A food oasis

Living in Detroit

When people learn that I now live in Detroit, they often ask, “so where do you grocery shop?” Detroit has a reputation for being a “food desert.” People often hear that there are no grocery stores in the city and are told that Detroiters shop at party stores where they buy prepackaged food. I have no doubt that there are some pockets of the city where fresh and healthy food is hard to find, but we happen to be fortunate enough to live just blocks fromĀ great grocery store. Plus, we’re less than a mile from Eastern Market. Here’s a sample of what I bought this week from the local store (and there are no Twinkies or soda bottles in sight!):

Do you grocery shop in the city? If so, what’s your experience been like?