Traverse City is a small town with big foodie ambitions. Restaurants in this quaint Northern Michigan destination are serving up some of the best dishes in America and people are continuing to take notice.
For years now Traverse City has gained exposure as a top foodie town from well-known culinary publications like Bon Appetite, Liveability.com, and theDailyMeal.com. Digital media giant, BuzzFeed.com is one of the most recent publications to serve up high acclaim for the Cherry Capital, citing Traverse as one of the most underrated food cities in America.
The city has earned every piece of praise it’s gotten.
Traverse City is a food hub filled with an eclectic mix of restaurants dedicated to celebrating local ingredients and culinary excellence. The city’s vibrant food culture can be attributed to a climate that supports bountiful harvests of produce and a network of farms that believe in
sustainability and farm-to-fork practices.
Local ingredients headline menus and the seasonality of dishes are a celebration of what’s fresh - many Traverse City restaurants construct exciting daily offerings using seventy-five per cent or more ingredients from the region.
Traverse City’s wide-ranging cuisine doesn’t lay claim to a single style of food. Delicious creations are imagined often using only the parameters of what can be sourced from nearby farms and waters.
The Cook’s House seasonally inspired food is simple and celebrates intense flavours, Trattoria Stella’s daily-changing menu draws on responsibly sourced ingredients and sustainable eating, amical offers rustic French and Italian dishes constructed with greens, herbs, fruits and fish supplied locally, and Mission Table restaurant and tasting room features local artisan fare served with award-winning beer, wine and spirits all crafted on site.
This is just a snapshot of Traverse City’s thriving culinary scene.
Discover your new favourite restaurant during Traverse City Restaurant Week where you can experience culinary delights offered by one of America’s top foodie towns at discounted prices (prices range from $25 to $35 per person). Restaurants will offer three-course meals during the event which runs from February 24 to March 2. Click here to learn more and start planning your trip today.