How do Kalamazoo restaurants incorporate locally grown produce, meat, dairy and
even alcohol into their menus? Food Dance, located in downtown Kalamazoo, is the
capstone restaurant in the city leading the way by showcasing local products on its
menu. Other area restaurants also are bringing chefs and farmers together to create
locally inspired menus.
“Grown on Site" The Grand Rapids
restaurant, the Blue Water Grill, is devoted to eating local by growing produce
in their own on-site garden. Executive Chef Jeff Kerr and his team turn these items
into fresh, locally-based dishes.
The Chipotle restaurant chain opened its doors in early November introducing their
Food with Integrity philosophy to the Kalamazoo area and focusing on naturally raised meats from
farms instead of factories.