Chive Kitchen is the first established vegan eatery in Farmington, Michigan, though you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the food here! Owner Suzy Silvestre is originally from California and has Portuguese roots; both areas influence the tasty cuisine found at Chive Kitchen. Suzy and her husband moved to Michigan in 2013, where she held a job in the corporate world before opening her restaurant. Making a change in her lifestyle, Suzy took up the vegan diet in 2014 and noticed there weren’t many restaurants specializing in vegan cuisine. She took matters into her own hands, left her corporate position, and opened Chive Kitchen on December 22, 2015. The restaurant is now a sanctuary for local and traveling vegans and non-vegans alike, offering flavorful hearty dishes that will satisfy the taste buds of any meat lover. Every dish at Chive Kitchen is made in house from scratch with the finest and freshest ingredients. The menu fuses Portuguese flavors into its California/Mexican theme, though you can also find classic American comfort food as well. One of the best selling dishes at Chive Kitchen is its rendition on the Reuben sandwich, made with a homemade seitan, a wheat gluten used here to substitute meat. First, the seitan is marinated in Reuben flavors, then thinly sliced and piled high on marble rye bread, topped with grilled peppers, onions, and a homemade dill relish sauce. The sandwich comes with a side of deli slaw. For beverages, Chive Kitchen offers a selection of draft beers and spirits local to the Michigan area. The wine selection includes options from the Napa, California region and Portugal. At Chive Kitchen, you can always expect a great meal with excellent service. The atmosphere is small and cozy, while the staff is personable and attentive. The staff at Chive Kitchen work hard to ensure each customer leaves happy, full, and satisfied. Next time you find yourself in Farmington, be sure to stop in for a meal you won’t soon forget at Chive Kitchen – you won’t be disappointed!
33043 Grand River Ave
Farmington, MI 48336