Shopping for food in Detroit is a unique experience because the only major chain grocery store in the city is Whole Foods. Otherwise, locals and visitors must shop at smaller shops and markets.
Here are three unique places to shop for ingredients and meals in Detroit:
1. Eastern Market. This is the nation’s largest open-air market. Many people come here on Saturdays, but the market is also open every other day except Sunday. You’ll find hundreds of open-air stalls, with fruit, vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, homemade jams, specialty food products, grass-fed meat and more. Located in Downtown Detroit. There are also many other shopping and dining opportunities nearby.
2. Goodwell’s Natural Food Market. This is a small, urban, natural foods market, with healthy and organic foods and vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Prices are not too expensive, and you can call ahead and place your order if you know what you want. People especially love their freshly made soups and sandwiches for lunch and to take home. Produce comes from local sources. Located in Midtown Detroit.
3. Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe. This specialty market offers a butcher counter, as well as an extensive beer and wine selection, canned and jarred goods and a salad and olive bar. Other options include house made pizza, catering, fresh seafood and baked goods from a local bakery. People say the prices are lower than Whole Foods and the customer service is excellent. Located in Midtown Detroit.
These are only three good places to shop, but many others exist, depending on what part of town you’re in and what you’re looking for.
Now that you know some good places to help you stay full and happy, here is a house for sale in Detroit. The unique food options are only one great reason to live in the motor city.