When it comes to one of the best meals of the week (brunch, of course), Grand Rapids’ vegan food scene is the (non-dairy) cream of the crop. 

Whether you’re looking for a diner-style spot, a super healthy bowl, or a greasy plate, Grand Rapids has it all.

This list only scratches the surface of the Grand Rapids vegan brunch scene, but here are some of the wonderful vegan brunch options it offers:

Anna's House offers an entire vegan menu, so you'll have plenty to choose from during brunch.

Anna's House offers an entire vegan menu, so you'll have plenty to choose from during brunch.

Photo Credit: Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids


Anna’s House

2409 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
3874 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
3766 Potomac Circle SW, Grandville, MI 49418

With two locations in Grand Rapids and one nearby in Grandville, Anna’s House is open every day from 6 AM – 3 PM and offers a separate vegan menu with tons of choices. Anna’s House uses some popular plant-based products such as Just’s vegan egg, Impossible Foods sausage, and Follow Your Heart cheese. 

The traditional diner-style food (including vegan pancakes and waffles) is joined by healthier options such as baked oatmeal and the chocolate quinoa bowl. Make sure you check out the seasonal menu for plant-based options.

Brick Road Pizza

1017 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Brick Road Pizza is a superb choice for vegan food any time, but the Sunday brunch buffet from 11 AM – 1:30 PM is especially good. The Sunday buffet changes weekly but is generally centered around a theme announced a day or two beforehand on Brick Road’s Facebook page.

One recent theme was a Mexican-inspired brunch featuring tacos, spicy tofu, cilantro lime rice, roasted potatoes, and a corn salad. No matter the theme, there’s pizza on every brunch buffet. 

A tip here is to ask for both the regular breadsticks and the cinnamon glazed dessert version. You won't find them on the buffet line, but they are included with the cost of your meal. Just ask your server and they'll have them right out.

Brick Road takes brunch to the next level, especially around the holidays. 

A Thanksgiving-themed brunch usually includes a plant-based turkey roast along with mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and the rest of the usual fixings. Mother’s Day brunch might feature a bourbon-glazed lentil loaf, asparagus risotto casserole, baked beans, and cheddar biscuits.

Brick Road also has a full bar with a good selection of local beers on tap.

Cherie Inn's vegan menu includes oil and gluten-free items.
Cherie Inn offers a mouth-watering vegan and gluten free menu

Cherie Inn's vegan menu includes oil and gluten-free items.

Photo Credit: Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids


Cherie Inn

969 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, Cherie Inn is the place for you. Located in Grand Rapids’ Uptown neighborhood, Cherie Inn has been serving breakfast since 1924. The building itself is more than 100 years old, but the vegan options are tailored to today’s health-conscious diner. 

Driven by the owner’s desire for a healthier lifestyle, the vegan menu includes oil- and gluten-free items. The steel cut oats, avocado benedict, Asian fruit bowl, sweet potato hash, and gluten-free blueberry pancakes are all good vegan choices. 

Cherie Inn serves breakfast from 7 AM – 2 PM and is a great choice for a light but filling start to your day.

Field & Fire Cafe

820 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
435 Ionia Ave. SW, Stall 109, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Field and Fire began as a bakery in the Downtown Market where it still operates today. If you’re looking for a loaf, they bake some fantastic bread. The North Monroe location, which opened in 2016, offers the same level of quality. 

There’s only one vegan menu item, but it’s so good it deserves recognition; it’s also available all day. The Vegan Hot Mess Skillet has potatoes, Nutcase Vegan Meats sausage (a great locally-owned producer of nut-based “meats”), veggies topped with fresh avocado, and house-made cashew cream.

Occasionally, you’ll find vegan daily specials, such as a mind-blowingly good vegan benedict. Field and Fire bakes pastries on par with everything else it offers. The chocolate muffin, the apple and cardamom muffin, and the cranberry oatmeal cookie are all practically irresistible.

Every donut (and other baked good) at Rise is gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free.

Every donut (and other baked good) at Rise is gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free.

Photo Credit: Brian Craig for Experience Grand Rapids


Rise Authentic Baking Co.

1220 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Rise is an all-vegan bakery - a rarity even in some of the biggest cities in the country. After achieving success at local markets and events, they partnered with Squibb Coffee to open a bakery in the city’s West Side neighborhood.

Driven by a passion for creating foods free of allergens, owners Nick Van Liere and his wife Becca have taken the city by storm. Nick says that the most exciting thing about the storefront has been that he “finally gets to interact with all of [the] amazing customers!” 

Van Liere notes that interactions in the previous location were sparse. “We only interacted with our customers when they placed a custom order,” he says. “It has been amazing to meet the customers that have been supporting us for years!” 

So next time you stop into Rise to grab a doughnut, muffin, breakfast cookie, or a signature “yum tart,” make sure you say hi.

We proudly feature a wide range of vegan items and always include a vegan menu on all of our Restaurant Week GR and New Year's Eve special menus.

SpeakEZ Lounge

600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

One of the longest standing restaurants to serve vegan food, SpeakEZ is a solid weekend choice that offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM. 

It’s hard to go wrong here, especially when you pair brunch with one of the Bloody Marys, and it’s one of few locations with both tofu and plant-based butter on the menu. 

The breakfast burrito is a customer favorite. Yukon gold potatoes, tomatoes, red onion, and green pepper, are stuffed into a tortilla with your choice of jackfruit or tofu. Our recommendation is to order both jackfruit and tofu and add avocado. 

Another great option is the Mary Swanson's Brekkie. This dish (named after the Dumb and Dumber character) is tofu seasoned to perfection, complete with potatoes, veggies, and sourdough toast.

Owner Eric “EZ” Albertson says that his goal since opening SpeakEZ has always been to “make it open to all, including our vegan friends.” SpeakEZ takes that goal seriously. 

“We proudly feature a wide range of vegan items and always include a vegan menu on all of our Restaurant Week GR and New Year's Eve special menus,” says Albertson.

In Grand Rapids, going plant-based no longer means your only brunch option is your own kitchen. Start your weekend mornings off right at one of these vegan-friendly restaurants. Plan your trip using this map:

Looking for other vegan options? Check out the recent blog about vegan desserts around town.

Did we include your favorite in the list or leave something out? What plant-based breakfast dishes have you found while exploring the city?

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