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 local favorites:

Lake Ann Brewing Company, Lake Ann
Five Shores Brewing, Beulah
Stormcloud, Frankfurt

Cider Maker
Tandem Ciders, Suttons Bay

Northern Latitudes Distillery, Lake Leelanau

Upscale Dining
Blu, Glen Arbor
Café Manitou, The Homestead
The Cove, Leland
Riverside Inn, Leland
Martha's Leelanau Table, Suttons Bay
La Becasse, Maple City

Casual Dining
Whiskers Bar & Grill, The Homestead
Art's Tavern, Glen Arbor
Boonedocks, Glen Arbor
Village Cheese Shanty, Leland
V.I. Grill, Suttons Bay
Market 22, Maple City

Good Harbor Grill, Glen Arbor
Market 22, Maple City (Sundays only)
Art's Tavern, Glen Arbor
Trish's Dishes, Leland

Grocer’s Daughter, Empire

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