GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Grand Rapids was named the best food city in the state of Michigan by Thrillist.
The food cities round-up names the best, most essential go-to food cities for every state.
Here's what Thrillist had to say about Grand Rapids:
Detroit is great, but its overall food scene is more the sum of its metro area (Ferndale, Hamtramck, Dearborn… not Taylor), so that seems a bit of a stretch when naming the best proper food city. And while we've been singing the praises of Traverse City for some time now, that seems a bit disingenuous, considering its size. Grand Rapids, though, has been making a huge mark on the Mitten, standing tall as both the state's best beer city and it's finest place to dine. That’s all thanks to pan-Polish/German/Latin cuisine at the farm-fresh UN of eating that is Grove, the Euro-flecked beer-obsessed offerings at Green Well, Stella’s Lounge’s chart-topping burger (washed down by a massive whiskey list), duck-confit nachos at the gorgeous Brewery Vivant, nostalgia-inducing hot dogs at Yesterdog, the hearty, hangover-busting bills at brunch kings Noco Provisions and Butcher’s Union, and so, so much more. The whole "being a beautiful city" thing is icing on the cake. Oh sh*t, that reminds us: get a cake at Cakabakery.