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Love Free Samples? Ride With us to the Downtown Market on Tuesday


Who doesn’t love a free sample? It’s the perfect excuse to try something new.

In our constant quest to find fun, budget-friendly destinations throughout Grand Rapids, we stumbled upon another delicious reason to head to the Downtown Market on Tuesday evenings until the end of May. Sampling Tuesdays, a chance to sample select products from participating vendors, is a great way to try new things at the Market. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try a fresh green juice concoction from Malamiah Juice Bar, but you’re not sure if you’ll like it. Now you have the chance!

Ride Routes 1, 2 or the Silver Line to get you directly to or within walking distance from the Downtown Market. Sampling Tuesday takes place from 5-7 p.m. until the end of May, so you have three more opportunities to check it out. We suggest getting there around 5 p.m. and visiting all Market vendors (even if they aren’t offering up samples), then finishing your trip by enjoying dinner! Dinner tip: The Downtown Market’s newest restaurant is Social Kitchen & Bar, take a look at their menu.

Apertivo sample

Juice tasting.

Popcorn tasting.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.