Savor the Flavors of Mexicantown

By | August 03, 2016
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mexicantown bakery
Mexicantown Bakery

In Detroit, Mexicantown is the place to go for authentic Mexican food. Because there are so many great food spots, I often feel overwhelmed and confused on which ones to visit. After some in depth research and comparing notes with my executive editor, we narrowed down our lunch choices and ate at Taqueria Nuestra Familia.

But first we had the entire morning to check out other Mexicantown places. We started at Mexicantown Bakery directly across from Clark Park. Right when you walk in, you see pastries lining the walls.

We chose a taco pastry filled with apple and a pastry called nube (cloud) which is a round, dense pastry coated in sugar similar tasting to Italian biscotti. Once we continued into the store, we realized that it is more than just a bakery. The store also has a small section of groceries, beverages and Mexican foods along with a place to sit and eat.

We then drove over to Honeybee Market. This full service market has been in Detroit since 1956 and offers everything you would expect in a grocery store with a heavy emphasis on Latin American favorites. The selection of dried chilies, house made chorizo, tortillas, dried beans, dried corn husks (for tamales) and bulk spices are endless. The staff at Honeybee are friendly and helpful. The most difficult decision I had to make was what to purchase for dinner that night.

For lunch we headed over to Taqueria Nuestra Familia. We started with three delicious house made salsas—one spicy, one creamy and one mild—along with fried tortilla chips. We chose two different tacos on corn tortillas, a shredded chicken tostada and a potato flauta in order to sample a few items off the menu. Friendly staff, a colorful atmosphere and very economical lunch topped our brief but delicious visit to Mexicantown.

With many other great places to eat in Mexicantown, edibleWOW will be returning for lunch, dinner or dessert in the near future.

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