Culinary Delights

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Culinary Delights

Dining brings everyone together and nourishes body and soul. Whether you're looking to experience fine dining, local cuisine, authentic ethnic eateries, or something fresh from the garden to your table, northern Michigan takes great pride in its culinary community.


The growing season in Michigan is ideal for producing some of the tastiest produce around. From roadside stands, to centennial farms and over-flowing farm markets, exploring and sampling food fresh from the garden is always a delightful adventure.

Seasonal and Year-Round Farm Markets
Petoskey, Fridays, June-September, from 8:30am-1pm
Boyne City,  Summer market: Wednesdays and Saturdays, May-September from 8am-noon | Winter Market: Saturdays, November-April, 9am-noon
Charlevoix, Tuesdays, May-October from 8am-1pm
Harbor Springs, Wednesdays and Saturdays, May-October from 9am-1pm

Coveyou Scenic Farm
Pond Hill Farm
Bill's Farm Market
Friske Orchards
Frog Hollow Farm
Lavendar Hill Farm

Culinary Trail and Restaurants

With the abundance of natural resources and fresh ingredients, northern Michigan has become an unlikely source for top-quality dining. Authentic culinary experiences, cooking classes, and demonstrations are just a few of the options you'll have to choose from. You'll also find menus to please every palette and vary from quirky cafes, farm-to-table, and classic fine dining. 

Petoskey Area Culinary Trail

Food Festivals

We also like to celebrate what Mother Nature has provided! Festivals highlighting local flavors are popular events and definitely something you won't want to miss during your visit. Experience the hunt for the elusive morel mushroom each spring or taste apples plucked fresh from the tree during the fall Apple Festival and everything in between!

National Morel Mushroom Festival, Boyne City
Taste of the North, Petoskey
Farmers Market Food Trucky Rally, Boyne City
Taste of Harbor Springs
Apple Fest, Charlevoix
Harvest Festival, Boyne City