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Gallery: This chef from Ecuador brings takeout vegan meals to downtown Detroit

January 25, 2022, 6:56 AM

Takeout selections include rotating weekly dishes. Seven more photos are below(Photos: Aratham Gourmet to Go)

A vegan foods carryout shop with suburban sites opened a third location Monday in Chrysler House on Griswold Street in downtown Detroit.

Aratham Gourmet to Go offers plant-based, organic salads, sandwiches, soups, bowls, desserts and cold-pressed juices from a menu that includes rotating weekly selections. It also stocks fresh produce, nutrition supplements and personal care items.

Gabriel Vera and Tiffanie Dyer (Photo: Facebook)

The startup, which began three years ago as a delivery service, is created and run by Ecuadoran-born chef Gabriel Vera and his wife, Tiffanie Dyer. He's a former executive chef at the MGM Grand Detroit and also was operations director at the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group and food/beverage director for Mission Point on Mackinac Island.

This week's Aratham menu includes beet soup, fried rice, vegetable teriyaki and an unusual jackfruit sandwich.

Earlier locations are on Rochester Road in Troy and Ford Road in Westland. The expansion comes shortly after Detroit Vegan Soul, a sit-down spot in Detroit's Wesr Village, announced its closing after seven years as a local pioneer of plant-based dining.

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The Griswold Street store opened Monday in downtown's business district. (Photo: Bedrock Detroit)

Pasta salad


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