Taste of Detroit: Navigating the City's Cuisine from A to Z
Story by Amelia Ritter
Embark on a culinary journey through Detroit and discover the rich tapestry of flavors and cultures. So get your eatin’ pants on and get ready to eat your way through the alphabet while learning about some of the city's most enticing dining destinations, spanning from iconic Coney Island joints to elegant Italian trattorias and beyond.
Buddy's Pizza is the originator of Detroit-style pizza and a staple beloved by any Michigander. For a first-time visitor to Detroit, it's a great place to stop for a first introduction to a square slice of pizza.
Coriander Kitchen & Farm prides themselves on being the only restaurant in Detroit that is both farm AND table. Each menu item uses local farm-grown seasonal produce and herbs to enjoy while you take in the waterfront views.
Oak & Reel is a contemporary Italian restaurant with a primary focus on seafood. They combine local, fresh ingredients from Detroit with seafood imported from all over the world to create carefully curated dishes.
The Red Hook offers specialty coffee and teas, as well as baked goods (many of which are vegan), in their four locations across the Detroit area. Each is a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy a slow morning.
The Whitney is the perfect spot for your next romantic date night or ladies' tea party and brunch, housed in a historic 52-room 1890s mansion on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown district.
Xochimilco is one of Southwest Detroit's anchor restaurants, offering great service, inexpensive entrees and night owl hours.
YumVillage offers chef-prepared, Afro-Caribbean meals & fresh juices at two locations in Detroit. Local and proud, 85% of the ingredients in YumVillage’s food come from the Detroit area.
Z's Villa is a family-owned restaurant in Midtown that prides itself on serving hundreds of friends, family, and neighbors each year. It's a great place for classic American comfort food and the "world's best corned beef."