The Village at Grand Traverse Commons is a world unto it's own. Restaurants, shops, breweries, art, farmer's market on Saturday morning, not to mention the wonderful tours of what was formerly an asylum. Outside of the main buildings you will find more eclectic places to eat, drink and explore. Hiking trails around the area are also great.

Sarah O.

Such a very special place to visit. It will not disappoint. Many things to experience. Plan on a full afternoon and at least one meal(i rec. Stella). Don't miss the Bakery across from the Mercato! Get a map before you go so you don't miss ONE thing at this exciting "newer" location in the TC area.

Julia E.
Cuppa Joe

A unique coffeehouse and cafe.  Roaster Jack Coffee Company roasted daily on site, Light of Day Organics Tea and a creative locally sourced menu featuring fresh baked goods, wraps, salads, frozen coffees and more!

Monday-Saturday 7am-5pm

Sunday 8am-3pm

231-947-7730
1200 W 11th St, Suite 101
Earthen Ales Taproom & Brewery

What happens when two brewers fall in love?  You make enough beer to open a brewery!  Andrew & Jamie like to brew beer that reminds them of places they’ve lived, visited and friends made along the way.  Stop in for a visit and delicious brew!

Monday - Thursday 2pm-10pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm

231-252-4270
1371 Gray Drive, Suite 200 (Under the Water Tower)
FYT Health Foods

Meal Preparation Services: ~ Organic, locally sourced meals prepared by experienced chefs and delivered to your door, or pick up at our kitchen located in the Village every Monday & Wednesday.

Diets can include, but not limited to: 
Ketogenic, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Gestational, High or Low Blood Pressure.
Services are as follows:
  • Simple Three. 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner. $80 per person, per week.
  • Simple Five. 5 Lunch, 5 Dinner. $120 per person, per week.
  • Work Week. 5 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, 5 Dinner. $170 per person, per week.
  • Dedicated. 6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 6 Dinner. $200 per person per week.
How to sign up:
Fill out an application on our website at www.fuelyourtomorrow.com 
Chef Kaylee will contact you shortly to verify your order.

Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm 

Closed Sundays through March 

(231) 590-4938

800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 10

Higher Grounds Trading Company

Small-batch coffee roastery and coffee bar, featuring fair-trade, organic, fresh-roasted coffee from around the world, plus local music, art and edibles.

Monday-Saturday 8am-5pm

Sunday 9am-3pm

231-922-9009
806 Red Drive, Suite 150
Left Foot Charley Winery

Left Foot Charley is a winery like no other. In lieu of the single estate model, LFC is a collection of grape and apple growers located throughout Northern Michigan dedicated to growing fruit for our wine and cider. Located in the urban setting of the former Traverse City State Hospital campus known as The Village, LFC creates an array of balanced white wine, red wine, and hard cider. Every bottle tells the story of the farm, the vintage and the winemaker's dream of sharing it all with you.

Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

231-995-0500
806 Red Drive, Suite 100
Pepenero/Ballaro Wine Lounge

Pepenero is a one-of-a-kind restaurant bringing a southern Italian accent to the Grand Traverse dining scene. We are all about fresh, well-chosen ingredients, with which we make from scratch simply delicious Mediterranean food.

Ballaró reinterprets the delightful Italian custom of antipasto- small plate dishes designed for sharing - or eat alone with a drink, or two, or more.

Sunday - Thursday 3pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm-9pm

Happy Hour Daily 3pm-6pm

231-929-1960
700 Cottageview Drive, Suite 100
Pleasanton Brick Oven Bakery

Northern Michigan’s first Artisan Bakery, Pleasanton has been a leader in the local food movement for over 20 years. Using time honored techniques and an incredible wood-fired brick oven, Pleasanton Bakery creates breads that are unlike any other available.

Monday - Saturday 8am-6pm

Sunday CLOSED

231-941-1964
811 Cottageview Drive
Red Spire Brunch House

Red Spire is an exciting new eatery in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons offering traditional and unique breakfast and lunch options.

Monday - Friday 7am-4pm (Closed Tuesdays through March)

Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm

231-252-4648
800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 30
Spanglish

Spanglish Cafe & Catering  evolved from our love to cook and work together. Our bright and flavorful food has evolved over ten years. Our Tamales contain no hydrogenated lard, shortenings or trans fats. Traditional Mexican Food is our starting point but we will bend the rules to make a recipe better. We love to mix in American ingredients and cooking techniques. We really love what we do and it shows!

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm


231-943-1453
1333 Yellow Drive
S2S Sugar 2 Salt


The best breakfast and service that the Northwest Michigan region has to offer, locally sourced, seasonally driven, passionate about what they do.

Monday Closed

Tuesday - Friday 8:00am-1:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm

231-492-4616
1371 Gray Drive, Suite 300
Trattoria Stella

Since opening in 2004, Executive Chef Myles Anton, 5-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, has led the kitchen focused on sustainable ingredients sourced locally when possible and house-made pastas, fresh cheeses, charcuterie, breads and desserts.  Trattoria Stella is designated as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine thanks to nearly fifteen years of committing to the education of a loyal service staff and an innovative selection of wine from all over the Italian peninsula plus the best of the best from the local ones: Old Mission and Leelanau. The effort put into the beverage selection and delivery matches the quality of the culinary offerings making Trattoria Stella an unparalleled destination for dining in Traverse City, Michigan. 

*MLive.com 2018 | Best Italian Restaurant in Michigan

*USA Today 2017 | Most Romantic Restaurant in Michigan 

*Open Table 2018 | Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

*Traverse Magazine 2019 | Best Northern Michigan Restaurant


Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm

Friday & Saturday 5-10pm

231-929-8989
830 Cottageview Drive, Suite G-01

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY STORE CLOSURES

As of 5/27/2020

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. For at least the next three weeks (until April 13th), all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they’re a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store.

  • NOW BOOKING - Private Tours, click  HERE for more information.
  • Sanctuary Handcrafted Goods: ONLINE SHOP now available https://www.sanctuarytc.com/
    or by phone or email 231-932-0775, christie@sanctuarytc.com
  • B50 The Village Store Online Store NOW AVAILABLE!  Use code MISTRONG25 for 25 % off your entire order including Tour Certificates!
  • High Five Threads merchandise is available Online!
  • Christmastide TC now available ONLINE 
  • The Village Farmers Market will take place Saturdays on the Piazza from 9am-12pm. Monday, June 8th will be the official start to the Outdoor Market from 2-6pm.

Carry Out Hours:

  • Cuppa Joe: Mon-Sat 8a-3p Closed Sunday (231) 947-7730 Online ordering now available CLICK HERE
  • Earthen Ales: Wed-Sunday 2p-7p, Pick Up Only (231) 252-4270
  • S2S: Please call  (231) 492-4616 TO GO Orders Friday-Sunday 9am-2pm
  • Pepenero: Tuesday-Saturday 5p-9p (231) 929-1960
  • Left Foot Charley Winery Curbside Service Tuesday - Saturday 12-6pm.  Order ONLINE or by phone
  • FYT Health Foods Meal Prep Services - Pick-up or delivery is on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm to 6pm.
  • Spanglish Curbside Pick Up, Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm. Please Call 231-943-1453 or order online at spanglishtc.com.

Please do your part:

  • Maintain a minimum 6 feet distance between others
  • Practice frequent and thorough hand washing.
  • Visitors: If you feel sick or share a home with someone who is sick, please do not enter, and  please self-isolate.

The intent of these extraordinary measures is to “flatten the curve” of the number of illnesses at once to avoid overwhelming our healthcare system. If everyone does their part now, we can help shorten the duration of this health emergency.

Thank you - The Minervini Group, LLC