• Fourth Saturday Brunch at Station 702
    Station 702 is a “hidden gem” of Kalamazoo’s vegan scene. Chef Brad makes terrific vegan dishes that emphasize whole foods and light/no oil. (Note: the potatoes are fried, but you can substitute English muffins.) Flavors, textures, colors – all beautiful. http://brad751.wixsite.com/station702 Plus, it’s a sweet place with lots of air, light, and good vibes. (And great parking!*) A relaxing place to spend a Saturday morning...so join us! We’ll be brunching there at 10 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of every month, starting on September 22. Seating: limited to ten. Please keep your RSVP up to date! *Lots of free parking in the restaurant's lot, and also North and Douglas Avenues. MENU (subject to change) Vegan Burrito Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, spuds, and seasoned tofu. All wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and served with a side of salsa. $7.25 Vegan Hash A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms), black beans, sweet potatoes, and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Tofu Scramble A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms) and tofu scramble served atop sweet potatoes and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Please note: Our tofu scramble is made from crumbled and seasoned tofu with added ‘bacon’ bits. Scramble contains extra firm tofu, black salt, pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, (GF). ‘Bacon’ bits contain extra firm tofu, liquid aminos, pure maple syrup, liquid smoke, smoked paprika (GF). Vegan Tacos Two flour taco shells stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and seasoned tofu. Served with a side of spuds and salsa. $6.79 Extras (.75 each) Avocado, Extra Salsa Cranberry Sunflower Salad Spinach, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, onions, and dried cranberries. $6.79 As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, everyone is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, we ask that you only bring / consume vegan products at this event out of respect for our mission.

    Station 702

    702 Douglas Ave · Kalamazoo, mi

  • Blaze Pizza! (Monthly Vegan Cheap Eats)
    Start the month off right with a friendly vegan meal at a low cost restaurant! Join us the first Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm at a local inexpensive restaurant. Sometimes in Kalamazoo, sometimes Portage, sometimes Oshtemo, sometimes ??? We'll eat, chat, and make new friends. Karma points if you wear a vegan shirt so others can see that Yes, There Really is a Vegan Kalamazoo! Join us at Blaze (southwest corner of West Main and Drake, plenty of parking). For $9 you get an 11" pie with your choice of veggie toppings including vegan Daiya cheese. (Blaze also offers gluten-free crusts.) Note: The lines get crazy long at Blaze so we urgently suggest you order your pie online (https://order.blazepizza.com/) before arrival. (We do the Build-Your-Own option.) Then you can jump to the front of the line, pay, and get your pie in 3 minutes. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and vegans-in-progress. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event. If you need a ride, please ask! We'll do our best to get you one. See you at Blaze! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect, and thank you for keeping your RSVP up to date.

    Blaze Pizza

    5015 W Main St · Kalamazoo

  • Coffee Social
    Join us for a fun, informal coffee social. Need a recipe? A vegan fashion tip? Tips for dealing with non-vegan family/friends? You’ll get it all at our event! We also have plenty of fun discussions on non-vegan topics like movies, TV, gardening, photography, and science fiction. 10am-12pm located at the Sawall Cafe People should grab a vegan beverage and snack downstairs and bring it upstairs to join us! Feel free to shop at Sawall's after the meetup. Sawall's has an elevator and is accessible to the cafe this way. Event is free (except the cost of your food and drink); we do request and appreciate an optional $2 donation to cover group expenses. Our gracious host is, as always, Laurie Oldfather. RSVP requested in advance on our Meetup page. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, everyone is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and vegans-in-progress. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event.

    Sawall Health Foods

    2965 Oakland Drive · Kalamazoo, MI

  • Vegan Health and Wellness Discussion Group
    At March's discussion group, we'll be discussing simple, tasty, and nutritious ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! Tired of facing that same bowl of oatmeal every day for breakfast? Want to be fully vegan, but having trouble coming up with tasty meal ideas? Trying for healthy choices, but find yourself falling back on "junk" food? Not sure you're getting enough nutrition at each meal? Join us as we share meal plans, tips, and practical advice for eating delicious vegan food every day! There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. About the Vegan Health and Wellness Discussion Group: Please join us as we share our experiences with how eating vegan can shape our health! In this ongoing monthly meetup, we'll have an informal discussion on the effects of a vegan diet on health concerns such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, weight loss, cancer, and autoimmune issues, and we’ll explore various ways of eating vegan for health. Of course, we’ll also share recipes and meal ideas! We’ll also discuss books, cookbooks, videos, and other resources that are available to help and support you on your vegan journey. And we’ll share our own stories and experiences within the group, providing each other with support and encouragement and NO judgments. (By attending the meetup you also agree to our confidentiality rule, that nothing discussed will be shared in any form with anyone outside the group.) Our discussion leaders are longtime vegans (and super nice people) Rebecca Silence and Tom Kopinski. Rebecca, a librarian and soap-maker, and Tom, a chiropractor, are long-time residents of Kalamazoo who went vegan together in 2012. They are passionate about animal rescue, permaculture gardening, green living, film festivals, and their two rescue dogs: Myles, a movie-star handsome basset hound, and Ozzie, the world's sweetest beagle. NOTES: The information discussed in group meetings is not intended to replace medical advice. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, we request that you only order / consume vegan products at this event, out of respect for our mission.

    Sawall Health Foods

    2965 Oakland Drive · Kalamazoo

  • Fourth Saturday Brunch at Station 702
    Station 702 is a “hidden gem” of Kalamazoo’s vegan scene. Chef Brad makes terrific vegan dishes that emphasize whole foods and light/no oil. (Note: the potatoes are fried, but you can substitute English muffins.) Flavors, textures, colors – all beautiful. http://brad751.wixsite.com/station702 Plus, it’s a sweet place with lots of air, light, and good vibes. (And great parking!*) A relaxing place to spend a Saturday morning...so join us! We’ll be brunching there at 10 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of every month, starting on September 22. Seating: limited to ten. Please keep your RSVP up to date! *Lots of free parking in the restaurant's lot, and also North and Douglas Avenues. MENU (subject to change) Vegan Burrito Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, spuds, and seasoned tofu. All wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and served with a side of salsa. $7.25 Vegan Hash A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms), black beans, sweet potatoes, and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Tofu Scramble A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms) and tofu scramble served atop sweet potatoes and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Please note: Our tofu scramble is made from crumbled and seasoned tofu with added ‘bacon’ bits. Scramble contains extra firm tofu, black salt, pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, (GF). ‘Bacon’ bits contain extra firm tofu, liquid aminos, pure maple syrup, liquid smoke, smoked paprika (GF). Vegan Tacos Two flour taco shells stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and seasoned tofu. Served with a side of spuds and salsa. $6.79 Extras (.75 each) Avocado, Extra Salsa Cranberry Sunflower Salad Spinach, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, onions, and dried cranberries. $6.79 As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, everyone is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, we ask that you only bring / consume vegan products at this event out of respect for our mission.

    Station 702

    702 Douglas Ave · Kalamazoo, mi

  • Monthly Vegan Cheap Eats
    Start the month off right with a friendly vegan meal at a low cost restaurant! Join us the first Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm at a local inexpensive restaurant. Sometimes in Kalamazoo, sometimes Portage, sometimes Oshtemo, sometimes ??? We'll eat, chat, and make new friends. Karma points if you wear a vegan shirt so others can see that Yes, There Really is a Vegan Kalamazoo! On December 6 we'll be at the Chipotle on Westnedge Ave in Portage. They have great Mexican food, and their tortillas, beans (black *and* pinto), rice, fajita veggies, and more are all vegan. Plus they offer sofritas - yummy spicy (but not TOO spicy) tofu crumbles. https://www.chipotle.com/allergens Managers Joseph and Andrea will be taking extra precautions on the food line so as to minimize risks of cross-contamination. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and vegans-in-progress. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event. If you need a ride, please ask! We'll do our best to get you one. See you at Chipotle! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect, and thank you for keeping your RSVP up to date.

    Chipotle

    5964 S Westnedge Ave · Portage, mi

  • Coffee Social
    Join us for a fun, informal coffee social. Need a recipe? A vegan fashion tip? Tips for dealing with non-vegan family/friends? You’ll get it all at our event! We also have plenty of fun discussions on non-vegan topics like movies, TV, gardening, photography, and science fiction. 10am-12pm located at the Sawall Cafe People should grab a vegan beverage and snack downstairs and bring it upstairs to join us! Feel free to shop at Sawall's after the meetup. Sawall's has an elevator and is accessible to the cafe this way. Event is free (except the cost of your food and drink); we do request and appreciate an optional $2 donation to cover group expenses. Our gracious host is, as always, Laurie Oldfather. RSVP requested in advance on our Meetup page. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, everyone is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and vegans-in-progress. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event.

    Sawall Health Foods

    2965 Oakland Drive · Kalamazoo, MI

  • Vegan Health and Wellness Discussion Group
    At March's discussion group, we'll be discussing simple, tasty, and nutritious ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! Tired of facing that same bowl of oatmeal every day for breakfast? Want to be fully vegan, but having trouble coming up with tasty meal ideas? Trying for healthy choices, but find yourself falling back on "junk" food? Not sure you're getting enough nutrition at each meal? Join us as we share meal plans, tips, and practical advice for eating delicious vegan food every day! There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. About the Vegan Health and Wellness Discussion Group: Please join us as we share our experiences with how eating vegan can shape our health! In this ongoing monthly meetup, we'll have an informal discussion on the effects of a vegan diet on health concerns such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, weight loss, cancer, and autoimmune issues, and we’ll explore various ways of eating vegan for health. Of course, we’ll also share recipes and meal ideas! We’ll also discuss books, cookbooks, videos, and other resources that are available to help and support you on your vegan journey. And we’ll share our own stories and experiences within the group, providing each other with support and encouragement and NO judgments. (By attending the meetup you also agree to our confidentiality rule, that nothing discussed will be shared in any form with anyone outside the group.) Our discussion leaders are longtime vegans (and super nice people) Rebecca Silence and Tom Kopinski. Rebecca, a librarian and soap-maker, and Tom, a chiropractor, are long-time residents of Kalamazoo who went vegan together in 2012. They are passionate about animal rescue, permaculture gardening, green living, film festivals, and their two rescue dogs: Myles, a movie-star handsome basset hound, and Ozzie, the world's sweetest beagle. NOTES: The information discussed in group meetings is not intended to replace medical advice. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, we request that you only order / consume vegan products at this event, out of respect for our mission.

    Sawall Health Foods

    2965 Oakland Drive · Kalamazoo

  • Fourth Saturday Brunch at Station 702
    Station 702 is a “hidden gem” of Kalamazoo’s vegan scene. Chef Brad makes terrific vegan dishes that emphasize whole foods and light/no oil. (Note: the potatoes are fried, but you can substitute English muffins.) Flavors, textures, colors – all beautiful. http://brad751.wixsite.com/station702 Plus, it’s a sweet place with lots of air, light, and good vibes. (And great parking!*) A relaxing place to spend a Saturday morning...so join us! We’ll be brunching there at 10 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of every month, starting on September 22. Seating: limited to ten. Please keep your RSVP up to date! *Lots of free parking in the restaurant's lot, and also North and Douglas Avenues. MENU (subject to change) Vegan Burrito Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, spuds, and seasoned tofu. All wrapped in a warm flour tortilla and served with a side of salsa. $7.25 Vegan Hash A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms), black beans, sweet potatoes, and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Tofu Scramble A garden blend of vegetables (tomatoes, green peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms) and tofu scramble served atop sweet potatoes and baby potatoes. Served with a side of salsa. $6.25 Please note: Our tofu scramble is made from crumbled and seasoned tofu with added ‘bacon’ bits. Scramble contains extra firm tofu, black salt, pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, nutritional yeast, (GF). ‘Bacon’ bits contain extra firm tofu, liquid aminos, pure maple syrup, liquid smoke, smoked paprika (GF). Vegan Tacos Two flour taco shells stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and seasoned tofu. Served with a side of spuds and salsa. $6.79 Extras (.75 each) Avocado, Extra Salsa Cranberry Sunflower Salad Spinach, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, onions, and dried cranberries. $6.79 As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, everyone is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores. However, we ask that you only bring / consume vegan products at this event out of respect for our mission.

    Station 702

    702 Douglas Ave · Kalamazoo, mi

  • Monthly Vegan Cheap Eats
    Start the month off right with a friendly vegan meal at a low cost restaurant! Join us the first Thursday of every month from 6 - 8 pm at a local inexpensive restaurant. Sometimes in Kalamazoo, sometimes Portage, sometimes Oshtemo, sometimes ??? We'll eat, chat, and make new friends. Karma points if you wear a vegan shirt so others can see that Yes, There Really is a Vegan Kalamazoo! On December 6 we'll be at the Chipotle on Westnedge Ave in Portage. They have great Mexican food, and their tortillas, beans (black *and* pinto), rice, fajita veggies, and more are all vegan. Plus they offer sofritas - yummy spicy (but not TOO spicy) tofu crumbles. https://www.chipotle.com/allergens Managers Joseph and Andrea will be taking extra precautions on the food line so as to minimize risks of cross-contamination. As always, at Vegan Kalamazoo events, *everyone* is welcome, including vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and vegans-in-progress. However, out of respect for our mission, we request that you only order / consume vegan food at this event. If you need a ride, please ask! We'll do our best to get you one. See you at Chipotle! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect, and thank you for keeping your RSVP up to date.

    Chipotle

    5964 S Westnedge Ave · Portage, mi