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19 MICHIGAN-MADE VEGAN AND CRUELTY-FREE HOLIDAY GIFTS

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.

SUSTAINABILITY AT THE STATION: DETROIT STREET FILLING STATION

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).

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.

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.