Ann Arbor is home to more than 300 restaurants — and that’s only within city limits. Aside from being home to the University of Michigan, this Midwestern city has a flourishing culinary scene that will be just one of the many reasons Americans will be visiting here on their next family vacation.
Grange Kitchen & Bar
I loved my experience at Grange Kitchen and Bar. Brandon Johns takes pride in knowing where the restaurant’s ingredients come from. This restaurant is his baby, and he’s gotten his family and friends involved in running it. I imagine this place will be a staple in Ann Arbor for years to come.
Zingerman’s is an institution in Ann Arbor. Their deli and creamery are legendary. Chef Alex Young founded the Roadhouse and is a James Beard Award-winning Chef. I had an amazing time in their kitchen and encourage everyone to try their fried chicken mac ‘n’ cheese and those chocolate-covered biscuits!
Ron’s Roadside BBQ
Ron started off catering with his father in Ann Arbor before moving to France to classically train. Afterward, he took his expertise to New York City and worked for Ina Garten before returning home. This place may be off the beaten path, but Ron’s barbecue comes from all of his experiences, and I can guarantee it’s some of the best food you’ll ever have.