Local Grocery Stores and Market Guide 2022

Local Grocery Stores, Markets, and Specialty Stores Offer Great Shopping Experience for the Holidays.

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Local Grocery Stores Shopping Trip

Local grocery stores and markets or Mega Marts? That is the question.

Sure, on the surface the mega marts seem to save money. And yes, they may have a wider selection. But our local grocers and food marts are offering something way better.

FUN!

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Shopping Should Be Fun!

Shopping for groceries should always be fun. Necessity and time notwithstanding, mega marts and online shopping have turned what use to be a pleasant excursion into a forced march of overspending and dissapointment.

Shopping problems have become particularly acute in our post-pandemic world. With a world filled with shortages and limited selection, mega stores are hard to enjoy. In addition, they are now filled with, for lack of a better term, frenetic pickers who are rapids cruising the aisles shopping for 10 other people.

Fortunately, our region is blessed with an extensive group of independent local grocery stores, markets, bakers, butchers, and specialty shops. We live in a great community and our groceries and markets reflect that strength. More attentive, slower paced, and above all (and yes we are beating this drum) more fun!

Featuring Our Local Grocery Stores and Markets

Every year we at RightSizeLife.com compile a list of our amazing local grocery stores and markets. And thanks to our rapidly expanding business directory, we have more markets than ever to explore.

So why fight the mega-mart? Why order online and face an uncertain delivery date? Now is the perfect time to get out and explore our local food and beverage culture. No matter if you are doing some basic shopping or looking for baskets, wines, craft beers, or other gifts, our local markets are here to make your season joyful, gracious, tasty, and above all, more FUN!

See you at the market!

Checkout at a local grocery store

Groceries, Markets, and Delis

Local grocery stores are stealth gift shops. Sure, they provide great meals, baked goods, deli products, and many even have respectable beer and wine selections. However, standing proud on their shelves are many locally sourced products, specialty food items, even proprietary products like seasoning packs, spaghetti sauces, coffees, and other gift-able items.

And don’t forget gift certificates. Nothing can be more personal than giving a gift card to a busy person who, when faced with the daunting pass through a mega-mart, will welcome the ability to blitz a smaller local owned store.

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    Monnettes’ Market

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    Johnny Pomodoros Fresh Market

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    Ciolino Fruit & Vegetable Market

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    Ypsilanti Food Co-op

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    Borchardt Brothers Market

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    City Market

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    Monnettes’ Market

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    Stanley’s Market

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    BulkFoods.com

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    Market on the Green

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    Sautter’s

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    Foodtown

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    Stimmels Market

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    Toledo Food Market

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    Kirwen’s Super Market

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    Busch’s Fresh Food Market

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    Sautter’s Market

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    Gerth’s Beef & Deli

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    Homestead Bulk Food

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    By the Pound

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    Millers New Market

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    Broadway Food Center

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    Garden Harvest Marketplace & Deli

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    Arbor Farms Market

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    Walt Churchill’s Market

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    Seaway Marketplace

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    Kazmaier’s

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    Phoenix Earth Food Co-op

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    Frobose Market IGA

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    Hi-Lite Fresh Market

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    Concessi’s

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    Danny’s Fine Foods

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    Heritage IGA

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    Walt Churchill’s Market

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    Hudson Market House

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    Jack’s Superette

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    Borchardt Market

Butchers, Meat Markets, and Fish Mongers

Make no mistake, we have a lot of butchers and even two fishmongers. For a region of our size, this isn’t just unusual, it is something to be proud of.

Mega marts are making a slow march to everything pre-packaged. From an expense point of view, it makes sense. However, from a shopper’s point of view, this is about as appealing as…well… day-old fish. Local grocery stores to the rescue!

Explore our butchers and fishmongers. You will be thrilled with their service. And while you’re there, ask questions! The best thing about going to a meat market is getting advice!

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    Belleville Market

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    House of Meats

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    Frobose Meat Locker

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    House of Meats

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    House of Meats

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    House of Meats

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    Rohr Fish Inc

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    Fish Market

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    Lee Williams House of Meats

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    Zavotski Custom Meats & Deli

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    Milo’s Food Market Inc

Bakeries and Donuts

Many of us feel that baked goods are an indulgence. After all, amazing bread, cakes, cookies, pies, cupcakes…and donuts aren’t on any diet that we could find.

However, most diets today encourage you to be good to yourself. And to do that, don’t settle for thawed donuts or mass-produced bread. Our local grocery stores and bakers are, in a word, fabulous. They are worth every calorie.

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    Don’s Donut Shoppe

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    Cafe Donuts

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    The Next Sweet Thing

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    Papa Moose’s Donuts

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    Stimmel’s Market

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    Wixey Bakery

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    The Goodie Bar

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    So Sweet

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    Holey Toledough

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    Holey Toledodough

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    Country Grains Bread Company

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    Bakery Unlimited

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    Jera’s Heavenly Sweet

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    7 Little Cupcakes

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    The Cookie Lady

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    Jolly Donut

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    Wixey Bakery

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    Brieschke’s Bakery

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    Organic Bliss Market

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    Bakers Kitchen by Thrush’s

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    Eston’s

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    Manica’s Baker Boy

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    The Cookie Lady

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    House of Donuts

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    Haas Bakery

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    Mama C’s

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    Eston’s Bakery

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    The Cookie Jar

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    Sofo’s Italian Market

Locally Owned Specialty Markets

Besides the regular markets and local grocery stores, our region is dotted with specialty and ethnic markets that are well worth the visit.

Don’t just think dinner. Many friends and family want to experiment with cooking outside their roots but either don’t know how or don’t know what to shop for. Likewise, many of these markets carry their own brands of specialty treats and sweets.

Forget the “international” aisle at the mega-mart. These locally-owned specialty markets offer up the globe’s best right in our backyard.

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    True Spice

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    Sofo’s Italian Market

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    Jin and Dave’s Asian Grocery

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    LA CANDELARIA

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    Cedar Fresh Market

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    Middle East Market

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    Yarlu African Market

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    Hua Xing Asia Market

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    Tee Oriental Food and Gifts

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    San Marcos Market

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    B and T’s Asian Market

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    Health Foods by Claudia

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    Reddy Food n Spices

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    Lai Lai Asian Market

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