clock menu more-arrow no yes
Cars outside sheds 2 and 3 at Eastern Market
Eastern Market has served as a lively hub of Detroit’s food and beverage commerce for more than a century.
Michelle Gerard

How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Eastern Market

From Indian food to pizza and sidewalk cocktails

View as Map
Eastern Market has served as a lively hub of Detroit’s food and beverage commerce for more than a century.
| Michelle Gerard

Flower Day, the beloved Eastern Market event that attracts 100,000 people yearly to purchase annuals and perennials, has been revamped this year to spread over the month.

Flower Season Tuesday Markets will run May 4, 11, 18 and 25. The Tuesday markets will run in addition to the regular Saturday markets.

For Detroiters, that means more opportunities to shop and eat. For more than 100 years, Eastern Market has served as a lively hub of Detroit’s food and beverage commerce. Home to numerous meat processors and wholesalers, week after week the massive red-brick market sheds fill up with vendors hawking farm fresh produce, plants, and prepared foods.

Thousands of people from around the region flock to Eastern Market weekly to pick up groceries and grab a bite at the ever-changing lineup of food trucks and stands. Although the neighborhood has always been home to a few restaurants, over the past several years Eastern Market has attracted a large influx of new bars, restaurants, popups, breweries, and even a winery.

From smoked meat sandwiches to crispy pistachio cannoli to craft beer, here’s where to eat and drink in Eastern Market this season.

Did we overlook your favorite spot for food in or near the market? Drop us a note at the tipline or email detroit@eater.com.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Detroit Vineyards

Copy Link
1000 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 265-3938
Visit Website

Detroit Vineyards makes its home in the former Stroh’s Ice Cream Factory, making it the only winery in the city after a six-decade hiatus. The massive venue preserves much of the industrial aesthetic of its previous occupant and features views of the barrel and production rooms. There are several styles of wines, including cabernet sauvignon and rieslings. Make an appointment for a tasting.

2. Warda Pâtisserie

Copy Link
1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(248) 795-3026
Visit Website

Warda Patisserie sets up shop inside Gratiot Avenue’s performance arts venue and cafe Trinosophes, drawing on owner Warda Bouguettaya’s experiences traveling and living in Europe, north Africa, and Asia. She creates everything from stunning chocolate-coffee tarts to Tunisian sandwiches to Mexican conchas. The Russian honey cake is a must-try. Warda plans to open a second outpost in midtown Detroit in 2021. Customer entry is limited to 10 people or less at a time.

Chestnut cake with white and matcha green marbling and a purple ube pastry surrounded by green plants and delicate forks.
Chestnut cake with white and matcha green marbling and a purple ube pastry
Michelle Gerard

3. Bunny Bunny

Copy Link
1454 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 974-6122
Visit Website

Chefs Justin Tootla and Jennifer Jackson are at the helm at Bunny Bunny, which features a range of cuisine from Sichuan Province, Hunan, Shandong, and beyond. The restaurant share the space with beer bar Cøllect on the second floor, Place an order ahead for curbside pickup.

Jackson and Tootla smile in black shirts, jeans, and neckerchiefs next to the door for Bunny Bunny.
Jackson and Tootla outside of Bunny Bunny
Gerard + Belevender

4. Louie's Ham & Corned Beef

Copy Link
3570 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI
(313) 831-1800
Visit Website

A classic American diner, Louie's Ham & Corned Beef opens bright and early and is a favorite for early-morning shoppers looking for a hefty serving of hash browns and eggs. The large corned beef sandwiches are also a staple.

5. Pietrzyk Pierogi

Copy Link
1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 614-9393
Visit Website

Pietrzyk Pierogi serves both traditional and creative Polish dumplings, snacks, and other food inside Gratiot Central Market. Visit the shop during lunch hours for carryout boats of classic pierogi and more creative pierogi with fillings such as cheeseburger or jalapeño cheese. Pietrzyk Pierogi also has a packaged retail section for customers who want to take some dumplings home.

Two whole pierogis on bed of sauerkraut with what looks like rings of green leeks. Everything is on a blue and yellow decorative plate Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

6. Stache International

Copy Link
1420 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI

Sandwich spot Stache International is located across the freeway bridge near Gratiot Central Market. The massive sandwiches here are stacked with house-smoked meats and sausages. Dine in Fridays and Saturdays.

7. Thomas Magee's Sporting House

Copy Link
1408 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI
(313) 263-4342
Visit Website

Long a favorite among sports fans (especially soccer), the casual neighborhood bar Thomas Magee’s has plenty of space out front for enjoying the weather, a brew, and socially distancing.

8. Supino Pizzeria

Copy Link
2457 Russell St
Detroit, MI
(313) 567-7879
Visit Website

Supino Pizzeria is a staple for big, thin-crust pizzas. Order them by-the-slice or as a whole massive pie and don't miss the Bismarck with prosciutto and a baked egg in the center. For folks looking for something other than pizza, there’s also plenty of paninis, salads, and cannoli worth savoring. Order online or in-person. Patio seating is available.

9. Zeff's Coney Island

Copy Link
2469 Russell St
Detroit, MI
(313) 259-4705
Visit Website

For a quick, unpretentious diner-style breakfast or a dog, Zeff's does the trick. The restaurant offers the expected Coney Island fare with a mixture of sauce-slathered hot dogs, sandwiches, gyros, and omelets.

People walk past the yellow awning and sandwich board sign for Zeff’s on a sunny day in Eastern Market.
Pedestrians pass the yellow awning and sandwich board sign at Zeff’s on a sunny day in Eastern Market.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

10. Vivio's Food & Spirits

Copy Link
2460 Market St
Detroit, MI
(313) 393-1711
Visit Website

Expect an extremely long wait on Saturdays at Vivio’s, but many say the famous bloody marys are worth it. The spicy tomato-based cocktails come with a variety of garnishes and an optional beer back, and can be enjoyed at one of the tables out front.

11. Midnight Temple

Copy Link
2466 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(734) 558-5649
Visit Website

Nestled between Henry the Hatter and Detroit City Distillery, Midnight Temple is serving only at the sidewalk until winter. Use a cellphone to scan a QR code and discover its menu of Indian street food and Indian-Filipino dishes. The eatery shares outdoor seating with its next-door neighbors Detroit City Distillery.

12. Detroit City Distillery

Copy Link
2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

Find Detroit-made vodka, gin, and whiskey at this Riopelle Street distillery that’s tucked in a dead-end street. Can’t make a decision? In the pandemic, Detroit City Distillery is serving cocktails and frozen popsicles out front, and there’s plenty of seating for friends. Inside, there are 20 new original cocktails to try this season.

A cocktail on the bar served in a glass with a garnish
Detroit City Distillery serves up cocktails but inside and outside this season.
Michelle Gerard

13. Eastern Market Brewing Co

Copy Link
2515 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 502-5165
Visit Website

This lively beer hall helped revive Eastern Market’s historic brewing tradition. EMBC keeps a rotating selection of brews on tap ranging from American IPAs to imperial stout to more eclectic beers like a nitro grape beer. Place an order at the large window, right in front of the large outdoor seating area.

14. Bea's Detroit

Copy Link
1533 Winder St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 919-0590
Visit Website

Bea’s is a little bit of everything: cafe, co-working space, and special event venue. The airy spot is the perfect place to stop before shopping for a flavorful coffee or lemonade. You can even garnish your drink with cotton candy or a waffle.

15. Bert's Market Place

Copy Link
2727 Russell St
Detroit, MI
(313) 567-2030
Visit Website

Known for its weekend barbecue cookouts, Bert's Market Place beckons, either with the wafting aroma of meat and barbecue or the sounds of musicians crooning from the sidewalk. The fried chicken is as tasty as the ribs.

blue pepsi umbrellas and yellow flags surround people seated on a patio in front of Bert’s Marketplace
Bert’s serves live music, chicken and barbecue on the sidewalk.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

16. Cutter's Bar & Grill Eastern Market

Copy Link
2638 Orleans St
Detroit, MI
(313) 393-0960
Visit Website

This no-frills bar and grill offers four sizes of old-school burgers, including a towering 32-ounce sandwich that can be easily split between three or four hungry friends. Other Cutter’s favorites include the steak bites served with fries and thick slices of Texas toast.

A massive towering burger held together precariously by a steak knife and surrounded by onion rings and fries on a bar as a woman takes a photo on her cellphone.
Cutter’s serves massive burgers. This one is held together by a steak knife.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

17. Anthology Coffee

Copy Link
1948 Division St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 355-4040
Visit Website

This minimalist cafe and roaster Anthology Coffee is near the Dequindre Cut on Division. Stop by the bright, expansive shop between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily and order a pour-over with a pastry or try a citrusy iced coffee tonic.

open, empty airy space with wood floors and a few tables
Anthology has creative coffee offerings for market shoppers.
Chris Gerard

18. Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Copy Link
2051 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI
(313) 446-9639
Visit Website

Gumbo is the main event at this Eastern Market carryout restaurant served with lots of shrimp, sausage, and vegetables. The eponymous dish is offered alongside items like red beans and rice, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp po’boys. The tiny shop is always busy so things may be a bit snug. Mask up and step inside.

19. Frank's Deli & Grill

Copy Link
3401-3445 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 285-9551
Visit Website

With its distinctive red-and-white striped awnings, this deli staple on the north end of Eastern Market is hard to miss. Customers seek this spot out for Wigley’s corned beef, which Frank’s uses in triple-decker sandwiches, breakfast hash, and burgers. There’s even corned beef egg rolls. If busy, wait with the crowd outside.

1. Detroit Vineyards

1000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

Detroit Vineyards makes its home in the former Stroh’s Ice Cream Factory, making it the only winery in the city after a six-decade hiatus. The massive venue preserves much of the industrial aesthetic of its previous occupant and features views of the barrel and production rooms. There are several styles of wines, including cabernet sauvignon and rieslings. Make an appointment for a tasting.

1000 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

2. Warda Pâtisserie

1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Chestnut cake with white and matcha green marbling and a purple ube pastry surrounded by green plants and delicate forks.
Chestnut cake with white and matcha green marbling and a purple ube pastry
Michelle Gerard

Warda Patisserie sets up shop inside Gratiot Avenue’s performance arts venue and cafe Trinosophes, drawing on owner Warda Bouguettaya’s experiences traveling and living in Europe, north Africa, and Asia. She creates everything from stunning chocolate-coffee tarts to Tunisian sandwiches to Mexican conchas. The Russian honey cake is a must-try. Warda plans to open a second outpost in midtown Detroit in 2021. Customer entry is limited to 10 people or less at a time.

1464 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

3. Bunny Bunny

1454 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Jackson and Tootla smile in black shirts, jeans, and neckerchiefs next to the door for Bunny Bunny.
Jackson and Tootla outside of Bunny Bunny
Gerard + Belevender

Chefs Justin Tootla and Jennifer Jackson are at the helm at Bunny Bunny, which features a range of cuisine from Sichuan Province, Hunan, Shandong, and beyond. The restaurant share the space with beer bar Cøllect on the second floor, Place an order ahead for curbside pickup.

1454 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI 48207

4. Louie's Ham & Corned Beef

3570 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI

A classic American diner, Louie's Ham & Corned Beef opens bright and early and is a favorite for early-morning shoppers looking for a hefty serving of hash browns and eggs. The large corned beef sandwiches are also a staple.

3570 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI

5. Pietrzyk Pierogi

1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109, Detroit, MI 48207
Two whole pierogis on bed of sauerkraut with what looks like rings of green leeks. Everything is on a blue and yellow decorative plate Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

Pietrzyk Pierogi serves both traditional and creative Polish dumplings, snacks, and other food inside Gratiot Central Market. Visit the shop during lunch hours for carryout boats of classic pierogi and more creative pierogi with fillings such as cheeseburger or jalapeño cheese. Pietrzyk Pierogi also has a packaged retail section for customers who want to take some dumplings home.

1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48207

6. Stache International

1420 E Fisher Fwy, Detroit, MI

Sandwich spot Stache International is located across the freeway bridge near Gratiot Central Market. The massive sandwiches here are stacked with house-smoked meats and sausages. Dine in Fridays and Saturdays.

1420 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI

7. Thomas Magee's Sporting House

1408 E Fisher Fwy, Detroit, MI

Long a favorite among sports fans (especially soccer), the casual neighborhood bar Thomas Magee’s has plenty of space out front for enjoying the weather, a brew, and socially distancing.

1408 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI

8. Supino Pizzeria

2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI

Supino Pizzeria is a staple for big, thin-crust pizzas. Order them by-the-slice or as a whole massive pie and don't miss the Bismarck with prosciutto and a baked egg in the center. For folks looking for something other than pizza, there’s also plenty of paninis, salads, and cannoli worth savoring. Order online or in-person. Patio seating is available.

2457 Russell St
Detroit, MI

9. Zeff's Coney Island

2469 Russell St, Detroit, MI
People walk past the yellow awning and sandwich board sign for Zeff’s on a sunny day in Eastern Market.
Pedestrians pass the yellow awning and sandwich board sign at Zeff’s on a sunny day in Eastern Market.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

For a quick, unpretentious diner-style breakfast or a dog, Zeff's does the trick. The restaurant offers the expected Coney Island fare with a mixture of sauce-slathered hot dogs, sandwiches, gyros, and omelets.

2469 Russell St
Detroit, MI

10. Vivio's Food & Spirits

2460 Market St, Detroit, MI

Expect an extremely long wait on Saturdays at Vivio’s, but many say the famous bloody marys are worth it. The spicy tomato-based cocktails come with a variety of garnishes and an optional beer back, and can be enjoyed at one of the tables out front.

2460 Market St
Detroit, MI

11. Midnight Temple

2466 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

Nestled between Henry the Hatter and Detroit City Distillery, Midnight Temple is serving only at the sidewalk until winter. Use a cellphone to scan a QR code and discover its menu of Indian street food and Indian-Filipino dishes. The eatery shares outdoor seating with its next-door neighbors Detroit City Distillery.

2466 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

12. Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207
A cocktail on the bar served in a glass with a garnish
Detroit City Distillery serves up cocktails but inside and outside this season.
Michelle Gerard

Find Detroit-made vodka, gin, and whiskey at this Riopelle Street distillery that’s tucked in a dead-end street. Can’t make a decision? In the pandemic, Detroit City Distillery is serving cocktails and frozen popsicles out front, and there’s plenty of seating for friends. Inside, there are 20 new original cocktails to try this season.

2462 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

13. Eastern Market Brewing Co

2515 Riopelle St, Detroit, MI 48207

This lively beer hall helped revive Eastern Market’s historic brewing tradition. EMBC keeps a rotating selection of brews on tap ranging from American IPAs to imperial stout to more eclectic beers like a nitro grape beer. Place an order at the large window, right in front of the large outdoor seating area.

2515 Riopelle St
Detroit, MI 48207

14. Bea's Detroit

1533 Winder St, Detroit, MI 48207

Bea’s is a little bit of everything: cafe, co-working space, and special event venue. The airy spot is the perfect place to stop before shopping for a flavorful coffee or lemonade. You can even garnish your drink with cotton candy or a waffle.

1533 Winder St
Detroit, MI 48207

15. Bert's Market Place

2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI
blue pepsi umbrellas and yellow flags surround people seated on a patio in front of Bert’s Marketplace
Bert’s serves live music, chicken and barbecue on the sidewalk.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Known for its weekend barbecue cookouts, Bert's Market Place beckons, either with the wafting aroma of meat and barbecue or the sounds of musicians crooning from the sidewalk. The fried chicken is as tasty as the ribs.

2727 Russell St
Detroit, MI

Related Maps

16. Cutter's Bar & Grill Eastern Market

2638 Orleans St, Detroit, MI
A massive towering burger held together precariously by a steak knife and surrounded by onion rings and fries on a bar as a woman takes a photo on her cellphone.
Cutter’s serves massive burgers. This one is held together by a steak knife.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

This no-frills bar and grill offers four sizes of old-school burgers, including a towering 32-ounce sandwich that can be easily split between three or four hungry friends. Other Cutter’s favorites include the steak bites served with fries and thick slices of Texas toast.

2638 Orleans St
Detroit, MI

17. Anthology Coffee

1948 Division St, Detroit, MI 48207
open, empty airy space with wood floors and a few tables
Anthology has creative coffee offerings for market shoppers.
Chris Gerard

This minimalist cafe and roaster Anthology Coffee is near the Dequindre Cut on Division. Stop by the bright, expansive shop between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily and order a pour-over with a pastry or try a citrusy iced coffee tonic.

1948 Division St
Detroit, MI 48207

18. Louisiana Creole Gumbo

2051 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI

Gumbo is the main event at this Eastern Market carryout restaurant served with lots of shrimp, sausage, and vegetables. The eponymous dish is offered alongside items like red beans and rice, macaroni and cheese, and shrimp po’boys. The tiny shop is always busy so things may be a bit snug. Mask up and step inside.

2051 Gratiot Ave
Detroit, MI

19. Frank's Deli & Grill

3401-3445 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

With its distinctive red-and-white striped awnings, this deli staple on the north end of Eastern Market is hard to miss. Customers seek this spot out for Wigley’s corned beef, which Frank’s uses in triple-decker sandwiches, breakfast hash, and burgers. There’s even corned beef egg rolls. If busy, wait with the crowd outside.

3401-3445 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

Related Maps