11 Ann Arbor Made Products for Tailgating at the Big House

Nov 04, 2016

Tailgating is a lifestyle in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hundreds of diehard Wolverine fans begin to show their team spirit hours before the game. If you're not familiar with tailgating at Michigan Stadium, check out another blog on the top 10 things you need to know. In this blog, you can learn to tailgate like a true Ann Arborite by making sure you stock up on these locally made products. From jerky, to beer, to chips, and clothes - you will find many of your tailgating staples can be found by local Ann Arbor businesses.  

1. Start your day with locally roasted coffee…


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Get energized with the best brews and beans the area has to offer. Local rosteries like Roos Roast keep Wolverines caffeinated with hot beverages like coffee and tea.


2. …And grab a breakfast sandwich from Zingerman’s


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Zingerman’s is a major foodie destination in Ann Arbor, and offers many different types of cuisines including breakfast sandwiches and snacks for later!


3. Get some unique salsa from Cherry Republic


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This unique store on Main Street in Ann Arbor offers 170 varieties of cherry products!


4. …Which you can serve on Ann Arbor Tortilla Factory chips!


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These crispy treats are gluten-free, non-GMO, all natural, and extremely tasty.


5. The Brinery has delicious, healthy items such as hot sauce, pickles, and kraut.


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The ancient practice of fermenting foods is not only delicious, but good for your gut.


6. Make some cornbread ahead of time with Jiffy Mix.


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Did you know ALL of the Jiffy Mix is made at the Chelsea Mill just outside of Ann Arbor?


7. Cider and donuts for everyone!


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Ann Arbor takes Fall pretty seriously. Check out our blog on five fabulous fall destinations in the area.


8. Dress up nice and warm with Maggie’s Organics clothing.

Look good, and feel good doing it. This clothing is organic and fair trade,


9. Homemade jerky? Yes, Biercamp!


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The Biercamp has so many offerings (yes, including beer), but their jerky is at the top of the list for your tailgating needs!


10. Time for dessert.

Life is better with Mindo Chocolate.


11. Now wash it all down with an ice cold beer.

Ann Arbor is a craft beer destination. Wolverine State Brewing Co, Jolly Pumpkin, Arbor Brewing Company, and Salt Springs Brewery are only a few on the beer map.

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