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.
Your Weekly Vegan-Friendly Events
Monday, June 11
Let the Plant Based Roots team help you survive the summer BBQ’s and graduation parties. Stop by Schuler Books Monday afternoon for ideas, recipes, and survival tips.
Tuesday, June 12
The Tuesday Market runs through October and features a diverse handful of vendors selling local fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, and more. Head on down anytime from 8am to 1pm.
PFC will be hosting an introductory course on the principles of using a plant-based diet for weight loss. Registration is required.
Join Vegan Kalamazoo as they discuss Burger, Carol J. Adams’ book on the history and meaning of this iconic food item.
Wednesday, June 13
Interested in transitioning your family to a plant-based diet? Join Timaree Hagenburger, registered dietitian and professional speaker, as she shares her family’s transition to a plant-centered diet. The discussion will be full of take-away tips for your own household.
Green Michigan’s Sustainability Series will include a composting workshop this month. Come for tips, tricks, and discussion on all things composting.
Tannin offers farm to table Italian favorites with fresh, local produce. This Wednesday, Chef Fila will be offering an all-vegan dining experience. The menu will include a fresh salad, gazpacho soup, a main entree based on seasonal produce, and choice of sorbetto or banana coconut ice cream.
Thursday, June 14
The Thursday Market runs through October and features a diverse group of vendors selling local fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, plants, condiments, and more. Head on down anytime from 3pm to 7pm.
Traditional German restaurant, Chau Haus, 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.
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!
Friday, June 15
The Barn Bash Weekend Celebration kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday. The weekend will be full of vegan food, yoga, tours, a movie screening, workshops, music and more. Be sure to check out the full event details here.
The fun continues on Friday as well. Pop in for Polish Night and try some tasty vegan fare.
Saturday, June 16
You can expect over 100 vendors, from farmers and food producers to vegan-friendly food trucks and live performers to lead you through the summer. Head on down and see what the market has to offer!
Bring a plant-based dish to pass to this potluck and chat with your like-minded neighbors.
Hankering for a road trip? Head to Chicago for the fourth annual Vegan Prom! There will be an all-vegan buffet and dessert bar, additional snacks and goodies, a photobooth, music, dancing, and a costume contest. You don’t want to miss this.
Sunday, June 17
Can’t make the Kalamazoo Farmers Market on Saturday? Head over to the Portage Market on Sunday to pick up some local produce and tasty eats.
Interested in learning a practical approach to herbalism? This class is for you. Learn seasonal herbal foraging, gardening tips, cooking ideas, and how to prepare herbal oils.
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.
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.
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.