Up North Blog

At Your (Curbside) Service

Pictured Above: Neal and Melanie Kokowicz from Market 22 in Maple City.


NOTE: If you are a snow bird or seasonal visitor to our area, please consider purchasing a gift card or two from your favorite restaurants to ensure they’re still open when you come back up north. They make a great gift for friends and family, as well as those working the frontlines of this pandemic … or just keep them for yourself to use in the future. Our wonderful small business community thanks you! 

Under normal circumstances, there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. But let’s face it, our current circumstances are anything but normal. And after 18 straight days of house arrest, let’s just say the charm has faded. We’d give anything to trade our Instant Pot for some good old fashioned takeout food right about now. The good news is that thanks to the amazing restaurants and cafés in Northern Michigan, that option is still available to you.

Below is a partial list of some of our favorite eateries, including the uber popular Cedar Sol Taco Stand, which not only serves mind-blowing tacos, but is also offering local eggs, milk, butter, honey, peanut butter and more. Then there’s the VI Grill in Suttons Bay, whose website states that “in an effort to put food on everyone’s table during these difficult times is donating meals and distributing proceeds from the sale of our take out food to our amazing staff.” And in Empire, the Empire Village Inn has created a mini pop-up store with everything from dry goods and produce to beer, wine and cleaning supplies.

We recommend checking each establishment’s website for current hours and takeout/delivery protocols. Don’t see your favorite place here? Email us and we’ll add to our list. Bon appetit!


Maple City:

Market 22: http://www.market22mi.com/

Little Traverse Inn: http://littletraverseinn.com/gastro-pub

Pegtown Station: https://www.pegtownstation.net/


Cedar Sol Taco Stand & Hydro Farm: https://www.facebook.com/CedarSolHydroFarm

Suttons Bay:

Martha’s Leelanau Table: https://marthasleelanautable.com/

VI Grill: https://www.vigrill.com/

45th Parallel Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/45thParallelCafe/

Hop Lot Brewing Co: https://www.Hoplotbrewing.com

Lake Leelanau:

Dick’s Pour House: http://www.dickspourhouse.com/


Trish’s Dishes: https://www.facebook.com/Trishs-Dishes-535442589950637/

Glen Arbor:

Anderson’s Market: https://shop.andersonsglenarbor.com/online

Art’s Tavern: https://www.facebook.com/artsglenarbor/


Shipwreck Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/Shipwreckcafemi/

The Empire Village Inn: https://www.facebook.com/Villageinnempire/

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