From Comfort Foods to Haute Cuisine

Ann Arbor diningWith a small town feel and the excitement of a big city--Ann Arbor does it up different. Offering a wealth of options for absolutely every taste-- Ann Arbor area is a veritable Foodie Paradise, where trying a new taste is always on the menu.

Let’s start with the simple...For pizza, Food and Wine recommends Mani Osteria in a recent round-up of the USA's Best New Pizza Places. If you prefer liquid calories, the Grange Kitchen & Bar offers the GKB Manhattan, a bacon-infused bourbon masterpiece. And if you can't make up your mind, there’s still a destination for you with options from Mark’s Carts--six delicious food carts in one lively (and lovely) outdoor courtyard.

Downtown Ann Arbor is a mecca of delicious ethnic dining--but some of the best destinations are on the outskirts of downtown. Check out our list of five awesome ethnic eateries, perfect for lunch, dinner or take out. For something delicious and different try one of these hidden gems!

Whet your whistle.
Working up a thirst? Leave the food aside (or bring your own) at Wolverine State Brewing Company’s pub quiz night. Or go eco with the  solar brews at Arbor Brewing Company. You’ll also want to check out Salt Spring Brewery and The Beer Grotto, And, if you're still hankering for a snack, Original Gravity Brewing Co. can help with mouthwatering brews and bites.

What’s your specialty?
It’s only reasonable that you have to eat at home sometime. So, get help from prep to post-meal at Ann Arbors specialty stores. Peruse the coolest chefs supplies at Kerrytown Market & Shops, gather scrumptious seasonal ingredients at Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, pick out a bottle of fine wine at Morgan & York. Or, sample and purchase sweet and savory cherry treats at Cherry Republic.

Every Ann Arbor beginning should end at the Big Z.
From the famous Ruben at Zingerman’s Deli, to award-winning fare at Zingerman’s Roadhouse, to the sweet satisfaction of the Zingerman’s Creamery, the Big Z is truly an Ann Arbor institution. You can even request your favorites offerings via mail order. But, we suggest you make the trip and see how Zingerman’s earned a spot on USA Today’s Best “Off the Interstate” road trip list.

If you're hungry to engage in the art of dining, then it's time you plan a getaway to Ann Arbor.