Opened by Ben Hall and Jason Murphy in 1989 in Detroit, Michigan, the Russell Street Deli has been home to corned beef sandwiches, hearty soups and more comfort foods made with locally grown ingredients. The deli is everyone-friendly: There are plenty of menu items for the regular vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters and omnivores that line up outside their door.
Russell Street Deli has also started jarring their own house-made preserves, made with fruit sourced from their home-base, the historic Eastern Market. They add very little sugar and zero additives or preserves.
Now that's a deli we wish were on every corner!
The deli occasionally hosts weekly Soup Academy classes for a month, serving “souperhero” students their expert stock, bisque and broth techniques, plus take-home recipes. Even more souperb? All ticket proceeds are donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank.