The other morning my Dad and I decided it was time for a whimsical trip to the Harvest. Let me explain Golden Harvest to you folks.
Lansing isn’t exactly known for it’s food scene. However, it is known for Golden Harvest. It’s one of those cult like places that makes you fee like a part of something bigger. Whenever I see the logo on a bumper sticker on the car in front of me, I immediately feel a kinship with the driver.
Golden Harvest was made for Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives. It’s a grimy, small and cluttered; but it truly has the most amazing food around.
There are only about 40 seats (a high estimation) in the entire place and it’s always packed. You’re not allowed to wait inside the building; no matter if it’s snowing, raining or sleeting. In the spring (30-40ish degrees in Michigan), I waited about an hour in the rain. They were nice though and brought out umbrellas for everyone to share. Kudos to you, Harvest.
If you have a party of two people, you will probably end up sharing a table with others. They don’t take reservations, they don’t do takeout and they won’t seat you unless your entire party is there.
My favorite thing about the Harvest is the array of different people you see there. You’ll find businessmen, college kids, families, retirees and everyone in between. They blast loud (usually techo-based) music and play old black and white drive in movies at all times. It’s surely a sight to see. Which is great, because you’ll usually be there a long time.
Service is slow, but it’s oh-so worth it. Check out my scramble from the other day. Absolutely fantastic.
Plus, look at this fantastic menu. Doesn’t it all sound amazing? It is. They also have a specials board that changes daily. I’d recommend ordering off that whenever possible.
Check out that hot chocolate in the pic below. Just tell me you don’t want to go there. I dare you.