Food Tours, Travel

Get a Taste of Grand Traverse Bay with Zingerman’s Food Tours

While Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay has long been known as a four-season recreational destination, it’s booming food scene is also something to celebrate—Bon Appetit named it one of its top five foodie towns in America. The freshwater lake breezes that draw thousands of visitors to this charming lakeside community every year also create ideal conditions for some of the best farms, orchards, wineries, and fishing in the midwest.

And that’s where Zingerman’s Food Tours come in. Join us next month, September 22-24, when we travel to Grand Traverse Bay to explore the bounty and the beauty of this robust food region—easily, one of the most interesting in the US—with a 3-day trip that includes a visit to Traverse City’s gourmet food truck hub, our favorite breweries and distilleries, family-style farm spreads, foraging for ramps and mushrooms, and a sunset sale on the bay. And that’s not even the whole itinerary!

This is an annual trip for Zingerman’s Food Tours, and every time we return, we’re more and more impressed by the vibrant community of chefs, artisanal food producers, farmers and distillers we visit. Those who’ve taken this trip with us, have this to say:

“I thought I knew the Traverse City area, but this trip was full of wonderful surprises of food and scenery. We got to learn and understand how all of the chefs, farmers, vintners, work in harmony, and we got to really see behind the scenes in a new way.”

“It was very hands-on, interactive and also lovely to have access to so many personal stories behind where the food/wine/beer comes from.  We thoroughly enjoyed every minute.”

This is a great trip for adults of all ages. We keep the group small, so everyone can get the most out of the experience—you’ll be able to ask questions at every stop and really learn about the food you’re eating. Zingerman’s very knowledgeable Tour Guides will handle all the details, so you can enjoy yourself worry free.

 The Grand Traverse Bay Tour includes 3 nights a the beautiful new boutique Traverse City Hotel Indigo, breakfast, lunch, and a nightly family-style dinner with special guests to liven up the conversation, and much more. Check out the whole itinerary here and secure your spot soon. The trip takes place September 22-24, 2017!