Our main food & dining section has articles and links for restaurants, taverns and cafes and also food products & producers, farms, markets, bakeries and other culinary delights in Leelanau, Traverse City & Northern Michigan.

Leelanau Sweet Cherry Blossoms May 5

Sweet Cherry Blossoms Are Out!

As this photo from yesterday afternoon shows, Leelanau County's sweet cherry orchards are at or near full bloom, making this weekend an excellent time for a drive along the county's back roads!
April 2021 Leelanau Cherry Blossoms in Bud

Leelanau Cherry Blossoms Ready to POP!

As you can see from this photo taken Wednesday just down the hill from St. Wenceslaus in northern Leelanau County, sweet cherry blossoms are almost ready to burst!
M22 South Glen Arbor MI by Tom Powell

22 Stops on M-22

Traverse City Tourism has a cool feature highlighting 22 stops on M-22, the 116-mile state highway that follows the Leelanau coastline. 
2021 Glen Lake Restaurant Week - Friday, April 23 - Saturday, May 1

2021 Glen Lake Restaurant Week - Friday, April 23 - Saturday, May 1

A number of restaurants of Glen Arbor & the surrounding area invite you to join them for special 3 course prix-fixe dinner menus.
Northport Pub & Grille to open early summer

Northport Pub & Grille to open early summer

The Leelanau Ticker reports that the former Ticker's will open early this summer as Northport Pub & Grille.
Leelanau Morel Page: Hunting Morel Mushrooms on the Leelanau Peninsula

Leelanau Morel Page: Hunting Morel Mushrooms on the Leelanau Peninsula

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Check out the latest Leelanau morel mushroom reports, morel hunting tips, photos, links & videos!
Any Day Now

Any Day Now

Mark took this the other day of a cherry orchard on the high hills of Leelanau. Won't be long before cherry blossoms return!!!
Leelanau's first marijuana dispensary, Olean's of Northport

Leelanau's first marijuana dispensary, Olean's of Northport

Olean's dispensary, Leelanau County’s first recreational cannabis shop, will open later this spring or early summe
Talking Leelanau Hops with the Michigan Hop Alliance

Cedar City Market opens in Cedar

UpNorth Live reports that the Cedar City Market has officially opened at the former Pleva's Meats location in Cedar.
Leelanau guest stars in Carhart/Guinness commercial

Leelanau guest stars in Carhart/Guinness commercial

The Leelanau Ticker shared a new St. Patrick’s Day commercial from Carhartt and Guinness recently shot on the Leelanau Peninsula by Grand Rapids director Kevin Steen.
Grapes at Good Harbor Vineyards

Harbor Hill Fruit Farms receives Rural Development Grant

UpNorth Live reports that Harbor Hills Fruit Farms, the parent company to Good Harbor Vineyards and Aurora Cellars, has received a Rural Development Fund grant worth $100,000.
Michigan Hop Alliance hops

Talking Leelanau Hops with the Michigan Hop Alliance

The Leelanau Ticker talked with Michigan Hop Alliance founder Brian Tennis about the upcoming Leelanau hop harvest.