The Metro Detroit area has no shortage of small businesses and finding ways to support them has always been important, but right now it is more crucial than ever. The pandemic has impacted hundreds of small businesses throughout the world, sometimes resulting in them having to temporarily shut down or even close their doors permanently.
When you support small businesses, you are fostering a growing economy and most importantly a thriving community in your own city. Owners of these businesses need your help to keep them afloat during these uncertain times and fortunately there are surprisingly simple ways to help and support them, from ordering takeout or delivery to making small donations…every bit helps!
With that being said, here are some of our favorite local small businesses in the Metro Detroit area that we think you should try in 2022.
Birmingham Sushi Cafe
This cozy little sushi cafe is conveniently located right in the heart of Downtown Birmingham. In fact, agents in our Birmingham location frequently order lunch from this spot! There is a wide range of Japanese, Chinese and Korean dishes that will leave you more than satisfied. Birmingham Sushi specializes in their spicy ramen, sushi bowls, fresh sashimi and hot entrees. They provide prime service and provide both indoor and outdoor seating.
Check out their website here to see Birmingham’s beautiful photography of their sushi and full menu.
Our Favorite: The Crazy Roll – It will leave you crazy for wanting more!
Coratti’s On Main
Love Italian food? Then Coratti’s On Main will be your new favorite restaurant in town! Coratti’s has been open and run by a local Italian family (the Corattis) since 2008 and provides a true and authentic Italian family dining experience. Offering a cozy atmosphere, genuine service and of course, exceptional food.
It doesn’t stop just at the food at Coratti’s, they also offer a Wine Tasting Club for all of the wine gurus out there. They host numerous wine tasting events all year with different seasonal themes. With each tasting, a small plate is paired with that wine that perfectly complements each other – so you experience each of them exactly how they are meant to be enjoyed.
Drooling yet? Us too! Seating is always limited so to be the first to hear about these events, please sign up to their Wine Club Mailing List to stay updated!
Our Favorite: Eggplant Parmesan or Pasta Rustica
Antonino Salon & Spa
Everyone deserves to reward themselves with a pamper now and again and we highly recommend Antonino Salon & Spa for your next treat if you are looking for a professional, comfortable and welcoming environment. Antonino’s stylists and spa services go above and beyond to exceed their clients expectations. Whether you are looking for a simple root touch up, highlights or even want a complete makeover, their highly knowledgeable and talented staff will accommodate to your requests and bring your individual ideas to life.
Their spa offers a wide range of services provided to you by their impressive estheticians that include: Signature Facials, Guinot Anti-Aging Treatments, Massage Treatment and Hot/Cold LaStone Massages. Visit their Spa Services page to see a full list of what they have to offer!
Our Favorite: Champagne Oil Massage & Facial – Spa Duo!
This one of a kind french bakery is located in both the beautiful Downtown Detroit and Birmingham. Cannelle opened its doors in Birmingham, Michigan in 2003 and within the last 19 years has been featured in Best of Detroit Hour Magazine, Detroit Eats, Metro Times, M Live and Detroit City. Owned and run by Matt Knio, who graduated from Academie De Versailles in France as a master Artisan.
Canelle offers an endless variety of delectable pastries, breads, salads, sandwiches and baked goods with a beautiful touch of artistry with each item (made fresh daily!). If you have the chance to stop by and grab a treat, we highly recommend it! Visit their website here to see a full list of what they have to offer!
Our Favorite: Blueberry Cream Cheese Croissant or Raspberry Pistachio Éclair