Trust these markets for your holiday feast

By: Katie Goncalves | December 7, 2022

Photo courtesy of Farm Field Table

Hosting a holiday party comes with a long list of things to do and prepare, but one of the most important ones is centered around food. Gathering around the table or kitchen island with friends and family is a tradition many of us repeat year after year. For many of us, specific food-related traditions are at the core of our holiday memories because we only see these items once or twice a year. We’re really lucky to have a ton of local butchers, markets, and specialty stores in Metro Detroit to get these important food items for the holidays. Here are the places you want to go when doing your holiday party food shopping. 


Mini Mart Specialty Meats 

16435 West McNichols, Detroit 

Mini Mart Specialty Meats was started in 1975 and the owner was a butcher for over 50 years until all three of his sons followed in his footsteps. Not only do they have a full-service meat counter with Amish poultry, Black Angus Beef, and fresh seafood and fish, but they also are a grocery store and have a deli counter as well. 

JoyView Meat Market 

23822 Joy Road, Redford 

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Known for its homemade kielbasa, JoyView Meat Market has been a Detroit-area staple for decades. In addition to kielbasa, they’re also making sausage and jerky in-house. With a full offering of beef, chicken, and pork products, as well as deli and cheese options, you’re sure to find something you need. 

Farm Field Table 

1030 Woodward Heights, Ferndale 

As a whole animal butcher, Farm Field Table is committed to sourcing local and sustainably raised animals. You can be sure their meats are all free of antibiotics, hormones, and steroids and are of the highest quality every single time. 

Dearborn Meat Market 

7721 Schaefer Road, Dearborn 

Dearborn Meat Market is a specialty meat market offering 100% Halal beef as well as chicken products. Their online ordering system makes things a breeze with same-day pickup that’s always guaranteed fresh. 

Nitsches Meat and Deli Shoppe

52175 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township 

Family-owned and operated, Nitsche’s Meat and Deli Shoppe is known for its artisanal butchery and fresh meats. Specific to the season, they feature their fresh turkeys that are vegetable fed and grown on Amish family farms.  

Markets and Specialty Food Stores

Assorted pastries at Cantoro Italian Market

Cantoro Italian Market 

Livonia and Plymouth 

If you’re looking for Italian foods for your holiday table, Cantoro Italian Market is your must-stop place for everything you need. The Plymouth market is huge at 55,000 square feet of Italian food goodness including groceries, homemade grab-and-go items, and a full-service bakery. The Livonia location, although much smaller, sells many of its most popular items like freshly baked bread and homemade pastas. 

Joe’s Produce Gourmet Market 

33152 W. Seven Mile, Livonia 

As the name suggests, Joe’s Produce Gourmet Market is known for their wide variety of fresh produce. Adjacent to the market is the meat and seafood market and Art of Bread, which are each incredible in their own ways. To top it all off, they have an incredible wine selection with a wide variety from Michigan-made to international. 

Holiday Market 

1203 South Main Street, Royal Oak 

Holiday Market is one of the best markets in the area, especially if you’re looking for Michigan-made products. They work with dozens of Michigan and Metro Detroit-based businesses to bring fresh and unique products to their customers. Holiday Market is also known for their specialty cakes and desserts as well as their catering options around the holidays. 

Randazzo Fresh Market 

Warren, Macomb Township, and Clinton Township

Having made a name for itself since 1972, Randazzo Fresh Market delivers high-quality products and great customer service. Aside from their meat, produce, and grocery items, you won’t want to miss taking home something from their bakery, an item from their rotating gourmet to-go menu, or even a sushi platter perfect for entertaining. 

Village Market 

18330 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe

Village Market is your one-stop shop for everything you need this holiday season. They have tons of specialty food items as well as your pantry and refrigerator staples. Don’t forget to pick up some of their fresh brick oven pizza on your way out as a reward for all your hard work shopping. 

Market Square 

Birmingham and West Bloomfield

With two locations in Birmingham and West Bloomfield, Market Square is a premier local market in the area. They feature both local and international products as well as fresh meat, produce, and prepared foods.