Top ChoiceVegan in Ann Arbor

Lunch Room

Order at the spice jar–lined counter, and then grab one of the close-set tables to await your beet burger with tofu bacon, Korean sweet-potato noodle stir-fry, raspberry and basil grilled cheese or other wildly...

Top ChoiceDeli in Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Delicatessen

The shop that launched the area's foodie frenzy, Zingerman's piles local, organic and specialty ingredients onto towering sandwiches in a sprawling downtown complex that also includes a coffee shop and bakery.

American in Ann Arbor


Eating at this pint-sized cafe is like eating in your friend’s cozy kitchen, with whitewashed walls, books stacked on the sunny windowsill and fresh flowers popping from vases. The owners – she’s a pastry chef,...

Football in Ann Arbor

Michigan Stadium

If you happen to arrive on a fall Saturday and wonder why 110,000 people – almost the size of Ann Arbor's entire population – are crowding into the stadium at the University of Michigan, the answer is football....

Brewery in Ann Arbor

Jolly Pumpkin

Ann Arborites young and old come here for the house made sour beers (try the Bam Biere), pizzas and truffle fries. Eat in the cozy, antique-filled downstairs, or head to the rooftop patio.

American in Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Part of the Zingerman's empire, this big, clamorous restaurant focuses on traditional American dishes like buttermilk-battered fried chicken, pit-smoked barbecue and a slew of macaroni and cheese options (try the...

Market in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Given the surrounding bounty of orchards and farms, it's no surprise this place is stuffed to the rafters with everything from spicy pickles to cider to mushroom-growing kits; located downtown near Zingerman's...

Microbrewery in Ann Arbor


Seek out this tiny, rustic spot with a lunch counter and outdoor beer garden for swigging the handful of house-made beers – say, a super-fresh amber ale or double IPA – that pair perfectly with the house-made...

Gardens in Ann Arbor

Nichols Arboretum

The 'Arb' is a 123-acre oasis of greenery prime for walking, jogging and Frisbee throwing; it's part of the University of Michigan and located at the edge of the campus. Highlights include the restored prairie...

Middle Eastern in Ann Arbor

Jerusalem Garden

The hummus, falafel, lentil soup, chicken shawarma and other Middle Eastern favorites have stood the test of time at Jerusalem Garden, an unassuming, family-run eatery that has been doing its thing for more than...

Coffee in Ann Arbor


This small, high-energy spot roasts its own beans and cranks up the music. Join the cool crowd sipping nitro cold brews and coconut milk mocha lattes alongside delicious plates of spicy tuna or avocado and goat...

Live Music in Ann Arbor

Blind Pig

Everyone from John Lennon to Nirvana to the Circle Jerks has rocked the storied stage over the years. These days it's underground bands on the rise who play the modest room (capacity 400).

Cuban in Ann Arbor

Frita Batidos

Frita's modern take on Cuban street food is all the rage, offering burgers with tropical, citrusy toppings, roasted pork sandwiches, mojitos and booze-spiked milkshakes.

Live Music in Ann Arbor


The Ark hosts acoustic and folk-oriented musicians, including many big names. No seat is more than 50 feet from the stage in this intimate club.