Discover the Grand Style Delights of the Grand Rapids FoodieTour

Discover the Grand Style Delights of the Grand Rapids FoodieTourGrand Rapids area Foodie Tour

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.

1. Cascade Winery, KentwoodCascade Winery 
    4665 Broadmoor Avenue SE
    Kentwood, MI 49512
    Ph: (616) 656-4665

Much more than a winery, Cascade’s has expanded to include Jaden James Brewery. Their collection of delectable wines include red, white, blush, dessert wines, and fruit wines, made with fruits harvested from local orchards and farms. Take time to sample some of their award winning wines and learn more about the wine making process. Throughout the year they offer special events that include chocolate, cheese, wine and pasta nights.  

2. Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery, Grand RapidsRobinette's Apple Haus & Winery 
    3142 4 Mile Road NE
    Grand Rapids MI 49525
    Toll free: (800) 400-8100
    Ph: (616) 361-7180

Robinette’s is home to a bakery, lunch counter, cider mill and winery. They sell home-grown fresh fruits in season and Michigan-made products in their gift store. Every morning, breads, donuts, pastries and pies are made by their bakers. The lunch menu offers soups and sandwiches. In the apple room, you can get a taste of many different apple varieties. On rare occasions you can watch them make their own cider. Their winery offers over ten wines and a tasting sampler of six wines with a souvenir wine glass.

3. Marie Catrib's, Grand RapidsMarie Catrib's 
   
1001 Lake Drive SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Ph: (616) 454-4020 

Marie Catrib’s cares about serving quality, full flavored food, which means they buy local produce, cheese, eggs, and meat from Michigan farmers who farm organically and chemical-free. Their menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, deli items, cakes and gluten-free or vegan desserts. The restaurant is attached to their own delicatessen where you can purchase to-go orders or buy straight from the deli cooler.

4. Fulton Street Farmer's Market, Grand RapidsFulton Street Farmers Market 
    1147 E. Fulton Street
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Ph: (616) 454-4118 

Fulton Street is the largest and oldest farmers market in Grand Rapids. They have covered walkways and recognize local growers. You can find the freshest fruit, vegetables, breads, flowers, meats and eggs here. They also have hand-made arts and crafts for sale. Vendors at this market include Great Bread Co., D&L Farms, Bob Alt Farms and many more. 

5. Six.One.Six, Grand RapidsSix.One.Six 
    JW Marriott Grand Rapids
    235 Louis Campau St. NW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
    Ph: (616) 242-1448

Located inside the attractive hotel of JW Marriott is Six.One.Six. This restaurant is dedicated to using as much local ingredients as possible on their menu, which include food from local companies such as Karni Family Farms, Dogwood Farm, Michigan Turkey Producers, Lake Michigan Herbs and Groeb Farms. Their menus offer appetizing dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and even includes sushi. The chefs are passionate about food and this translates into every bite. Not only is Six.One.Six buying locally, but they participate in Sort, a recycling and composting program coordinated with Zeeland-headquartered Spurt Industries, which helps turn food scraps into top-quality soil for area parks. If such care and concern is taken into account for Michigan’s economy and environment, then just think how amazing their dishes can be.   

6. Founder's Brewery, Grand RapidsFounders Brewing Company 
    235 Grandville Avenue SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Ph: (616) 776-1195

The owners Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers are dedicated to producing unique beer that “stands alone on the shelf”. Even some of the beer names are as unique as their flavor, including Double Trouble, Kentucky Breakfast and Devil Dancer. Inside the Taproom you can over look the brewery while enjoying amazing sandwiches and appetizers along with some of Founders award winning beer.

7. Wells Orchards, Grand RapidsWells Orchards 
    0-8993 Kenowa Avenue SW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49544
    Ph: (616) 453-3927

In business for over 100 years, Wells Orchards has remained a family business that is dedicated to producing and selling quality fruits, vegetables and products. Their products include fresh cider, frozen fruit pies, honey, maple syrup, tart cherry juice, dried tart cherries, jams, salsas and popcorn. When in season they offer sweet corn, pears, peaches, sweet cherries, apples, plums and apricots. During the fall they have a large Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin-Patch and a great corn maze for kids.

8. The Electric Cheetah, Grand RaipdsThe Electric Cheetah 
    1015 Wealthy Street SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Ph: (616) 451-4779

A unique dining experience is at The Electric Cheetah where they offer the freshest menu by buying locally from businesses at Fulton Street Farmers Market, Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters, Schnitz Bakery, S&S Farm, Ellens’ Acres Produce and much more. The menu includes creative takes on local produce, soups, hand cut Michigan potato fries, steaks, fish, chicken and even an extensive root beer menu. To understand how unique and appetizing these dishes are you have to check it out for yourself.

9. The Green Well Gastro Pub, Grand RapidsThe Green Well Gastro Pub 
    924 Cherry Street SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Ph: (616) 808-3566

This gastro pub stands up to its name as having a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The pub takes the name “green” even further by being LEED certified inside and out, which means it's environmentally safe, ultra efficient and leaves behind the smallest possible carbon footprint. They focus on buying local ingredients for their ever changing menu which includes scrumptious soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, pork and chicken. The Green Well even focuses locally when it comes to their beverage menu as they offer local beers and wines. 

10. Grassfields Organic Cheese, CoopersvilleGrassfields Organic Cheese 
      14238 60th Avenue
      Coopersville, MI 49404

      Ph: (616) 997-8251

A family owned organic cheese company is a great addition to the tour as they offer several delicious varieties such as Gouda, Country Dill, Garlic ‘N Onion, Chili Cheddar, Leyden, Edam, Fait Gras and Polkton Corners. Their farm store also sells natural grass-fed meats like beef, lamb, pork, poultry and eggs. They have been farming the same land for over 100 years and are dedicated to growing and producing quality organic products. Stop in and sample some of the freshest cheeses around or create a great gift box. In May through October they offer organized tours of the farm where you can walk or take a hayride to visit the animals and the beautiful landscape.

11. Trillium Haven Farm, JenisonTrillium Haven Farm 
      1391 Maplewood Drive
      Jenison, MI 49428

      Ph: (616) 457-5822

Trillium Haven is a farm with a mission to create healthy food, healthy farms, healthy families and healthy communities. They sell locally grown and produced products at their on-farm store, which is open on Saturdays. This farm extends into farmers markets and restaurants along with offering classes, school tours and internships. Throughout the year they host several events to help the community use and enjoy local produce.

12. The Berry Bunch, HollandThe Berry Bunch 
      13871 Blair Street
      Holland, MI 49424
      Ph: (616) 399-1677

A one-stop market is always a great idea and The Berry Bunch is just the place for that. They offer fresh, frozen, and dried blueberries and cranberries. Along with their fruits they roast their own coffee and serve their own ice cream. Other products that are great for the home or as gifts are their jams, jellies, trail mixes, candies, sauces, syrups, salsas and fruit mustards. All their fruits come from The Blueberry Heritage Farm which is Certified USDA Organic. During the fall they offer a special “Bog Tour” on Saturdays, which allow the public to see how cranberries are grown and harvested.   

For more culinary destinations, please visit Experience Grand Rapids,  Grand Haven Area CVB and Holland Area CVB.

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