The Siberian American: Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Grand Haven, Michigan Food Adventures

Monday, February 29, 2016

Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Grand Haven, Michigan Food Adventures

When I picked Grand Haven, Michigan as our first overnight stop on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour, I wasn’t expecting for the food to be one of my favorite parts of our stay. Chris and I have discussed the food at Grand Haven several times since we got home and have even thought about driving back for another visit (which is slightly ridiculous since Chicago has amazing food). Today, I thought it would be fun to share our food adventures in Grand Haven.


Righteous Cuisine 
After having to wait out the crazy storm, Chris and I were starving, so we picked a place in close walking distance to our AirBnB. We stopped by a shack with some of the most amazing food we’ve ever had. Righteous Cuisine is a fusion of two of my favorite cuisines: barbecue and Mexican food. The chicken nachos were a great size with unique ingredients, and I loved the brisket taco with slaw, apple and parsnip purée, queso, cilantro, and pickled carrots. Chris and I also shared the chicken taco, which had sweet potato salad, queso cotija, chipotle yogurt, and cilantro. We loved it so much, we have even encouraged my in-laws to try it next time they are visiting us.


Pronto Pup 
While walking the Grand Haven Boardwalk, Chris had to try a Pronto Pup. A Pronto Pup is like a corn dog, but it is made with a pancake-based batter instead of corn flour. The Pronto Pup kiosk has been in Grand Haven since 1947, so we knew we wanted to try the tradition. Since we had already eaten dinner, I just tried part of Chris’s Pronto Pup, and I’ve got to say the batter really is delicious. I don’t usually eat corn dogs, but I can definitely see the appeal of Pronto Pups.


Morning Star Café 
Before heading out on our next adventure, Chris and I had breakfast at the Morning Star Café. It was a vibrant breakfast and lunch place with a Southwest emphasis. I had one of the biggest, most delicious homemade cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had, and Chris loved his pancakes. I am not the biggest fan of breakfast food (crazy, I know), but I would still love to go back here and have another cinnamon roll.


Have you ever been to a place that surprised you with its food options?


Catch up on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour Road Trip:

19 comments:

  1. And now I'm officially starving!! I haven't had a corn dog in forever - want that too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I'm not the biggest breakfast fan either, but I'm always in the mood for cinnamon rolls! I can't believe the size of those nachos either! They must have been very good if you recommended them to your in laws, especially since you're such a huge Tex-Mex fan! I've heard such great things about Pronto Pup, so I'm glad that y'all enjoyed the different batter!

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  3. Those nachos looks delicious! And that cinnamon roll? OMG!!!

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  4. That cinnamon roll looks amazing!!

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  5. YUM you just reminded me about corn dogs! SOO good!

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  6. oh my gosh... everything looks amazing. i swear, some of my strongest memories from travelling are food related haha and i want to go back for certain meals.. like, i'd love to go back to italy one day but i'd be okay if i didn't go back to rome.. except, there was this one meal that was legit the bets meal i've ever had so i need to go back and have that again. yum.

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  7. BBQ mixed with Mexican? Sign me up! Those nachos look amazing!

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  8. This food all looks so good! I've only been to the Detroit airport for a layover, but looks like I need to explore Michigan some more!

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    1. Michigan has so many beautiful & fun places! I'll be recapping the rest of our trip soon. :)

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  9. Holy yum! Righteous Cuisine looks so amazing!

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  10. Holy deliciousness! This all looks amazing, especially that cinnamon roll from Morning Star Cafe <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. I want a pronto pup riiiight now!! So good and one of my favorite things about going up to Grand Haven! Adding Morning Star to the list for next time, too :)

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  12. wow how fun my friend! love all the photos as usual!

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    1. Thank you so much! :) It was the best day! :)

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  13. ummmm, please give me that food!!! Looks so good. What a yummy and fun day!

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  14. Righteous cuisine looks SO good! Oh my goodness, delicious! Also, I love Pronto Pups! They are super popular here so we like to get them at concerts during the summer. YUM!

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  15. Oh my gosh, I want to inhale all that food. Nachos!! Cinnamon roll!! I'm getting weighed at the doctor tomorrow so it would not help me at all haha. But afterwards, I am home free. I can't imagine where else I would find a cinnamon roll that wonderful, though.

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