MI, Ann Arbor – Fresh Forage: Making it Easy to Find Dairy-Free Options

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Although you can’t see them when online ordering, Fresh Forage clearly shows allergens on their in-restaurant menu with cute, easy-to-see icons. And it’s clear that they do have some dairy-free options. In fact, most of their menu is dairy free!

Fresh Forage in Ann Arbor, MI Makes it Easy to Find Dairy-Free Options - they label allergens on the menu. Many gluten-free, vegan, paleo and healthy options.

Fresh Forage is a farm-to-table fast casual restaurant that offers seasonal fare based on what is available in Michigan. Their menu is simple, wholesome, and it focuses on bowls. They have several specialty bowls, including a few plant-based bowls: Vegan Paradise, Green, and Plant Protein. But most of the bowls appear to be dairy-free and gluten-free (with paleo options). Some other options include the Michigan BBQ with local pulled pork, house BBQ sauce, and dairy-free slaw, and the Thrive with Amish chicken, grass-fed steak, and loads of vegetables.

They also have a Craft Your Own Bowl option, where you choose a base (kale, zoodles, vegan fried rice, etc) and a protein source (grilled chicken, Michigan pork, gluten-free tempura tofu, etc). You then get to top it with vegetables and up to three garnishes. All of the sauces for finishing appear to be dairy-free, and at least three are vegan: Green Goddess, Sumac Vinaigrette, and Korean Sesame Sweet Heat.

Fresh Forage in Ann Arbor, MI Makes it Easy to Find Dairy-Free Options - they label allergens on the menu. Many gluten-free, vegan, paleo and healthy options.

Compartmentalized Kids “Bowls” are also available, with a Craft Your Own Kids Bowl option. But the menu doesn’t stop there! You can order from a cool selection of smoothies, like Golden Pina Colada with turmeric and ashwaganda or Midnight Mocha with sneaky walnuts and purple cabbage. The beverage menu continues with draft nitro coffee or lattes, draft kombucha, organic apple cider, natural soda, limeade, and your choice of dairy-free soy, almond, or coconut milk.

A couple soup options are available, and they do have dessert! Rice pudding is available with dairy or without! They make vegan rice pudding with soy.

Fresh Forage also prides itself on being as sustainable as possible. They use zero-emission shipping trucks, installed solar panels into the restaurant, and creating a greenhouse for year-round produce.

Fresh Forage in Ann Arbor, MI Makes it Easy to Find Dairy-Free Options - they label allergens on the menu. Many gluten-free, vegan, paleo and healthy options.

Where to Find Fresh Forage

Location: 5060 Jackson Rd suite a, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: (734) 887-6655

Website: freshforage.com

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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