’Tis the season for heartier fare, and Ferndale’s GreenSpace Café is happy to oblige. In its first major menu expansion since opening nearly three years ago, the plant-based eatery and bar has added a variety of comfort-food entrees and snacks to its daily offerings.
Among more than a dozen new options are loaded nachos with seitan chorizo and cashew sour cream; a shiitake bac’n cheezburger; the Al Pastor cubano with pineapple-marinated jackfruit; a three-bean sloppy “Joel” and several dairy-free milkshakes, such as pumpkin spice, chocolate raspberry and strawberry matcha, with the option to add spirits. Pumpkin crème brûlée sweetens the daily dessert specials, along with Michigan apple pie with date caramel, chocolate chip cheesecake and Superman ice cream made from pea milk.
New to the weekend brunch lineup are the avocado benedict, tofu huevos rancheros and French toast, alongside favorites such as fingerling potato hash, purple jacks and country biscuits and gravy. Allergy-friendly gluten-, soy- and nut-free options are available, as are oil-free and children’s items.
“Our Monday Slider Fests, Taco Tuesdays and happy hour snacks receive such rave reviews that we decided to add a ‘healthier comfort food’ section to the menu,” says cardiologist Joel Kahn M.D., who co-owns GreenSpace Café and Royal Oak’s GreenSpace & Go with his wife, Karen, and son Daniel.
“You’ll still find the superfood salad, the Brussels fattoush, farmer’s board and other favorites,” Kahn adds. “At our core, we’re about healthy, whole, local and delicious. The new comfort foods are geared to those who may be visiting a plant café for the first time. We honor the opportunity to introduce them to tempeh, jackfruit, legumes and other staples and to show how tasty plant-based eating can be.”
GreenSpace Café is located at 215 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale. All food and select wines are certified kosher.