It’s that time of year again, time for family and friends, celebrations and food. Want to create a holiday cookie tray but don’t want the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen? No worries. You will find plenty of sweet options around town that will impress your family and delight your friends.
With a commitment to providing food of highest quality standards, EarthFare is a natural choice for holiday treats. EarthFare provides vegan cupcakes and special order vegan cakes as well as vegan cookie options. They refuse to sell any product that contains artificial sweeteners, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial colors and flavors.
Check out these vegan cookie offerings:
- Vegan Everything
- Vegan Chocolate Chip
- Vegan Black and White
For more dressed up and traditional holiday cookies, head to Free Love Bakery. Free Love is a gluten-free dedicated bakery that provides many allergen-friendly items. Julie, Free Love’s owner, is happy to answer any questions and work with customers on dietary needs. You definitely will want to pick up some of their Cinnamon Rolls while you’re there (that icing is also vegan!)
Two festive options to add to your cookie platter:
- Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Gingersnaps (pictured above)
Want to feel great about eating sweets? Check out Ope’s Cookies. Ope’s seeks to provide quality products that promote health and well-being. They use no trans-fats, no refined carbs or sugars, and no GMO ingredients. They use all natural, vegan-certified, organic ingredients to make amazing, delicious desserts. Cookies can be found around town at stores such as Sawall Health Food and Natural Health Center or can be ordered directly through the website.
Here are just a few favorites:
- Yogi Bear (cranberries and white chocolate chips)
- Lo Down (chocolate and chocolate chips)
- The Backpacker (berries, nuts, and chocolate chips)
- The Outlaw (chocolate, chocolate chips, and peanut butter—a gluten-free option)
While not Kalamazoo-based, this Grand Rapids business is both vegan and gluten-free and offers lots of tasty options. Cookies can be ordered directly from Bit’s website.
Just a sampling of what’s available:
- Oatmeal Raisin
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk
- Chocolate Chip
- Cocoa Chocolate Chunk
We know it’s a coffee shop. And brownies aren’t exactly cookies. But this one is a must on your holiday tray.
- Vegan Brownie