4107 Cass Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Slow’s To Go is the barbecue joint you know and love, conveniently serving its signature slow-cooked meals for carryout. Almost everything served at the original location is offered to hungry patrons on-the-go. Known around town as the place for fall-off-the-bone barbecue and “just like grandma makes” fixins, this takeout eatery is light on its toes while managing to retain the homemade taste you crave. Crowd-pleasers include buttery cornbread and mac ’n’ cheese just how you like it. Specialties include brisket, pork belly and sandwiches piled high with meat. Order ahead to guarantee it will be ready when you arrive.
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2040 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Bucharest Grill is the place for a lightning-fast lunch or those late-night cravings. Serving up Romanian and Middle Eastern delights, this sandwich shop is so popular, it opened a second location only one mile away. Savory rolled sandwiches are filled with a meat of your choice. Try the vegetarian version if you’re not into meat. But don’t skip the sauce. Bucharest is known for its schwarma and efficient service, but to be sure your order is ready, call ahead to beat the rush.
10551 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Swing by Rose’s Fine Food for an elevated takeout meal of sorts: a picnic basket with all the trimmings. Although it’s only been in business for a short time, this down-home diner consistently ranks as one of the best eateries in town and even has national outlets singings its praises. This charming restaurant puts together an unbelievable spread, served up in a picnic basket. The baskets are available for “rental.” Reserve a basket by calling in an order ahead, then stop in and pick it up. The gourmet baskets include an array of homemade food and all the stops- a cozy blanket, dishes and silverware. Perfect for entertaining friends in the backyard or for an impromptu interlude at nearby Belle Isle Park.
1300 Porter St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Mudgie’s Deli is the go-to spot for what may be considered home to the greatest sandwiches in Detroit. In fact, it has been declared the “best deli” in the city for the past six years in a row. How’s that for a recommendation? This endearing restaurant will liven up any old day with its cheerful atmosphere and pleasant staff. Just phone in your order and it will be packed up and waiting. Mudgie’s knows how to throw together gargantuan sandwiches that taste beyond spectacular.
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2457 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207
This Eastern Market favorite serves pizza lovingly made with garden-fresh ingredients. This pizzeria is easily one of the best places around for a delicious pie available for a fair price. The combinations are unbelievable, and you will not find a better crust or more enjoyable slice than the ones made by the pros at Supino. Please be aware that there’s usually a wait. A long one. So call ahead and place an order because it’s not uncommon for the line to extend out the door, basically a prime indicator of just how righteous this pizza is.