Detroit’s Honey Bee Market La Colmena


Next time you hear about Detroit having no national chain grocery stores, consider this post from Detroit blog Sweet Juniper. It highlights the city’s Honey Bee Market and its amazing food and people.

Here’s some of his description, “while Detroit may not have any national grocery chains, we do have more urban farms and gardens than any other city in America and we boast some of the best independent grocers around,” he writes.

“Honey Bee Market, so close to downtown, has become sort of the de facto supermarket for all types of downtown shoppers. Hispanic grandmothers inspect the cactus alongside gringo foodies clutching Rick Bayless recipes; hipsters park fixed-gear bikes next to professionals in spandex out for a lunchtime ride; wealthy condo dwellers wait in line behind mothers paying with their Bridge cards.”

Thanks to Rust Wire reader Vesna Radivojevic for bringing this story to our attention.


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One response to “Detroit’s Honey Bee Market La Colmena

  1. Bill

    I can attest to the greatness of the Honeybee Market. I was there the day before I read this article. I recommend buying their salsa. I wish they had 100% cotton shirts, though :

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