Here at Detroit Mom, we love two things above almost all else – our community and FOOD!
That’s why we are SO excited to bring you our Detroit Mom-approved Foodie Gift Guide! The offerings in this guide have all been selected (and sampled!) from local businesses within our community. And we can tell you that not only do these products all taste as amazing as they look, but each of the creators and owners has an incredible story to tell.
So as you search for that perfect gift this year, or are wondering what to serve your family and friends at that holiday gathering, check out these local businesses yourself!
Mongers’ Provisions was founded in 2017 by Zach Berg and William Werner. We have retail stores in Detroit and Ferndale that specialize in cut-to-order cheese, craft chocolate and charcuterie. We also carry beer and wine in our Detroit location and make grilled cheese sandwiches there as well. We offer Provisions Boards, for your small party or event, in addition to catered tables for larger occasions.
We are retailers, but also storytellers who are excited to share our passion with Detroit. Come visit out Detroit and Ferndale retail locations to experience our 60+ cheese and 100+ chocolate bars.
Looking for the perfect gift, check out our Mongers Boxes (subscription boxes for the cheese and chocolate lover). Get hooked up with recurring boxes of cheeses, chocolate or a mix of both! The theme of the box will be different each month and highlight a regions and styles of products.
Started in 1979 by Lebanese immigrant Riad Shatila, Shatila Bakery is a Michigan made bakery that is now an international brand known for its world famous baklava. We use only the highest quality ingredients in our Mediterranean pastries. We also bake cakes, cookies, and our homemade line of ice cream in exotic flavors such as pistachio, we ship worldwide.
Born on Detroit’s Dequindre Cut, Bea’s Squeeze captures childhood nostalgia with a modern twist in our delicious, natural lemonade. We’ve found a way to bottle that fresh squeezed taste, the perfect balance of tart and sweet, free from any artificial ingredients or preservatives. Find it in stores and cafes in our two signature flavors, classic and pink rose.
Detroit Dough is an edible cookie dough manufacturer based in NW Goldberg, Detroit. We offer safe, delicious, and ready to eat cookie dough that requires no baking to enjoy! Our flavors include chocolate chip, brownie, no chip, sugar, and peanut butter. We also offer special twists like peanut butter and brownie, and brookie: chocolate chip and brownie cookie dough. Our dessert has been quite popular as a concession items in movie theaters, stadiums and arenas across Michigan.
We also see Detroit Dough as a way to positively impact the lives of Detroit residents in an underserved neighborhood just 7 minutes from the highly invested downtown Detroit. We have pledged 5% of all sales to our 501c(3) partner, NW Goldberg Cares which is a change agent in incubating neighborhood businesses, building a strong community and ensuring a family friendly neighborhood.
Hummus Goodness is a gourmet hummus company in Metro Detroit committed to providing the area with fresh hummus , without preservatives and hydrogenated oils. We offer our signature Chewy Pita Bites abs 6 unique hummus flavors: Naked (Classic Hummus), Raging Bull (spicy hummus), Balsamic Goodness (roasted garlic with balsamic glazed red onions hummus), Notorious RBG (roasted beet goodness hummus), Let’s Taco-bout Hummus (taco-inspired with fresh pico de gallo) and Greek Goddess (Kalamata olive and rosemary hummus).
Good Cakes and Bakes provides quality baked goods that are wholesome and organic in nature; and to provide our baked goods in an environment that is positive, creative, educational and friendly to our employees and our community.
Their goal is to provide the most natural and freshest ingredients; and our pledge to our customers is to use organic and locally grown produce when available.
WHAT THE HULL?
You already know about our premium ingredients, our all natural popcorn, and bold, delicious flavors. We’re obviously big fans of popcorn, but we know there’s one flaw: hull, that pesky stuff that gets stuck in your teeth. The locally grown Ruby Red Kernels we use in many of our popcorn flavors has very little hull! We don’t want to brag, but yes, this means we’ve found a way to make the perfect snack food even better.
NO PRESERVATIVES, NO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, NO ADDITIVES, GLUTEN FREE, NON-GMO, POPPED IN PURE OLIVE OIL
Introducing Spun Sugar Detroit – all natural cotton candy hand-spun with love. The ingredients are simple: made with organic sugar, plant based dyes, and natural flavoring all creatively crafted into an assortment of delicious and unique flavors including Mango Chili, Honey Hibiscus, Amaretto Cappuccino , and Lemon Meringue. All of them are sweet in their own way!
Bon Bon Bon makes Bon Bon Bons in Hamtramck, the heart of Detroit, Michigan.
In our tiny hand-u-factory, internationally trained artisan confiseurs (known on our street as “The Babes Babes Babes”) use classic French technique in conjunction with a little Detroit ingenuity, a lot of local ingredients and some artistic interpretation to create flavors that range from classic (Nonpareils), to bizarre (Hot Cheetoh!), familiar (Coffee & Donuts), to exotic (Black Truffle), all-candy to all-chocolate.
Blending seven very different, yet equally fantastic chocolates each Bon Bon Bon packs two polite bites (or, one less-than-polite bite. We don’t judge!) of big, bon flavor.
Sweet, spicy, citrusy, floral and more. From mellow to bold, we create loose leaf tea blends with one thing in mind: flavor.
We cut out the mysticism and the ancient mythology and deliver to you high quality ingredients in our signature blends made in small batches at our kitchen in Detroit.
Each pouch of retea provides up to 10 hours of education for a refugee. It’s that simple. Great tea, great outcome.
Jessica’s Kitchen offers a selection of home canned foods from jams and jellies to salsas and pickles. Our Bloody Mary kit features Betsy’s homemade mix, Frog Balls (Pickled Brussels Sprouts), Dilly Beans, Heart Healthy Pickled Garlic, and Zippy Spiced Carrots. We also offer a selection of jams and jellies perfect with your morning toast or on a charcuterie tray. Our line of boozy spreads like Bourbon Maple Apple Butter and Cherry Berry Cabernet Jam are always a hit at adult gatherings!
We make Handcrafted Maple Cashews, Pecans and Walnuts that are vegan, gluten-free and delicious.
We are a triple bottom line company and donate a portion of sales to Detroit based non profits we feel are doing the most good within the city through our DGNC (Doing Good and Noble Causes) philanthropic endeavor.
Our family brings you this melting pot of Detroit and Michigan inspired sauces and spices to tickle your senses and inspire your own memories. We only use the best and freshest ingredients possible … no additives, unnatural preservatives, caking agents or things that have 19 letters that you can’t pronounce. We won’t serve that stuff to our family, so we bring that philosophy to you and your family, too.
Founded in 2011, Street Eatzz hit the “streets” shortly after and launched some sauces that are Gluten Free, Vegan and full of flavor. From there, we added to our line of quality products with Detroit Spice Co., which has deep roots to Detroit’s own Eastern Market.
Chunk Nibbles™ is a sweet and salty gourmet snack mix that’s hard to put down. Perfect for having around the house (kids love it!) or for pulling out when you have visitors. It’s the perfect dish to bring to any holiday or birthday party!
Chunk Nibbles™ has also partnered with Blue Star Service Dogs a non-profit organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be service dogs, and pairs them to military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) or Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”). A portion of each and every unit that Chunk Nibbles™ sells is donated directly to Blue Star to fund them in their mission to “Rescue One to Heal Another.”