Leelanau Dining, Restaurant & Food Guide

Wineries, Breweries & Cideries

Rare Bird Brewpub – A brewpub & tap room in Traverse City serving our own craft brews, great beers from all over, wine, ciders and cocktails and a full pub menu.

Tandem Ciders – Hard ciders, perry, hand-crafted sodas, light food for retail sales or to enjoy in a cozy, pub setting.

Publications & Organizations

Cherry Capital Foods – Working with farmers, growers and producers both locally and regionally but only from the state of Michigan.

Taste the Local Difference – Taste the Local Difference works to save farmland and build healthier communities with food that’s thousands of miles fresher.

Weddings & Events

Epicure Catering – Full Service Catering Company – The Leelanau-Traverse area offers a wealth of exceptional food products; exquisite wines, artisan breads and cheese, delicious produce, fine meats and fresh fish from Lake Michigan which are available to us locally.


9 Bean Rows – Organic farming operation with CSA and a bakery located just west of Suttons Bay on M-204.

Blue Bird Restaurant – From the casual 100 seat bar, to the more elegant, scenic dining room on the banks of the Leland River, the Bluebird tradition of excellence is always apparent.

The Leland Lodge – Bogey’s restaurant overlooks the country club & the lake, and the Lodge also has ample space for weddings & events with lodging as well.

Village Cheese Shanty – A never-trendy, tourist friendly, palate teasing, neighborhood store offering fresh, made to order sandwiches, over 60 imported cheeses, local cherry and related products.

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Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

Leelanau Cherry Blossom Report

Sweet cherry blossoms are popping across the county, and we will definitely have cherry blossoms for Memorial Day Weekend!! We'll use this page to update you the state of cherry blossoms in Leelanau!
2019 Leland Wine & Food Festival - Saturday, June 8

2019 Leland Wine & Food Festival – Saturday, June 8

Michigan's longest running wine festival returns to Leland for the 34th year this Saturday (June 8) from 12-6 PM. Taste & enjoy wines from 12 Leelanau Peninsula wineries (and a TC brewery) along with delicious specialties from 8 local food vendors & live music!
Leelanau Coffee Roasting - Arrive by Air, Land or Sea