Detroit's Best Spots for Local Cuisine
Collected by Shandana A. Durrani , AFAR Local Expert
Detroit-style pizza, Coney Island hot dogs, and amazing Middle Eastern food are just three staples of the Detroit food scene. Here are some tops spots to try them.
22148 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Behold a pizza place worth the wait—Buddy’s Pizza is praised for its take on Detroit-style pizza: a square-shaped, deep-dish pie topped with marinara, and cooked to chewy perfection. Health-watchers rejoice—their pizza also comes gluten-free. With...
118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
"Oh my God, we have to take you into town to get a Coney. It's a taste of pure Michigan," exclaimed one of my friends who I visited for a summer weekend. Take a hot dog on a steamed bun from New York's famed Coney Island, throw in a bunch of Greek...
12710 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
Al-Ameer restaurant has one of the finest reputations in the metro Detroit area for Middle Eastern cuisine. And that's saying something in a neighborhood that's home to America's largest Arab American community! Owners recommend visitors order the...
114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Philly has its cheesesteaks; New York, its bagels with lox. Locals in these places are seemingly born with a precise vernacular and ingrained cultural etiquette on how to order these food items. Detroiters are not left without their regional...
2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
On a Saturday during the summer, the line for Supino Pizzeria can stretch around the block. The nearby Eastern Market can draw a crowd of 30-40,000 people and most of those have heard just how legendary the pizza is at this artisan outpost. Brave...
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