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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Food in Grand Rapids

    Long before "farm to fork" became a national catchphrase, Grand Rapids restaurants were sourcing fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products from area farmers. The ready availability of quality food is one reason we've always had a much larger community of locally owned restaurants than other cities our size.

    Our proximity to Lake Michigan provides ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. (Michigan produces a broader variety of produce than any state except California.) Hundreds of family farmers work the land and provide restaurants (and residents) with an abundant supply of just-picked awesomeness.

    Today, our local dining scene is more vibrant than ever, making Grand Rapids a true foodie destination.

    World Food Travel Association Recognizes Grand Rapids Food Scene

    Grand Rapids was just named #2 Best Food/Beverage Destination Experience by the World Food Travel Association's FoodTrekking Awards!…

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    Tempt Your Taste Buds!

    Food Trail

    Take a walk (or drive) on the foodie side – our Food Trail features 50+...

    Do Something Delicious: Cooking Classes

    This a great city for people who love to cook. Or would love to learn to...

    Culinary Instruction

    Grand Rapids is home to one of the nation's most respected culinary...

    Downtown Market

    Artisan food vendors, local food options and more at this state-of-the-art...

    Farm Markets

    Dozens of additional farm markets throughout the area help keep restaurant...

    Beer City USA

    40+ amazing craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.

    Get Caffeinated

    In the mood for a great cup of coffee?

     

    Don't Miss Foodie Events

    Grand Rapids hosts a number of delectable food festivals each year, including:

    • Beer Month GR (Mid-February - Mid-March), a month long restaurant event pairing luscious foods with craft beers (and ciders)
    • Festival of the Arts (June), a three-day street party that includes a heaping helping of edible masterpieces for every taste
    • Taste of Grand Rapids (July), a celebration of fantastic food and live music
    • Restaurant Week GR (August), a 10-day showcase of local restaurants (and incredible dining deals)
    • International Wine, Beer & Food Festival (November), Michigan's premier fine-food tasting and shopping event
    • Cocktail Week GR (November), celebrate the art of the craft cocktail paired with a shared plate through this new 12 day event
       

    Chef Angus Eats : Video Series

    Follow Chef Angus Campbell, a professor at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education as he eats his way through Grand Rapids. Stopping for breakfast, pub food, globally inspired dishes, upscale dining, and a day at the market, Chef Angus will show you just a few of the amazing eateries Grand Rapids has to offer.

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