Whether you’re exploring the city of Detroit for fun or simply looking for a new place to try during your lunch break, good eats are never far away. Hop on the Detroit People Mover and you’re sure to find something unique, reasonably priced and delicious at every stop.
Stop 1: GMRENCEN Station
You won’t have to search long to find toasty sandwiches and yummy shakes on Level 1 Tower 300 of the GMRENCEN. Featuring eleven unique made-to-order sandwiches, whatever you decide on will be baked on a warm, fresh roll. Favorites include Turkey with Swiss cheese, the Italian (capicola, mortadella, pepperoni, salami with provolone cheese) or the Wreck (salami, roast beef, turkey and ham with Swiss cheese).
Food Under $5 = Mushroom Melt ($4.50)
Stop 2: Millender Center Station
Located on Level 2 of the Millender Center, this is your stop for a Thai food fix. They offer specialty dishes including Bangkok Flaming Duck and Pad Kee Mao and serve a variety of noodle, fried rice and curry dishes.
Food Under $5 = Crab Rangoon ($4.50)
Stop 3: Financial District Station
At the corner of Griswold & Larned, you’ll find AK Takeaway, a Lebanese-style restaurant that offers all sorts of vegan, Halal and organic food options. This is the perfect stop if you’re looking for something healthy and casual to grab on a quick lunch run. Stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie and mujadra are just a few of their delicious side dishes.
Food Under $5 = House Potatoes ($4)
Stop 4: Joe Louis Arena Station
This spot combines a historic pub with homemade American cuisine made fresh to order every day. Tommy’s also features a tunnel entrance that’s believed to have been used for the Underground Railroad. If you’re planning to stop by, make sure to go on the tour!
Food Under $5 = Basket of Sweet Potato Waffle Fries ($4.25)
Stop 5: Cobo Center Station
Hop off here for food options that not only taste great, but also help the environment. Brome Modern Eatery pledges to use sustainable business practice that reduce waste. They serve up organically sourced burgers, breakfast sandwiches and pressed juice along with plenty of other options.
Food Under $5 = Beignets with Raspberry or Chocolate Sauce ($5)
Stop 6: Fort/Cass Station
Hop off at the Fort/Cass Station and you’re only a couple blocks away from sushi heaven! In addition to menu items including signature rolls, Sashimi and Hibachi Grills – the restaurant also features happy hour drink special throughout the work week.
Food Under $5 = Miso Soup ($4)
Stop 7: Michigan Station
If you’re looking for the ultimate happy hour destination, then this is your stop. In addition to its delectable steakhouse offerings, Roast also offers half off prices on their Bar Menu during happy hour as well as select wine, well drink and beer specials.
Food Under $5 = Mussels ($5 during happy hour)
Stop 8: Times Square Station
If you’re looking for a feel-good breakfast, then this diner is your place. Ingredients sourced from local farms and a cozy, relaxed atmosphere enhance your delicious meal. Their menu features a Build Your Own Hash section, vegan Sweet Potato Waffle Donuts and Fried Chicken Benedict.
Food Under $5 = Short Stack of the Apple Jam Pancakes ($5)
Stop 9: Grand Circus Park Station
Quick, simple and mouthwatering Mexican eats make for an ideal lunch on the go, and lucky for you there’s a perfect fix right by this stop. Hot Taco is known as counter-serve café where the soft tacos are all under $3. They also offer a deal where you can get three tacos for $6.
Food Under $5 = Blackened Shrimp Taco ($3.75)
Stop 10: Broadway Station
If you’re looking for a mix of good food, entertainment and award-winning drinks, then make Broadway Station your stop downtown. Punch Bowl Social offers games including shuffleboard, bowling, darts and giant Jenga alongside it’s menu of funky food and craft cocktails.
Food Under $5 = Cuban Black Bean Citrus Soup ($4)
Stop 11: Cadillac Center Station
Authentic Cuban food, Salsa music and delicious, fruity drinks await at this stop near Cadillac Center Station. From exotic tapas to traditional Latin American desserts, this restaurant will make you feel momentarily transported.
Food Under $5 = Fried Sweet Plantains ($5)
Stop 12: Greektown Station
Aptly named, this is the station you should stop at if you’re hungry for Greek-inspired food. Golden Fleece claims to be the longest standing restaurant in Greektown, and the menu shows why it’s a fan favorite among many Detroiters.
Food Under $5 = Small Greek Salad ($4.50)
Stop 13: Bricktown Station
Round out your trip on the People Mover with a stop at one of the city’s first buildings. Known for their wings and house made sauces, this restaurant also features a long, deep history. It’s distinct, original walls were built in the 1800’s and are still going strong today.
Food Under $5 = Tossed House Salad ($3.95)
There are plenty of noteworthy and delicious places to eat throughout Detroit. Whether you discover them by car, People Mover or simply walking – we want to know, what are some of your Detroit favorite under $5? Let us know in the comments below.