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COME TO VEGFEST AND ENJOY A DAY IN DETROIT

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

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

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.

WAYS TO CELEBRATE A VEGAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY 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

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

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

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.

THE BEST PLANT-BASED FOODS AT TARGET

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.

PLANT-BASED SHOPPING AT COSTCO

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.

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

A VEGAN GUIDE TO LANSING

Thanks in part to its proximity to the educational behemoth, Lansing is home to an amazing diversity of cuisine and culture. Diners will be delighted to not only find greasy American favorites, but also a variety of cuisines from Turkish to Jamaican along with a focus on farm-to-table.

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

MICHIGAN’S FRUIT AND VEG U-PICK GUIDE

Apples, cherries, and raspberries, oh my! Michigan is ripe with an abundance of beautiful fruits and delicious veggies throughout the summer and fall. In fact, picking mounds of plump, juicy berries is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy! If you have ever wondered where to go and when then this Michigan u-pick guide has you covered!

VEGAN GUIDE TO MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA

VEGAN GUIDE TO MICHIGAN’S UPPER PENINSULA

For those of you who love the wild wilderness, the UP is where you need to be, whether or not you plan to camp. Now you just need to figure out where you’re going to eat, and I’ve got you covered. For your next adventure to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula use this guide to find great vegan food options to fuel all your adventures throughout the UP.

THE BEST VEGAN FOODS AT MEIJER

THE BEST VEGAN FOODS AT MEIJER

Meijer “Thrifty Acres”, you’ve come a long way.
Yes, Michigan-based Meijer was named “Meijer Thrifty Acres” for decades (we are talking pre-Tofurky time!) and is credited by some as pioneering the supermarket concept. It is now a multi-billion dollar hypermarket chain, still privately held by the Michigan-based family.

4 EASY AND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN SUMMER TREATS

4 EASY AND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN SUMMER TREATS

Michigan’s hot summer days have arrived in all of their sunny glory, and what’s more soothing on a sweltering day than a sweet frosty treat?
Nowadays we can find an almost endless variety of vegan options in grocery stores, but it’s really easy – and so much fun – to watch the magic happen right in your own kitchen! Plus the best part is that you get to be in complete control of every single ingredient.

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