• New Holland Brewing

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Brewery offering food menu that includes a number of vegan options including hummus, salad, sandwich, vegan cheese and sausage on pizza. Emphasizes local ingredients. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by kcmuir


Points +132

09 Aug 2023

Beer is far better than the food

Pretty typical vegan food offers from a non-veg restaurant, black bean burger, salad, etc.

The beers good though lol try the tangerine space machine



Points +20

24 Mar 2023

Really good!

I had a black bean veggie burger and fries. The patty was crispy and didn’t fall apart like others do. I would recommend this meal!


Points +1395

11 Jan 2023


Love that I can get a full meal while drinking with friends!


Points +126

18 Sep 2022

Bland but doesn't have much competition

This restaurant is large and has a nice variety of seating, including a large back patio. Apparently, it does get full because the reservations are pretty tightly managed (by helpful and nice staff). The food was...functional. My partner and I both had the vegan black bean burger. There was nothing at all wrong with it, but it was very bland. I chose the cole slaw as a side, and it was also bland--remarkably so. (And, so you can understand the scale, I am not from Michigan, but I am from a different state in the upper Midwest, so this was bland to someone who has eaten a lot of bland meals in my lifetime.) I've tried New Holland's beers before and not found them all that interesting, but compared to the food, my beer was a symphony of flavor.

Overall, our experience was a good one--nice patio on a beautiful evening, good service, and food that was at least inoffensive. But for the price, next time I think I'll try harder to find an alternative.

Pros: Craft beers, Large patio, Good service

Cons: Bland, boring food


Points +66

11 Jun 2022

Best black bean burger I’ve ever had

I might have just been super hungry, but I’m getting another one today. Be sure to demand some vegan beer when your there (they don’t have any) but they can change with proper demand!


Points +454

05 Sep 2021


No, there isn’t a whole separate vegan menu but they have some delicious options like pizza and burgers. I really wished they had a vegan salad option!

Pros: Great vegan burger, Vegan Mayo!! , Vegan bun


Points +418

18 Jul 2021

Delicious Black Bean Farro Burger

Not many places are open on Sundays, so the wait is long. We ended up ordering online to pick up from the New Holland Brewing Co Store. We enjoyed our delicious black bean farro burgers & kettle chips in a nearby park.


Points +43

31 Aug 2020

I like the vegan supreme

New menu has a grain bowl and Beyond Burger, and a Vegan Supreme pizza. I had the pizza and loved it. Really scratched my pizza itch. Beer is good too of course. Very crowded though, being a tourist magnet, hard to get seating and workers seem stressed

Pros: Vegan supreme pizza is good, Beer is excellent

Cons: Crowded, kind of frantic feel., I miss the Spelt Burger


Points +497

06 Jul 2020

This is fine.

Ordered a pizza called "vegan supreme" where it listed non-dairy cheese on the menu and received a pizza with cheese that was clearly dairy... We felt super guilty sending it back because we hate wasting food, especially when it's animal-based, but we also were worried of becoming sick if we ate it. Aside from being served a moral dilemma, our server was nice about it and only charged us half price and gave us free chips. The corrected pizza was pretty good - not super memorable but a decent bite. Seeing the other comments on here, it's a little scary how they seem to commonly mistake putting dairy cheese on their food that's marked vegan...

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Not sure if they understand veganism


Points +77

28 Dec 2017

Getting better

Hub (omni) and I went before thanksgiving and the menu had changed. In addition to their improved hummus appetizer, they had a really good homemade veggie burger with a clearly stated vegan mayo on it. There was also a tempeh dish, but I'm def not a fan. That said, there were many other options for veg heads, and with vegan mayo available, maybe it's possible to veganize other dishes.


Points +125

11 May 2016

Some Vegan Options

Went there tonight and pleasantly surprised to see 2 Tempeh sandwiches on the menu. One was the Rueben and the other a burger. I ordered the Rueben but had to hold the swiss cheese and sauce. The waitress was alert enough to tell me the sauce wasn't vegan when I asked if there was a vegan "cheese" substitute. She brought some French's mustard and I was happy. My question is why would there be a partial vegan sandwich with Tempeh? If they're trying to have vegan options, make the whole sandwich vegan, no? Maybe just trying to make a vegetarian happy... but now time to go the extra mile for us vegans..Anyway, glad to see some vegan options even if they needed to be tweaked.

Pros: Tempeh sandwich, Good atmosphere, Friendly staff

Cons: No vegan cheese


Points +38

13 Mar 2015

Nothing vegan

This is just like any other restaurant. You could try to create a vegan meal by asking a lot of questions and requesting modifications. I see no reason it should be on this site.


Points +20

03 Jul 2014

Not very vegan friendly.

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


Points +16

02 Feb 2014

definitely not vegan-friendly

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


Points +13

01 Dec 2013

Not vegan

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


Points +55

15 May 2013

A decent bite if you are around

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


Points +384

18 Dec 2010

Some love for New Holland Brewing

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


Points +20

21 Aug 2010

A few 'can be made vegan' choices

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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