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Dine And Sip In Repurposed Shipping Containers At This Unique Detroit Food Hall

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Detroit Shipping Company restaurants: Food hall

Peer inside this industrial building for a glimpse of Detroit’s vibrant local food and arts scenes!

Nestled into the Brush Park neighborhood is the Detroit Shipping Company, a food, drink, and art hall cleverly made from repurposed shipping containers. The project, begun in 2015, was dreamed up by three Michiganers originally called ShipYard Detroit. Their vision was to create a cultural space for visitors to dine and imbibe in that emulated a neighborhood block.

Today, the Detroit Shipping Company is home to five local eateries. Bangkok 96 Street Food is a sister restaurant to the Dearborn Bangkok 96, inspired by chef Genevieve Vang’s Hmong background with a unique menu based on the cuisine found along the Mekong River and on the streets of Bangkok.

Coop Caribbean Chicken serves up a 24-hour marinated chicken with Caribbean flavors, most notably the Scotch Bonnet pepper for a signature heat. The menu also includes coconut curry shrimp and jerk wings.

Momo Cha is a destination for Nepalese snacks, including their namesake momos, or dumplings with a unique South Asian spice blend.

Halal Street is an eatery inspired by the ubiquitous Halal carts on the streets of New York City. Their signature offering is an NYC rice platter featuring lamb, chicken, or veggie patties, vegetables, rice, and both secret white sauce and a hot red sauce.

Finally, -320° Coffee and Creamery handles the sweet side of things with coffee drinks featuring Black Cat espresso and creamy liquid nitrogen ice cream in innovative flavors like strawberry basil, cold brew, and chai tea.

A sixth restaurant, the Canadian-inspired Motorburger, which features burgers and poutine, will return to the Detroit Shipping Company soon.

In addition to its ample food options, the Detroit Shipping Company has its own bar with a rotating selection of craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Amidst the pandemic, they also installed the Pedal Pub, a takeout bar that features flavored shots, cocktails, and beers to go.

On the cultural side, the Detroit Shipping Company space is home to art galleries with rotating exhibitions and an ever-evolving calendar of live entertainment.

Find it at 474 Petersboro St, Detroit, MI 48201.

[Featured image: Detroit Shipping Company Facebook]