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Detroit Lunch Guide

Posted on Tuesday, June 28 2016 in Dining


If you find yourself hungry mid-day in The D, check out these eight Detroit restaurants open for lunch.


For those in a hurry:

Bucharest Grill
Known as a downtown favorite for a quick lunch at a great price, Bucharest Grill (located on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, East Jefferson Avenue in Rivertown and Piquette Street) serves food that ranges from traditional Romanian dishes to middle eastern cuisine to hot dogs dressed in "every way imaginable." Click here to view Bucharest Grill's menu for carryout.

Mudgie's Deli
Voted "best deli" seven years in a row, Mudgie's is located in Corktown on Porter Street. It serves the "freshest quality" foods, wines, cocktails and craft beers, and delivery is also available. Mudgie's Deli's menu is also online.

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Mudgie's Deli

For the health-conscious eaters:

7 Greens Detroit Salad Co.
Located on Library Street, 7 Greens Detroit Salad Co. prides itself as a fresh destination for "healthful, great tasting food" to enjoy in a "fun, fast, casual and gourmet way." With options for both taking out and dining in, 7 Greens' menu includes several salad suggestions but also encourages its customers to "fashion your own."

Fresh, imaginative vegetarian cuisine is Seva's mission. On East Forest between Woodward Avenue and John R, customers will have the opportunity to indulge in Seva's menu options, full of vegetarian appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees, all of which are also available for carryout.

For the grilled and smoked food lovers:

Green Dot Stables
Green Dot Stables in Corktown doesn't just have sliders; it has 20. From vegetarian to fish to somewhat familiar to totally new, Green Dot Stables' menu not only offers small sandwiches but also fries (yes, even truffle!), sides, salads, soups and desserts.

Slows Bar BQ
With its main location on Michigan Avenue in Corktown and a to-go extension on Cass Avenue in Midtown, Slows has certainly become a staple restaurant in Detroit. From pulled pork to dry-smoked ribs, Slows Bar BQ's menu is sure to satisfy its customers.

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Slows Bar BQ

For those looking for good beer, too:

Detroiters know HopCat for its beer, which is not surprising since it features 130 taps. In addition to its brew choices, however, HopCat's food menu features a variety of options for different palates, making it an excellent lunch spot on Woodward Avenue.

Jolly Pumpkin
Best known for its pizza and beer, Jolly Pumpkin on West Canfield has become quite a popular destination for lunch, so much that President Barack Obama even dined here this winter. Click here to view Jolly Pumpkin's menu.

Where do you eat lunch in The D?

Freelance writer Danielle Alexander has been to all of these restaurants but unfortunately has yet to try 7 Greens Detroit Salad Co. and Seva. (Anyone else noticing a trend?)

Photo credit: Green Dot Stables, Mudgie's Deli, Bill Bowen