The selection of produce at the Eastern Market is impressive. Choose from fresh flowers, specialty foods, and locally sourced meat. 250 vendor booths are opened to the public every Saturday, and you'll find that most products sold here are from local businesses and farms. Freshness is guaranteed along with prices that are sure to keep you engaged in shopping till you explore all stalls. If you work up an appetite, there are several restaurants at the market.
To bibliophiles, this book shop is a must stop. The four floors of the warehouse are home to millions of titles, ranging from the popular to the obscure, covering all kinds of subjects. It's a treasure trove for book lovers, who can spend many happy hours wandering the aisles. The owner of the bookstore moved here in 1983 after outgrowing his first location. There are two smaller King locations, one at Wayne State University and one in Ferndale.
Devonshire Mall is one that appeals to the whole family. Apart from the usual stores and restaurants, all of which you can find here, this shopping center goes above and beyond to ensure no one is left out. There are often special events hosted at Devonshire Mall, like "Fun Fridays," which caters to youngsters. The food court provides more than just something to snack on: it also offers health awareness workshops aimed at educating families about nutrition. There's even a "Mother and Child Comfort Station" for when the little ones need a break. No matter your needs, Devonshire Mall has you covered.
Michigan's most up-scale shopping mall is so impressed with its offerings that it calls itself a "collection," not a mall. Indeed, many shoppers would consider some of these stores, works of art. Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren/Polo, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., Neiman-Marcus and Sunglass Hut are among the top destinations. Even during the busiest shopping days, Somerset has an unusual air of decorum. It's the equivalent of putting New York's Fifth Avenue indoors. Several dining options rise above the typical mall fare, but then, you'd expect that from a place that doesn't consider itself a mall.
Built in the 1990s, Laurel Park Place departs from the wide-open mall look and has the feel of a series of shopping courts. Shops tend toward the elegant and the upscale. Laurel Park Place also has the only Parisian store in Michigan. Dining options are a cut above the usual mall fare. Laurel Park Place has spawned the familiar satellite system of stores, eateries and office buildings, transforming a sleepy section of the western suburbs into a central destination along the burgeoning I-275 corridor.
Owned and operated by brother, sister duo Andy and Emily Linn, City Bird is an amalgamation of Detroit themed paper goods, accessories, housewares and more. Seventh generation Detroiter's, Emily and Andy have a deep rooted love for their city, which is showcased through their eclectic boutique. This studio and store prides itself on featuring the work of hundreds of local artists and designers. Find silkscreen printed t-shirts, Michigan shaped coasters, handcrafted greeting cards and more.
Kielbasa Joe is a small shop catering to all your butchery needs. It isn't difficult to find this butcher on Oak Street, simply follow the aromas of smoked meats and you should be at the door step of Kielbasa Joe. Inside, you will be greeted with a warm smile and displays of jerkys, sausages, ham and more. Freshness is never compromised here and the quality of their meat is evident in the taste. Their selection of cuts is extensive making it a must-visit spot before any BBQ party. Such is the credibility of their supplies that many local eateries also source meat from Kielbasa Joe.
At Johnny Macs Market, they offer a wide variety of domestic and imported beverages. The store is well-organised and maintained with different sections allotted to the various types of beverages. The prices are affordable as well. Patrons usually praise the store for the selection of beer and wine as well as the friendly service provided.
Located in the Downriver locale of Southgate, Nutrition Unlimited is a health market that encourages its customers to adopt a healthy and balanced lifestyle. The store stocks a wide range of nutritional supplements, herbal oils, packaged products and organic produce with the juice bar being its centerpiece, serving an array of freshly-pressed juices and smoothies that are prepared exactly the way you would like it. You can also get your hands on some low-calorie sandwiches and salads from the juice bar.
Whether you are training for a marathon or you run for fitness, Total Runner is a place where you can be sure to find the right pair of shoes. The store has a variety of shoes to select from, and their on-site staff is quite informed about the benefits and purposes of their collection. Apart from running shoes, they also sell shoes meant for jogging and walking, and fitness wear can also be bought here.