Just northeast of downtown is Eastern Market. Here you will find a large area with over 100 shops and restaurants.The Eastern Market is a historic landmark about a mile from the heart of downtown, it is positioned to the north of Gratiot Avenue and south of Mack Avenue. It earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and is currently the largest of its kind in the United States.
There are also food trucks, public art and bike trails. Don’t miss their Saturday Market, a huge farmers market; the Sunday Street Market featuring art, crafts and food trucks and a smaller scale Tuesday Market similar to Saturday. Their newest event is the Thursday Night Market which includes food, drinks, music, art, and shopping every Third Thursday night June-September from 5pm-10pm.
Germack Roasting Company: Make sure to visit Germack Roasting Company at 2517 Russell St. They also have a large selection of nuts, trail mixes, nut butters, chocolates and dried fruits for sale.
Locals like Trinosophes, a cafe, museum, performance space and art gallery at 1464 Gratiot Ave.
Also check out Detroit City Distillery at 2462 Riopelle St. Their tasting room features their small batch, artisanal whiskey, bourbon, gin and vodka.
There are a number of stores including Salt & Cedar which is a printing press, bindery, bookstore specializing in arts editions and letterpress posters and gallery featuring local artists. They also host food events, workshops and more. 2448 Riopelle St.