So I know EVERYBODY (including me) LOVES Ann Arbor or "A2" but Ypsilanti is a great foodie town too.
I will be announcing a Mobile Feast in Ann Arbor later this summer but first let's head to Ypsilanti.
Here is the plan:
We will meet at 9:15am at the church by my house (to park your cars) and decide who is driving and who is carpooling. We will leave at 9:30am.
You know the mobile feast rules.
------If you are the driver you get cash from the first set of carpoolers. This time is will be a larger amount say $5-$6 each person (pay the first time only).
------Then at each stop you MUST change cars (passengers only please). This way you get to meet new people, this is a MEETUP after all.
Here is the schedule:
1st stop----Ypsilanti Food Co-Op. This co-op has been open since the early 1970's and has a great LITTLE bakery, the River St. Bakery that the members have been gracious enough to open up for us to tour. They may actually be baking at the time. We will then have awhile to shop at the co-op and then leave the cars parked and walk to the 2nd stop. ($1 donation, CASH ONLY)
2nd stop---Depot Farmer’s Market. We will wander around the Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town and see what the farmer's market has to offer. This will be the first market of the summer. We will have about an hour of time to shop at the farmer's market or the downtown shops and meet for lunch at our 3rd location, which is also within walking distance, so no cars needed. Read about the farmer's market here.
3rd stop---Sidetracks Restaurant. We will have a reservation at the oldest restaurant in Depot Town. A quaint and lively place that is known for its hand crafted hamburgers and deep fried pickles. They also have an incredible selection of hard ciders and Michigan beers. After a tasty meal we will walk back to our cars and make our way to the 4th stop.
4th stop-----Unity Vibration Kombucha. This is the craze for a lot of people in the know and on the go! We will get to go into the lair of kombucha-land and have a tasting of both tea kombucha and kombucha beers. The tasting will be $6 (please bring cash for this stop) and we will be able to purchase beer and kombucha at a cheaper price than in the stores.
This is by far the best kombucha I have ever drank. These people love their job and take fermentation to another level. You will have a chance to purchase so bring extra cash.
OPTIONAL 5th stop----Materials Unlimited. This architectural salvage shop is incredible and even if it doesn't have anything to do with food it is one of the gems of Ypsilanti. If everyone wants to go that would be great but if only a car load wants to take a gander than we will part ways at Unity Vibrations.
Join us for a fun time in Ann Arbor's backyard and see if you think Ypsilanti is so ugly after all.
Bring shopping bags and a cooler if you are planning on shopping for food items that might spoil in the car while will are touring.