detroit travel guide

Over the past few years, I’ve been heading up to Detroit quite a bit. My dad grew up there and I still have a lot of family that lives there as well. My most recent trips included shopping, family time, and all the food. I know that I haven’t seen all that Detroit has to offer, but here are some of my favorite places that we stopped!

Restaurant Recs

When you’re in Detroit, there is all kinds of delicious food. From Greek salads and coney dogs to delicious baked goods, you can really have it all. My family lives in the suburbs, so we checked out a ton of restaurants out there, but we also checked out the downtown area too! I tagged some of the places I’ve checked out in the map below.

Restaurants:

  1. Astoria Pastry Shop: amazing and adorable bakery in Greektown

  2. Townhouse Detroit: sit in the atrium to enjoy fresh and trendy food (also like the only place that I have food photos from HAHA)

  3. Diamond Bakery: my dad’s favorite place for rye bread and seven layer cake

  4. Dakota Bread Company: here you’ll find the best challah ever

  5. Leo’s Coney Island: famous for their Greek salad and dressing and coney dogs of course

  6. The Capital Grille: yes, this is a chain, but it’s my great uncle’s favorite restaurant to go to LOL

  7. Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy: delish ice cream

  8. Kerby’s Koney Island: we get Greek dressing from here every time we are in Detroit

  9. New York Bagel Baking Co.: Detroit bagels are unlike any other, make sure you grab some while you’re in town

  10. Eastern Market: there are a ton of delicious restaurants and booths in Eastern Market plus shops, a farmer’s market, and more

Salad from Townhouse

Salad from Townhouse

Brunch skillet from Townhouse

Brunch skillet from Townhouse

BBQ sandwich from the Eastern Market

BBQ sandwich from the Eastern Market

Rainbow Poke Tacos from Townhouse

Rainbow Poke Tacos from Townhouse

Brunch cocktails from Townhouse

Brunch cocktails from Townhouse

Banana pudding from the Eastern Market

Banana pudding from the Eastern Market

Things to Do

When you’re in Detroit, there is so much to do! You can check out the Eastern Market for food, shopping, fruits, and veggies. Another option is shopping in downtown Birmingham. They have all kinds of restaurants and stores packed into a few cute streets. Make sure you don’t miss Sundance Shoes ;). If you’re looking for something more artsy, check out the Heidelberg Project. It’s a super interesting outdoor art exhibit on the East side of downtown Detroit. If you head downtown, there are all kinds of bars and restaurants to check out. If you’re feeling like extending your trip a little, you can take the tunnel to Canada, but make sure you don’t forget your passport! Whether you decide to have a foodie trip, a cultural trip, or are just visiting family, Detroit is sure to be a blast!

We took a tour bus all around Detroit

We took a tour bus all around Detroit

The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project

The most perfect mural at the Eastern Market

The most perfect mural at the Eastern Market

The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project

Farmer’s market at the Eastern market

Farmer’s market at the Eastern market

IF I MISSED ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE Detroit SPOTS, LEAVE A COMMENT AND I’LL BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT NEXT TIME I’M IN town!