It's Strawberry Season! These Dishes & Drinks Highlight the Sweet Fruit

It's Strawberry Season! These Dishes & Drinks Highlight the Sweet Fruit


The upcoming summer season is almost upon us, metro Detroiters! With summer comes many delights: beach-filled days, outdoor BBQ, waterparks, and of course, strawberry season! From strawberry cakes, smoothies, milkshakes, and even U-Pick fresh strawberries, there are countless ways to enjoy the juicy summer fruit. To help you make the most out of metro Detroit’s strawberry season, here are five restaurants and shops in metro Detroit that will satisfy any strawberry craving!

Dessert: Roast

One of Detroit’s finest dining restaurants, Roast might be known for their steak and chops, but their dessert menu should not be overlooked either. Their strawberries and cream dessert features a white chocolate semifreddo, lemon cake, oat, and a creme sauce on top. It’s a perfect way to cap off a fine dining experience, especially one in the summer.

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U-Pick Strawberries: Spicer Orchards

Fenton’s Spice Orchards has been providing the area with high quality U-Pick apples, pumpkins, and in the summer, strawberries, since 1967. Strawberry season starts on June 1, so you have a couple weeks before strawberry picking begins, and in the meantime you can enjoy their fantastic winery and wine tastings all year long.

Smoothies: Cacao Tree Cafe

Cacao Tree Cafe in Royal Oak offers a wide range of smoothies and juices that will satisfy your taste buds without ruining your diet. Their superfood smoothies are made with raw milks and organic frozen fruits and juice, with plenty of options for any type of smoothie you’re in the mood for. If you need a protein smoothie after a good workout, their Strawberry Shortcake protein smoothie features almond milk, brown rice protein, hemp protein, and raw tahini.  

Cheesecake: The Cheesecake Gallery

Featuring a wide array of gourmet cheesecakes, The Cheesecake Gallery in Dearborn features some truly decadent strawberry cheesecakes. Their Original Masterpiece cheesecake features a rainbow of fresh fruits and whipped cream, but if you want just the strawberry taste, try the Strawberry Elegance cheesecake. You can order cheesecakes in mini, junior, medium, or large, perfect for any situation.      

Milkshake: Brome Burgers & Shakes

Is there anything more “summer” than a juicy burger and a rich milkshake? At Brome Burgers & Shakes you can get that summer experience without that bloated feeling as they offer plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options on their menu, including their milkshakes. Their gluten-free hand-spun strawberry milkshake goes perfectly with their burgers, or even on their own on a hot summer day.

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