Artisanal Food & Beverage

A quiet revolution has been taking place throughout America - small farmers and artisans are helping to bringing their freshly harvested food and hand-made products back to our tables. Since the emergence of the local winemaking business in the 70s, Leelanau has been a great place for foodies. Today, those first winemakers have found their match in equally passionate brewers, cider makers, distillers, bakers, chefs, and chocolatiers. You can try many of their products at Cavanaugh's in Mountain Village, but you'll want to leave time to explore their farms, roadside stands, and tasting rooms. Here are a few that are frequently mentioned:

Brewers
Five Shores Brewing, Beulah Lake Ann Brewing Company, Lake Ann Stormcloud, Frankfort

Cider Maker
Tandem Ciders, Suttons Bay

Distiller
Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau

Restaurants
Birch & Maple, Frankfort
Blu, Name, Glen Arbor
Café Manitou, The Homestead,
Glen Arbor Cove, Name, Leland
Riverside Inn, Name, Leland

Chocolatier
Grocer’s Daughter, Empire