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Tucked away in Detroit's Eastern Market is this small stand serving up pierogis with big flavor. The People's Pierogi Collective makes these delightful little Polish pillows of food with all kinds of fillings, from the traditional potato to others like spinach and artichoke or Michigan cherry. The pierogis are served with sauerkraut and caramelized onions. In a city full of pierogis, you will find the most creativity at the People's Pierogi Collective.
Taqueria El Rey is one of Detroit's favorite taquerias. Although El Rey cooks up all your classic Mexican favorites like burritos and quesadillas, what they are really known for are their whole grilled chickens. You can also get the famous chicken in the tacos, burritos, tortas and pretty much anything else on the menu. Make sure you get there before they run out! Taqueria El Rey is also a favorite for tacos, with about 15 different varieties.
Bakery, deli and restaurant all in one, this is a no-frills, low cost, traditional Lebanese establishment with a surprisingly large menu. Choose from baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, chicken shwarma, artichoke salad, eggplant or numerous other dishes, enjoyed with fresh bread prepared on the premises. At the bakery counter you will find a wide array of both Lebanese and Western pastries as well as delicate and elaborate chocolate creations.
At this Downtown Ferndale spot, time flies by fast - with a creative Mexican small plates menu that encourages sharing, communal tables for fun and a bevy of tequila drinks, Imperial manages to capture your attention right from the word go. The tacos and dogs provide a simple yet classic touch, and the flight of three salsas is what most people come here for. This atmospheric bar also serves vegetarian specials, so get yours with a cold beer.
If you happen to pass by a 1946 Spartan Manor Trailer and notice amazing smells coming from it, then pull over and check it out, because you've found Ned's Travel Burger. All the ingredients Ned's uses for its burgers are locally sourced, including the organic beef which always comes from family farms. The menu features five different kinds of burger, including the classic Travel Burger with cheese and their own home-made veggie burger. In addition to the basics, they have combos like the "Ah-So-Asian" turkey burger with General Taso's Asian slaw and grilled bean sprouts or the "Infidel" pork burger topped with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, Mayo and mustard. Round your meal out with their skinny fries with either Belgian truffle Mayo or rosemary ketchup.