Recent Northern Michigan Restaurant Articles

The Sweet History of Marshall’s Fudge & Chocolate Company

A sweet Mackinac Island's family legacy. Take a bite out of the delicious story of Marshall’s Fudge & Chocolate Company in Mackinaw City. This...

Grab & Go: Delicious Barbecue on the Beach in Ludington

Head out on a Grab & Go adventure in Ludington! Stop by this barbecue spot for a winner chicken dinner and take your to-go goods to this...

Northern Michigan’s Red Hot Best Breakfast, Coffee & Bakery

Start your day off right with Northern Michigan's best breakfast! Explore the 2023 Red Hot Best winners for best breakfast, bakery and coffee shop...

Shoreside Village Getaway: How to Spend 24 Hours in Elk Rapids

From local food and drink to a summertime sunset date night, there's no shortage of fun ways to spend a day in Elk Rapids. Here's how to explore...

Street Food Wonders: A Taste of Whimsy at Aiko Street Food

Chef Ryan Mateling’s modern take on Izakaya-style food is turning heads. Head to The Coin Slot in Traverse City to experience the whimsical (and...

Northern Michigan’s Best Restaurants + Outdoor Dining 2023

Northern Michigan is a food-lovers dream! Taste your way across the region, starting with the 2023 Red Hot Best winners for best restaurants and...


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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.

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