Detroit March 27, 2018
These 10 Iconic Foods In Detroit Will Have Your Mouth Watering
If there’s one thing every Detroiter can agree on, it’s that our food options are second to none. No matter what sort of cuisine you prefer, you’re sure to find something delicious to enjoy here in the Motor City. Of course, some dishes are more classically Detroit than others – and we’re here to talk about ten of the most iconic foods from our beloved town.
1. Coney dogs
You can’t call yourself a true Detroiter if you don’t love a good coney dog. There’s just something incredibly satisfying about sinking your teeth into a perfectly prepared dog with all the fixings. Just don’t cover it in ketchup - this is an unforgivable faux pas!
2. Better Made Potato Chips
Move over, Lays - Better Made Potato Chips (not to mention the company’s other fantastic snack foods) are the best around and they’re produced right here in the Motor City. Every Detroiter knows that there’s just something special about biting into these salty treats.
3. Detroit-style pizza
Square pizza just tastes better, and that’s a fact! No, we have nothing against Chicago-style deep dish or New York thin crust, but Detroit’s square pizza is an absolute must-try. We just can’t get enough of those perfectly browned corner pieces!
4. The Yardbird from Slows
Everything on the menu at Slows Bar-BQ is delicious, but the Yardbird is a true Detroit icon. If you’ve never had the chance to enjoy one of these unforgettable sandwiches - which come complete with pulled chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and more - you haven’t truly lived.
5. Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips
No one does fish and chips quite like Scotty Simpson’s. This no-frills eatery serves up some of the tastiest seafood around, and we Detroiters are always game for a hearty order of fries and breaded fish. Grab some tartar sauce and dig in!
6. Gyros from Greektown
With our city’s large Greek population, it’s no surprise that Greek food is one of our specialties. When hunger strikes, nothing hits the spot like a delicious gyro - and you’ll get bonus points from restaurant owners and the waitstaff if you can pronounce its name properly.
7. Sliders from Green Dot Stables
It’s pretty much impossible not to love a slider. After all, these tiny burgers come in all sorts of unique styles at Green Dot Stables. You might even be tempted to try one of each! If you want to combine two of Detroit’s most iconic dishes, sink your teeth into a coney dog slider. Yes, you read that correctly.
Paczki Day rolls around only once a year, but our love for these mouthwatering Polish pastries stick with us in every season. There’s nothing more classically Detroit than venturing to Hamtramck to wait in line for a dozen of these jelly-filled treats.
9. Vernors float
Sure, there’s plenty to be said for a root beer float, but Detroiters know that Vernors combined with vanilla ice cream makes a perfect chilly drink. After all, we swear by Vernors as a heal-all elixir, so why wouldn’t we combine it with another beloved sweet treat?
10. Anything from Mexicantown
And we truly do mean anything. The abundance of authentic Mexican restaurants in Detroit makes it nearly impossible to narrow down our list of iconic items to just one, so why not order a little bit of everything? From tacos to chimichangas to churros, you’ll find something in this lively neighborhood to satisfy your taste buds.
Did we leave any other iconic Detroit dishes off our list? We’re always eager to hear from our readers, so feel free to share your suggestions in the comment section below!