- The first is from National Geographic, which labeled Detroit as one of “6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover” and touts its ethnic diversity. They rate it along with cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-food-cities-201
- Zagat listed Detroit in 2016 as one of “The 26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016.” It was listed as #13, above San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. (Ha! Take that, New York!) https://www.zagat.com/b/the-26-hottest-food-cities-of-2016
I have been coming “home” to the Detroit area only about once a year, but when I do, I stock up my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer with as much Detroit food as I can stuff in. It is the one time of year I wish I had a bigger refrigerator.
Because Detroit was one of the biggest and most important industrial cities for most of the 20Th Century, it has been attracting immigrants from other parts of the U.S. and from the world in general. The result are the communities of Irish Corktown, Greektown, Polish Hamtramck, and Dearborn, where you can get fantastic Middle-Eastern food. (Check out one of the summer ethnic festivals in downtown at Hart Plaza, also.)
If you ever decide to come to Detroit and are looking for some good places to eat, here are a couple of lists.
- “50 Things to Eat in Detroit Before You Die” – https://www.thrillist.com/eat/detroit/detroit-s-best-food-50-things-to-eat-before-you-die
- “38 Essential Detroit Restaurants, Spring 2017.” – http://detroit.eater.com/maps/best-detroit-restaurants-38
Tomorrow, I will tell you about some of my favorite grocery items I stock up on when I come to Detroit for a visit.