I am sure I’m the only one who’s noticed, but I haven’t made much progress on my Ann Arbor Bucket List lately. The most obvious reason for the past several months has been school in general (and exams, and law review write-on, and internship searching, and several other time-consuming but boring grad student things). But, I also realized another reason for it: Ann Arbor is awesome, and there’s a lot to do here. I wrote my list after having been away for three years and before returning in the fall for law school, so there were lots of newer places I didn’t even know about. And, over the course of this last year, new places have continued to crop up. Which means: I have been exploring plenty of other places in Ann Arbor, but also neglecting my nice little list.
All this is a very long introduction to the actual topic of this post, the Grand Traverse Pie Company, which continues my glorious tradition of being distracted by non-Bucket List things. And in this case, I truly mean distracted, as I was walking to grab a meal somewhere else, saw the restaurant, and decided to stop there instead. Impulse dining at its finest.
Anyway, I liked it – it sort of reminds me of a Panera Bread, only less chain-y and more homey. Not only do they have a wide variety of pies to choose from, but they also have sandwiches and salads so you can make a whole meal of it. I ordered a chicken pesto sandwich (tasty) and a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie (even tastier). And now, I’ve found a new place to add into my rotation of places to grab a quick bite for lunch in downtown Ann Arbor. Here’s what I had:
They had tons of free samples everywhere:
My chicken pesto sandwich:
And the chocolate peanut butter pie:
The Details: Grand Traverse Pie Company | 505 E. Liberty, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734.622.8134