At The Brooklyn Street Local we source as many local and organic ingredients as possible/feasible.
We believe that you should know where your food comes from and what you are eating. We make a whole bunch of stuff from scratch here and if you have questions about anything we make, we can tell you exactly what is in it! Please see our made in-house page for a full list.
Another reason we choose locally and organically grown food is, it is better for our own personal health and it is better for the environment, for the people growing it and the animals whom we eat. We believe that the “golden rule” extends to animals as well, treat others as you want to be treated! If we are going to eat animals, then they should have a good and healthy life prior to that! There is also something amazing about seeing exactly where your food comes from and participating in the process. Every time I go pick up fresh herbs from Brother Nature or Food Field I feel regenerated and relaxed. These farms are oasis’ in the city and I think everyone and every city would greatly benefit from more of them.
Below is a list of our suppliers and partners. We are proud to work with so many amazing companies and people!
Eat Local Eat Natural, connects local chefs and markets with local and naturally produced food. Our source for grass fed beef, hormone/antibiotic free dairy and hormone/antibiotic free and cage free chickens
Eden Foods, a principled natural and organic food company located in Clinton, Mi. Our source for all things organic: flour, beans, grains, oils and vinegars
J and M Farm, our source for happy hogs! Available at Eastern Market and you really should check out their website, it will make you smile!
The Brinery, providing us with tempeh, which we marinate and turn into smoky maple vegan bacon! For information on the health benefits of fermented food please visit The Brinery’s website.
Brother Nature Produce, located in Corktown providing us with the freshest of herbs and greens
Food Field, a four acre organic urban farm in Detroit’s Durfee neighbourhood, providing us with kale, garlic, golden beets, and in 3 to 4 years when their newly planted orchard matures, apples and pears!
Grown In Detroit, A non profit cooperative that provides support to urban growers, and increases accessibility to local produce through Farmers’ Markets, restaurants and other retail outlets across the city.
Avalon International Breads, an inspirational bakery in the Cass Corridor
Leonardo’s Produce, a 2nd generation family owned produce wholesaler who supplies us with the ingredients that can’t be grown year round in Detroit!
Pointe Dairy, a family owned Detroit wholesaler providing us with cage free Hudsonville eggs
Slow Jams, provides us with delicious gourmet jams made with 100% Michigan ingredients. Available at Eastern Market, Avalon, Honey Bee and others
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, is a Detroit-area artisan roaster focusing on fair-trade and organic coffee
Intu Teas, providing us with specialty blended looseleaf teas, available at Eastern Market
Green Safe, providing us with compostable take-out ware made from renewable resources and recycled materials
Detroit Dirt, a composting company a few blocks west of us where “waste” is turned into beautiful compost!