Mobile Feast ------ Ann Arbor's Ugly Step-Sister - Ypsilanti

  • May 3, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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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.

http://www.materialsunlimited.com/architectural-salvage/?sort=featured

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. 

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  • Danielle

    I wrote a blog post on the most recent mobile feast and I thought that anyone that went or was interested in going to the next mobile feast would like to read about the process. Our next mobile feast is Ann Arbor!
    If you went you will also get an additional email saying exactly the same thing. (Sorry)
    Danielle
    http://www.mid-mittenhomemade.com/blog/2014/5/14/mobile-feast-ypsilanti

    May 16, 2014

  • Amy F.

    It was a great day. Nice meeting everyone. Glad I went.

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great pictures Darren!

    2 · May 4, 2014

  • Danielle

    Thanks everyone. I haven't laughed like that in a long time. See you soon!

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Karen

    Great day! Fun filled! excellent food and laughter! Danielle...."snort" Looking forward to pictures Darren.

    2 · May 3, 2014

  • Danielle

    We are running a little late. We are passing through Ann Arbor right now

    May 3, 2014

    • Jerome

      there are a few of us here

      May 3, 2014

  • Sarah

    I'm running just a few minutes behind but I'm on my way to mason

    May 3, 2014

  • David R.

    Will we be back by 6 pm?

    May 2, 2014

    • Danielle

      FOr sure. We should be back by about 4pm.

      May 3, 2014

  • Manuela

    One of my clients decided to apply for a grant that is due next Friday so I will be spending the weekend writing. I'm really sorry to miss this adventure, it sounds like so much fun. I hope you have a great time and hope to make it for the Ann Arbor trip.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Kristen

    DANG it. I was really looking forward to coming on this trip. But an urgent family problem has come up that I have to deal with on Saturday. Sorry for the late notice.

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Gerry

    Since I'm coming from Jackson and probably continuing on to Detroit, I will go directly to Ypsi and meet you at the co-op around 10:15 per previous posts. Looking forward to catching up!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Michael S.

    I was really looking forward to this, but a few things have come up that I must take care of this weekend. I hope you all have a great time!

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Amy F.

    Hi Danielle - I'll be coming from Davisburg so I will meet you at the co-op around 10:15 - Sounds like a good day

    1 · May 2, 2014

  • Jerome

    I think I'll drive to and from Ypsilanti directly from my house. That way, I'll be saving about 2 hrs of drive time. Danielle, are you guestimating 10:30 am at the co-op?

    April 30, 2014

    • Danielle

      I'm hoping for a little earlier. About 10:15am.

      2 · April 30, 2014

  • Jerome

    I can drive. My car carries 4.

    1 · April 14, 2014

    • Jerome

      scratch that... see above

      April 30, 2014

    • Jerome

      or below?

      April 30, 2014

  • Connie W

    I'm sad to miss this one, but I won't be able to make it this Saturday. Have lots of fun, Sidetracks is great!

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Claire V

    Other obligations intervene!

    April 28, 2014

  • Gina Van H.

    Danielle do you have a sense of how late this could go? I want sooo much to do this, but trying to fit in something else we committed to that day.

    April 14, 2014

    • Gina Van H.

      Do you have the reservation time for Sidetracks yet?

      April 14, 2014

    • Danielle

      Yes I do!

      April 17, 2014

  • Sarah

    My truck has been misbehaving so I'll be able to get to Mason but won't be able to volunteer as a driver.

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Danielle, I can drive. My car seats 7.

    2 · April 13, 2014

    • Danielle

      That sounds great!

      April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Addendum: My car seats 7, snugly. :-)

      1 · April 14, 2014

  • Kristin

    I'm moving to Ypsilanti tomorrow (!). Can I just meet you guys there at the first stop?

    Also, thumbs up for Sidetracks. That place is goooood.

    April 13, 2014

    • Danielle

      YES, YES,YES! We will see you there.

      April 13, 2014

  • Manuela

    This sounds like a TON of fun but it also happens to be MSU's graduation day. Hopefully I can make the trip to Ann Arbor.

    April 13, 2014

    • Danielle

      I hope so too. It's also U of M's graduation too so I am hoping we get home before the craziness of that begins.

      April 13, 2014

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