Local Food Vendors We Love

The best food vendors in the metro Detroit area  where we shop for quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

 

We only recommend the vendors we know and trust. Tell them Mary sent you!

Bread
 
 

Meats

Ronnies Meats

Gratiot Central Market (across from Eastern Market)

1429 Gratiot, Detroit, MI

What we shop for here:

Pork (especially ribs), Beef (GREAT Prime Rib), Ox Tails, etc. at very reasonable prices.

It is worth the trip downtown to just go to Ronnies!

Saad Halal Meats

6116 Canton Center Road, Canton, MI

What we shop for here:

Full-service butcher shop, Middle Eastern and Indian grocery and bakery.  Fried chicken is outstanding.

Some of the best baked flatbreads (especially the Naan bread).  The bakery closes at 3 PM so order your bread early if you need some.

Wigley's Corned Beef

Gratiot Central Market

1429 Gratiot Ave # 102, Detroit, MI

PH: 313-831-6881

 

What we shop for here:

The best corned beef in the world!

Capital Poultry

2448 Riopelle, Detroit, MI

Ph: 313-567-8200

 

What we shop for here:

Great quality Amish chicken and poultry.

Dearborn Sausage Co.

2450 Wyoming Ave, Dearborn, MI

Ph: 313-842-2375

 

What we shop for here:

Great hams and sausage. Dearborn is famous for its spiral cut ham but the Old Fashioned ham is just as good, if not better.

Super Greenland Market 

12715 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI

ph: 313-584-5445

Sparrows Meats 

Kerrytown Market & Shops

407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Ph: 734-761-8175

 

What we shop for here:

Veal bones and imported anchovies. The meat is pricey but great quality. 

Joe's Meat & Seafood 

33066 W Seven Mile Rd, Livonia, MI (next door to Joe's Produce)

 

What we shop for here:

Great meats and seafood.

 
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Produce

Randazzo's Market

6701 Newburgh Rd, Westland, MI  (and other locations)

Ph: 734-454-1712

What we shop for here:

For over a decade, I have been raving about the quality, great prices and global selection of fruit and vegetables at Randazzo's. This is not a gourmet market, just a great selection of fresh produce.

Blocks Farm Market

21960 Eureka Road, Romulus, MI

Ph: 734-941-9388

 

What we shop for here:

This seasonal open area market south of metro airport is open from mid-July through fall. It has great prices and you can stuff a bag of corn for $2.99 (on average). My best effort was 30 ears of corn per bag. Don't be embarrassed -- corn stuffing is encouraged there and it's fun! There's also good prices on pickling pickles, squash and bottled spices.

FYI: Do NOT speed on Eureka Rd -- It is heavily patrolled!

 

The Produce Station

1629 S. State St, Ann Arbor, MI

Ph: 734-663-7848

What we shop for here:

Hard to find produce, specialty gourmet products, and ready-to-heat entrees.

Northville Farmer's Market

195 W Main St, Northville, MI 

Every Thursday 8am - 3pm
May - October

What we shop for here:

Seasonal Michigan produce and food products.

 
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Fish

Monahans Fish Market

(inside Kerrytown Market)

407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Ph: 734-662-5118

 

What we shop for here:

This market is pricey for some fish but is the best quality, has a wide variety and has great customer service. They also make and sell their own fish stock.

 

Costco

Various locations

What we shop for here:

A limited selection of good quality fish, e.g. salmon, trout, halibut, shellfish at a good price with good turnover. Frozen cod is good quality and a good buy.

 

Joe's Meat and Seafood

see Meat section above for details

 
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Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars

Old World Olive Company

472 Forest St, Plymouth, MI 48170

734-667-2755

 

What we shop for here:

Old World Olive Company offers a wide selection of regional and flavored EVOOs and flavored Balsamic vinegars. They have a knowledgeable and courteous staff.

Fustinis Olives and Vinegars

Kerrytown Shops, Ann Arbor, MI

734-213-1110

 

What we shop for here:

Fustini's carries a large selection of Regional and flavored EVOOs and flavored Balsamic vinegars. They have a

Knowledgeable and courteous staff.

 
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Cheese

Trader Joe's

Various locations

 

What we shop for here:

TJ's carries a decent selection of good quality cheese.

 

Zingerman's

422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI

734-663-3354

What we shop for here:

Zingerman's offers pricey but high-quality artisanal cheeses with great customer service with knowledgeable staff. It's a cheese lover's paradise!

Devries & Co. 1887

2468 Market Street, Detroit, MI 48207

313-568-7777

What we shop for here:

Regulars of Detroit's Eastern Market mourning the loss of R. Hirt Jr. Co., take heed: The specialty retailer is back.

 

Formerly known as R. Hirt Jr. Co. founded in 1887, it has reopened in recent years under a new name, DeVries & Co. It's owned by David DeVries, a grandson of the founder.

DeVrie's features a large selection of cheeses, charcuterie and real puff pastries made with real butter!

 

Westborn Market

860 Penniman Ave., Plymouth, Mi 48170

7340-233-3000

Holiday Market

520 S. Lilley Rd, Canton, MI 48188

734-844-2200

 
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Dairy

Guernsey Farms Dairy

21300 Novi Rd., Novi, MI

Ph: 248-349-1466

 

What we shop for here:

The best whipping cream (old European-style) and rich ice cream.

 

 

Calder Dairy

9334 Finzel Rd., Carleton, MI

Ph: 734-654-2622

What we shop for here:

This is a live operating dairy farm. You can schedule a tour to watch the cows being milked every day at 4 pm -- a great day trip for the kids! They offer homemade ice cream, sour cream and non-homogenized milk.

 
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Spices

Penzeys Spice Company

17712 W. 13 Mile Rd. Beverly Hills, MI

Ph: 248-647-6177

 

What we shop for here:

It doesn't hold a candle to Rafals Spice Company that closed in Detroit, but it does have a good selection of spices.

 

Hashems Nuts and Coffee Gallery

13041 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Ph: 313-581-3212

What we shop for here:

Hashems is a small nut shop specializing in Lebanese and Turkish products with many varieties of fresh nuts and spices by bulk.

Spice Merchants

Located in Kerrytown Market & Shops

407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ph: 734-332-5500

What we shop for here:

A wide variety of spices, salts, sugars, etc.

 
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Groument Products

Zingerman's

422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI

Ph: 734-663-3354

What we shop for here:

Zingerman's offers a pricey but high-quality selection of artisanal products including olive oils, vinegars, cheeses, smoked fish, cured meats, etc.

Papa Joe's

 6900 N Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI

Ph: 248-853-6263

 

34244 N Woodward, Birmingham, MI

Ph: 248-723-9400

What we shop for here:

A great food emporium. Wine tasting. Upscale gourmet grocery. Offers a service where they will cook your chosen fish or meat selection right there before your eyes.

 
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Bread

Cantoro Market

19710 Middlebelt Rd., Livonia, MI

Ph: 248-478-2345

15550 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI
Plymouth, MI 48170

Zingerman's

422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI

Ph: 734-663-3354

What we shop for here:

Zingerman's offers a pricey but high-quality selection of artisanal products.

 

Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis, Detroit, MI

Ph: 313-832-0008

What we shop for here:

Avalon is a wnderful small artisanal bread bakery.

 
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International Food

Coming right up!

 
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Restaurant Supplies 

Wen's Kitchen Supply & Co

31662 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI

Ph: 248-589-2483

Restaurant Equippers 

27041 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI

Ph: 248-415-0212

Bell & Sons

26514 W Seven Mile Rd, Redford Charter Twp, MI

Ph: 313-531-2119

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