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Food-tresting areas north of Detroit

I am from SoCal originally and it's true that East Lake isn't as fantastic (especially the amoutn of variety) as the dim sum that you get in the San Gabriel Valley area (aka Dim Sum Heaven). :)
However, it is decent.

I have also heard good things about dim sum at Shangri-La in West Bloomfield, although I haven't had a chance yet to go there.

Dec 13, 2012
MichiganShal in Great Lakes

Food-tresting areas north of Detroit

I soooo agree! Give Thanks is wonderful - true artisan, Euroean-style bakery. The almond croissants are insanely delicious! In fact, I think I might have to go there this weekend now......

Dec 13, 2012
MichiganShal in Great Lakes

Food-tresting areas north of Detroit

We are in Troy and love Indian food....Rangoli in AH/Rochester HIlls was our go-to restaurant for several years....BTW they also offer cooking classes.. However, all the Indian families in my son's elementary school recommend Ashoka or Royal Indian - both on Rochester Road in Troy.

Dec 13, 2012
MichiganShal in Great Lakes

pozole in the D? [SW Detroit]

Try La Botana in Troy (Square Lake and John R).....they often have pozole on the weekends. I would call first to double-check though.

Weekdays, they always have fideo, which is also yummy.

BTW: All their salsas and sauces are homemade and they are GOOD! I lived in Mexico City and it is just like the good homecooking I had there.

Dec 13, 2012
MichiganShal in Great Lakes

Grocery Stores - Detroit Metro area

Thanks for the suggestions...I have tried the Whole Foods (selection of organic baby food was unfortunately much smaller than at W.F. I use to go to) and T.J.'s on Walton Rd. in Rochester Hills and also liked Nino Salvaggio's on Hall Rd. Looking forward to visiting the other shops mentioned.

Grocery Stores - Detroit Metro area

I am looking for two things: a great grocery store for everyday food shopping, especially one with good organic food (including organic baby food) and a wide selection of fresh produce and meat. I used to live near a really big Whole Foods Market and close to a Trader Joes, both of which I loved. Also, I really want to find some good ethnic markets (Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, Mexican, etc.). I am in Macomb County (around I-94 and about 19 Mile). Thanks for any guidance!

HELP! New to Detroit (city of Macomb), need recs

Also, any recs for fine dining (special place for birthday or anniversary)? What are the best dishes to order? My DH and I are looking forward to finally being able to go out to eat at a nice restaurant now that we will have family close by to look after our 7 month old. We both love wine and French food (I will really miss Napa Rose, AOI, and L'Orangerie!). I like seafood, but DH prefers beef and chicken.

HELP! New to Detroit (city of Macomb), need recs

Thank you so much for the replies! I am really looking forward to trying all of these new restaurants...will try to hit at least one place each week and will report back. I belonged to a dining club (I actually organized and hosted events) back in SoCal. Is there anything like that out here? If not I guess I will have to start one! :)

HELP! New to Detroit (city of Macomb), need recs

Just moved to Macomb from Southern California. Miss the GREAT ethnic food there and would love to find great food here in Michigan. Am willing to drive up to 30 minutes for good food on the weekends...but would love to get some closer recomendations for everyday eating as well. I love ALL cuisines, as long as they are well-prepared and tasty! My favs in SoCal were dim sum, Hunan/Sechuan, Salvadorean pupusas, Mexican (especially sopes), French, Japanese (both Teppan and Sushi), fresh seafood, California cuisine. I know that Detroit has a large Iraqi/Chaldean population and a Greektown, so those would also be great cuisines to explore. What else can you recommend? Thanks!!!! :)