Last week, we took a quick jaunt up to Traverse City, Michigan for some autumnal goodness. We were a little early for the full glory of autumn leaves, but did find some fantastic food and drink!
Philips Cider Mill was a perfect roadside stop on the way up, with fresh apple cider and scrumptious cider doughnuts!
My little sis has lived in Michigan for years, and recommended Tandem Ciders. Though we tried a couple other hard cider spots, it was without a question the best. It’s a short drive outside of Traverse City, with a small bar, and picnic tables outside. Some of their ciders are available in bottles, while others- like the varieties we chose to take home– are growler-only.
In addition to their food truck, Harvest has a downtown location where we sampled some street food favorites. I loved the Flash Fried Beets!
Vineyard visits could have kept me there for another couple of days, but I settled for a golden hour drive among them.
Don’t even think about taking a swim this time of the year (in fact, bundle up for the beach), but isn’t it beautiful?
And last, but possibly the best is Patisserie Amie, the memories of which were half the reason I planned this trip. The little French cafe was just as good as a remembered, and I insisted on breakfast there two days in a row.