Being a newbie to Detroit, I am still discovering businesses and restaurants in the city. Our first year here, Travis and I visited Eastern Market for the first time in December. We went on the Feet on the Street tour to learn more about Detroit’s famous marketplace. It was love at first sight for me and I have been smitten with Eastern Market ever since!
Now that it’s summertime, I was excited to visit Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market. I took the kids out for a little window shopping and lunch at Supino’s Pizzeria.
I have always wanted to go to the Tuesday Market. I heard the atmosphere is a little more chill since more people are at work on a weekday so I thought it would be a good day out for the kids. We could browse the different vendors and walk around the market for a little bit.
At first, the teens weren’t too excited about going out, especially since it required them to wake up earlier than usual. “Hey, Mom! We sleep in when it’s summertime, remember?” But once we arrived at the market, they perked up and started to enjoy the day out.
Lovin’ the handmade jewelry of Two Stix 5 Stones!
Michala was especially drawn to the jewelry vendors. Her favorite was Two Stix 5 Stones, a family-owned Detroit business which “specializes in freehand handmade knit fashion-forward items, accessories, and art.”
Michala is like me: she loves unique jewelry. We both share a love for eclectic, beaded, and colorful jewelry. We like to wear rare jewelry that is not a common find in stores. I know that’s why she loved the jewelry at the Two Stix 5 Stones table.
According to their website, Two Stix 5 Stones feature creations which are a “limited edition and one-of-a-kind with fibers of cotton, rayon, wool, silk, and other fine yarns.”
Michala found a couple of necklaces she is interested in buying. I snapped a few pictures of her selections so she wouldn’t forget what they looked like, and next weekend we will return to the vendor to purchase the jewelry. Hopefully, they’re still there! If not, I know we’ll find something just as beautiful.
A Teachable Moment
As we continued our visit to the Tuesday Market, I discussed with Zhen, my 3-year-old, the meaning of “farmer’s market” and how the market sells fresh fruit and vegetables. She was excited to see the farmer’s market and pointed out the different produce she saw as we walked throughout the shed.
“Tomatoes! Apples! Cucumbers!” Our little trip to the market turned into a teachable moment for my little one. Big win for the homeschool mom! 😉
Then Zhen spotted a pizza truck and started asking for pizza. Who can say no to an adorable three-year-old and delicious pizza? 🙂 I was pretty hungry, too, so I happily agreed with Zhen we should get pizza. So we headed to Supino’s Pizzeria for lunch.
Supino’s Pizzeria: Great price and great taste!
Supino’s Pizzeria is located at 2457 Russel Street, across the street from Shed #2 of the farmer’s market. It’s a little pizza restaurant that specializes in a variety of pizzas, such as the “San Gennaro” a pizza with onions, roasted red peppers, sausage, and mozzarella cheese.
Another pizza Supino’s Pizzeria offers is the “City Wing Thing”, a smoked turkey pizza with smoked Gouda. I love Gouda cheese! I hope to try this pizza on our next visit! The kids and I ordered an 18″ pepperoni pizza and it was plenty for myself + four children. Great price, too! Only $13 + tax.
New Favorite Coffee Spot: Germack Coffee Roasting Company!
After our lunch, we stopped by Germack Coffee Roasting Company because I was craving an iced lavender latte. Germack’s lavender flavor is so good! It’s addicting! I wish we lived closer to the coffee store because I would go there every day! I love their coffee that much. If you’re ever in Eastern Market, you have to try their coffee. The coffee bar is located at 2517 Russell Street, right next door to their Pistachio Company.
Germack Pistachio Company is on my list of “Detroit Stores to Visit”. My dad loves peanuts and other kinds of nuts so I was hoping to get him a Christmas gift at the pistachio store. But that’s a future blog post in the making!
Mootown Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe
We grabbed my iced lavender latte to-go and walked back down Russell Street to Mootown Ice Cream & Dessert Shoppe for ice cream. The kids LOVE Mootown’s ice cream. It was our second visit to the ice cream shoppe in a week’s time!
I love Mootown’s because of their friendly service, low ice cream prices, and fun decor. We enjoyed our ice cream outside at the tables in front of the shoppe. There’s just something about sitting outside, enjoying some ice cream, and watching the city life buzz around you.
We love Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market!
Our day at the Tuesday Market in Eastern Market was so much fun! It was a full day for sure, and the kids and I plan on making another trip to the Tuesday Market in the coming weeks. What’s even greater about our day out at the market was there was still so much to see! When we return to the Tuesday Market, we can plan to visit different stores and have lunch at a restaurant we haven’t visited yet.
Lastly, I can’t forget to mention another feature the kids and I love about Eastern Market: the beautiful murals. My children are always amazed at the beautiful artwork displayed on building walls.
So far we have viewed 5 murals in Eastern Market. We still have a few more murals we need to see. (I’ve been seeking and photographing murals I come across whenever we are visiting Downtown Detroit.)
More photographs of our visit to Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market
For more information about the Tuesday Market at Eastern Market, visit their website here.
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All photographs by Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit. Post updated on 10/17/2020.