ways to celebrate a vegan st. patrIck’s day In MIchIgan
by rebecca from veggIes abroad
Sugarbuzz Vegan Bakery Shamrock Cookies
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. If you’re in the mood to embrace your inner Irish spirit, be sure to check out these vegan food options and activities throughout Michigan!
where to fInd vegan St. patrIck’s day InspIred food
1413 Brooklyn St, Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit’s best deli shop isn’t leaving vegans on the sidelines this St. Patrick’s Day or really any time of the year! Get in the Irish spirit with their savory vegan corned beef Reuben loaded with Seitan corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut, and 1,000 island dressing. Don’t forget to grab one of their vegan cookies too!
Chive Kitchen – St. Paddy’s Day Dinner
33043 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336
Are you looking for a complete vegan St. Patrick’s Day feast? Then look no further than Chive Kitchen! They are cooking up a special corny beef and cabbage dinner that features house-made corned beef, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, stout braised cabbage, herbed Irish soda bread, apple cake, and more (can you even believe there IS more!?). This special dinner is $55 and is only available for carry-out.
Seva Detroit Shamrock Shake
66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Slide-on into Seva to treat yourself to a vegan shamrock shake! This minty treat is made with coconut milk-based ice cream and will be available throughout March—hooray!
Sugarbuzz Vegan Bakery Shamrock Cookies
23131 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Does a green treat taste better? I think so! Check out Sugarbuzz for an assortment of festive cookie shamrocks, cupcakes, and hopefully, they bring back last year’s Irish whiskey caramel macarons!
3593 Bunker Hill Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690
If you happen to be up north, don’t miss the savory Mexican fare at Rad.ish Street Food! They will be covering loads of Mexican favorites in a unique green sauce and serving special cabbage enchiladas to celebrate!
Many other veggie-friendly spots throughout the state are considering what they might whip up in honor of the holiday, so be sure to check their websites and social accounts for updates. If you find more, be sure to share them in the comments!
grab a beer at an IrIsh pub
In case you’re just looking to enjoy a festive drink with friends, be sure to check out one of these Michigan pubs.
- Kilkenny’s Irish Pub, Traverse City
- Murphy Inn, St. Clair
- Dick O’ Dow’s Irish Pub, Birmingham
- Flanagan’s Irish Pub, Grand Rapids
- O’Connor’s Public House, Rochester
- O’Malley’s Irish Tavern, Auburn Hills
- Dublin Square, Lansing
- Sean O’Callaghans, Plymouth
- The Blarney Stone Pub, Berkley
- Sullivans Public House, Oxford
- Duggan’s Irish Pub, Royal Oak
Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade
don’t mIss these mIchIgan st. patrIck’s day actIvItIes
There are plenty of spirited activities happening around the state—some are probably in your own backyard! Here is a snapshot of a few you might want to check out.
Grand Ledge St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Parade, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Downtown Grand Ledge comes alive with Irish music, dancing, bagpipes, and a parade heading down Bridge Street starting at 2 pm.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Holland, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Kilt-wearing, dancing, and more are centerstage at Downtown Holland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade begins at noon and travels down 8th Street, and ends near New Holland Brewing—the perfect spot for a green beer.
Traverse City’s St. Patrick Day Parade, Saturday, March 12, 2022
Beginning at Kilkenny’s Irish Pub on West Front Street, the parade heads through downtown Traverse City spreading plenty of festive cheer and good luck!
Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 13, 2022
This family-friendly parade features various floats and music that heads right into the heart of Detroit’s Irish town, Corktown. Before the pandemic, the parade attracted over 80,000 people, making it one of the largest in the country! Since the parade was canceled the last two years, crowds are expected to be large, so arrive early for a prime parade watching spot!
Corktown Races, Sunday, March 13, 2022
Calling all runners! Don your green running tights and sign up for the Emerald mile, Corktown 5k, or the kid’s quarter-mile races. Make it a full day—run, then stick around to watch the parade.
Clare Irish Festival, March 14 – 20, 2022
A whole week of Irish heritage and celebrations are happening in Clare. The family-friendly activities include a craft show, parade, road race, recipe contest, and more! What’s even more interesting, this festival started as a local party with residents over 48 years ago!
Bay City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 20, 2022
Many green-themed floats, live music, and more will be on tap for Bay City’s 67th annual parade. The parade begins at 2 pm, giving you plenty of time to find a good spot to sit and watch!
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