I was up that way as part of a 10-state vacation last month. I loved the Hungry Dutchman Cafe, part of the Nelis' Dutch Village collection of shops on James Street. The mettwurst platter was good, but the best was the saucijzebroodjes, a sausage wrapped in puff pastry. The edam cheese on currant bun was kind of bland, and I didn't try the pea soup or pork-beef croquettes, though they came highly rated.
Dessert-wise, the banket was great! The Dutch apple pie looked good, as well, though I had to pass. If you go, be sure to check out the candy shop next door. Its fudge has been voted the best in Michigan, and the cashew brittle was pretty tasty. It also carries seafoam (cinder toffe), as well as West Coast candies like Big Hunk, Look and Uno, which I can't get very easily on my side of the continent.
The adjoining shops sell a selection of dutch spice cookies and stroopwaffles, which were pretty amazing in their own right. I got my dad some huckleberry jam and my barbecue-happy friend a bottle of blueberry barbecue sauce (also available as a blueberry-beer barbecue sauce) from there. No reports back yet on what they were like.
post edited by a71678 - 2012/07/08 22:59:37