Indulge in the Cuisines of Southeast Michigan Foodie Tour

Indulge in the Cuisines of Southeast Michigan Foodie TourSoutheast Foodie Tour

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.

1. Eastern Market, DetroitDetroit Eastern Market    
    2934 Russell Street
    Detroit, MI 48207
    Ph: (313) 833-9300

Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been in Detroit since 1891. Thousands of people visit the market every Saturday to purchase products from their more than 250 vendors. The marketplace offers a great selection of fruits, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, homemade jams, maple syrups, locally produced specialty food products, pasture and/or grass-fed meat and even an occasional goose or rabbit. Other attractions to this area are the variety of local restaurants and stores surrounding the market. One day is not enough time to check out everything this market has to offer, you will not be disappointed. 

2. Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro, BirminghamTallulah Wine Bar and Bistro 
    155 South Bates Street
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Ph: (248) 731-7066

This bistro prides itself on feeling like part of your home as they always try to serve local Michigan products including farm raised meats and organic produce. The chefs prepare amazing dishes from the heart such as mussels, pasta plates, heirloom salad, trout, roasted chicken and mouthwatering desserts. Along with dinner, they have a nice selection of wines including Michigan wines. Throughout the year Tallulah offers live music on certain evenings, wine dinners and special events.

3. Eagle Tavern at The Henry Ford, DearbornThe Henry Ford    
    20900 Oakwood Boulevard
    Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
    Ph: (313) 982-6001

The Henry Ford is a rich and diverse attraction that includes exhibits, demonstrations, programs and reenactments. Greenfield Village is part of the attraction as it is spread across more than 90-acres to display America’s history. While Henry Ford Museum houses one of the largest collections of its kind ever assembled and showcases the people and ideas that have changed our lives. Throughout the week all the attractions offer events and tours that highlight history from creations to food. Intermingled with these attractions are amazing dining establishments such as Eagle Tavern, A Taste of History, Mrs. Fisher’s Southern Cooking and Cotswold Tea. Eagle Tavern offers authentic food from the era with servers in costume. A Taste of History includes a great menu for lunch of salads, pizza and sandwiches. Mrs. Fisher’s Southern Cooking offers up fried chicken, fried catfish, hush puppies, sweet potato pie and more. If you enjoy history and great food, then this destination is the perfect place for you.

4. Wiard's Orchards, YpsilantiWiard's Orchards
    
5563 Merritt Road
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197
    Ph: (734) 390-9211

Wiard’s Cider Mill and Apple Orchard was founded by George Wiard in 1853. The orchard is a great place for a family visit, field trips, birthday parties and wedding receptions. They have u-pick apples, u-pick pumpkins, cider, corn maze, hayrides and Wiard’s Country Fair agri-entertainment park. The park offers great kid friendly fun including an apple cannon, giant inflates, pony rides, Old West hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf and Straw Mountain. Visit their Country Store and Bakery which features delicious Michigan cider, donuts, fresh baked pies and old-fashioned goodies. During the fall Wiard’s has the largest haunted thrill park in Michigan, ‘Night Terrors’, which features six attractions: the Haunted Barn, The Asylum, The Labyrinth, The Mindshaft, Hayrides of the Lost and Alien Caged Clowns. Not only is it one of the largest, but one of the scariest.

5. Sidetrack Bar & Grill, YpsilantiSidetrack Bar & Grill
    
56 East Cross Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2835
    Ph: (734) 483-1035

As seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show for “The Best of the Best, Gayle King, Burger Queen” is Sidetrack Bar & Grill. This bar and grill is famous for their delicious handcrafted burgers that offer a medley of toppings. Along with their amazing take on an American classic their menu offers, soups, chilies, sandwiches, salads, beer battered pickles and much more. The bar's interior is quite the treat with its eclectic array of wall fixtures of taxidermy, cowboy and western items, signs, and traffic lights. When traveling, if you ask locals for the best spot to eat, this one will top their list.

6. Boulevard Market, TecumsehBoulevard Market
    
102 East Chicago Boulevard
    Tecumseh, MI 49286
    (517) 423-6000

The Boulevard Market has created an enjoyable specialty foods market in southeastern Michigan that samples artisanal cheeses and salami, olives, preserves as well as other delights. You can purchase delicious varieties of cheese, handcrafted salami, wine and beer from around the world, fresh bread made in house, and so much more. The market takes pride in helping its customers find the right product they are looking for. If you are a food lover this is the place for you.

7. Ann Arbor Brewing Company, Ann ArborAnn Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery 
    114 E Washington St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Ph: (734) 213-1393

Ann Arbor Brewing Company is not like most pubs as they are focused on “au natural” which means no processed foods, choosing organic, buying local and making food from scratch. From dedicating so much time and quality into their menu items they have found a true niche in the restaurant world. This pub features home brewed beers on tap along with a delicious menu of pierogies, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, burgers and tacos. The freshest ingredients they buy from local business such as McLaughlin Farm, Zingerman’s Creamery, Mama Mucci’s and Calder Farm make their dishes incredible. One bite and you will notice that their pub food is unlike any other.

8. Zingerman's Roadhouse, Ann ArborZingerman's Roadhouse
    
2501 Jackson Avenue
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    Ph: (734) 663-3663

Zingerman’s passion is to serve guests “full-flavored, traditional, regional American foods in a down-to-earth restaurant atmosphere”. They do this by striving to buy locally from such places as Cornman Farms. Their menu changes daily, but some of the great dishes you can find are burgers, sandwiches, crab cakes, oysters, grits, soups, free range chicken, variety of Macaroni dishes and don’t forget their amazing selection of cheeses. Throughout the year they have many events as well as monthly dinner specials. Attached to the front of the Roadhouse is the Roadshow, which is a drive through for coffee, breakfast, flavorful sandwiches, quick lunch ideas and pick up counter for dinner. Zingerman’s knows how to make food taste great and they work daily to exceed your expectations.

9. Terry B's Restaurant & Bar, DexterTerry B's Restaurant & Bar
    7954 Ann Arbor Street
    Dexter, MI 48130
    Ph: (734) 426-3727

Drive through downtown Dexter and look for the beautiful yellow house to find Terry B’s. The interior is warm and inviting for a comfortable feel along with a large patio for outdoor seating. Their menu tries to make you feel just as comfortable with their unique spin on traditional favorites that include the freshest local ingredients. A few of the menu items that are worth trying are the beef tenderloin sliders, pan-seared Amish chicken, fried olive martini, chipotle chicken pizza and spicy grilled shrimp. They also offer Michigan beer on the menu from Arbor Brewing Co., Original Gravity County Street, Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Bell’s. Enjoy a dinner date with friends or a nice meal with the family and let the chefs at Terry B’s amaze your taste buds.

10. Sandhill Crane Vineyards, JacksonSandhill Crane Vineyards
    
  4724 Walz Road
      Jackson, MI 49201
      Ph: (517) 764-0679

This winery is family owned and operated in rural Jackson County. They use all local fruits for their award winning wines. The quaint and friendly tasting room is surrounded by an amazing landscape that encompasses vineyards and orchards. They offer a large selection of wines that include dry, off-dry, semi-sweet, sweet and dessert. Not only can you sample the delicious wines Sandhill Crane has to offer, but you and your family can experience the fall harvest of grapes by picking them yourselves. Sandhill Crane is just one of many amazing wineries found along the SE Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail.

For more culinary destinations, please visit the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)Ypsilanti Area CVBAnn Arbor Area CVBLenawee County Conference & Visitors Bureau and Experience Jackson.  

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