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Neighborhoods

Eastern market on Saturday day time is a must. Huge farmers market with some food stalls/trucks .There are also restaurants/coffee shops/breweries surrounding the market. In this area you can enter the Dequindre cut greenway for walks and bike rides, takes you all the way to the waterfront promenade.
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Eastern Market
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Eastern market on Saturday day time is a must. Huge farmers market with some food stalls/trucks .There are also restaurants/coffee shops/breweries surrounding the market. In this area you can enter the Dequindre cut greenway for walks and bike rides, takes you all the way to the waterfront promenade.
Pedestrian alley with commissioned murals, bars, galleries and a music club.
The Belt
Pedestrian alley with commissioned murals, bars, galleries and a music club.
Stroll the length of Downtown Detroit along the waterfront pathways and parks.
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Detroit Riverwalk
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Stroll the length of Downtown Detroit along the waterfront pathways and parks.
Historic park with aquarium, conservatory, sports fields, yacht club and more!
Belle Isle Drive
Historic park with aquarium, conservatory, sports fields, yacht club and more!
Historic Corktown charms everyone with its brick streets, cute shops and fun bars/distilleries.
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Corktown
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Historic Corktown charms everyone with its brick streets, cute shops and fun bars/distilleries.
Drive around and pick whichever restaurant looks good to you - can't go wrong here! Also many delicious food trucks in parking lots along Vernor Hwy road.
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Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit
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Drive around and pick whichever restaurant looks good to you - can't go wrong here! Also many delicious food trucks in parking lots along Vernor Hwy road.
Drive around to see the historic homes of where some of Detroits auto elite used to live.
Arden Park
Drive around to see the historic homes of where some of Detroits auto elite used to live.
For all the people who love to drive around and look at houses.
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Indian Village
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For all the people who love to drive around and look at houses.

Food scene

Low key wine bar and wine shop in corktown. Outdoor patio. Certain nights of the week they have djs or live bands.
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MotorCity Wine
1949 Michigan Avenue
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Low key wine bar and wine shop in corktown. Outdoor patio. Certain nights of the week they have djs or live bands.
Downtown classic speakeasy with live music. Dive bar drinks. Expect mix of locals and tourists.
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Cafe D'Mongos Speakeasy
1439 Griswold Street
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Downtown classic speakeasy with live music. Dive bar drinks. Expect mix of locals and tourists.
Music venue/arcade bar downtown. Everything is black light and neon!
Deluxx Fluxx
1274 Library St
Music venue/arcade bar downtown. Everything is black light and neon!
The best cocktail bar with great food, reservation required.
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Standby
225 Gratiot Ave
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The best cocktail bar with great food, reservation required.
Downtown window service hole in the wall for to-go breakfast sandwiches.
Iggy's Eggies
34 West Grand River Avenue
Downtown window service hole in the wall for to-go breakfast sandwiches.
Close to home! Just 2 blocks away. Hip Argentinian in my neighborhood which is “up and coming”. Delicious food cooked in a wood fire. Reservation.
BARDA
4842 Grand River Avenue
Close to home! Just 2 blocks away. Hip Argentinian in my neighborhood which is “up and coming”. Delicious food cooked in a wood fire. Reservation.
Also close to home in the same plaza as Barda. Ochre shares a small park with Astro Coffee. Bagels, breakfast pastries, cakes, cookies and bread available from 9am until sold out. Lunch sandwiches, salad, soup and daily specials available at 11 until sold out. Beautiful selection of retail and fresh local groceries all day!
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Ochre Bakery
4884 Grand River Ave
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Also close to home in the same plaza as Barda. Ochre shares a small park with Astro Coffee. Bagels, breakfast pastries, cakes, cookies and bread available from 9am until sold out. Lunch sandwiches, salad, soup and daily specials available at 11 until sold out. Beautiful selection of retail and fresh local groceries all day!
Coffee Roaster serving a variety of coffee & tea, plus locally sourced baked goods & sandwiches. Cafe and also retail store for beans.
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Astro Coffee
2124 Michigan Avenue
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Coffee Roaster serving a variety of coffee & tea, plus locally sourced baked goods & sandwiches. Cafe and also retail store for beans.
James beard nominated farm to fork butchery and restaurant. Female chef and owned! My favorite, in a tucked away neighborhood. Check out their website before visiting, they have changed their service. All veggies and meats are from Michigan. Local beers and cocktails. Reservation needed.
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Marrow
8044 Kercheval Ave
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James beard nominated farm to fork butchery and restaurant. Female chef and owned! My favorite, in a tucked away neighborhood. Check out their website before visiting, they have changed their service. All veggies and meats are from Michigan. Local beers and cocktails. Reservation needed.
Andrew Carmellini’s Italian restaurant with wood fire pizzas and dishes. Great outdoor seating downtown, need a reservation.
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San Morello
1400 Woodward Ave
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Andrew Carmellini’s Italian restaurant with wood fire pizzas and dishes. Great outdoor seating downtown, need a reservation.
Records and natural wine. Enough said?
Paramita Sound
Records and natural wine. Enough said?
American diner food part of The Siren Hotel which is and old piano factory building downtown. The hotel has won many design awards. Feels like beautiful a time warp. This hotel also has a bar called Candy Bar - everything is swanky and pink. Reservation required for Candy Bar.
Karl's
1509 Broadway St
American diner food part of The Siren Hotel which is and old piano factory building downtown. The hotel has won many design awards. Feels like beautiful a time warp. This hotel also has a bar called Candy Bar - everything is swanky and pink. Reservation required for Candy Bar.
Detroit style pizza in cork town which still has the old brick streets and it adjacent to downtown. Pizza is delicious and they also have great locally sourced vegetable dishes and salads. Order to-go it's a short drive back to the house.
Michigan & Trumbull
Detroit style pizza in cork town which still has the old brick streets and it adjacent to downtown. Pizza is delicious and they also have great locally sourced vegetable dishes and salads. Order to-go it's a short drive back to the house.
Corktown location. Hip but low key casual ramen and other fun Asian food. Sometimes they have djs. The mid-town location has a larger menu and more seating but I like the vibe here more!
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ima
2015 Michigan Ave
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Corktown location. Hip but low key casual ramen and other fun Asian food. Sometimes they have djs. The mid-town location has a larger menu and more seating but I like the vibe here more!
Hip Thai restaurant in Corktown. Great food and drinks, the design of the restaurant is really fun as well.
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Takoi
2520 Michigan Avenue
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Hip Thai restaurant in Corktown. Great food and drinks, the design of the restaurant is really fun as well.
Cool cocktails and great Vietnamese food in the Southwest neighborhood aka Mexican town. The restaurant is in an old Coney Island hot dog spot.
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Flowers of Vietnam
4430 Vernor Hwy
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Cool cocktails and great Vietnamese food in the Southwest neighborhood aka Mexican town. The restaurant is in an old Coney Island hot dog spot.
Mutiny Bar
4654 Vernor Hwy
Tiki!
Honestly this pizza reminded me of being in Naples Italy...
PizzaPlex
4458 W Vernor Hwy
Honestly this pizza reminded me of being in Naples Italy...
Old chapel turned cafe/bar. Picnic tables and fire pits outside. Great option for remote workers.
The Congregation
9321 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Old chapel turned cafe/bar. Picnic tables and fire pits outside. Great option for remote workers.
Caffeine, beer, wine, kombucha, sandwiches and salads, you get the vibe!
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The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company
3965 Woodward Avenue
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Caffeine, beer, wine, kombucha, sandwiches and salads, you get the vibe!
For when you're craving an ice cream!
Huddle Soft Serve
2 John R Street
For when you're craving an ice cream!
Multiple locations - Detroit local chain for to-go middle eastern food. Good quality, great prices, always hits the spot!
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Bucharest Grill
110 Piquette Ave
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Multiple locations - Detroit local chain for to-go middle eastern food. Good quality, great prices, always hits the spot!
Urban Farm one block from the house. Seasonal farm stand with veggies for sale - check out their instagram for more info @fisheyefarms
Fisheye Farms
2334 Buchanan Street
Urban Farm one block from the house. Seasonal farm stand with veggies for sale - check out their instagram for more info @fisheyefarms
Enjoy Detroit's best sandwiches and shop for wine while you're at it!
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Mudgie's Deli and Wine Shop
1300 Porter Street
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Enjoy Detroit's best sandwiches and shop for wine while you're at it!
No thrills bakery in the heart of Greek Town. A million options to serve your sweet tooth!
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Astoria Pastry Shop
541 Monroe Avenue
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No thrills bakery in the heart of Greek Town. A million options to serve your sweet tooth!
Mexican Grocery store. Amazing fresh produce at great prices, fish and meat counter, some hot food, tortillas, chips, salsas etc.
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Honey Bee La Colmena
2443 Bagley Avenue
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Mexican Grocery store. Amazing fresh produce at great prices, fish and meat counter, some hot food, tortillas, chips, salsas etc.
For all your shopping needs...
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Whole Foods Market
115 Mack Avenue
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For all your shopping needs...

Sightseeing

The enormous Diego Rivera mural stops me in my tracks every time.
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Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
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The enormous Diego Rivera mural stops me in my tracks every time.
Gallery sized Musuem with rotating modern exhibitions.
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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Avenue
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Gallery sized Musuem with rotating modern exhibitions.
Contemporary Art Gallery - Located in "The Belt"
Library Street Collective
1260 Library St
Contemporary Art Gallery - Located in "The Belt"
Art-Deco masterpiece! Tours available but you can also walk in any time and explore the many shops and cafes inside.
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Fisher Building
3011 West Grand Boulevard
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Art-Deco masterpiece! Tours available but you can also walk in any time and explore the many shops and cafes inside.
For all the music lovers out there.
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Motown Museum
2648 W Grand Blvd
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For all the music lovers out there.
Find out why they call Detroit the Motor City!
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Greenfield Village
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Find out why they call Detroit the Motor City!
Cute park wedged between even cuter houses.
Voigt Park
Cute park wedged between even cuter houses.
Saunas and cold pool anyone?
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Schvitz Health Club
8295 Oakland Ave
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Saunas and cold pool anyone?
The most gorgeous venue I've ever stepped foot in... Check out their schedule and go see a show!
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Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Avenue
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The most gorgeous venue I've ever stepped foot in... Check out their schedule and go see a show!