Everywhere you go, you’re bound to find something local, fresh, and uniquely West Michigan. During your travels, keep an eye out for these establishments whenever you’re feeling a bit hungry!
Farm-to-Table Dining in Southern West Michigan
Operated by Tom and Jan Rose, Four Roses Café in Plainwell has been committed to serving visitors quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients. They have over 25 years of experience which has guided them to create an astonishing menu with delicious seafood, meats, greens, and desserts.
In Fennville, visit Salt of the Earth for a spectacular experience of farm-to-table food with their hand-picked ingredients from the autumn season. They will continue their seasonal menu with winter root vegetables that pair well with local wines and ciders. As you enjoy a made-from-scratch meal, pair your dish with a glass from one of the neighboring wineries like Fenn Valley Vineyard or Crane’s Winery. You can also visit nearby Virtue Cider for craft ciders from locally grown apples on Michigan’s Cider Coast. The coastal climate makes for perfect cider with traditionally harvested apples that are aged in barrels.
Food Dance has been committed to building a sustainable, thriving local food system for the Kalamazoo community for over 20 years. They support local growers, farmers, and chefs that create inspiring dishes with fresh ingredients. Knowing where the food has grown is important to Food Dance, who serves the community with breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
Located in the heart of Kalamazoo, Principle Food & Drink brings the local farm community, hospitality professionals, and the freshest ingredients together at one table. Their cozy, comfortable atmosphere provides a unique experience with their craft cocktails and bold flavors.
In St. Joseph, you can visit Plank’s Tavern at the Inn at Harbor Shores for American food and drinks that are inspired from the surrounding agriculture, the people who live here, and the past it comes from. Visit one of the oldest harbors in the Great Lakes and experience their spirit of community and hospitality for yourself!
Savor French-inspired cuisine at The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, a fan-favorite St. Joseph restaurant among both visitors and locals. In their open-air dining space on the seasonal terrace or in their intimate dining room, you’ll be able to enjoy a decadent meal with the freshest ingredients from local farms and growers. Here, you will see stunning views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph lighthouse. The Bistro on the Boulevard offers guests an intimate experience perfect for casual dining.
Farm-to-Table in Central West Michigan
Reserve Wine & Food in Grand Rapids will inspire you with their modern, classic dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients. Here, you can enjoy the trendy house-made charcuterie with local cheeses which pairs nicely with their exceptional wine program. Visit Reserve for a wonderful farm-to-table meal, handcrafted to give you the best dining experience with the highest-quality ingredients.
Located right in the heart of Grand Rapids, Wheelhouse provides contemporary American classics in their posh bistro. Their large bar and porch are the perfect place to unwind after work or enjoy a cocktail before a downtown event. Their chef creates seasonal recipes from the ingredients of local suppliers so that you have a delectable farm-to-table experience.
Grove in Grand Rapids celebrates their meals with honest food from local farmers and growers who are passionate about raising, growing, and preparing incredible dishes. Join the talented people of Grove for a farm-to-table meal that will excite your senses with artisan cuisine in an intimate dining space.
As one of the most well-known downtown restaurants in Grand Rapids, Bistro Bella Vita creates an exceptional experience for farm-to-table dining. Their chefs have designed a tasty menu that incorporates modern French and Italian cuisine, which is made from scratch daily with sustainably-sourced ingredients for your enjoyment.
Terra, located on the east side of Grand Rapids, creates delectable dishes that are truly inspirational. Farm-fresh ingredients are handcrafted into beautiful, healthy meals that nurture the body and support local farms. Terra’s team of chefs take advantage of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and locally-sourced proteins from the region’s most dedicated growers.
Grand Rapids is home to Ganders, a farm-to-table restaurant located in the DoubleTree by Hilton. They specialize in American cuisine with a modern twist, bringing you an exciting experience. Their menu features items that are locally-grown and sourced in the agricultural heart of Michigan.
The JW Marriott’s signature Grand Rapids restaurant, six.one.six, offers farm-to-table dishes that perfectly blend locally-sourced ingredients and are prepared fresh daily. Enjoy a nice night out on the town while supporting local farmers and the Grand Rapids community.
High atop the Amway Grand Plaza, Cygnus 27 works closely with two local farms and utilizes many Michigan-based products to bring American entrees with a captivating view of the Grand Rapids skyline. The chefs of Cygnus 27 bring fresh ingredients from Visser Farms and Enlightened Crops into their kitchens to create classically-inspired meals that elevate the flavors and quality of each dish.
Farm-to-Table in Northern West Michigan
One of the best ways to experience the farm-to-table lifestyle of West Michigan is participating in the Holiday Harvest event from Treetops Resort with the final Farm2Fork event of the season! It will feature Bell’s Brewery and Home Comfort Farms for a four-course meal crafted by the Treetops Culinary team with local ingredients. Each course of the meal is thoughtfully infused and paired with a different Bell’s beer.
On Wednesday, November 28th, make Castle Farms in Charlevoix your destination to enjoy an enchanted evening listening to classic Christmas carols and feasting upon a three-course, farm-to-table meal. Built in 1918, you can walk around lit paths and enjoy the historic grounds of 100-year-old buildings.