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.
Italia Bakery is a great place for a lunch detour while you are on an excursion through the city. Their buffets offer you a number of options ranging from meatloafs, spare ribs, lasagna, gnocchi, quiche, pizza to sausages, meatballs, penne and more. Once you have satiated your palate's savory cravings, move on to their display of baked goods that carries cannolis, cheesecake slices, chocolate-laden croissants, tiramisu rolls, ricotta cakes, eclairs, fruit tarts and so much more. Sample a few, and pack a few more to satisfy your sweet tooth in the comforts of your home.
Grab a cupcake or two from Klueless Cupcakes for a great dessert, snack, or just to indulge your sweet tooth. The delicious cupcakes are all freshly made on a daily basis using local ingredients and served in a wide variety of flavors like Maple Bacon, Salted Caramel, Lemon-licious, and Pineapple. They also offer vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. The store is cute and well decorated and the service is always top-notch.
Spread over two levels, Dr. Disc is not just an independent record store. Rather, it is a haven for music lovers of every persuasion. Since it first opened its doors in 1982, this local store has come to be a stalwart supporter of the local music scene. Dr. Disc not only stocks an extensive selection of CDs and records produced by local artists, but also hosts in store concerts featuring up and coming bands. The ground level of Dr. Disc offers a varied selection of new and used CDs and DVDs, as well as new vinyl records, while the upper level houses the store's used LP collection. Alongside music of every conceivable genre, you will also find cassettes, VHS movies, music and movie posters, books, magazines, and other music-themed merchandise. If you have an old record you'd like to sell or trade, stop by Dr. Disc for the best deal in town.
Located a couple of blocks east of Main Street in Royal Oak, this farmers market offers locally grown produce and other specialty items. Browse the various booths and pick up ingredients for dinner or check out the herb suppliers and learn how to start your own herb garden. Be sure to bring your reusable bags and plenty of cash, not all vendors accept credit cards! Check the website for more information.
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.
Taylor Town Center has a plethora of interesting events all through the year. It is home to the biggest reptile show in Michigan. The reptile show happens every Saturday of every month. It is also the preferred venue for other events like professional wrestling, cage fighting and so on. Not only that the flea market is open every Wednesday through Sunday.
Alcamo's Market specializes in Italian ingredients. This wonderful supermarket is sure to leave you in awe with the extensive selection of wines, olive oils, cheeses, breads, meat and other Italian culinary essentials that they carry. Every item is easy to spot here, but if you are looking for something niche, you can always approach their efficient and amicable staff for assistance. In addition to the grocery section, Alcamo's Market also has a dine-in area where you can devour scrumptious subs at pocket-friendly prices. These are created using fresh meat and delicious Provolone cheese, along with lots of veggies to give you an authentically Italian sub. Even if grocery shopping isn't on your mind, simply head here for a hearty snack and take out a few for the road.
Established in 1985, Green Brain Comics is the place to be for comics fans. Owned by couple Dan and Katie Merritt since 1999, the variety offered here will make you want to stay longer. Additionally the special events and annual party makes it an even livelier spot to be in. From mainstream to rare finds, you will find best-sellers and niche titles neatly arranged. Get your dose of caped heroes, Marvel characters, Archie, Disney Manga, Star Wars, DC Comics and more at this fabulous shop.
Founded in 1956, Dearborn Music has been a landmark for music lovers in its namesake city. This record store is located in a strip mall and features a plethora of new and used CDs, DVDs, LPs and Blu-Rays. Off the shelves are classic albums, the latest labels as well as rare finds all under one roof. Genres include the likes of rock, reggae and jazz, folk, country and bluegrass, indie and electronic dance. Add to your record collection or gift your loved ones other merchandise and memorabilia like t-shirts, mugs and posters.