Detroit Lunch Guide

June 28, 2016  |   Story by Danielle Alexander  

For Those in a Hurry:

Bucharest Grill

Known as a downtown favorite for a quick lunch at a great price, Bucharest Grill (located on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, East Jefferson Avenue in Rivertown and Piquette Street) serves food that ranges from traditional Romanian dishes to middle eastern cuisine to hot dogs dressed in “every way imaginable.” Click here to view Bucharest Grill’s menu for carryout.


Mudgie’s Deli

Voted “best deli” seven years in a row, Mudgie’s is located in Corktown on Porter Street. It serves the “freshest quality” foods, wines, cocktails and craft beers, and delivery is also available. Mudgie’s Deli’s menu is also online.


For the Health-Conscious Eaters:

7 Greens Detroit Salad Co.

Located on Library Street, 7 Greens Detroit Salad Co. prides itself as a fresh destination for “healthful, great tasting food” to enjoy in a “fun, fast, casual and gourmet way.” With options for both taking out and dining in, 7 Greens’ menu includes several salad suggestions but also encourages its customers to “fashion your own.”


Fresh, imaginative vegetarian cuisine is Seva‘s mission. On East Forest between Woodward Avenue and John R, customers will have the opportunity to indulge in Seva’s menu options, full of vegetarian appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees, all of which are also available for carryout.


For the Grilled and Smoked Food Lovers:

Green Dot Stables

Green Dot Stables in Corktown doesn’t just have sliders; it has 20. From vegetarian to fish to somewhat familiar to totally new, Green Dot Stables’ menu not only offers small sandwiches but also fries (yes, even truffle!), sides, salads, soups and desserts.


Slows Bar BQ

With its main location on Michigan Avenue in Corktown and a to-go extension on Cass Avenue in Midtown, Slows has certainly become a staple restaurant in Detroit. From pulled pork to dry-smoked ribs, Slows Bar BQ’s menu is sure to satisfy its customers.


For Those Looking for Good Beer, too:


Detroiters know HopCat for its beer, which is not surprising since it features 130 taps. In addition to its brew choices, however, HopCat’s food menu features a variety of options for different palates, making it an excellent lunch spot on Woodward Avenue.

Jolly Pumpkin

Best known for its pizza and beer, Jolly Pumpkin on West Canfield has become quite a popular destination for lunch, so much that President Barack Obama even dined here this winter. Click here to view Jolly Pumpkin’s menu.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Bucharest Grill - Corktown
    1623 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-965-3111 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Mudgie's Deli
    1300 Porter St., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. 7 Greens Detroit Salad Co.
    1222 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226313-964-9005 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Seva
    66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-974-6661 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Green Dot Stables
    2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-5588 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Slows To Go
    4107 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201877-569-7246 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Slows Bar BQ
    2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-962-9828 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. HopCat Detroit
    4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-769-8828 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Jolly Pumpkin
    441 W. Canfield St., Ste. 9, Detroit, MI 48201313-262-6115 Highlight on map | More Details