It’s easy to eat vegan in Kalamazoo! Below are some of our favorite places to buy vegan food. If you know of a business that should be included please email me. And when you frequent the below businesses, please tell them Vegan Kalamazoo sent you!– Hillary
ALDI. (5317 W. Main St., Kalamazoo AND 6291 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage; 855-955-2534). Grocery store offering a new vegan line called “Earth Grown”, which includes vegan alternatives of burgers, hot dogs, meatballs, and cheese. Also has Thai curry kits and dairy-free ice cream! More info.
Bert’s Bakery. (309 River St., Kalamazoo AND 4419 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo; 269-349-2091). Local bakery that offers vegan cakes and cupcakes, as well as a few flavors of vegan gelato. More info.
Confections with Convictions. (116 W. Crosstown Pkwy., Kalamazoo; 269-381-9700). Large selection of vegan, fair-trade chocolates. More info.
Costco. (5100 Century Ave., Kalamazoo; 269-743-2298). Members-only warehouse selling bulk items. Vegan options galore! More info.
The Den Partystore. (2917 Howard St., Kalamazoo; 269-381-5857). Vegan sandwiches available. They offer at least one vegan patty (either the garlic quinoa and/or the Mediterranean chickpea from Morningstar Farms) and most of the breads are vegan. More info.
Earth Fare. (5070 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage; 269-343-4160). Supermarket with many vegan options, including “vegan ravioli that is great” and “the best curry faux chicken salad in town.” More info.
El Cardenal. (1535 Industrial Park Dr., Hart; 231-239-1030). Makers of vegan tamales, salsas and tortilla chips. More info.
Fermented Foods CSA. Local fermented and pickled veggies delivered to your door. More info.
Free Love Bakery. (7620 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage; 269-216-3777). Gluten free bakery offering many vegan options including cinnamon rolls (with vegan frosting), gingersnaps, pecan/chocolate chip shortbread and coconut/ cranberry shortbread, focaccia, pizza crust and frosted sugar cookies. More Info.
Irving’s Market & Deli. (NEW LOCATION TBA). Sandwiches and paninis made from seasoned tofu, hummus, and other vegan ingredients. Usually offers at least a few hot and cold vegetable vegan dishes, along with salads. More info.
Kahoona’s Kitchen. Locally made healthy snacks for sale at farmers markets all around the southwest Michigan area. Many vegan options. More info.
Midtown Fresh. (1693 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo; 269-459-9444). Local grocery story with daily vegan specials on the deli/bar and vegan options throughout the store. More info.
Natural Heath Center. (4610 W. Main St., Kalamazoo; 269-342-9459). Grocery store with outstanding selection of vegan foods, ingredients, wellness products, and supplements, including some hard-to-find ones. Offers a Buyer’s Club with discounts. More info.
Ope’s. (5192 W. Michigan Ave., 269-342-5686). Artisanal stuffed sandwiches, vegan burgers, and more. A real vegan pioneer, right here in Kazoo! More info.
Ope’s Cookies. (5192 W. Michigan Ave/, 269-342-5686). Cookies, cookies, cookies! Check out gift packages and seasonal specials. More info.
Organic Gypsy. (8901 Portage Rd., Portage, 269-208-4805). Food truck and catering company with vegan options. More info.
People’s Food Co-op. (507 Harrison St., Kalamazoo; 269-342-5686). Grocery store with lots of fresh and packaged vegan options. More info.
Provision Vegan. Catering and packaged foods by Chef Denise Field. More info.
Rich Vitality Superfood. A local company that makes superfood packed organic vegan protein powder for smoothies. More info.
Sarkozy Bakery. (350 E. Michigan Ave., 269-342-1952) Has a few vegan choices. More info.
Sawall Health Foods. (2965 Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo; 269-343-3619). Grocery store with lots of fresh and packaged vegan options. Sawall’s now features a Amorino Gelato shop, offering vegan sorbetto! More info.
Tiffany’s. (1714 W. Main St., Kalamazoo; 269-381-1414). Beer and Wine store with a deli that always has at least one vegan option, such as a tempeh banh mi sandwich. More info.
Trader Joe’s. (5099 Century Ave., Kalamazoo; 269-372-2049). Chain grocery store featuring many vegan options. More info.