Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mitten Crate Makes Eastern Market its Home

After a successful holiday season at Bedrock's pop-up shops at Capitol Park, it's clear that Detroit loves Mitten Crate. So much so, that the owners decided to make Detroit Mitten Crate's home. The Mitten based company is opening up shop in the Eastern Market District, in what is to us, the perfect location for this business. They will be located at 2478 Riopelle, in a store front formerly occupied by Beau Bien Fine Foods. The store front is located next to the famous Henry the Hatter, which moved to Eastern Market in 2017, and just blocks from Shed 2 of Eastern Market, Eastern Market Brewing Company and Red Bull Arts.

Mitten Crate's new store front will feature a variety of Michigan made products in a beautiful vintage inspired setting. Shoppers can find everything from Michigan made candies like Dave's Sweet Tooth and Guilt Chocolates to Michigan made pickles and chips. You also will be able to find great Michigan inspired items like Michigan Mittens, retro Michigan drinking glasses, coffee mugs, hats, and more. The store is the perfect place to pick up a great Michigan themed gift, and to stock up on those treats that you loved from the last Mitten Crate that you received in the mail.
In addition to Mitten Crate's new store front, the company will still be curating and shipping out monthly crates to subscribers, putting great Michigan made food items in the hands of customers. Although the new store front is a great opportunity to check pick up items on the spot, we strongly encourage you to give Mitten Crate's monthly subscription a try. Every month, you will receive a variety of delicious items that you probably have never heard of, that are made right here in our state. It's the perfect subscription box for every foodie, plus you're helping out small Michigan based businesses! On top of that, Mitten Crate also works with Gleaner's Food Bank and gives back to the community for every crate that is purchased. If you're not sure about signing up for a subscription just yet, one time crates are available too!

Mitten Crate's new Eastern Market store front will be holding its grand opening this Saturday, March 9th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The shop's regular store hours will be Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more info on Mitten Crate and all of the great products that they offer, visit



  1. What about McClary brothers? They still in the back there?

    1. The back of this specific building will also be used by Mitten Crate as their warehouse and packing facility. The center portion of the building will continue to be used by Beau Bien for production of their fine foods.

  2. Hi there! I'm the owner of Beau Bien and just wanted to clarify, the tasting room is not going anywhere! Our entire line of products will still be available for sale and sampling, but Mitten Crate will be adding many more products and running the retail operations so we can focus on wholesale. :)