Pączki, vegan or gluten-free

Problem: it's almost Pączki Day, but you have a dietary restriction. Solution: hit up one of the many vegan or gluten-free bakeries in the metro Detroit area. For gluten-free: try Celiac Specialties in Rochester. The pączki come frozen, but warm up nicely. For vegan, try MI Little Sweet Tooth in Clinton Township. Happy Pączki Day! Did... Continue Reading →

Savoring summer in Michigan

  Summertime in Michigan is short and needs to be savored. I'm back in my home state for a month and trying to take in as much as I can without overwhelming myself. While we all have different memories of summer, some things are universal— like food. Fresh berries, outdoor grilling, cold drinks: the flavors... Continue Reading →

Saturday in Detroit

It was a perfect day to spend in Detroit. Every time I leave Detroit and come back, I wonder why I left in the first place. Especially seeing the new growth, business and development— particularly outside the downtown/Midtown area— I have been very happy to see the city grow and really start to make steps... Continue Reading →

Review: Crow’s Nest (Kalamazoo)

If you’re in western Michigan, you gotta stop by the Crow’s Nest— for their delicious vegan breakfasts, and excellent coffee.Makes breakfast simple, yet delicious again— and when you’re looking for good vegan food, that’s not always an easy task. The scrambles are huge—I couldn’t finish either— but I still found room for the fresh fruit.... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian, gluten-free pizza and graduating!

Milestones: I am officially finished with my master’s degree, all paperwork finalized and diploma in hand. Woo! And no better way to celebrate achievements than with a family get together, pizza, and playing Pomp and Circumstance on kazoos. (What, your family doesn’t do that? Weird.) Also, I can now offer a review of Cottage Inn... Continue Reading →

Restaurant reviews and listings: Detroit

I’ve indicated whether each restaurant is vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. All places with a vegetarian-only menu are in bold. Detroit Detroit Vegan Soul, Indian Village (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)          With recipes based on family dishes and quality ingredients, this place is a must-try. All the food I’ve had has been excellent, and the recipes are... Continue Reading →

Year in review: veggie restaurants

Happy New Year! 2013 was a great year for vegan restaurants. Detroit and Ann Arbor both had vegan restaurants open, and Macomb County saw it’s first all-vegetarian restaurant open. However, first, a sad adieu to Greengo’s, on the east side in Grosse Pointe. They had great smoothies and tasty breakfasts. Best of luck to the... Continue Reading →

Dining out in Grand Rapids

If a work of art is popular with the public, does that make it “good” art? Which is more important, the artist critics’ perceptions or the common person? And, perhaps most importantly, where can we find lunch? These, and other questions, I wondered walking around the streets of Grand Rapids. But after seeing Art Prize,... Continue Reading →

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