Recent Northern Michigan Food & Drink Articles

Celebrate Black Raspberry Season with July’s ‘Last Call’ Mocktail

July's 'Last Call' cocktail recipe is a Black Raspberry Shrub. While this drink is alcohol-free, it doesn't make it any less delicious for summer....

Red Hot Best 2021: Northern Michigan’s Top 7 Food Trucks

We love our kitchens on wheels in Northern Michigan! From taco trucks in Traverse City to rolling smokehouse in Charlevoix, we’ve got it all! You...

Try This Panzanella Salad at Your Next Summer Potluck

Searching for a versatile dish? This torn bread salad featuring Michigan cherry tomatoes is perfect for a light lunch, side dish or summer potluck....

Add These Northern Michigan Small Bites to Your Must-Try List

Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, has been on the hunt for must-try food finds, local cookbooks and artisan, made-in-Northern-Michigan kitchen...

3 New Burger Joints to Try in Traverse City this Summer

Traverse City has three new burger joints, and they’re each doing things a little differently. Bring on the burgers and learn more about each...

Great Food & Drink Spots After a Day at Sleeping Bear Dunes

PAID CONTENT What’s a trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore without a definite plan for post-adventure food and drink stops, especially...


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Upcoming Food & Drink Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

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18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey

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Food & Drink for Kids in Northern Michigan

Local Scoops at Moomers

Say hi to the friendly cows when you visit this iconic ice cream shop in Traverse City.

Camping with Kids

Some magazines make camping with kids look like a Pinterest board come to life with gourmet s’ mores and detailed crafting plans. This is not one of those stories. (It’s better.)

Best U-Picks for a Summer Afternoon

Spend a few hours at these local markets and orchards picking fruit, going on a wagon ride and eating homemade pie. 

Farms with Petting Zoos, Snacks (and Wine)!

Learn about farm animals up close and personal, and return for seasonal fun like pumpkin patches and corn mazes. 

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Traverse City

These local restaurants offer fun specials and an inviting atmosphere for young diners.

Yes, Kid-Friendly Wineries Exist!

These wineries within the Petoskey Wine Region offer games and outdoor areas, welcoming all ages to visit.