Family Neighborhood Guide: Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion

Experience the tastes and culture of this historic neighborhood.

Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion is rich in a history of African-American fashion and music. One of the largest Black-owned shopping districts, the Avenue of Fashion is home to both long-standing and new businesses and restaurants that make for an eventful day with the whole family!

Getting There:

The Avenue of Fashion is located along Livernois Avenue between Seven and Eight Mile on Detroit’s Westside.

EAT

Fork in Nigeria

Where: 19228 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Delicious authentic Nigerian food served out of a vibrant food truck! With vegetarian and halal options, there’s something for everyone to try.

Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles

Where: 19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles has become a neighborhood staple for southern comforts. Be sure to check out the kids menu, “4 The Youngin’s.” 

Trap Vegan

Where: 20198 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Burgers, smoothies and raw juices, salads, and desserts – ALL 100% plant-based and vegan. Whether you or your family members are vegan or just looking for healthy dining options, Trap Vegan’s got you covered.

Pequeño Cantina

Where: 19329 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Authentic Mexican food in a contemporary setting with art-filled walls and lots of natural light. Stop in on Sunday mornings for a delicious brunch.

The Narrow Way Cafe

Where: 19331 Livernois Ave., Detroit

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, The Narrow Way Café carries caffeinated drinks for the adults and hot chocolates and smoothies for the kids. You can take a break and enjoy the comfortable seating or and grab your drinks and go.

Good Cakes and Bakes

Where: 19363 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Do your little ones have a sweet tooth? This nationally acclaimed bakery is filled with delicious cakes, cookies, brownies, and more. And it has vegan and gluten-free options.

EXPLORE 

Green Acres and Sherwood Forest neighborhoods

Where: East of Livernois Avenue

These beautiful residential neighborhoods are located directly east of Livernois. Walk along these winding, tree-lined roads and check out the historic homes.

MoGo Bike Share

Where: Livernois and Norfolk avenues, Livernois and Chesterfield Road

Tired of walking? Head over to one of the two MoGo Bike Share stations along the Avenue of Fashion and check out the neighborhood on wheels.

PLAY

The Fel’le Gallery

Where: 19926 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Tap into your artistic and creative side here. Enjoy step-by-step art classes designed specifically for both kids and adults to enjoy together. The Fel’le Gallery also hosts private events, such as birthday parties and baby showers.

Art in Motion

Where: 19939 Livernois Ave., Detroit

For all things ceramics, stop by Art in Motion. Here you can not only shop for beautiful ceramic art, but you can make your own ceramic art during the drop-in workshops. Art in Motion also hosts private parties for all ages.

Hyde Park

Where: Chippewa Avenue and Warrington Drive, Detroit

Grab some take-out and head over to Hyde Park, one block east of Livernois. With benches, picnic tables and a gazebo, this is the perfect place to relax and let the kids run around.

SHOP

Cul•tureDET

Where: 19327 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Cul•tureDET carries a range of unique apparel, from T-shirts to hoodies, sneakers to joggers. You can even customize your clothing. Be sure to check out the “Baller Baby’s” selection for your little ones!

Jo’s Gallery

Where: 19376 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Jo’s Gallery is an art gallery specializing in custom framing. The beautiful, original pieces range from prints to paintings to jewelry.

Barks Fifth Avenue

Where: 19359 Livernois Ave., Detroit

Barks Fifth Avenue makes sure that Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion isn’t only for humans, but for dogs, too! This luxury dog boutique has everything you’d expect in a clothing store – shirts, dresses, sweatshirts, coats – except it’s all designed for your furry friend.


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