Top Picks: 5 Favorite 2018 Openings in Detroit

Top Picks: 5 Favorite 2018 Openings in Detroit

It’s a challenge to keep up with the Detroit food scene. There’s a new opening every week and only the pros (and serious foodies) can make it to all of them. So if you need a cheat-sheet, here are our picks for the five 2018 openings you’ll want to check out before the new year.


Flowers of Vietnam
4430 Vernor Hwy W Detroit, MI 48209 (Southwest)
Flowers Of Vietnam embodies Detroit, the converted diner is unpretentious, has an awesome playlist and AMAZING food. You won’t go wrong with any order but make sure you try the caramel chicken wings. Located in Southwest Detroit, Flowers is off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip.


Rocco’s Italian Deli
3627 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 (Midtown)
Italian flavors are popular in Midtown this year and Rocco’s stands out. The deli is bright, airy and a perfect addition to the neighborhood. Find a seat and enjoy a sandwich or order fixins and take them home. In addition to sandwiches and pasta salads, you can also order cannolis and and a glass or bottle of wine. Oh and did we mention they have a parking lot and street parking is still free on their side of Cass? Not only is it good to go there, it’s easy!


600 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (Downtown)
There are a lot of date night options in Detroit and BESA is the place to make reservations. Located on Woodward Avenue between Campus Martius and the Riverfront, its creative menu is elevated by the perfect ambiance and makes for a really special night.


1701 Trumbull, Detroit, Michigan 48216 (Corktown)
Cozy up in Corktown at the Farmer’s Hand local diner on Trumbull. Start your day off right with a seasonal pick from the breakfast menu and a coffee or infused milk and watch the hustle and bustle of Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.


Deluxx Fluxx
1274 Library St, Detroit, MI 48226 (Downtown)
The Belt is already the place to party in Detroit and Deluxx Fluxx brings the party to a whole new level.  The underground art installation bar, music venue and arcade is covered from floor to ceiling in florescent posters that will give your cocktails an extra kick.


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