Spotlight: Oak Park, Michigan

Where can you find authentic Salvadorian pupusas, a diner serving legendary portions of decadent pasta, and a metro Detroit institution where the only thing bigger than the sandwiches is the personality of the owner? Oak Park might not be your first guess, but it should be your first stop for all of this and more. Now with the addition of its first breweries, there’s never been a better time to check out all that Oak Park has to offer.

Buena Fe

Buena Fe Restaurant Oak Park Michigan
Buena Fe (Oak Park, MI)

Buena Fe serves up authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes. Make sure to get an order of Pupusas while you’re there! These Salvadorian delights consist of griddled corn dough with your choice of fillings.

Buena Fe is located at 10116 W Nine Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Kravings

Kravings Deli Oak Park Michigan

A kosher deli and sushi bar under one roof? The combination may seem a little odd, but Kravings in Oak Park pulls it off with ease. We’ve enjoyed everything we’ve tried so far: sandwiches, burgers made with their signature BBQ beef blend, and sushi rolls.

Kravings is located at 25270 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Coolidge Café

Coolidge Cafe Oak Park Michigan

No frills, no problem! The Coolidge Cafe has been our go-to for a solid breakfast for years.

Coolidge Café is located at 13400 W Nine Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Dog & Pony Show Brewing

Dog and Pony Show Brewing Oak Park Michigan
Dog and Pony Show Brewing (Oak Park, MI)

Raise a pint to Dog & Pony Show Brewing, Oak Park’s first brewery! Be sure to follow them on social media to see which food trucks will be at the brewpub throughout the week.

Dog & Pony Show Brewing is located at 14661 W Eleven Mile Rd Suite 200, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes

Steve Harvey loves Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes and you should too! We are fans of their traditional plain cheesecake, but the star of their menu is the Sweet Potato Cheesecake. 

Note: Peteet’s is currently closed due to a fire, but we have our fingers crossed that they will be open again soon.

Peteet’s Cheesecakes is located at 13835 W Nine Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Pink Garlic

Pink Garlic Indian Cuisine Oak Park Michigan
Pink Garlic (Oak Park, MI)

There has been a lot of attention on Pink Garlic Indian Cuisine for good reason. The owner, Alfy, is as friendly as can be while serving authentic Indian dishes to patrons from his unassuming carryout spot. Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with Indian food: ask for him to give you a recommendation to tickle your taste buds.

Pink Garlic is located at 26661 Coolidge Hwy, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Pita Café

Pita Cafe has been around for over 30-years serving Mediterranean staples like kafta, lamb chops, shawarma, and so much more. Amp up the healthiness with a glass of raw juice as you dine in Pita Cafe’s comfortable atmosphere.

Pita Café is located at 25282 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Ernie’s Market

Ernie's Market Oak Park Michigan

Who loves ya, baby? Ernie does.

Ernie’s Market is located at 8500 Capital St, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Eddie’s Gourmet

Eddie's Gourmet Oak Park Michigan

At Eddie’s Gourmet, you can enjoy everything from diner favorites to gourmet entrées, including an extensive list of pasta dishes and high-end cuts of meat. Try a heaping bowl of Roma Pasta and find out why people have been raving about Eddie’s for years.

Eddie’s Gourmet is located at 25920 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Tai Fai

Don’t be fooled by Tai Fai’s quaint strip mall location. This Asian eatery is well known by locals for its fresh sushi.

Tai Fai is located at 8505 W Nine Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

Oak Park Social

Oak Park Social Oak Park Michigan
Oak Park Social (Oak Park, MI)

In the shadow of the Oak Park water tower stands Oak Park Social. Handhelds like burgers and chicken sandwiches, plus shareable plates make up a bulk of the menu. We really enjoy the outdoor seating areas, great for getting social with friends (and a few cocktails, of course).

Oak Park Social is located at 14691 W Eleven Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.

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