What Fresh Forage is about...

Fresh Forage strives to deliver the best food experience in the Ann Arbor area, where you can eat only the freshest and most thoughtful ingredients. At Fresh Forage, we know the modern struggle that comes with trying to eat healthy, locally-sourced foods that fit into the fast-paced lifestyle. It always seems to be a trade-off of convenience versus health.

You want to be eating local farm fresh ingredients, but whether it's the short lunch break, the small window of time between work and when you pick up your kids, or struggling to find enough hours in the day - it's hard to find something that matches your ideals - until Fresh Forage.

Environmentally conscious eats

We work with local vendors, and local farms throughout the state of Michigan whenever possible and as the seasons permit, to source the freshest ingredients available to us – helping to sustain our local food economy while minimizing the distance that food travels to get to us, your plate, and your belly.

Our dynamic seasonal menu evolves with what is fresh and available. Direct from the farm, or carefully sourced for us by our vendors, you know that what you're eating is as fresh as possible. It is our goal to minimize our environmental impact, such as shipping and waste. By sourcing locally and minimizing waste with careful kitchen management and the use of compostable takeout materials whenever possible, we are providing choices that are both locally and globally considerate.

Fast casual fresh is the paradox that we hinge our mission upon - it joins the ideals of the slow food movement with the fast-paced culture that we all live in. Our interior further reflects that paradox - the well-decorated space, tree-filled seasonal patio seating, and rain garden encourages slowing down and savoring the food and the moment, yet the fast casual layout is accessible for anybody, anytime. Whenever, and however, you experience Fresh Forage, our passion and commitment to real, healthy, and delicious food will always be what we bring to the table.

We love Michigan and healthy food, Ann Arbor.

The same state with the most abundant, beautiful freshwater and painted skies grows the second most diverse range of crops in the United States and has plenty of native offerings to match. Andrew Sereno, owner of Fresh Forage, grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, and has thoroughly enjoyed the natural bounty of the Huron watershed and the Waterloo and Pinckney recreation areas throughout his life.

These local forests offer some of the most diverse, if not the most diverse, concentration of life in the entirety of the United States. He hopes to share a taste of the magic that he calls home at Fresh Forage by offering a dynamic seasonal menu that changes with availability of food in Michigan.

Beyond food, we care about this community

Fresh Forage seeks to reinvest into achieving resilient communities. Whether that’s trying to reduce our impact on the planet by reducing waste, using local ingredients for more nutritious food, or donating to local charities whose values align with our own, we want there to be positive meaning and intention attributed to each and every cent spent on a meal at Fresh Forage. You vote with your dollar in America and it feels good to know that you’re supporting a new path forward and creating a bright future for us all just by eating some good food.


Feel good stories from our clients.

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