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From food trucks, farm stands and markets to ice cream, coffee and casual dining, Ann Arbor is all about food. We recommend:

Kerrytown Market and Shops: In a fun, older area near downtown you will find the Kerrytown Market and Shops. Here on Wednesday evenings you’ll find the Evening Ann Arbor Farmers Market, the Farmers Market on Wednesday and Saturday, and the Artisan’s Market on Sunday. There are small shops featuring gifts and specialty foods, wines, coffee and several lunch counters.

Mark’s Carts: On Washington, between First and Ashley, you will find an eclectic group of food carts with people eating at picnic tables. You will also hear music performers on certain nights.

You will find great ice cream from Kilwins, 107  E.  Liberty, and Washtenaw Dairy, featuring many flavors of Stroh’s ice cream, at 602 S. Ashley. This is a funky local’s spot featuring great ice cream and perfect on a hot summer night. The lines can be long. Stucchi’s Ice Cream, at 302 S. State, is also a good spot.

Dominick’s: Near the Law School and Business School, at 812 Monroe, is Dominick’s. Stop in for a drink and sit with the students on the shady front porch or large back patio.

Cherry Republic: Good shop for cherry products like jams, jellies, preserves, salsas, dried cherries and chocolate cherries. 223 S. Main.

Monahan’s Seafood Market: At 407 N. Fifth, in the Kerrytown Market & Shops, this is a seafood market also featuring lunch.

Comet Coffee, 16 Nickel’s Arcade, offering quality coffee drinks in a contemporary atmosphere.

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom: Upstairs from the bookstore is a great tearoom with comfortable seating featuring teas from around the world, soups and desserts. There is live music on some evenings.

Biercamp Artisan Sausage and Jerky: At 1643 S. State, this is a fun purveyor of quality meats, bacon, sausages and jerky. You can also stop for lunch as they serve sandwiches, sides and beer.

The Produce Station: Next to Biercamps is a small gourmet grocery store and produce stand featuring wonderful Michigan grown fruits and vegetable, bakery goods (don’t miss the blueberry buckle) and gourmet items. They have a wonderful salad bar, hot items and items from the grill with indoor and outdoor seating. A great lunch spot while in town.

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