Handheld Havens: 5 Best Places For Handheld Bites in the D

July 28, 2023
Slider from Green Dot Stables

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The art of the casual meal is something many of us take for granted. It takes a clever mind and creative spark to craft something that is both delicious and easy to eat. Whether it’s a sandwich, a burger, or a slice of pizza, holding your meal in your hands is a comforting experience many of us unconsciously treasure. Check out these Metro Detroit restaurants serving up handheld bites you won’t want to miss. 

Vinsetta Garage

27799 Woodward Avenue, Berkley 

Vinsetta Garage comes with a bit of a fun fact: it is the largest standing garage east of the Mississippi River. While it no longer services cars, it is one of the area’s go-to places for great food and fun atmosphere. The menu is built off of what Detroit area mechanics would have eaten back in the day with a modern twist. They have a variety of handheld options from different types of burgers to chicken sandwiches and even hot dogs.

Burger from Vinsetta Garage
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Slows Bar BQ

Corktown and Midtown

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Slows BBQ is a popular Detroit destination for all things BBQ that started with their Corktown restaurant. A large portion of their menu is devoted to sandwiches, most of which feature their famous smoked meats with toppings like their homemade BBQ sauces, cheese, and bacon. They even have a plant-based option for vegetarian diners.

Sandwich from Slows Bar BQ
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Anita’s Kitchen

Ferndale, Detroit, Lake Orion, DTW Airport

Anita’s Kitchen is a family-owned Lebanese restaurant that’s been around for over 42 years. Their pita sandwiches are incredibly good and come in several different varieties including chicken or beef shawarma, gyro, falafel, and grilled fajita. Many of their pita sandwiches are dairy, soy, and/or gluten-free. They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and halal options. 

Pita from Anita's Kitchen
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Supino Pizzeria 

6519 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Supino Pizzeria serves up east coast style pizza right here in Detroit, meaning the crust is thin and crispy. You can grab pizza slices from Supino’s throughout the day in either cheese, pepperoni, or specialty pizzas. This is the perfect handheld option for pizza on the go! 

Pizza slice from Supino Pizzeria
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Green Dot Stables

2200 West Lafayette, Detroit

Green Dot Stables is known across Metro Detroit for their sliders and is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat. Their slider menu offers nearly two dozen different sliders ranging from corned beef to tofu banh mi. Each slider is the perfect handheld two or three-bite sandwich and small enough to get a few different ones to try.

Sliders from Green Dot Stables
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