From food trucks, farm stands and markets to ice cream, coffee, pastries and casual dining, Ann Arbor is all about food. I recommend that you try:
Kerrytown Market and Shops: In a fun, older area near downtown you will find the Kerrytown Market and Shops. It is located next to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays depending on the time of year, and the Artisan’s Market on Sunday. There are small shops featuring gifts and specialty foods, wines, coffee and several lunch counters. 407 N. 5th Ave.
You will find great ice cream and chocolated from Kilwins at 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.
Michigan Creamery at 302 S. State is another ice cream parlor where you will enjoy Michigan made ice cream, frozen yogurt, a full coffee and espresso bar and gourmet chocolates.
For great pastries and desserts Cannelle Ann Arbor is a must. At 110 E. Washington St they have a large selection of macarons, eclairs, cookies, cakes, pastries and tarts. I stopped in for a coffee and a macaron.
Bakehouse 46 at 116 E. Liberty St. is another great spot for cupcakes, cookies, cakes and bagels.
Casa Dominick’s: Near the Law School and Business School, at 812 Monroe, is Casa Dominick’s that opened in 1960. Stop in for a drink and sit with the students on the shady front porch or large back patio. They feature Italian specialties, sandwiches and pizza.
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, Comet Coffee is a cafe offering quality coffee drinks in a contemporary atmosphere.
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea at 123 W. Washington, is another good coffee shop you should try. I enjoyed it on my first afternoon in town. They have seven locations in Ann Arbor as well as in other cities in Michigan and in other states throughout the US.
Fleetwood Diner is a fun, casual diner from the late 1940s, serving omelets, breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, pitas, salads, gyros, dinners, burgers and reuben sandwiches. 300 S. Ashley St.
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. They brew their own small batch craft beers.
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. 1629 S. State