pasty from the upper peninsula of michigan
Foods of the North

Specialty foods
of the
Upper Peninsula
of Michigan

 

Upper Peninsula Foods: Enjoy them here or have them shipped to your home

Try the Pasty, an Upper Peninsula favorite, home made Thimbleberry Jam from the Keweenaw,
Breads baked on an open hearth, or fish fresh from Lake Superior.

The Pasty, pronounced pass-tee, (pictured above) is one of the staples of the Upper Peninsula, brought here by the copper and iron miners from Cornwall , England (Cousin Jacks). "The pasty is a sort of portable beef stew folded into a purse of pie dough and baked to a rich, golden brown. Warmed on a shovel held over a candle, the Cousin Jack's pasty provided him with a nourishing, well balanced meal no matter how far underground he was working. Together with the vegetables which went into it, it made just the dinner a hard worker required." *

North Star Brick Oven Bakery, Fine Hearth Breads, Rt 1, Box 78, Newberry MI 49868. Phone (906) 658-3537. North Star Artisan breads contain only the finest ingredients and each loaf is naturally leavened, using all natural starter. North Star breads are mixed and kneaded manually, hand shaped and baked directly on the hearth of the uniquely designed wood-fired brick oven. No two loaves are ever alike. Stop by and pick up a loaf or two to take to your cabin or camp.

THE PASTY OVEN Pasty Shop is located at W-7270 Highway U.S.2, near the stoplight in Quinnesec Michigan, just 4 miles east of Iron Mountain, MI. Phone: 906-776-0990 or toll free 800-753-5257. Eat in our dining area or pick up some delicious pasties for lunch or dinner. The Pasty Oven offers mail order so you can enjoy a taste of the Upper Peninsula in your own home. Baked fresh every day at our USDA inspected plant in Florence, we offer a variety of pasties including the traditional pasty, breakfast pasty, chicken pasty, vegetable pasty, and mini pastys &endash; great for appetizers or a party. Pasties can be purchased hot and fresh, half-baked, frozen or by mail order. Gift Certificates available.

Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI offers fresh and smoked fish available year round that may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Call for shipping or stop at our market. We fish Lake Superior almost every day. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delicious fresh Whitefish Saandwich with a choice of sides. Supplier to the major restaurants in the area. Peterson's Fish Market, 49813 US Hwy 141, P.O. Box 535, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.

New Listing: Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop in Bark River, Michigan offers jams, jellies, honey, and maple syrup made in the Upper Peninsula as well as items created by 30 juried local artists. Stop by and get some delicious jam or maple syrup for your pancakes or French toast. You will be pleasantly surprised visiting this very unique and beautiful Upper Peninsula Gallery and Shop! Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop, 1691 17th Road, Bark River, MI 49807. Phone: 906 466-2276

The Village Artisans of Garden Art Gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. including home made jam and jelly. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025.

WINE: Threefold Vine Winery. Wine made from grapes grown in the Upper Peninsula? Yes, right at the Threefold Vine Winery in Stephenson, Michigan in the southern Upper Peninsula, 21 miles north of Menominee. Our Tasting Room at the Winery offers grape (from our vineyard) apple, honey, and various fruit wines. The Green family invites you to visit our winery, see how the wine is produced, and sample our exciting new wines. The Winery and Tasting Room is located in the historic bank building at S232 Menominee Street, Stephenson, MI 49887, one block west of Highway US-41. Phone: 906-753-6000

The Wood'n Spoon, Handmade Natural Preserves, Jams, and Jellies from fruits naturally grown. Tasty fruitcakes. Stop in our shop or purchase by mail order or using our online shopping cart. We feature the delicious wild Thimbleberry Jam, an Upper Peninsula specialty. PO Box 391, US 41, Mohawk, MI, 49950. (906)337-2435.

 

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, SUPPER CLUBS, CATERING SERVICE in the Upper Peninsula.

Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon, and Marquette Communities
 
Ramada Inn Upper Deck Restaurant and Lounge, 99 Navy St., Hancock, MI 49930. Phone: (906) 482-8400 Overlooking the Portage Waterway. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
 
Curtis, The Manistique Lakes Area
  • Chamberlins Ole Forest Inn Restaurant, 1-800-292-0440 or 906-586-6000. Overlooking Big Manistique Lake, a mile north of Curtis Michigan in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Full of history, updated in the '90s in its decor. secluded, Restaurant open daily for casual fine dining.
  • Farmhouse Restaurant, W17838 US-2, Gould City, MI 49838. The Farmhouse family restaurant is located on Highway US-2 near the Manistique Lakes. Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm. Specialties include homemade bread, soup, and desert. Fish Fry on Friday. Next door to Michihistrigan Recreational Area. W17838 US-2, Gould City, MI 49838. Phone: 906-477-6220.
Houghton-Handcock
Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delisious fresh Whitefish Sandwich with a variety of sides .Eat in or-take out. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Peterson's Fish Market, Across from the Quincy Mine, 49813 US Hwy 141, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.
 
Iron Mountain, MI and Spread Eagle, WI
Chuckwagon Bar & Grill for food & beverages. Open daily at 11 am serving a wide variety of sandwiches, homemade soup, chili, your favorite beverages, and a delicious Fish Fry on Friday. Bring the family . Take out available. On the north side of Highway US-2 at the intersection of Carpenter Road in Spread Eagle, WI. 7 miles west of Iron Mountain, MI. Phone: 715-696-6220. Snowmobile & ATV trail across the road with easy access.

Munising/Au Train/ Christmas & the Hiawatha National Forest:

  • Brownstone Inn Restaurant is located on M-28, 2 miles west of the blinking light in AuTrain, MI across from Lake Superior. Family friendly dining with exceptional food and drinks. Serving lunch and dinner with lunch served all day. Variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and appetizers. Dinner menu includes steaks, fresh Lake Superior Whitefish, spinach lasagna, plus many other items. Private dining room available. On ATV & snowmobile trail #417. E4635 Highway M-28 West, AuTrain, MI 49806. Phone: 906-892-8332.
  • Buckhorn Restaurant and Lounge at the Buckhorn Resort, N3919 Buckhorn Drive, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-3559. In the Hiawatha National Forest serving lunch and dinner along with your favorite beverages. Gas. 2 fully equipped spacious lodges and a 20 unit motel. All on the snowmobile & ATV trails.
  • Falling Rock Café & Bookstore in downtown Munising. Café serves breakfast sandwiches, bagels, homemade soups, sandwiches, quiche, pasties, and delicious fresh roasted coffee. Hand dipped ice cream cones, sundaes, and ice cream sodas. Bookstore features new books, several about the Upper Peninsula, thousands of used books, and items created by local artists. Wireless internet service. Stop by Saturday nights for music and enjoy other events that take place during the week. A wonderful spot to have a bite as you browse this interesting shop in one of the oldest buildings in Munising. Phone: 906-387-3008. Located on M-28 at 104 East Munising Ave., Munising, MI 49862
  • New Listing: Jack Pine Lodge. Restaurant and Lounge are open daily at noon. Daily specials. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94
, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906) 573-2414

Naubinway: Anchor In Naubinway Cafe & Gift Shop is located on Highway US-2, 25miles east of Curtis by Lake Michigan.  Stop for a deli sandwich, salad, specialty coffee, tea, or one of our delightful deserts and ice cream specialties. Wi-Fi area with comfortable seating, fireplace, & TV. Open daily. W11632 US-2, Naubinway, MI 49762. Phone: 906-477-1220.

 

*Quotation from Agnes Murdoch, Boom Copper: The Story of the First U. S. Mining Boom, 1943

 

 

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