There are 441 restaurants to choose from throughout Grand Rapids with 24 different types of food. They range from value eating such as Applebee’s or TGI Fridays to high end eating such as Sanchez Bistro or Mangiamo. Popular sport bars are Peppinos and Buffalo Wild Wings. Stella’s Lounge in downtown has been rated as some of the top burgers in the country along with some of the breweries also in the downtown area. Long before “farm to fork” became a national catchphrase, Grand Rapids restaurants were sourcing fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products from area farmers. Grand Rapids always had a much larger community of locally owned restaurants than other cities of similar size. Today, the local dining scene is more vibrant than ever, making Grand Rapids a true foodie destination.