Check out these vegan Grand Rapids restaurant faves!
Hey West Michigan vegans! We’ve got some local eats to share with you. A hop, skip, and a jump from many vegan-friendly Kalamazoo eateries, Grand Rapids has its own vegan scene. From bar fare and brunch eats to small plates and soul food, this Michigan city has it all! Looking to add a few new eateries to your restaurant routine? Check out our 10 favorite places for vegan food in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Rise Authentic Baking Co.
1220 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
For some of the best vegan food in Grand Rapids, head to Rise Authentic Baking Co. This bakery is fully vegan, and all products are free from gluten and soy, too. The storefront offers a variety of pastries, cakes, and tarts, along with sandwiches, smoothies, and Squibb coffee drinks. If you catch us walking out with a donut in each hand, no you didn’t.
53 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The graffitied walls draw you in, but the vegan-friendly menu keeps you coming back. Known for their award-winning stuffed burgers, you can’t go to Stella’s Lounge without ordering the Hippea Stuffed. Yep—it’s back! Find this handmade, stuffed handheld accompanying vegan-friendly bar fare. With options like loaded fries, dairy-free nachos, and chickpea wings, it can be difficult to narrow down your order.
1747 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Lucy’s Café is our go-to restaurant for all things brunch. Seriously, it’s one of our fave vegan Grand Rapids establishments. From Veggie Biscuits & Gravy to vegan-friendly hash, scrambles, and sides, it’s the perfect way to start the day. Catch us taking a break from our usual quick breakfast options and enjoying a plant-based feast from this vegan Grand Rapids joint.
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
For a trip back in time to the Prohibition era, check out SpeakEZ Lounge. In addition to speakeasy-inspired cocktails, this restaurant offers some of the best vegan food in Grand Rapids. Start with the Veracruz Cakes. Next, order the Chickpea Tahini Salad or Tofu Schnitzel Sandwich for your entrée. Lastly, finish up with a vegan-friendly dessert.
Field & Fire Café
820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Field & Fire Café is a vegan Grand Rapids must. Not only does the café stock soy, oat, and almond milk for coffee creations, but they also offer many plant-based meals. Dining in for brunch? Opt for the Vegan “Skillet,” featuring Michigan-local Nutcase breakfast sausage. For lunch, you can’t go wrong with the Buddha Bowl—a veggie, grain, and legume-loaded bowl topped with sriracha tahini sauce.
1059 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
When those vegan soul food cravings hit, head to Forty Acres! The Black-owned soul kitchen and cognac bar offers a fully vegan menu section. Find dishes like Fried Okra, Vegan Chicken & Waffles, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Vegan Gumbo. Shall we keep going? If we could, we’d order one of everything.
San Chez Bistro
38 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
We do love a tapas restaurant! Featuring Mediterranean and Spanish flavors, San Chez Bistro has a full vegan menu filled with plant-based modifications—just ask! The gazpacho, quinoa cakes, and patatas bravas have our attention. Tapas are meant to be shared. So, round up your vegan besties and head to San Chez for epic vegan food in Grand Rapids.
1968 Breton Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
If this vegan-friendly gastropub looks familiar, that’s because there are other locations on the east side of the state. Hello, vegan Detroit options! Not only are the signature cocktails absolutely amazing, but the vegan-friendly food menu is on point. From vegan fish tacos to plant-based chicken tenders to customizable Impossible Burgers, Bobcat Bonnie’s has it all! Additionally, you won’t want to miss out on the droolworthy brunch options.
1551 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Something’s brewing at Harmony Brewing Company. Pop in for a pint and a delicious plant-based meal. From vegan-friendly salads and sandwiches to wood-fired pizzas, this is a vegan Grand Rapids must! Right now, the Sliding Doors Pizza and Fall Harvest are our repeat orders at Harmony Eastown. It’s the cashew vegan ricotta and shiitake bacon for us! Or build your own with the tasty cannellini white bean base.
1851 44th St SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
ISO a local breakfast joint? Eating vegan in Grand Rapids has never been easier! Choose from the Vegan Breakfast Burrito, Gardner’s Hash Browns, and Noble Nosh. Oh, and did we mention that every griddle item can be made vegan? Yep! Plus, Noble Restaurant offers vegan butter and dairy-free whipped cream. Plant-based pancakes and waffles make for very happy vegans!