Come Experience the winter holiday delights of Eastern Market in December! Warm your heart and your tummy as we enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Market during the holiday season - AND get a free Gift Card for Merry Market.  

Delish Detroit (the culinary tour side of our business) will stroll from shed to shed and visit specialty stores to learn about unique products, fun facts and history of the area, while going behind the scenes and sampling various foods. Enjoy locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages and cheeses; authentic spinach pies and spreads. We'll get to know local growers and vendors while we eat our way through the Market with seasonal nibbles and treats, including hot foods and soups to keep us warm. We'll also visit an art collective or a letterpress shop. Bundle up for the weather but wear layers; we will be inside several shops and in the heated market sheds on our tour, as well as walking outdoors part of the time.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY TOUR PERK: With your purchase of a tour ticket for the regular price of $29, you will receive a FREE $10 GIFT CARD to spend at ANY of the vendors at the MetroTimes/Detroit Mercantile Co. Merry Market. Enjoy this bonus before or after your tour, during the Merry Market days (December 12, 9am - 7pm and December 13, 10am - 6pm). Visit Merry Market to learn more. ** You must print out and bring your confirmation/paper tour ticket, as it will serve as your gift card for Merry Market, and must be surrendered to the vendors to receive $10 off any purchase. One time use only.**


Saturday, December 12:

Morning Tour Buy Tickets

9:30am to 12:00pm (arrive at 9:15 to check in, tour begins promptly at 9:30)

           9:15am meet inside Rocky's to check in.

           2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2)

           9:30am tour begins 

$29 per person


Saturday, December 12:

Afternoon Tour Buy Tickets

1:00pm to 3:30pm (arrive at 12:45 to check in, tour begins promptly at 1:00)

          12:45pm meet inside Rocky's to check in.

          2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2)

          1:00pm tour begins

$29 per person 


Purchase tickets in advance by clicking the buttons above or calling 313-393-2055


** ALL of our Eastern Market Tours benefit Gleaners Community Foodbank of Southeastern Michigan. $1 from every tour ticket sold is donated. Every $1 buys 3 meals for struggling families in our local community.**


*Approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for social workers (MICEC #0067).

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Feet on the Street Tours presents Murals in the Market Walking Tours  


Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at the results of Detroit's Inaugural Mural Festival at Eastern Market. We will be celebrating the new public art and vibrancy that was created in the Market by Inner State Gallery, 1xRUN and the Eastern Market Corporation, along with a group of sponsors. There is nothing like seeing these incredible large-scale works of art for yourself, and hearing the artists' stories.

** We are thrilled with the response to these tours! We took almost 200 guests on tours of the Murals during the Festival. In addition to the public art tour dates below, we are available for private, customized art tours as well. Call us for details and dates. **


Saturday, October 17   Buy Tickets 

Tuesday October 27  Buy Tickets 

Saturday, November 14  Buy Tickets 


All tours run 1:30 - 3:00 PM

$10 per person  

Meet in Shed 3 by the restrooms, 15 minutes prior to tour time to sign in.

Each participant will receive a map of the murals to continue exploring on their own in the future - we will be covering some, but certainly not all, of the 50 new murals! 

Enjoy hearing about the rich history of Detroit's Eastern Market District, as well as current development, and food and art happenings in this vibrant district. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the local food movement, entrepreneurship, community, and the arts & music scene. 

On this tour, stroll to experience numerous new murals, the realization of the Festival's vision. Your docents will share the knowledge they've gained from the artists as they were painting their murals throughout the Festival. We will explain how this project came to be and what it means to the Eastern Market District and to Detroit. 


** COME EARLY and enjoy the delights of the Eastern Market District, both under the Sheds (produce vendors, fall plants and decor, specialty eats, baked goods, food trucks, hand-crafted items), and in the numerous specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries. Tuesday market runs from 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday Market runs from 6 am - 4 pm. So much to see and do, make a day of it! **



 What is Murals in the Market? 


September 17 – 25, 2015


Public art has long been an integral part of the Eastern Market district and experience. Over the past 4 year, 1xRUN and the company's fine art gallery Inner State have curated and produced over 30 murals in Eastern Market alone, with more than 100 murals throughout the City of Detroit, including the 2011 city-wide Detroit Beautification Project.  With the creation of these murals, each area has seen a significant visual impact on the surrounding neighborhood as well as increased traffic, additional economic development and increased safety.  Now 1xRUN and Inner State Gallery are teaming up with the Eastern Market Corporation for the Murals in the Market festival, which will bring together 20 + local and 20 + international artists to paint large scale murals throughout the district. This expansion on 40+ years of large scale public murals will add exciting new works throughout the market.

With this diverse group of artists from around the world, Murals in the Market will enhance the market experience and help continue the transformation of the market district into a must-see destination. Murals In The Market will host cultural tours of Detroit, live mural painting, live music events and art lectures inside the Eastern Market district. 

Since it began in the 1800s, Eastern Market has gradually become a cornerstone community that nourishes its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan. In more recent years, Eastern Market Corporation has built an infrastructure around the market to support our unwavering mission to enrich the community—nutritionally, culturally and economically. 

For more information about Murals in the Market, visit their website

We've been doing Eastern Market tours for 13 years and it's still a  fan favorite! 



Delish Detroit will stroll from shed to shed and visit specialty stores to learn about unique products,hear fun facts and history of the area, while going behind the scenes and sampling various foods. Enjoy locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages and cheeses; authentic spinach pies and spreads. We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. We'll also visit an art gallery located in a former brewery or a letterpress shop.


Find seasonal fruits and vegetables, while eating your way through the market!

We are pleased to be donating $1 from the sale of each Eastern Market tour ticket to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan! Every dollar buys 3 meals (6 meals this summer with matching gifts!) for struggling families in our local community.  


Saturday, September 19 - Buy Tickets 

Tuesday, September 29 - Buy Tickets

Saturday, October 17 - Buy Tickets

Saturday, November 14 - Buy Tickets 


Tuesday or Saturday Mornings 

9:30am to 12:00pm

9:15  meet inside  Rocky's (formerly known as Rocky Peanut Company) to register,      
2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2)
          9:30 am  tour begins
Price: $29.00

(Plan ahead, these tours fill up fast)


*Approved for 1.5 CE clock hours for social workers (MICEC #0067).

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We at Feet on the Street along with Stephanie Appel of Core Learning, Inc. are pleased to offer tours for Social Workers. These workshops are bus tour/continuing education programs where participants will step out of a "classroom" and onto a bus to visit sites and hear from presenters who will address issues facing Detroit and the Metropolitan Region. Through these experiential learning opportunities, participants will learn more about critical and current issues, such as: food issues, diversity, ethnic and cultural traditions, land use, transportation, area history, local programs and services, blight removal and rehab efforts. Please note, these programs are open to anyone interested in the topic.

Here's what participants have said about our programs:

"Everything was so wonderful and informative. This is a fun way to learn, grow, and get inspired." ~ Sylvia Gray, PhD, LMSW, Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work

"This was the best seminar I have attended in 24 years!" ~ Linda Ford, LMSW, CMH

"Linda is intelligent, funny, organized and knowledgeable. The other presenters were engaging, thought-provoking, informative, inspirational...I would absolutely recommend this course." ~ Susan Pickard Witus, LMSW, Directions in Senior Care Geriatric Consultant


ALL of our currently scheduled Eastern Market Tours are eligible for social workers and certified counselors to earn 1.5 CEUs! We will be discussing issues of migration and immigration, revitalization of the Market, efforts to promote the buy local/eat fresh movement, and the impact of community gardens. Select Tuesdays and Saturdays: More Information & Dates for Eastern Market Tours. Cost per person for each Eastern Market tour is $29. Certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this program.  Approved for 1.5 CE Clock Hours for social workers (provider MICEC #0067).

For specific questions about the content of this program, contact: 
Linda Yellin, LMSW
Custom CEU tours are always available for your group of faculty, agency staff, employees or co-workers. We have created many unique and wonderful group programs - let us design one for you! 

We can design an outing- experience- tour- field trip- enrichment class- celebration- team building or any type of get together, for your group, family, or business.

Let's talk time frames, budgets and interests and we'll provide something that will be memorable, for your group to

Experience, Explore and Enjoy Detroit..

Feel free to contact us and customize a tour.

Here is a sampling of our past tours to give you some mixing and matching ideas.

Tours By Bus

This is an energetic and fascinating bus tour through the streets of Detroit. Explore classic Detroit and areas bursting with new energy and development.

The perfect tour for your Reunion Group (family, classmates), birthdays, anniversaries, or simply a trip back to the old neighborhood and to visit your favorite stomping grounds from your past life/lives in the D.

Walking Tours


Delish Detroit is the food tour component of Feet, that take our guests to various locations in Detroit to enjoy the diverse bounty of food, visiting markets, shops and hearing about (and tasting) some chef and shopkeepers  specialties. Some of our adventures are upscale, some casual, some sit-down, stand- up, some nostalgic,  historic, but always filling and fun. We  do Delish adventures by bus, by foot or a combination. Some of our highlights include: Food crawls, Mexicantown, Tour d'France, Best Bakeries, Hidden Gems of the City and neighborhoods, Midtown, Corktown and of course Eastern Market.

Mexicantown, the RiverWalk, Eastern Market district, Midtown, New Center, Corktown, Downtown and the Dequindre Cut.

Private Prohibition and All that Jazz Bus Tour

Experience and Enjoy a rollicking ride along the streets of Detroit, see landmarks, hear stories about Prohibition and the roaring 20's, and visit the old stomping grounds of the infamous Purple Gang.  Explore a former speakeasy, and top it off with a drink and live jazz.


Enjoy an exciting and entertaining night in the D!


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