Lucy’s Café is a solid restaurant, bakery, and deli located in the Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Creston isn’t a hotbed of vegan businesses, so Lucy’s is a great choice – not only for the rarity but also the quality.
Lucy’s has a little bit of everything, including breakfast served all day. Breakfast items include tofu scramble, veggie sausage, veggie chorizo, potato. There’s also jackfruit hash and the ever so popular avocado toast. Lucy’s menu says they have a vegan crepe, but they do not. But they will make the ingredients of the crepe into a bowl.
Some of the vegetarian menu items on the menu can be made vegan as well, so keep an eye out for those and ask your server. Just takes a keen eye.
Breakfast all day is joined by lunch served all day. Want a veggie burger at 7am? You can have it. There’s always at least one vegan soup daily, as well as a Korean inspired quinoa bowl, avocado melon salad, jackfruit tacos, black bean burger (only vegan if you sub the bun), eggless salad sandwich, and vegan mac. We’ve found it to be pretty regular that they’re always out of one thing or another. So don’t get your hopes on anything in particular. One thing to note, the only vegan bread is also the only gluten-free option, so make sure you get that one.
The deli has many baked goods from Kind Crumbs, a local allergy-friendly bakery. Many of those items are also gluten-free.
Lucy’s Café has a great patio right on Plainfield, as well as an event space for rent.