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!

Open 7 days a week 8am-3pm 
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!

Taproom Hours

Tuesday: 3 – 8 pm (Carryout Only)

Wed – Sat: 3 – 8 pm (Patio Only)

Sunday: 2 – 6 pm (Patio Only)

Closed Mondays

1371 Gray Drive, Suite 200 (Under the Water Tower)
Fuel Your Tomorrow

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 
Chef Kaylee will contact you shortly to verify your order.

Tuesday- Saturday 10am-3pm 

(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

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 3-7

Tuesday 2-6 - curbside retail only!  Grab a chilled bottle of wine or a growler of cider during Tuesday curbside hours and head to the piazza to enjoy some bocce ball, or a Spanglish picnic!

Wednesday-Sunday 12-7

 Reservations strongly recommended Wednesday through Monday. 

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.

Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-9pm

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.

Wednesday - Sunday  8am-8pm
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 8am-3pm 

Saturday & Sunday 9am-3pm

800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 30

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 11am-6pm

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.

Mon-Thurs CLOSED Call for Pre-order

Friday 9am-2pm        

S2S 2 NITE 3-8pm

Saturday 9am-2pm   

S2S 2 NITE 3-8pm

Sunday 9am-2pm

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. 

* 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

830 Cottageview Drive, Suite G-01

WE ARE OPEN! Mercato Shopping Hours:

As of 10/22/2020

Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 10am-3pm

  • NOW BOOKING TOURS  - click  HERE for more information.
  • The Village Farmers Market will take place Saturdays in the Mercato from 10am-2pm starting Nov 7th.
  • 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.

Thank you - The Minervini Group, LLC