Midwest Foodie Road Trip


Yes, road trips for foodies are a thing. There are many road trips destinations focused on food from stops within one specific city, to tours of the best of a state. With so many options including popular foodie havens like New York City, consider taking a less popular food tour. A food road trip through the Midwest is a great one to consider. Here are 4 foodie destinations to consider on your next Midwest Foodie Road Trip. 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
We all know Wisconsin is known for amazing cheese but the foodie scene is alive and well in this Midwest city. You will find amazing steak houses here as well as a thriving craft beer scene.  And of course you just cant go to Wisconsin without checking out the cheese scene. Be sure to add Wisconsin Cheese Mart to your foodie road trip itinerary. 

Louisville, Kentucky 
One word, barbecue. This Midwest town is very much known for some good barbecue. The smoked ribs at Feast in the heart of the city is worth a stop. But be sure to stop at some of the more "hole in the wall' spots. Ask a true local. They won't steer you wrong. 

Ann Harbor, Michigan 
The food scene in Ann Harbor, Michigan is alive and well including chefs that have been seen on popular food shows. But there is no food adventure to Ann Harbor without a trip to Zingerman's. Not only we will you enjoy their award winning rueben sandwich, they are nationally known for their hard to find gourmet goods too. Stop in for a rueben at the original deli, then enjoy an afternoon sip and amazing in house made desserts. And then grab some gourmet groceries and fresh bread to nosh on during the next leg of your foodie road trip. 

Chicago, Illinois 
There are countless restaurants we could add to the list for a stop in Chicago but for a home run, we will go with Eataly Chicago. Eataly, Chicago features over 23 restaurants, a cooking school and even food focus language lessons. Go for the fresh mozzarella, pasta and bread that's made daily in the market. And don't forget to do a tasting tour of the imported cheese and check out the olive oil varieties which stand and more than 100.

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