24 Iconic Detroit Dishes

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24 Iconic Detroit Dishes

Living in Detroit means coney islands, square pizza, slow roasted shawarma, sliders, and corned beef egg rolls. It’s lamb chops and baklava. Vernor’s and Faygo, Better Made, and Boston Coolers. In other words, Detroit is filled with iconic dishes that speak to its global influence.

Detroit encompasses so many square miles and cultures, so it's tough to pare its goodness into a short list of iconic local dishes, but it’s worth a try. Below is a primer on the most delicious, most iconic, and most utterly Detroit items the city has to offer right now. Note, this map, like Detroit’s food world, is ever-evolving. What might have seemed iconic a decade ago has made way for other dishes that continue to help tell the story of the city.

Undoubtedly, there will be some disagreement and perhaps some dishes missed. Give us your feedback at the tipline.


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