Vegan Offerings at Kalamazoo’s Favorite Farm-to-Table Restaurant: Food Dance

Food Dance prides itself on local ingredients, thoughtfully-constructed dishes, and friendly service. From the market to the menu to the décor, the passion for fresh food is evident. And with fruits and vegetables adorning the walls, it is to no surprise that Food Dance serves up yummy plant-based options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We started off our meal with the crispy rice tots accompanied with a house-made tamarind ketchup, a twist on an old favorite. This was delicious and a definite must try. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more spicy, try the curry dusted popcorn chickpeas, highly recommended by our server.

We went with the Pad Thai for our main dish, ordered without the egg and adding tofu. Not only is this vegan, it’s gluten free as well. This dish is easily modified and can be ordered at both lunch and dinner. Packed with vegetables and served with a field greens salad, it made for a well-rounded, plant-based meal. Be sure to order the salad without the croutons as they do contain butter.

If you find yourself dining in for breakfast, our server let us in on a little secret. Search the sides. Some of you may be used to this trick, but it does bear repeating. The ultimate home fries, ordered without cheese, provides a generous portion of crispy potatoes and sautéed veggies. For added pizazz, try a side of black beans without sour cream and top the dish with avocado. Pair this with a flavored soy milk latté, and you’ve got yourself a breakfast!

While there are no designated vegan options advertised on the menu, it’s easy to find delicious food choices with the help of the knowledgeable staff. We recommend discussing the menu with your server at each visit as options change due to the nature of the local and seasonal ingredients Food Dance utilizes in their dishes.