Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Coriander Offers Good Food and Good Vibes Canal Side

Photo borrowed from Coriander's Facebook Page

After spending a year and a half making most of our own meals and ordering in, we truly understand what a luxury it is to have someone else cook your food and serve it to you. We've missed the experience of dining out and trying new food, and we have missed people watching. So, the second we were fully vaxxed, we made a reservation to relax fireside at Detroit's newest canal-side restaurant Coriander Kitchen and Farms. This little hidden gem was exactly what we were looking for,-good food, good vibes, and great people watching!

Owners Gwen Meyer and Alison Heeres have completely converted an abandoned fisherman's marina into a canal-side paradise that serves farm-to-table food. This includes herbs and vegetables that are grown directly on their farm. Coriander's menu features a variety of appetizers, salads, flatbreads, sandwiches, and desserts. All their dishes are thoughtfully prepared, unique and they have a decent selection of vegan and vegetarian options.
Photo Credit: Sadie Q.

For our first visit, we tried the jerked tofu with fruit and cabbage slaw (tofu marinated and grilled in farm hot peppers and warming spices, served with Michigan cabbage and tropical fruit slaw) and we were more than impressed with the crispiness of the tofu and the seasoning on the slaw. It paired well with the irresistible sweet potato fries that we added as our side. We also enjoyed a few drinks while we watched people pull up on their boats to meet friends or order something to go. The music was loud, the staff was friendly, and the fire pit was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the whole experience. We loved the food, the setting, and the canal-side vibes and we can't wait to go back for another meal.

Photo borrowed from Coriander's Facebook Page

Coriander is located at 14601 Riverside Blvd. in Detroit. They are currently open for walk-in service Friday through Sunday. Fire pits must be reserved in advance and there is a fee to do so. All orders are placed using a QR code and the menu changes seasonally. Follow Coriander on Facebook or Instagram to stay in the loop and make a point to get out and try this spot as soon as you can!


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