An adorable spot on the trendy Wealthy Ave, The Winchester is a weekend favorite for the locals. The menu is full of classic American dishes with a gourmet flourish. Their grilled cheese is served with sun-dried tomato, dill havarti, and basil spinach. Also, the French Dip has onions, beef, mushroom cream sauce, swiss cheese on a pretzel hoagie and lots of flavor. The bar changes up their beer and cider on tap for plenty of choices, and also has great wine and cocktail lists.
The Winchester, 648 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI, +1 (616) 451 4969
Beijing Kitchen is everything that Chinese food lovers could want in a restaurant. The food is made fresh and always served in big portions. They have all the classic Chinese food options with crunchy egg rolls, savory chow mein and downright delicious orange chicken. What’s more, the spot serves a super affordable all-you-can-eat lunch buffet during the week. It also has a fast and reliable delivery service during the weekend.
Bartertown Diner is a one-of-a-kind spot in Grand Rapids. The fun and funky diner strives to be healthy for the body and the soul, with their full vegan menu and vegetables and grains from only local farmers. No boring lettuce wraps here though; Bartertown Diner brings creative twists to their fully vegan menu. They have surprising dishes like mac and cheese with cashew cheese. There is also a falafel Philly made with falafel and veggies topped with coconut cheese on a vegan hoagie – all delicious!
An interesting fact about Heritage Restaurant is that it is completely staffed by students of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education out of the Grand Rapids Community College. The restaurant has a great view of Grand Rapids and a friendly intimate atmosphere on the inside. SICE is where many of the great chefs of Michigan get their start. The students get to try out all the decadent dishes that they learn during the year, meaning this one touts many delicious and interesting options. These choices range from crab-stuffed bass dish to portobello schnitzel and more.
Located in a 1920s service station, Donkey Taqueria has a wonderful vintage feel with original exposed brick and a long open bar. This authentic Mexican restaurants brings the taco-game to a whole new level. Each dish is made from scratch, with freshness in every bite. Though it may be impossible, try not to fill up on their irresistible chips and fresh-made guacamole. The classic menu holds a great selection of tortas, tacos and tostados, along with a delicious brunch choices.
San Chez A Tapas Bistro
San Chez A Tapas Bistro has been on the scene for more than 20 years and it is still thriving. The owners attribute their success to the simple mission of authentic dishes with the best ingredients and a friendly communal atmosphere. The menu has a delicious collection of tapas and it really is hard to go wrong whatever you choose to sample. They even have a separate menu for people who eat gluten-free or have particular allergies.
Wealthy Street Bakery
Wealthy Street Bakery is a neighborhood favorite for all types of baked goodies and treats. This family-owned bakery and cafe is where locals come to drink coffee, converse and enjoy the friendly setting. Their pastry menu has some great classics like scones, cookies, danishes, and muffins. Each month they create a menu for great seasonal offerings too. Along with a delicious assortment of pastries, Wealthy Street also offers artisan sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, and daily fresh-baked bread.
Wealthy Street Bakery, 610 Wealthy St, Grand Rapids, MI, +1 (616) 301 2950
The Green Well
The Green Well prides itself on being extremely eco-friendly, with a LEED-certified building. They strive to recycle and compost 90 percent of their waste, and use only local farmer foods wherever possible. The cafe is also a strong supporter of the arts, which they show by displaying pieces from local artists. Their food is just as impressive as their commitment to the community and the environment. They have delicious dishes from all different types of cultures, like the S&S lamb vindaloo, the veggie burrito, quinoa falafel wrap and many other choices.
The Green Well, 924 Cherry Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI, +1 (616) 808-3566
Marie Catrib’s of Grand Rapids
Marie Catrib’s brings delicious home-style cooking and a friendly welcoming atmosphere that makes every customer feel like family. Both the breakfast and lunch-dinner menus have equally delicious dishes made from scratch. Their breakfast menu includes egg and griddle dishes that are as creative as their names imply. These include the “Rock the Hash-Bah”, “Panukakku” and “Soo Lox”. Later on in the day, expect some really top-notch soups, salads and other fresh creations to hit the table.
Marie Catrib’s of Grand Rapids, 1001-1003 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI, +1 (616) 454-4020
Grove strives to bring good and honest food to Grand Rapids in their own distinct style. The menu has lots of decadent and intriguing options. They begin by splitting the menu into three courses. Their first courses include smaller dishes like beef tartare and smoked lamb tart. Meanwhile second course dishes include a variety of salads and soups. Finally, the third course offers fish and bird dishes, adding a punch of real variation.
Grove, 919 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI, +1 (616) 454 1000