6 REASONS TO GO DAIRY-FREE THIS MOTHER’S DAY
There are many reasons to go dairy-free this Mother’s Day. Here are just six of the many reasons to commit to going dairy-free this Mother’s Day, demonstrating your support to mothers who work hard every day to create a kind, equitable, and rejuvenated world where their children can thrive.
VEGAN EATS IN TRAVERSE CITY
Over the years, the choices for vegan dining have grown exponentially in Traverse City. Today the area boasts several vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurants that feature international and domestic cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a snack, a full-course dinner, or a meal to go, here are your choices for delicious vegan dining in Traverse City.
PLANT-BASED WARM WINTER SOUPS
Michigan winter has arrived! If you are anything like us, you are already looking for help warming up on these chilly days! Our go-to? Savory and comforting plant-based soup. Each with its own personality and flavor profile, there is sure to be something for everyone at your table.
19 MICHIGAN-MADE VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE HOLIDAY GIFTS
Do you want to support businesses that reflect your values this holiday season? Well, you’re in luck because there are some super fantastic vegan and vegan-friendly businesses peppered throughout Michigan that have everything from indulgent handmade fudge to chic handbags that will make perfect gifts this holiday season.
PLANT-BASED SEASONAL RECIPES: HOW TO EAT MICHIGAN-GROWN PRODUCE ALL YEAR LONG
If living sustainably is important to you, you’ve likely spent some time thinking about your food choices. One of the most sustainable food choices we can make is to eat food that is locally grown. Thankfully, Michigan offers an abundance of locally grown foods year-round! Allow this article to guide your taste buds through the year with plant-based recipes featuring the most delicious locally grown foods of each season.
SUSTAINABILITY AT THE STATION: DETROIT STREET FILLING STATION
Phillis Engelbert, a long-time Ann Arbor resident and once acclaimed social activist, never thought herself a restaurateur; but following her abiding passion for vegan eats and community fellowship made her one. What started with hosting dinner parties for neighbors and friends has now morphed into the Ann Arbor favorite, Detroit Street Filling Station (and sister property, the Lunch Room Bakery & Café, also located in Ann Arbor).
FARM TO FOLK: A GLIMPSE AT FOLK DETROIT’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
Folk’s story starts with the humble tomato. When Rohani Foulkes moved to Detroit in 2012, she tried to source a fresh, local tomato from a local grocery. As a native-born Australian, Foulkes was unaccustomed to the seasonal availability of Michigan’s produce and astonished by the lack of wholesome grocers downtown. This lead the classically trained chef and food educator to help develop the concept of The Farmer’s Hand, a farm stand providing locally sourced produce to Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood (and the precursor of sorts to what we now know as Folk Market and Café).
VEGAN ROAD TRIP TO WINDSOR ONTARIO
A visit to Windsor not only offers a diverse vegan food scene but also 100 miles of gorgeous waterfront with great views of Detroit, plenty of outdoor adventure, and an interesting history of booze with Canada’s iconic Canadian Club Whisky. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s head across the border and see what we’ve been missing!
THE BEST VEGAN BRUNCH SPOTS IN METRO DETROIT
It’s tough to beat a tasty brunch, especially alfresco, as the summer sun starts to shine bright in metro Detroit. Whether you’re looking to soak up some of the previous night’s indulgences or simply enjoy effortless fare, brunch is sure to make any day more exceptional.
COME TO VEGFEST AND ENJOY A DAY IN DETROIT
Join us for VegFest on Sunday, June 5th at Eastern Market in Detroit. VegFest is from 10 am to 4 pm but if you can, we suggest you spend some additional time in Detroit, exploring some of the other fun activities this city has to offer!
FARM TO FORK: A GLIMPSE AT SYLVAN TABLE’S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
The Sustainability Series seeks to shed light on Michigan establishments that focus not only on providing authentic farm to table experiences, but those which also offer a holistic approach to sustainability throughout their restaurant practices. While not all restaurants featured in this series will be exclusively plant-based, we have chosen to feature them for their steadfast sustainability efforts and thoughtful plant-inclusive menus.
THE BEST PLACES FOR A VEGAN DINNER DATE IN METRO DETROIT
If you are anything like this vegan foodie, your date nights may have gone the way of the dodo over the last two years. We are so ready for some eating excursions with the hubs! We adore a nice Thai takeout and Netflix, maybe even more than the next guy, but sometimes takeout containers and lounge pants just don’t cut it.
THE BEST ECO-FRIENDLY SHOPS IN MICHIGAN TO SUPPORT THIS EARTH DAY
The next time you’re in the market to ditch some plastic in your daily routine and swap out everyday products, check out this list of the best eco-friendly shops in Michigan.
WAYS TO CELEBRATE A VEGAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN MICHIGAN
Grab a pint of green beer and your favorite green sweater—after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, St. Patrick’s Day festivities are roaring back to life! While the holiday’s iconic food—corned beef—is far from vegan-friendly, there are plenty of Irish-inspired vegan eats to be found, activities to enjoy, and much more.
PLANT-BASED ST. PADDY’S EATS
As the saying goes, everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Including vegans! So whether you have designs on hosting an all-out vegan shindig or just want to add some Emerald Isle flare to your night, we have you covered.
THE MAGICAL HEALING POWER OF PLANTS
Plants possess so many different properties from being anti-inflammatory, having antioxidant potential, being immune-modulating, nutrient-dense, and all in all preventing disease. When most people think of eating plants, they simply associate them with fruits and vegetables. But plant-based foods stem beyond our well-known fruits and vegetables.
PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT FRESH THYME
Looking for a grocer that brings together the best of your (potentially seasonal) farmer’s market with the ease and convenience of a local grocery? Fresh Thyme Market (recently rebranded from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market) might be just the ticket.
WAYS TO CELEBRATE A VEGAN VALENTINE’S DAY IN METRO DETROIT AND BEYOND
Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone in your life or maybe you just want to treat yo’self, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got creamy hand-made chocolates, sips of delicious wines, and even special getaways—can you think of a better way to have a very vegan Valentine’s celebration?
10 EASY TIPS TO HELP YOU EAT MORE PLANT-BASED MEALS
Are you interested in eating more plant-based meals but unsure of how to begin and how to stick to your goals? Here are ten easy-to-follow tips to help you begin and sustain your plant-based journey.
WHERE TO FIND VEGAN OPTIONS AT FAST FOOD CHAINS IN MICHIGAN
The days of only finding vegan options at specialty markets and select restaurants are long gone—the diversity of options ranges from high-end cuisine to vegan burgers at fast-food chains and everything in between.
WHERE TO BUY MICHIGAN-MADE VEGAN GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
‘Tis the season to get shopping! If you’re like me, you probably haven’t even made a list, let alone started shopping. Well here is some good news. If you’re in the market for Michigan-made gifts that are vegan, then you have come to the right place!
THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET
Target is a beacon for many a shopper. But Target for vegan food?! Admittedly, this has never been top of mind when we are heading out for groceries. But in our endless quest for the best vegan eats around, not to mention the thoroughness of our grocer series, we headed to our local Target to check out what lies beyond the blouses, blenders, and baby gifts.
WHERE TO FIND VEGAN THANKSGIVING DINNERS IN METRO DETROIT AND BEYOND
There are 13 places throughout metro Detroit and beyond serving up delicious Thanksgiving dinners and all you have to do is pick it up and enjoy!
PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO
Veg friends, let me start by saying simply this: my relationship with Costco is, well, fairly unique. Perhaps in part due to my bargain hunting drive and my keen interest in vegan finds, I have pledged allegiance and unrequited love to this big box store.
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