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Catalyst Radio: personal and societal transformation through a plant-based diet

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under OPINION

INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio, Michele Fife sits down with Kim Enochs, executive director of Veg Fest Grand Rapids and co-founder Plant Based Solutions, a Grand Rapids nonprofit dedicated to advocating for personal and societal...

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Staying true to your roots at Gaia Cafe

by John Wiegand (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under OPINION

Nestled near the corner of Cherry Street and Diamond Avenue in Grand Rapids' East Hills neighborhood, Gaia Café has been dishing out its vegetarian fare since 1983. In Greek mythology, the goddess Gaia was depicted as the mother of the earth and...

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Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

by Emily McCarty (emccarty)

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tree Huggers will close its doors this Sunday, September 8, culminating in a farewell party that starts at 6 p.m. The decision was announced on Facebook last week by owner Angela Topp. "This has been hands down the best...

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Late night vegan joint tests the waters in Eastown

by Raheeq Al-Zaidan (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 04-26-2013 under NEWS

Late-night lurkers will have one less reason to feel guilty the morning after. A group of dedicated, beer-loving foodies are opening a vegan joint and holding a trial run this Saturday from 10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. in Eastown. This is the Year...

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Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management

by Laurel Green (laurelgreen)

Submitted 03-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Since Bartertown Diner opened in July 2011, the restaurant has become a widely appreciated staple for much of Grand Rapids’ vegan and vegetarian community. Though Grand Rapids has slowly been gaining more and more restaurants that provide...

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Burritotown wants healthy, ethical, local food for Grand Rapids

by Nancy Finney (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-20-2012 under NEWS

Last Saturday, Grand Rapids had new food options available for the late-night crowd. Several entrepreneurs, Dallas McCulloch, Brandon Hill, Lindsay Sanderson and Ryan Cappalletti set out to transform Bartertown Diner into Burritotown Diner. ...

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Treehuggers to add package-free bulk vegan food grocery store

by Steven Davison (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

There is a saying that goes, “There is no such thing as a free lunch," meaning that every meal costs something to make. This applies when one considers the amount of resources it takes to manufacture the packaging of a frozen pizza, for...

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Eat the Real Food

by Jessalyn Richter (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 05-07-2012 under OPINION

Eggs fried to succulence, fluffy Belgian waffles topped with strawberries and cream, and crispy apple-wood smoked bacon are some of the few tasty bits that the Real Food Café makes better than most. A mouth-watering breakfast can be hard to come by...

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Marie Catrib's serves up Lebanese and Yooper influences

by Laura Chittenden (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under OPINION

Local homemade cuisineThe above phrase excited me when my friends told me we were dining at Marie Catrib’s, known for its quality food. This popular multi-service restaurant is a hearty member of Local First, an organization dedicated to...

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Bartertown Diner and Roc’s Cakes to open at long last

by George Wietor (George)

Submitted 06-22-2011 under NEWS

After an outpouring of support and a modicum of controversy, Bartertown Diner and Roc’s Cakes will open at long last. The eatery, located in the former Discussions Coffeehouse (6 Jefferson SE), has been in development since late 2010 and will...

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