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Eat and Drink

The Grand Traverse Region has a rich restaurant and culinary scene, a vibrant local food culture, and is complete with world-renowned vineyards, breweries, and boutique distilleries. Living here gives you opportunities to explore and keep your tastebuds curious. Check out Eater Detroit’s 14 Essential Traverse City Restaurants for a taste of what’s on offer, and keep scrolling for more…

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FARM TO TABLE.

Taste The Local Difference

Find local food and farms with Taste the Local Difference – an online local food and farm guide. Their Local Food Guide and monthly regional newsletters provide recipes, stories, and content about the Michigan local food scene.


Visit Farm Club

A gathering place to celebrate the land, honest food, and community. Nestled in Leelanau County, Farm Club is a farm, brewery, restaurant, bakery, and market place.

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THIS IS WINE COUNTRY. And Beer, And CiDer…

Local craft beer, handcrafted ciders, and specialty small-batch liquors are a celebrated commodity produced in northern Michigan. With more than twelve craft breweries and over forty wineries in the Grand Traverse Region, there’s plenty to explore. Located on the 45th parallel, Northern Michigan’s wine country boasts two unique peninsulas – the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission – both microclimates influenced by the waters of Lake Michigan and perfect for growing grapes. We’ll let the wines do the talking.

A peppering of GRAND TRAVERSE CULINARY EXPERIENCES.

Farm to Table and so much more.

With farms and agriculture defining much of the rural landscape of Northern it’s no surprise that Traverse City has become the culinary epicenter of Northern Michigan. But it doesn’t stop there – there’s hidden gems in all the towns and villages of the Grand Traverse Region. Here’s a few guides to get you started…

Food Trucks and a Yurt

The Little Fleet is Traverse CIty’s home to pop-up food trucks, as well as events, live music, a bar, and plenty of outdoor space. Oh, and a yurt to keep you warm through the winter months.


Photography by Allen Kent Photography, Harpe Star, and Sam & Laura Brown.