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Ann Arbor--too many choices! Help narrowing it down. . .

prasantrin | Jul 1, 201012:34 PM     38

I'll be in A2 for a food-related gathering, and will have a little bit of time to myself. I'll definitely have 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner to myself, and will likely have 1 other late lunch, and maybe (a bit maybe) 1 other breakfast. I'm not so interested in upper-end dining options during this trip, but want homely fare, like diner food or the like. I'm not so interested in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, or Indian since I can get good examples of those cuisines in my city, but if there are some good Middle Eastern places, I'd love to try them. Mexican would be OK, too, though I've read there aren't any good Mexican places in A2.

Some background. . .I've been to A2 once before, but it was maybe 7 years ago. Didn't care for Afternoon Delight, Zingerman's Deli (Roadhouse wasn't open yet, I think), or Red Hook. Loved Dimo's breakfast bagel sandwich..

Here's my list based on researching Chow and elsewhere:

Dimo's (I want another breakfast bagel! And I want to try their apple fritters!)
Angelo's
Zingerman's Roadhouse
Blimpy Burger
Casey's Tavern
Le Dog
Ray's Red Hots
Jerusalem Gardens

Then there are the specialty food items:

Ice cream and Gelato:
Washtenaw Dairy
Stucchi's
Zingerman's Creamery

Chocolates and other candies:
Kilwin's

And the "Are they worth the trip" category:

Benny's Bakery in Saline for Saturday morning pretzels (and maybe some doughnuts)
Lev's Bakery in Tecumseh for doughnuts
Shatilla in Dearborn

Are any of the places on my list "must try" places?

Or are any of them "over-rated, don't bother"?

What about the "are they worth the trip" category? Are any of those really worth the trip? I'll be renting a car, so unlimited miles can take me anywhere within MI, though I don't really have unlimited time.

Are there any other suggestions for doughnuts, especially?

I'll also be hitting the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, so if there are any special "must eats" at the Market, I'd be happy to hear about them!

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Casey's Tavern
304 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Jerusalem Garden
307 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Afternoon Delight
251 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Le Dog
410 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Blimpy's
4180 Luna Pier Rd, Luna Pier, MI 48157

Stucchi's
101 E Superior St, Alma, MI 48801

Zingerman's Roadhouse
2501 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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