Grand Rapids Food Trail

IGrand Rapids Food Trail Logof you love food - eating it, cooking it, shopping for it, learning about it - you'll love Grand Rapids.

You can eat, cook, shop, learn and more at the Downtown Market, a dazzling food emporium that includes restaurants, food vendors, a farmer's market, teaching kitchens and rooftop greenhouses. It's one of 30+ delicious destinations on The Grand Rapids Food Trail, a self-guided tour of the city's culinary hotspots.

Download the Food Trail Map to plot your own course through our luscious landscape. You'll meet artisans whose families have captivated local palates for generations and innovators who are bringing new, more diverse tastes to the Grand Rapids table. You'll discover enticing ingredients and ideas you can bring back to your kitchen. And you'll give your taste buds a thrill they'll never forget.

You can do all of this without breaking the bank - Grand Rapids is a tremendous culinary value, named America's #2 Most Affordable Foodie City by Wallet Hub!

Hungry for more?
• Learn why Grand Rapids is a great food destination.
• Explore farm-to-fork dining experiences.
• Try our best breakfasts, burgers, and desserts & sweets.
• Visit family farms and farm markets.
• Browse local cooking classes.

Feeling Thirsty?
• Explore 40+ craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.
• Take a Wine Tour of 30+ wineries and tasting rooms.
• Find a close-by Happy Hour or Bloody Mary Bar.


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On the Grand Rapids Food Trail

My dad, who grew up in the South, likes to say that "we eat to avoid getting hungry." While it's clear that this isn't the healthiest advice, I can wholeheartedly advocate that Grand Rapids is a great...more

Posted April 14, 2015
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Founders KBS Week Brings Incredible Beer to the Masses

Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) Week, March 9-14, allows the Grand Rapids community - and those who travel here - to enjoy the beer ranked one of the best beers in the world by Rat...more

Posted February 19, 2015
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Breweries Help Put the Cool Brews in Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

Cool Brews. Hot Eats. (CBHE) starts February 16. So where are you heading to experience some of the best beer and food pairings Grand Rapids has to offer? And, just as importantly, where are your frie...more

Posted February 12, 2015
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Cool Brews. Hot Eats Returns to Grand Rapids

It’s hard to think of a better way to escape the chilly Michigan weather than coming inside for a hot meal and a cool brew. The third annual Cool Brews Hot Eats (CBHE) kicks-off Monday, February 16 th...more

Posted January 27, 2015