Foodie Tours

  • Michigan local food entices us to travel across our great state and please the taste buds. From Michigan bakeries to wineries, you're sure to be pleased with all the culinary delights this state has to offer. The regional Flavors of Pure Michigan only highlights a few of the many destinations that should be experienced. The highlighted destinations in each location features places that are dedicated to buying locally, which translates into amazing dishes, products and beverages. Visiting quality Michigan wineries, bakeries, restaurants, breweries, farm markets and u-pick farms brings you closer to all that Michigan has to offer. Take time to enjoy the local taste of Pure Michigan food.
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A Taste of Oceana County
The beautiful, rolling landscape of Oceana County is home to dozens of farms and orchards and multiple specialty food businesses all within a very short distance of each other. Though its probably known best for the Dazzling Silver Lake Sand Dunes, when it comes to food Oceana County is a hidden gem.

Appetizing Creations From Western Upper Peninsula
The west side of the UP offers more than just beautiful scenery, miles of coastline, small friendly towns, or areas for hunting and fishing. You can find amazing and unique dishes from the north such as their famous pasties or the freshest Lake Superior Whitefish. Even with cooler weather the availability of fresh fruit is still seen in Houghton County as they are known for their abundance of U-pick strawberry farms. The nature you will come across in the UP is just as exciting as the food and this is Pure Michigan.

Dazzling Dishes of Northeast Michigan
Beautiful Lake Huron washes up on Northeast Michigans coastline creating a quiet escape filled with amazing scenery. This part of Michigan is relaxed and full of small towns with friendly local hospitality. Besides the local culinary spots this area is great for canoe trips, camping, hiking and just relaxing on the beach. Let Pure Michigan show you what it has to offer.

Discover the Blue -- Shores of Eastern Michigan
This leisurely-paced tour of the "Discover the Blue" region takes you on a path through 140 miles of Michigan's eastern shoreline. The air is fragrant with the fresh great lake breezes and scents of coffee houses, bakeries and award-winning restaurants, all are tempting passerby, as they wind their way though the scenic shorelines of the St. Clair River and Lake Huron.

Discover the Grand Style Delights of Grand Rapids
A driving foodie tour around the Grand Rapids Metro area creates a unique spin on local grown products. Buying locally is promoted highly in this area and you will see it at every stop. Let your taste buds tell you how appetizing this area can be. Along with great restaurants, farms, and specialty stores the Grand Rapids area offers concerts for all ages, a great night life, museums, and sporting events. Take time to enjoy and tour the area and you will be amazed at what you find. And for a unique food experience, visit the Grand Rapids Food Trail.

East Central Michigan and up Through the Thumb
Driving through east central and the thumb of Michigan you will stumble upon many hidden culinary destinations that the locals find to be great treasures. The scenery will captivate you as much as the amazing food will. The land is filled with beautiful farms growing the freshest produce and miles of beaches along the lake and bay. Stop into any of these local towns and take in the essence of Pure Michigan.

Eating Your Way Across the Eastern Upper Peninsula
It is time to take your taste buds on an adventure through the Upper Peninsula. You will find fresh fish from the Great Lakes, meals that fill your belly, wines and beers unique to the north, cranberry farms along with local farmers markets. The Eastern side of the UP encompasses amazing Michigan food as well as some of the most beautiful un-touched landscape the state has to offer. Let Pure Michigan captivate all your senses.

Food with Flair in Flint/Genesee County
Welcome to Food with Flair- a driving foodie tour of Flint/Genesee County. Our county is home to many urban gardens, community farmers markets and U-pick orchards.

Frankenmuth Delights
Willkommen to Frankenmuth, Michigan's Little Bavaria. There are a great number of things for you and your family to do. From fantastic food, eclectic shopping and entertainment, to rich historical beauty and culture, it's the ideal departure from the ordinary every day.

Fresh to you From Kalamazoo
To get a real sense of the flavor of Kalamazoo, you obviously have to sample our food. Being located in the region that leads the state in agriculture has its advantages, and the creative chefs leading Kalamazoos culinary scene are utilizing fresh, locally grown and produced ingredients to create amazing cuisine.

Indulge in the Cuisines of Southeast Michigan
Allow Southeast Michigan to entice your senses. The diverse culture offers a variety of festivals, sporting events, concerts, nightlife, beaches, boating, shopping, markets and restaurants. Everyone in the family will find something they love in southeast Michigan, especially the food. Indulging in all that Pure Michigan has to offer is pure bliss.

Mid Michigan Foodie Tour - Greater Lansing Area
The Capital Region is host to diverse and delicious menu. Greater Lansing is home to some of the most remarkable farm to table and locally sourced restaurants. And you can count on 18 fair-weather farmers markets throughout the region plus two year-round ones right in the city of Lansing as a source of fresh, local and seasonal fare. If you are looking for artisan distilleries, microbreweries or a boutique winery, Greater Lansing has you covered on those as well. You can find it all in Mid-Michigan. Fresh. Local. Authentic. Awesome.

Petoskey Area Culinary Trail
If there's one thing we know how to do in northern Michigan, it's eat! In addition to the numerous restaurants and diners in the area, there are certain "must go" places if you're a fan of good food. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend that you visit these places over a couple of days. Loosen your belt and check it out.

Savoring the Flavors of Southwest Michigan
In southwest Michigan you will find intriguing country towns mingled with vibrant cities along the scenic Michigan shoreline. These places have an abundance of culinary destinations to visit as well as sandy beaches and lighthouses lining the coast as something is always going on whether it is a wine trail, food event, or festival. Savor every moment and flavor you come across in southwest Michigan as there is none that compare.

Savors and Flavors Along M22 and Sleeping Bear Dunes
Stretching from Manistee to Benzie and Leelanau Counties, the M22 corridor is known for rolling through lush countrysides and along freshwater shorelines. Here, more than 30 restaurants and charter boat operators participate in the award-winning “Catch & Cook” program – where a day of fishing turns into a gourmet meal featuring your own fresh catch.

Taste the Lakeshore
The West Michigan coastline offers home-grown delight. Smell, touch and taste our farm-to-table offerings during a visit to the renowned Holland Farmer’s Market, or sit down to a rustic meal at Salt of the Earth in Fennville. Enjoy pastries from our authentic Dutch bakkerji or hand-crafted cocktails that show off Coppercraft Distillery’s grain-to-glass ethos; the perfect way to celebrate the Pure Michigan bounty of our region. Take our foodie tour for the full experience!

Tastes and Treats of Traverse City
A driving foodie tour through Traverse City area will leave you satisfied and full. The Grand Traverse area encompasses an array of local eateries, restaurants and food markets. They have a place for any appetite, you just have to look. Along with great food the area offers beautiful beaches, delicious wineries and scenic boat rides. Spend time to get to know this wonderful area, you wont be disappointed!

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