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Detroit’s Best Dining Neighborhoods of 2018

Experts pick the hottest areas for restaurants of the past year

Coop at Detroit Shipping Company in Cass Corridor.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

As is tradition at Eater, we closed out the year by surveying local food writers and our own staff on various restaurant-related topics, and publishing their responses throughout the week. Next up: What was the best dining neighborhood in Detroit this year? Readers, feel free to share your thoughts below.

Brittany Hutson, Contributor, Eater Detroit:

I found myself in Corktown and Southwest often, especially after being introduced to Rocky’s Road Brew and their vegan tacos, and Southwest’s first ever restaurant week.

Brenna Houck, Editor, Eater Detroit:

The arrival of spots like Detroit Shipping Company, Rocco’s Italian Deli, SheWolf, Urban Ramen, and the Willis Show Bar made for a very delicious year in Cass Corridor. Corktown also continued to crush it in 2018 with the addition of Folk to an already strong lineup of bars and restaurants.

Dorothy Hernandez, Contributor, Eater Detroit:

I know, it’s not a neighborhood, but I love all of the delicious options in Madison Heights: There’s pho (I’m firmly on Team Que Huong), tacos at Tienda Mexicana, karaoke and Chinese food at KTV Asian Bistro, and now noodles at Ima.

Nick Britsky, Host, Nick Drinks at Night:

I had a love affair with Corktown last year but now I’m moving up to Cass Corridor. With SheWolf opening, The Peterboro still rocking, and fun destinations like Founder’s Taproom and Detroit Shipping Company, that is a hot area.

Serena Maria Daniels, Founder/Editor, Tostada Magazine:

West Village. With the opening of Marrow, plus existing spots like Sister Pie, Red Hook and Detroit Vegan Soul, West Village is providing to be a walkable, accessible area to dine and hang out.

John Reyes, Ann Arbor Contributor, Eater Detroit:

Midtown Detroit.

Melody Baetens, Features Reporter, Detroit News:

Corktown: Some of the most inventive and beautiful dishes eaten this year came from Trumbull and Bagley between Lady of the House and Folk. These women are killing it.

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