We've been doing Eastern Market tours for 14 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 eating locally produced pizza, popcorn, pickles and pastries; specialty sausages and cheeses; authentic spinach pies and spreads, and more! We'll get to know local growers and vendors, their products, and some tips for improving your health with Michigan foods. Enjoy seasonal nibbles & treats, including hot beverages and soups to keep us warm. We'll be exploring the stunning art murals in the Market along our way, many of which were created during the last two Mural Festivals, and we will also visit an art gallery, jazz club and/or a letterpress shop. Dress 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.
Find seasonal fruits, vegetables, and decor, 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 for struggling families in our local community.
Saturday, December 10 *Special Holiday Edition, receive a complimentary $10 Gift Card to the MetroTimes/Detroit Mercantile Co. Merry Market - See Details and Buy Tickets
Saturday, January 28 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, February 25 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, March 18 - Buy Tickets
Saturday, April 22 - Buy Tickets
9:30am to 12:00pm
2489 Russell Street, Detroit 48207 (across from Shed 2)
(Plan ahead, these tours fill up fast)
Feet on the Street Tours presents Murals in the Market Walking Tours
Experience an up close & behind the scenes look at the 2nd Annual Murals in the Market Festival in the Eastern Market District. Enjoy the new public art and vibrancy 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, hearing the artists' stories, and contemplating the meaning behind the paint.
Building on the momentum of last year's inaugural festival, incredible street art has come to life on even more buildings all over the Eastern Market District. Book a tour now that the murals are complete, and enjoy a backstage pass to interactively explore them!
** Although our public mural art tours have concluded, we are available for private, customized art tours. Call us for details and dates, and take your own private, inside-scoop tour of the murals! Any size group is welcome. **
Each participant will receive a map of the murals to continue exploring on their own in the future - we will cover some, but certainly not all, of the 45+ 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 brand-new murals, the realization of the Festival's vision, interspersed with mural art from years past. 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.
For more information about Murals in the Market, visit their website.
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 2.5 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 2.5 CE Clock Hours for social workers (provider MICEC #0067).
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.
Experience, Explore and Enjoy Detroit..
Here is a sampling of our past tours to give you some mixing and matching ideas.
Tours By Bus
DETROIT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
This is an energetic and fascinating bus tour through the streets of Detroit. Explore classic Detroit and areas bursting with new energy and development.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
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.
DELISH DETROIT 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.
ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL WALKING TOURS OF
Mexicantown, the RiverWalk, Eastern Market district, Midtown, New Center, Corktown, Downtown and the Dequindre Cut.
MURALS AND PUBLIC ART TOURS areas include an up close & behind the scenes look at the new Mural Festival murals in the Eastern Market district, the murals in the Z Garage, art work on Library Street and The Belt, murals along the Dequindre Cut, artwork along the Riverwalk, Lincoln Street Art Park, sculpture parks, galleries, and many more - There is nothing like seeing these incredible works of art for yourself, and hearing the artists' stories.
Private Prohibition and All that Jazz Bus Tour
Enjoy an exciting and entertaining night in the D!
Love learning about and tasting food?
Love discovering new places?
Delish Detroit is for you!
Delish Detroit is the gastronomic side of Feet On The Street Tours. We encourage people to get their feet and appetites on the streets of Detroit through progressive walking, car and bus tours of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries, pubs, and specialty food markets, throughout the city. Our signature Delish Detroit offering is the popular Eastern Market "Come Hungry, Leave Happy" tour.
Delish Detroit will lead you on a variety of culinary adventures throughout the city to discover the many flavors it has to offer! Adventures range from informal tastings and food crawls to more upscale progressive dining tours.
Taste your way through Downtown, Midtown, Mexicantown, Corktown, Hamtramck, Paradise Valley, Eastern Market…all over the City of Detroit and its neighborhoods! Featuring FOOD as the focus, with generous bits of history, a healthy dash of fun facts, a pinch of local lore and lots of personality sprinkled in. Be a part of the excitement and tasty vibe of Detroit today!
Enjoy unique foods and discover where to buy specialty items
Explore local food businesses and restaurants
Experience meeting the chefs, bakers and brewers
Just one example itinerary: A 3-4 hours progressive food crawl could start with a tour of a local establishment’s kitchen, bakery and in-house dairy/cheese production; followed by lunch or dinner at a unique ethnic restaurant and meet the chef; taste several beers and talk to the brew master at a local brewery; and top it off with dessert and local coffees/teas at a cozy café. All along the way, experience a narrated tour that puts it all together to equal one dynamic, delicious outing to remember.
Call us to design your own tasty Delish Detroit outing for your group!