Do you ever want to grab a bite from somewhere new? Are you interested in learning about the food culture of the Hillsdale area? Join me as I adventure to nearby restaurants to learn about the people, places, and plates that make up the community.
Bubble tea, locally-sourced food, gluten and dairy-free options – sounds like a trendy urban bistro. But this is the menu offered at The Hilltop Creamery, located just five miles away from campus.
During one of my daily ice cream cravings, I was delighted to stumble upon this up-and-coming spot. This October marks the one-year anniversary of the creamery, which is located in what was formerly Spangler’s Family Restaurant. Both have the same owner, and the diner moved just down the street.
The staff was extremely friendly and told me they are open year-round to “keep summer fun all year.” They accommodate a variety of food, offering traditional soft serve and hand-dipped ice cream, but also Dole Whip, Italian ice, and Bursting Boba. Lunch and dinner options include sandwiches, hoagies, and hotdogs. The manager noted they source their meat from Michigan as much as possible.
“If you use fresh beef, you feel better,” she said.
So next time you need a study break, treat yourself to a trip to the Hilltop Creamery. There’s something there for everyone.