Whether you're visiting the city or just taking stock of what it has to offer, identifying Detroit's regional food favorites is a delectable pastime. Check out the Regional Foods and Dishes from Detroit in the Detroit Food Tour.
Michigan ranks third in the nation for apple production, which means from mid-August to November we're all about the apple -- and the apple is surprisingly versatile. Michiganders pick apples, cook apples, drink apples (read cider) and celebrate apples via festivals and events.
The Coney Dog (aka swamped-in-chili hot dog) can now be found in restaurants across the country, but Detroit figured out a combination of ingredients that made its version of the chili dog a regional classic. The Coney Dog first found a loyal following back in the early 1900s at two Coney Island Restaurants in downtown Detroit. The Coney Dog consists of a natural-casing hot dog, no bean chili, chopped onions and mustard.
Pizza doesn't immediatley come to mind when you think Detroit, but it should. Not only has Detroit contributed its own unique style of pizza - the square, deep dish -- the city is the national pizza chain capital.