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Grand Rapids Named the Best Food City in Michigan

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Photos John Walker, Janna/ 97.9 WGRD

In addition to raking in tons of beer honors (GR was recently named “Best Beer Scene” in the U.S. and the No. 4 city for beer lovers), turns out Grand Rapids is also killing it in the food department.

Thrillist has named Grand Rapids the Best Food City in Michigan!

Using their roster of nationwide editors and writers, the food and travel website set out to find the best, most essential, go-to food city in each and every state.

As far as the Mitten State, Thrillist says Grand Rapids is No. 1 in food:

Detroit is great, but its overall food scene is more the sum of its metro area (Ferndale, Hamtramck, Deerborn… not Taylor), so that seems a bit of a stretch when naming the best proper food city. And while we’ve been on Traverse City’s jock for a while now, that seems a bit disingenuous, considering the size. Grand Rapids, though, has been making a huge mark on the Mitten, rising as the state’s best beer city and it’s finest place to eat, thanks to fine dining on pan-Polish/German/Latin cuisine at the farm-fresh UN of eating that is Grove, Euro-flecked beer/food-obsessed Green Well, Mediterranean-inspired comfort food and breakfast courtesy of Marie Catrib’s, duck-confit nachos at the gorgeous Brewery Vivant, and so, so much more. The whole “being a beautiful city” thing is icing on the cake. Oh shit, that reminds us: get a cake atCakabakery.”

Grand Rapids also has Festival of the Arts, which as we all know it’s a celebration of amazing food too. Plus there’s the Grandwich competition, not to mention the impressive and imaginative treats the West Michigan Whitecaps put out each year, Restaurant WeekDessert Wars, BaCon, and so many other great events and restaurants for foodies!

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