica Norwood, who reinvigorated the space, introducing weekend brunches, a few daily specials, and the same nutrient-dense food Norwood says she's been eating at Om since she was 10 years old.