Serves meat, veg options available. Southwest Michigan is not always a haven for the vegans, but this place offers local vegan beers and spirits, hummus, salads, multiple vegan sandwich options, and most of their pizzas can be made vegan by omitting cheese (no vegan cheese). Emphasis on local ingredients. Lively atmosphere. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, American, Beer/Wine, Non-veg
66 E 8th St
Holland, Michigan 49423
616-355-6422
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First Review by kcmuir
MattLarson
MattLarson
  • vegan
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+16

Not very vegan friendly.

1
Posted on 07 / 03 / 2014

No menu items marked vegan. They didn't seem to have a clear idea of what vegan was. We had to send back three sandwiches because they came with cheese.

Pros: beer was vegan and good, staff was friendly
MichaelWehner
MichaelWehner
  • vegan
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+14

definitely not vegan-friendly

1
Posted on 02 / 02 / 2014

There are no vegan standard menu items. Service was poor, too.


Mir264
Mir264
  • vegetarian
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+11

Not vegan

3
Posted on 12 / 01 / 2013

As a vegetarian/mostly vegan, I hate limiting myself to vegan-only places when traveling, so I came here because it looked more interesting than thai. It was a pretty cool place, a local hangout, and I was glad to have gone.

In terms of veggie-friendly: not so much. I asked if I could replace the cheese from the tree-hugger sandwich with mushrooms (sometimes this works) and was told it would be an up-charge for mushrooms. Then they brought the sandwich and the bread was slathered in cheese. I probably didn't read the description carefully enough, but they did take it back without question and remaked it on sourdough.

Bottom line: they have a vegan hummus plate ($11 though!?) and a sandwich that with two substitutions can be vegan. Fun local place with interesting beers.

Pros: fun local place, good beer
Cons: almost no vegan selections, up-charge to substitute cheese

YuliyaGuliya8
YuliyaGuliya8
  • vegetarian
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+33

A decent bite if you are around

3
Posted on 05 / 15 / 2013

Like other reviewers mentioned, it is not the best place to go in terms of selection of vegetarian choices. However, even one choice is better than nothing. The food is tasty and the service is decent. The terrace is definitely the best spot to be in, especially during the summer months.


Cons: Not a wide selection
TRaeCH
TRaeCH
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+245

Some love for New Holland Brewing

3
Posted on 12 / 17 / 2010

It's vegetarian friendly - not exactly vegan friendly. It's a student hangout often populated by the city's youth from nearby Hope College. It's hip and trendy and offers a sandwich called the "treehugger" which is described as a "vegetarian utopia." It was pretty good - same goes for the (perhaps too) generously season tabbouleh.

Like the reviewer below mentions, it is a great place to people watch. There is a nice sidewalk terrace open during the warm months. Service is fair and very friendly.

If you are hungry and in downtown Holland then this is the place to grab a bite. It's in the heart of the action, mere steps from JP's (a good cafe), Lemonjello's (another good, more youthful cafe) and many unique stores.

Pros: Location, Friendly, Holland, MI is a really cute city
Cons: Limited options, Not vegan friendly
kcmuir
kcmuir
  • vegan
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+16

A few 'can be made vegan' choices

1
Posted on 08 / 21 / 2010

Nothing vegan on the menu other than chips and salsa and fries or an overpriced hummus plate which you can pay extra for to add fresh veggies. Salads, some pizzas, a hummus sandwich, and a portobello burger can be ordered without cheese. That's about it. Side orders of tabouli and veggies are offered...the taboulli was terrible. Service was slow, but very friendly. Being a downtown brewing company, it seems to be a hotspot. Lively atmosphere=deafening roar. Honestly, it was unpleasantly loud in there although it made for a great people-watching spot. We were underwhelmed and frustrated by the noise and slow service for the price.

However, they were willing to make some substitutions and we had a hummus sandwich with tabouli and a cheeseless pizza. It was a meal, but nothing special. You're better off exploring a chinese or mexican restaurant on the outskirts of Holland, stay away from the downtown if you want to eat vegetarian or vegan.

Pros: Best option in downtown Holland
Cons: Not actually a good option..., Very loud, not relaxing

 

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