BREAKFAST Potter’s: This classic bakery has been a Traverse City favorite for more than eight decades. Doughnuts, Danishes and muffins are a few of the many choices for a graband-go breakfast, but the shop’s new location on Hall Street also has a full menu if you’d like to linger. 231.947.5125, POTTERSBAKERY.COM.
Morsels: The main attraction here is the
5Underground Cheesecake: This
cozy shop’s claim to fame is the decadent cheesecake on a stick, but it’s also home to daily lunch specials starring delicious homemade soups and sandwiches. 1333 YELLOW DR., 231.929.4418, UNDERGROUNDCHEESECAKE.COM.
Mary’s Kitchen Port: This kitchen supply store has a little secret: coolers full of gourmet packaged sandwiches and salads, made fresh daily. Head to the back of the shop to peruse the offerings (our faves: the Gobbler turkey sandwich and Rustic Italian pasta salad). 5369 W. FRONT ST., 231.941.0525.
bottle of wine. 424 W. FRONT ST., 231.941.7651, FOLGARELLIS.NET.
Grand Traverse Pie Co.: We think it’s perfectly fine to let a slice of pie stand alone as a meal. But for a more well-rounded lunch, the menu here also includes grilled sandwiches, quiche, pot pies and homemade soups, all available to go. Two locations downtown. GTPIE.COM.
Write your order on the white paper menu, hand it to the cook, and prepare for sandwich nirvana (the hot veggie sandwich is transcendent). 519 W. FRONT STREET, 231.941.1144,
shop’s namesake baked treats: bite-sized versions of brownies, muffins, cookies, cakes and scones. The tiny delights pair perfectly with the shop’s exceptional coffee drinks. 321 E. FRONT ST., 231.421.1353, MORSELSBAKERY.COM.
Eurostop: Eurostop’s bright new downtown location makes it a great go-to for nabbing a quick breakfast before a day of shopping Front Street. Take-out choices include breakfast wraps and homemade croissants. 300 E. FRONT ST., 231.421.1168, EUROSTOPCAFE.COM.
Bay Bread: In addition to incredible breads, this West End institution also offers breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, homemade granola bars and coffee too. The blueberry scone with lime icing is a must. 601 RANDOLPH ST., 231.922.8022, BAYBREADCO.COM.
Burritt’s: This West End specialty grocery has a fully stocked deli counter, perfect for outfitting a picnic. Highlights include pre-made salads, ready-to-eat BBQ pulled pork, sliced meats and cheeses, local produce and a huge wine selection. 509 W. FRONT ST., 231.946.3300,
Silver Swan: A gift shop/lunch counter with
Folgarelli’s: This Italian grocer has a kill-
The Dish Cafe
er sandwich counter in the back of the store. Choose from more than 30 made-to-order sandwiches, or, for a true Euro-style picnic, grab some fresh meat, cheese, bread and a
Noteworthy quesadillas, focaccia sandwiches, wraps in downtown—within walking distance of Clinch Park beach. 108 S. UNION ST., 231.932.2233,
a full line of deli-inspired sandwiches, homemade soups and fresh baked goods. One of the few places to get a bite of mediterranean–inspired food in the North. 13692 WEST BAY SHORE DR., 231.932.0203,
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