It may be Michigan's salad bowl, but Hudsonville hasn't had a farm to table restaurant...until now.

Sonder Eatery opened in Terra Square not long ago. The goal of owner and executive chef Nick Rusticus is to focus on crafting comfortable food with some of West Michigan's best local products.

Fresh salads are a perfect dish to serve in the 'salad bowl' of West Michigan.  (Photo: WZZM 13 News)
Many of the bread products are baked in house, like these rosemary rolls. (Photo: WZZM 13 News)

Rusticus grew up in Hudsonville, just a short distance from his new restaurant. He moved to Arizona and began his culinary career there."I had seen online that the city of Hudsonville was putting up this beautiful property Terra Square," said Rusticus. "I had no idea where in Hudsonville the property was but I loved the idea and I loved the concept and I wanted to be a part of it."Nick's proposal for Sonder Eatery was accepted. Hardly a year later, he's running his own restaurant in his home town.

Sonder Eatery is located inside the new building Terra Square off Chicago Drive in Hudsonville.  (Photo: WZZM 13 News)

Being a local, Nick knows the variety of products Michigan has to offer. "When we say locally inspired, we're utilizing as much local product as we possibly can. So really playing with what we were comfortable growing up with and what's approachable."Locals are thrilled to have a restaurant like this in Hudsonville with a thoughtful ingredient list showcasing local fare.The restaurant is currently working on obtaining a liquor license for the holiday season. To check out the menu and find holiday gift card specials, head to Sonder Eatery. You can also find Sonder Eatery on Facebook. ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WZZM 13 app now.Laura Hartman is a meteorologist at WZZM 13. You can contact her by email at, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.