West Michigan is filled with a bevy of fresh and locally grown ingredients that can't help but be used in deliciously satisfying ways.
When you choose to dine at a farm-to-table eatery, you're not only indulging in the freshest ingredients possible, but you're also supporting your community—the farmers, butchers, bakers and more. Next time you're looking for a place to grab the freshest grub possible, consider one of these farm-to-table destinations.
Four Roses Café | Plainwell
Operated by Tom and Jan Rose, Four Roses Café has been committed to serving visitors quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients. They have over 25 years of experience, which has guided them to create an astonishing menu filled with delicious seafood, meats, greens and desserts.
Principle Food & Drink | Kalamazoo
Guests at Principle Food & Drink can indulge in new American classic dishes and fresh flavors creatively crafted with time-tested technique. The eatery brings the local farm community, hospitality professionals and the freshest ingredients together—all at one table. Their cozy, comfortable atmosphere provides an intimate experience.
Salt of the Earth | Fennville
The perfect place to visit if you're searching for honest food and friendly folks. Salt of the Earth has a seasonal menu that utilizes handpicked local ingredients that pair well with a variety of local wines and ciders—like winter root vegetables. Check out one of their wood-fired pizzas while you're there, too!
Terra | Grand Rapids
Locally sourced ingredients, pasture raised meats and sustainable seafood are just some of the offerings guests can enjoy while at Terra. The restaurant's team of chefs take advantage of seasonal fruits, vegetables and locally-sourced proteins from the region's most dedicated growers to provide inspired, handcrafted foods that nurture both body and community.
The Boulevard Inn & Bistro | St. Joseph
Savor some seriously fresh, local and seasonal French cuisine, all while enjoying stunning views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph lighthouse. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the Boulevard Inn & Bistro offers an opportunity for guests to dine on the seasonal terrace or in their intimate dining room. They also have a full bar offering international, domestic and local craft beers plus specialty cocktails.
Wheelhouse | Grand Rapids
Situated in the heart of Grand Rapids, Wheelhouse offers guests a contemporary twist on global fare with a large bar that is an ideal place to unwind after work or enjoy a cocktail before a downtown event. Wheelhouse's chef creates seasonal recipes with ingredients from local suppliers, so you'll always have a delectable farm-to-table experience.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for West Michigan Woman.
Photo courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.