The ‘Foodie’ Getaway Itinerary

The cure for the common food: a trip completely dedicated to the most intricate and stimulating culinary meals on the coast.  Learn to make your own by visiting the local herb farm or food market, or have French-inspired cuisine paired with a bottle of wine. There is a plethora of options to please your palette.

Culinary Vegetable Institute

Culinary Vegetable Institute

The Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI) is the premier venue for the finest in culinary experiences including Earth to Table Dinners, Wine Tastings, Weddings, Private and Corporate Functions, and Team Building Retreats.  The combination of their commitment to sustainable agriculture and building strong relationships between chef and farmer make CVI a facility beyond comparison.

Mulberry Creek Herb Farm

Organic herbs, miniature plants, and heirloom vegetables all for your cooking, ornamental, medicinal, and crafting needs.

Dockside Café

Serving a seasonal menu with full bar at the city-owned Paper District Marina with uninterrupted views of the Sandusky Bay and sunsets.

Crush Wine Bar

Food, wine, and spirits in a casual atmosphere. Small plates, entrees, pastas, and pizzas; wine by the bottle, glass, and flight; beer; and cocktails.

Zinc Brasserie

Serving fresh, delicious, French-inspired food with attentive service and a warm atmosphere. Seasonal favorites as well as classic selections. Full bar and wine list.


Tre Sorelle Cioccolato

Enjoy premium chocolates made by hand in an on-site professional kitchen. Ingredients are sourced locally when possible, with no added preservatives. This is what “fresh” tastes like.

Kitchen’s Bounty

The Kitchen’s Bounty is your culinary companion in creating fine-dining occasions in the comfort of your own home. Use their four-star recipes and menus, cooking products, and inspiration as your road map and then drive it home to delicious.

Chez Francois/Touché Wine Bar

French gem on the Vermilion River, where the sumptuous menu and professional, but friendly staff earn the top rating for food and service in the area. Includes a phenomenal wine list, charming dining room, outdoor seating, bar/lounge, and relaxing waterside café.


Sandusky Farmers’ Market

Homemade and home grown. Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, brown eggs, local honey, jams and jellies, baked goods, plants for home and garden, and much more. Local and regionally grown produce and homemade consumables.

Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery

One of the oldest wineries in the Lake Erie islands region. Tours by request and wine tasting, live entertainment every Fri and Sat evening, Sun Jazz from 2-6 pm. Banquet facilities, full service restaurant, wine, and gift shop.

J Bistro

Chef-owned American bistro serving creative contemporary cuisine with a twist.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary. There are plenty other food options in the area! Visit or contact one of our welcome centers at 800.255.3743/800.441.1271 for a complete list.


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