The former chief executive officer of Public Lighting Authority Detroit, Odis Jones has spent more than two decades building an accomplished career as an urban development professional. Outside of his professional pursuits in Detroit, Odis Jones enjoys eating a variety of cuisines, including soul food.
Though it hails from the South, soul food has become a favorite type of cuisine in countless cities across the United States. Detroit, Michigan, is no exception with its many soul food eateries that offer everything from traditional fare to unique spins on classic dishes. Here are a few of the best soul food eateries in Detroit:
Motor City Soul Food
As one of Detroit’s most popular soul food restaurants, Motor City Soul Food endures long lines of patrons who come to enjoy its food. Here, the cooks prepare inexpensive turkey wings, pork chop sandwiches, and collard greens. In addition to its dinner offerings, Motor City is famous for its banana pudding.
Detroit Vegan Soul
Since opening its doors in 2012, this establishment has put a unique twist on traditional soul food. Though it serves up such favorites as mac and cheese and pepper steak, each dish is fully vegan. This provides a unique option for those who are looking to eat a healthier interpretation of soul food.
Beans and Cornbread
A three-time nominee in the Best Soul Food category of the Neighborhood Awards, Beans and Cornbread has been producing quality soul food for nearly two decades. This bistro borrows influence from both Southern fare and Epicurean dishes in its one-of-a-kind bistro menu.