The sandwiches at this charming Petoskey cafe and deli are the stuff of foodie dreams: there are more than a dozen to choose from, each crafted from super fresh, locally sourced ingredients and specialty breads from nearby Crooked Tree Breadworks. Housemade soups, salads, and desserts too. 421 HOWARD ST., Petoskey. 231.439.9250, JULIENNETOMATOES.COM.
Guerney’s Harbor Bottle Shop
Tucked in the back of a wine store in downtown Harbor Springs, Guerney’s no-frills sandwich counter has developed a passionate following for its fresh-sliced meat-and-cheese delights on super-soft, house-baked bread. Two tips: Do order the deli sauce (it’s divine), don’t ask for tomatoes (the owners are anti, claiming tomatoes ruin their spectacular bread). 215 E. MAIN ST., Harbor Springs. 231.526.5472.
Good Hart General Store
The spectacular drive along M-119 is made better with a stop at the deli inside this 1930s-era general store. Order up some hot or cold made-to-order sandwiches, then ask for directions to the nearby beach—a secluded Lake Michigan oasis just waiting for you and your picnic. 1075 N. LAKE SHORE DR., 231.526.7661, GOODHARTSTORE.COM.