9 New Restaurants and Shops to Check Out During the Traverse City Film Festival

There are lots of fresh faces in town since last year’s Traverse City Film Festival. Check out these new Traverse City restaurants and downtown shops!


Harvest | 127 S. Union St.
Has a new (bigger) home. The casual eatery serves up legit Asian and Mexican street-style fare. Quality ingredients and execution.

Alley’s Market | 113 E. State St.
Harvest’s old location is the new neighborhood market. The one-stop shop has staples like milk, eggs and produce, plus beer, wine and a delish Detroit-style pizza.

Olives & Wine | 201 E. Front St.
Mediterranean mezze plates and an expertly curated, 56-bottle Enomatic wine dispensing system. What’s that? Pick a wine, insert credit card, vino served.

The Coin Slot | 346 E. Front St.
Pinball wizards, this recently expanded vintage arcade has craft brews, outdoor seating and food truck eats from Rockwich, MIddleboys Savory Waffle Cones and Wingz & Thingz (also known as “The Lot” and “The Spot”).

Millie & Pepper | 120 S. Union St.
A modern day general store with home décor, kitchen goods, sustainable fashion and local art.

State Street Marketplace + Monkey Fist Brewing Co. | 329 E. State St.
TC’s newest brewery and an eclectic community marketplace with gourmet meats, Mediterranean dishes, BBQ, vintage clothing, made-in-Michigan gifts—the list goes on.

Red Spire Brunch House | 800 Cottageview Dr.
Brunch all day. Benedicts, French Toast, gourmet mac and cheese. Find between Stella’s and PepeNero at Grand Traverse Commons.

Ballaró Wine Lounge & PepeNero |  700 Cottageview Dr.
PepeNero’s younger brother is serving Italian tapas, Old World wines, fine scotches and whiskeys. Get small plates before dinner at PepeNero.

Earthen Ales | 1371 Gray Dr., Suite 200
Beer lovers, head toward the Grand Traverse Commons water tower. Pints poured below. Bring lunch/dinner from nearby Spanglish or Pleasanton Bakery.

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