Nestled among Lake Michigan shoreline and the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes lies an oasis for your “up north” adventure: Anderson’s Market in Glen Arbor. Known as a friendly neighborhood corner store to many who live in the area, Anderson’s has evolved to highlight the best local products in the area.
Recently remodeled, Anderson’s offers a full-service deli, butcher shop and produce section in addition to having a vast wine and beer selection. The new floor plan is open and inviting, and the staff are welcoming and accommodating.
It’s hard to imagine now as the holidays are approaching, but Anderson’s is the perfect stop to make before a summer adventure to the dunes or lakeshore.
“Frequently we are the first stop after check in. Our goal is to leave a positive impact on the overall vacation experience so we carry just about everything to make that happen. Whether it’s a picnic at the beach for the day or meal planning for a gathering of 20, we have you covered,” said Anderson’s owner, Brad Anderson.
The wine and beer selection highlights the best of what the region has to offer, by showcasing a large array of options that compliment other local food products available at the store. The majority of the beer at Anderson’s is crafted in Michigan. Customers can purchase packs of their favorites, or they can their own six pack, allowing them to experiment with a variety of options.
“The perception from visitors has changed over the years,” said Anderson. “People realize this is not just a hobby but that Michigan is serious about crafting outstanding beer and wine and that it is on the top of the list for our visitors.”
This creates an experience for visitors from near and far. New visitors are introduced to the large array of products — both food and beverages — the area produces. Locals and frequent visitors can find comfort in something that was made in the region.
So, what should you grab from Anderson’s on your next trip “up north?” Anderson recommends the buffalo chicken salad along with the Grape Tapenade and Machego cheese on toasts. He also appropriately recommends Short’s Prolonged Enjoyment: light and refreshing, and perfect for a vacation.
Photo courtesy of Anderson’s Market