oh she eats: vegan food around GR

So, I have mentioned this once or twice. In the very near future I will be joining my brother for a 2 week Grecian Adventure! I haven’t been to the beach in almost 8 years, and I definitely do Not have a beach body. I’ve been trying to be good with my eating habits, and exercise, and…I have mostly failed. A lot. This last week in particular I have gone out to eat 3 times so far (I say “so far” because I’m going out again tomorrow). Even though I feel somewhat ashamed of myself, I now can present to you: Vegan Food Around Grand Rapids! Of course this is just the tip of the vegan Grandrapidian iceberg.

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Wednesday A invited me to join her and her best guy friend at Stella’s. She and I both got the Full Monte vegan nachos, with a sunflower seed cheese.

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I also got onion rings and Poor Man’s Potato Wings. I did share, though!! But we were talking and laughing so much, I forgot to take more pictures. I don’t usually go out on a Wednesday night, I think it was just what I needed.

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Thursday afternoon Fr. R & Z and I (and two short people) went to Erb Thai for lunch.

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I hate ordering salads at a restaurant, but if you cover it in rice wrappers suddenly I love it.

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I had the basil curry with cashews, it was wonderful – and so pretty!

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Then Thursday night my dad took me and Tete out to Pietro’s. This is Pietro.

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This is where stuff gets made.

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This is the very vintage tile floor, and Tete’s shoes.

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…maybe this is Pietro’s cousin. Anyway. There’s not a ton of vegan stuff on the menu, but I found a couple things.

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Like this bruschetta with a rich, heavy balsamic vinegar, and lots of garlic.

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And a veggie pizza that is not on the menu, but is made, apparently, especially for vegans.

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Onions, tomato, green peppers, black olives & mushrooms.

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It was pretty good stuff. I have to say I never find vegan pizza around here that’s REALLY good, unless I go somewhere that specializes in vegan stuff. But I really appreciated that they had the option. They also do a gluten free crust, and some gluten free pastas.

Hopefully after tomorrow I won’t be going out again before I leave, I’ll try to stock up on scheduled posts while I’m away! Or…who knows…maybe I’ll even get a chance to update from Greece.

**Went back to Pietro’s. The waitress we had this most recent time told us the bread used for the bruschetta has milk in it.

0 thoughts on “oh she eats: vegan food around GR

  1. I hope you have a great time in Greece. It’s been ages since I’ve been there. Maybe you’ll run into my family there, they’re all over, especially in the Thessaloniki area. They will never understand my being vegan, they are the opposite of me.

    • Wow, that’s awesome – Thessaloniki is our last stop on the trip! We’re also going to Tinos and Crete, and one day hiking Meteora. Have you ever joggled around the monasteries there? 🙂

      So, now that you say you’re Greek, is that why you said you could never forget Orthodox Easter?

      • Nope, never joggled in Greece or Europe. That’s right. Orthodox Easter is all I knew growing up, it was the other Easter that always seemed “wrong”. Have a great time!

    • Oh, we’re VERY lucky!! We actually have a place with a whole section of the menu dedicated to vegan pizzas and sandwiches, with vegan desserts. Another pizza place with vegan options just opened. Grand Rapids really is a great place to be vegan 🙂

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