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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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    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+...

      Beer City Eats: Video Series

      Grand Rapids area breweries are cooking up some of the best food in town....

      Do Something Delicious: Cooking Classes

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

      Search Restaurants

      Search for a great place to eat - there's plenty to choose from!

      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

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

      Get Caffeinated

      In the mood for a great cup of coffee?

      Restaurant Week | Aug 7-18

      Your time to "Taste the City" and enjoy dining deals at scores of area...


      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