Category: Kzoo Kitchens

the storefront of glofoods featuring a green-and-white sign

Kalamazoo County’s first all-vegan, gluten-free, peanut-free restaurant opens in Portage.

Matt Searles wrapping a chicken sandwich in a paper wrapper.

Rollup Ice Cream’s unique treats drew crowds in Kalamazoo and Portage stores, but the chicken sandwich is giving wings to the local parlor’s expansion to Missouri.

a plate of various vegan foods

Menu options are expanding, a new all-vegan restaurant is soon to open, and a day-long festival at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market are expanding the horizons for area foodies.

Jerrell McKinney stands next to a sign that reads "House of Soul and Sea Food LLC - black owned"

With inspired recipes and a rotating menu of meats and sides, the new House of Soul and Seafood by Chef Jarrell McKinney gets a crowd even before the doors formally open.

dani kitchen stands next to a prep table in her own kitchen

A Portage chef trained in both nutrition and culinary arts packs flavor for all sorts of dietary needs into a unique meal prep business.

cravings deli owners anson and xin liu

Cravings Deli, the aptly-named eatery inside pan-Asian specialty grocer Pacific Rim, still leans into its unique dishes made by mom to expand the community’s food culture.

DeMargeo White stands behind a table with several slices of his cheesecake arranged on top

Local cheesecake maker Huey D’s Goodies started cooking for mom and continues to be inspired by family.

Will Fraser, Dan Piotrowicz, Alec Durocher, and Andrew Carpenter posing in a kitchen

Brick and Brine brings a polished look to its opening, but the fine dining kitchen team remains sleeves-rolled-up grinding out another wave of the pandemic, luring chefs, and deciding what new dish to offer up next.

tyrone griffis and nikki mcknight pose inside ty's joint

The pandemic and massive construction disruptions were no match for the casual but sophisticated recipes at Ty’s Joint on Portage Street, which is nearing its one-year anniversary.

doreen gardner pouring peanut brittle into a pan

Doreen Gardner quit her job of 15 years at her church and is turning her family’s peanut brittle recipe into a family business.