Vegan Comfort Foods in Kalamazoo

Days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper, and sweaters are coming out of the closet. Fall is back in town. And with fall comes comfort food. Traditional comfort foods, however, are laden with butter crusts and cheese sauces, milk and eggs. What’s a vegan to do? What a vegan does for help with any other food issues, of course. Turn to VegOut. We’ve scoured the town in search of the best egg- and dairy-free belly-warming foods out there. This is what we found. 


6749 S. Westnedge Avenue

Frontier 7-Bean, North Indian Lentil, Tomato Spinach and Brown Rice soup, and Spicy Black Bean Chili are just a few of the hearty vegan soup options you will find at Zoup! Also great to know is that their French Bread, Multigrain Rolls, and Sourdough Rolls are all vegan. 

Check out the menu by clicking here, as soups change daily. 

Studio Grill

312 W. Michigan Avenue

In the mood for a little morning comfort food? Try Studio Grill for a plate of Vegan Pancakes. Heck, come back later the same day for a nice hot bowl of Vegan Chili. Splurge on a side of Sweet Potato Fries. 

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Crow’s Nest

816 S. Westnedge Avenue

Hit up Crow’s Nest for one of their breakfast scrambles with a side of home fries. While vegan scrambles are on the menu, the staff is vegan-knowledgeable and willing to work with you if you would like to alter a non-veg dish. Start your morning with a good old-fashioned hot farm breakfast. 

Hot Food Bars at People’s Food Co-op and Earth Fare

507 Harrison Street (People's Food Co-op) and 5070 S. Westnedge Avenue (Earth Fare)

From roasted potatoes to savory tofu dishes to hearty vegetable soups, vegan comfort foods are front and center on the hot bars at both People’s Food Co-op and Earth Fare. With an ever-changing menu and friendly helpful staff, both these stores are great options for those nights you just don’t feel like cooking.  

Free Love Bakery

7620 S. Westnedge Avenue

Feel like staying in but need a little help in the kitchen? Check out Free Love Bakery, a gluten-free dedicated business offering frozen and prepared foods to take home. Start off with one of their vegan cinnamon rolls to accompany that morning coffee. Rainy afternoon? Feeling lazy? Queue up a movie and set out a plate of Free Love’s Gingersnaps or Frosted Sugar Cookies. End your day with a homemade pizza. Free Love offers frozen crusts ready to be topped and heated.