In the heart of Detroit’s West Village is Agnes Street home to The Red Hook cafe, Vegan Soul, Craftwork Restaurant and Bar and a beautiful Ouizi mural on the Parkstone Garage (between Parker and Van Dyke).
Take a self-guided tour of Ouizi (aka Louise Chen)’s murals—starting on Agnes Street where you’ll also spy one on the ceiling of The Red Hook cafe across the street which offers great coffee and pastries.
Next door, even our carnivorous friends revel in Detroit Vegan Soul’s menu of “soul food made from whole food” like cornmeal battered “catfish” tofu, broccoli/corn medley, redskin potatoes & onions, and hush puppies.
And Vegan Soul’s neighbor, Craftwork offers a great menu for appetizers and drinks. Pull up a stool to enjoy a nosh of house-made ricotta with olives, cheese, reduced balsamic vinegar and warm flatbread. And top it off with an Agnes Lemon Drop—Hendrick’s, St. Germain, Chartreuse, and lemon. (There is parking in the back beyond which Villages Bier & Weingarten benefits local nonprofits and across the street from which Paramita Sound sells records).