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tblain Feb 16, 2008 02:45 PM

I'm taking my family up to Traverse City for a weekend in February. We are renting a house up there and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good grocery store. Maybe and odd request, but in all of my moving around i know it takes time to find the really good grocery stores in an area.

I'm looking for either places that offer interesting gourmet type food or a place the might be cheap but has good fresh seafood or produce. I've seen the names Tom's, Folgarellis, and Oleson's but don't know what each market is best at (or whether any of them are good). Thanks in advance.

Also are there any particular places where I could get Morels or Smoked Fish in TC this time of year?

Tom

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    foodwich RE: tblain Feb 16, 2008 03:40 PM

    Fogarelli's is good also Burritt's is very good and you should between them find everything you need. I make it a point to go to Burritt's every time i am in TC. Owners are knowledgeable and very helpful.

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      willygreen RE: tblain Feb 18, 2008 05:17 AM

      You can get smoked fish at Burritts any time of year. It is the best gourmet market in Traverse City with a large meat counter, fish section. You can get anything from perch for $5 a lb to sashimi grade tuna for $25 a lb.

      However, being a serious cook and living in TC means shopping at Meijer. They are the only place in town to get good fresh produce (lots of Michigan produce) and they also have a good meat section. The butchers there always take care of me.

      IMO Folgarellis has gone downhill in the last few years. I really only go there if I need salami.

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        spartychowhound RE: tblain Feb 20, 2008 01:00 PM

        I find it handy to just go to http://maps.google.com/. click on the "find business" tab and type in Grocery for Travers City Mi.

        Burriitt's is great. As willygreen said, you can't avoid Meijer. For a chain store it does have good quality food.

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          tblain RE: tblain Feb 20, 2008 01:34 PM

          Thanks for the responses! Very helpful. I'll be sure to check out Burritts

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            garryd451 RE: tblain Feb 25, 2008 07:07 AM

            If You get the chance, drive over to Cedar and try the Great Cherry burgers and sauages at Pleava's

            see link below:

            http://www.plevasmeats.com/

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              caperberry RE: tblain May 7, 2008 08:01 AM

              I believe Folgarellis is now closed, but Burritts is terrific as others noted. If you prefer fresh, local and organic. I highly recommend Oryana Natural Foods Market.
              www.oryana.com

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