Zingerman's Roadhouse features a broad menu of masterfully prepared iconic regional dishes from all over America, from Eastern North Carolina pulled pork to San Francisco cioppino. A fun, lively place to appreciate the culinary diversity of this country.
A restaurant, bakery, and bar with an elevated consciousness, Sweetwater Cafe serves exemplary food that is locally-sourced and made from scratch. Breakfast is notably good, as are the evening's various ways with Lake Superior whitefish.
Suomi is a town cafe with a Finnish accent, specializing in breakfast (all day) with such specialties as Finnish pancakes and cardamom-perfumed nisu toast. Lunch features fine Upper Peninsula pasties.
Hinkley Bakery is a popular, century old donut shop in Jackson, MI. Make sure to try the chocolate crescents and glazed donuts, especially if they are still warm from the oven.
A small bakery in the woods of the northernmost reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Jampot is run by monks of the Society of St. John. In addition to rum-soaked cakes, breads, and cookies, they are known for a spectacular selection of jams they make from local fruits.
A police-themed bakery and luncheonette, this place serves all manner of doughnut, including the signature tour de force, Bubba’s Sweet & Spicy: a cake doughnut topped with peanut butter frosting, Frank’s hot sauce, hot pepper flakes and a slice of Jalapeno pepper.