Explore Ann Arbor and Michigan

Experience Pure Michigan while Visiting ICPSR

Fall in Michigan is spectacular! We experience peak color season in October as our trees begin the process of getting ready for winter. Cider mills are in full operation and farmers’ markets abound.

Want to experience Pure Michigan before or after visiting ICPSR? Here are a few resources to help you explore:

Restaurants in Ann Arbor

Our staff recommends the following restaurants. Their words are included in the list below. Please check with the restaurant directly for hours and additional details. We need to note that the list is not exhaustive and does not indicate an endorsement (although we can confirm they are delicious). 

  • Le Dog = La Soup Soup restaurant
  • Lunch Room (vegan options) Bakery and Cafe - 300 Detroit Street
  • Detroit St Filling Station (vegan options) - 300 Detroit Street
  • Earthen Jar  (kosher and vegan) a mostly vegan Indian buffet- 311 S 5th Ave
  • First Bite (dietary restriction friendly) - 108 S Main St
  • Moon Cafe Korean bowls & fried chicken alongside frozen yogurt  - 812 S State St
  • Pizza Bob’s Classic pizza - 800 S State St
  • Jagged Fork Breakfast specialties & clever pancakes, plus sandwiches & salads - 414 S Main St
  • Frita Batidos Cuban street food - 117 W Washington St
  • Bao Space authentic hand-made Asian Bao Bun - 205 N Main St
  • Lan City Noodles Noodle bar - 1234 S University Ave
  • Avalon (vegetarian options) New American breakfast and lunch - 120 E Liberty St
    They have an AMAZING vegan mushroom burger
  • NYPD - quick and by-the-slice pizza - 605 E William St
  • Afternoon Delight - known for its eggs benedict and boasts an extensive salad bar - 251 E Liberty St
  • Miss Kim (very good with dietary restrictions) Korean - 415 N 5th Ave
    Pretty sure all their deep-fried food is gluten free (and you can’t tell). I absolutely love that place.
  • Monahan's Seafood Counter - Seafood - 407 N 5th Ave
    Awesome lunch with daily specials. They cook up their offerings to order and have a great clam chowder! My personal favorite is the soft shell crab sandwich (seasonal) and the Fish Sandwich (the special on Fridays)
  • Joe's Pizza - as close to NYC as possible (also open super late, 3AM, IIRC) - 1107 S University Ave
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse - Comfort food - 2501 Jackson Ave
  • Asian Legend - Taiwanese food - 516 E William St
  • Namaste Flavors - South Indian - 400 S Division
  • Baba Dari - Fast food style Mediterranean food - 601 Packard
  • Jerusalem Garden - Lebanese fare plus Turkish coffees - 314 E Liberty St
  • Totoro - Japanese - 215 S State St
  • Old Town Tavern - Sandwiches and Southwestern fare - 122 W Liberty St

Looking for more? Michigan students have also produced a list of recommendations: Ann Arbor Restaurant Guide

Travel and Tourism

ICPSR staff would be happy to provide additional recommendations.


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