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Friday April 18th 2014

Grocery Shopping in Detroit

Some folks might call us a food desert, but we beg to differ. Check out our handy guide for where to get the best groceries without having to cross city lines.

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-Eastern Market Corp
Riopelle and Gratiot/Russell St and Market St
(313) 833-9300
*Legendary farmer’s market open year round offering local produce, meats and baked goods. Keep an eye out for exotic ingredients and farm fresh dairy and eggs.

-E&L Supermercado
6000 W. Vernor Hwy.
(313) 544-2140
*This is the place to get freshly made flour tortillas from Hacienda Foods and a great meat selection.

- Family Fair Food Center 700 Chene
(313) 259-5242 ‎
* This Lafayette Park supermarket has a surprisingly large selection of our favorite but hard-to-find Chocolove Chocolates.

-Goodwell’s Natural Food Market
418 W. Willis St
(313) 831-2130
*The unique urban natural food market stocks health foods and vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free prepared foods and groceries.

-Harbortown Market
3472 E. Jefferson Ave
(313) 259-9400
*Jefferson market with gourmet prepared foods, nice wine section and convenient online shopping.

-Honey Bee
2443 Bagley St
(313) 237-0295
*HB makes deliciously fresh guacamole every day and always stocks hard-to-find Mexican ingredients and locally made tortillas. They even sell housemade chorizo by the pound.

-Joe Randazzo’s
5240 E. Outer Dr.
(313) 892-0093
*This market is a local staple for fresh fruits and produce.

-Kim’s Produce
4206 Woodward Ave
(313) 831-1960
*New minimarket in Midtown with fresh breads, health food and seasonal produce. They also make great wraps and smoothies.

-Polish Market
10200 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, MI
(313) 873-6110
*In diverse Hamtramck, this market is one of the oldest Polish (and European) markets in the area.

-R. Hirt Jr Co.
2468 Market St.
(313) 831-2020
* They carry over 300 kinds of artisanal cheese as well as small batch jams, local dairy, chocolates, teas and handy kitchenwares.

- Rocky’s Historic Eastern Market
2489 Russell Street
(313) 567-6871 ‎
* We love the spice bins, homemade peanut butter, imported vinegars and shelves of tea as much as we love their candy selection.

-University Food Center Market
1131 W. Warren Ave
(313) 833-0815
*One of the largest ‘big box’ stores within the city limits and a great place for the basics.

-Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe
3100 Woodward Ave
*Recipient of Kresge Foundation grant to develop effective marketing plan and construction documents (opening soon in 2011).