Detroiters love food and the holidays always mean food. So head down to the Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar and get your fill.
Started in 2010 by foodie and small business owner, Noelle Lothamer, the Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar is a terrific way to connect small food entrepreneurs with customers eager to purchase unique local foods and crafts.
This year’s event takes place Friday, Dec. 13 (5-10 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec. 14 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) in the historic Jefferson-Chalmers Business District.
The idea came when Lothamer and her partner wanted to expand their jam and condiments selling for the holidays. However, the duo’s operations were too small for Eastern Market. The brand new company also had trouble with the holiday shows that pop up this time of year … fees were too high.
The solution was to take fate into their own hands and gather together a few other small-time venders for a one night. The response was so good that three years later it is still going, and has added another day.
The bazaar will include:
- “Old Timey Drinking Vinegars” from McClary Bros.
- smoked salmon from Great Lakes Smoked Salmon
- hand-dipped chocolate truffles from Pete’s Chocolates
- olives and tapenades from Sofia’s Selection
- French lava cakes from Chez Chloé
- coffee from Great Lakes Coffee … and more
The event is free and open to the public, and there is a free parking lot at the northwest corner of Jefferson and Chalmers.