Traverse City’s fame as a foodie town isn’t based on any special ethnic foods or style of cooking. In fact, Traverse City cuisine is as diverse and hard to pin down as you can get. But it shares one defining characteristic: a generous use of fresh ingredients from nearby farms, waters and orchards.
The farm-to-table culture around Traverse City is popular and many of our area's restaurants routinely source local ingredients. This list below highlights establishments where the menus change regularly and are created with seventy-five percent or more local ingredients.