We search the web for the best vegan things to do around Kalamazoo so you don't have to. Here's this week’s list.
New and Noteworthy
Do you live in the greater Paw Paw area? Vegan local, PJ, has created a supportive social and learning environment for those who are following (or interested in learning more about) veganism and/or plant-based diets. If you live in the area, be sure to join the group! The group plans to host a vegan meetup at TāKoKāT on Thursday, 4/26 at 6:30PM.
Do you identify as queer and/or part of the LGBT+ community, and also have an interest in veganism, vegetarianism, plant-based diets, or animal rights? Vegan Kalamazoo member, Kellie, has created a monthly discussion group. The group’s first official meeting will be April 30th so be sure to check it out.
Your Weekly Vegan-Friendly Events
Monday, April 9
It’s the second Monday of the month which means it’s time for craft night at the Kzoo Cat Cafe. This month’s project is DIY origami cats.
Pop in and check out the Meatless Monday features this local brewery and restaurant has to offer. With past dishes like Vegetable Risotto and Smoked Tofu Fillets, you definitely wanna add Texas Corners Brewing to your vegan bucket list.
Tuesday, April 10
Pieology Pizzeria will be hosting a benefit to assist the Plant Powered for Health Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group. The Pizzeria offers vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free options, so be sure to check this one out!
Calling all cat-loving college students, this is not a drill! The Kzoo Cat Café has the PURR-fect environment for studying, so join your feline friends for a study sesh each Tuesday night through the end of the semester.
Wednesday, April 11
One of our fav vegan-friendly restaurants, The Union, will be hosting the Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra this Wednesday. The Union offers several vegan dishes like Spinach & Black Eyed Pea Cakes and a Spinach, Tofu, & Lentil Burger.
Thursday, April 12
West Michigan Locations
Support the Humane Society of West Michigan and check Thursday’s dinner off of your list at the same time by dining at Chipotle. Enjoy a Sofritas Burrito or build-your-own veggie burrito bowl and 50% of the sales will be donated to the HSWM. Be sure to show [LINK] this flyer at the checkout.
Do you consider yourself a vegan professional? Join Grand Rapid’s new Vegan Professionals Meetup group for their first ever get-together. Brick Road Pizza Co. offers a plethora of tasty plant-based options to enjoy as you socialize with like-minded individuals.
Hey cat lovers! Pop into the cat lounge for a cat-themed painting class surrounded by feline friends this Thursday.
Traditional German restaurant, Chau Haus, now offers Vegan Pierogi, Stuffed Cabbage, and Kapusta, among other vegan items at their weekly Polish Night. The celebrations are held both Thursday and Friday evenings each week.
Friday, April 13
The fun continues on Friday as well. Pop in for Polish Night and try some tasty vegan fare.
Saturday, April 14
You don’t have to wait to get your hands on local goodies. The Bank Street Winter Market carries on through April. During this time you can find greenhouse produce, herbs, handcrafted goods, and some of our favorite vegan vendors.
Join Vegan Kalamazoo for a casual coffee meetup. Swap vegan cooking tips, ask questions, and socialize with like-minded individuals.
Sunday, April 15
The Kzoo Cat Café is hosting a beginner yoga class surrounded by adoptable rescue kitties. Spend and hour flowing with the felines followed by another hour playing with them. The café plans to continue hosting this event each Sunday through at least the end of the month.
Did we forget something? Let us know in the comments! And make sure to check out our events page on our website and Facebook for a complete calendar of vegan events in Kalamazoo and surrounding cities.
Feature photo credit (from left to right): Coffee Social, Vegan Inspired People, Textbook Tuesdays
By: ANJA GROMMONS
Editor for VegOut Kalamazoo, Anja is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters Degree from Western Michigan University. Growing up in her parents' restaurant in Northern Michigan instilled in her a lifelong passion for nutrition and cooking. Anja has completed the T. Colin Campbell Plant-Based Nutrition certification and keeps a personal blog at vegcentricdietitian.com full of plant-based recipes and nutrition information.