Your Guide to Downtown Markets and Grocery

Your Guide to Downtown Markets and Grocery

The time has finally come where Grand Rapids is officially a live-able and walk-able city! 

With the new developments of markets over the past several years downtown inhabitants can finally walk, bus, bike  or drive only a short way to get groceries. You will no longer need to pop in the car and hit the highway to Knapps Corner or a trek up Lake Michigan Drive. Here’s your guide to downtown markets and grocers!

Grand Rapids Downtown Market– GRDM has a plethora of ready to eat and sit down options, but it also has the small grocery with local produce. You really can hit up the market to shop for pieces of an entire meal. Need seafood, bread, an app of cheese, wine and a fresh made salad? Oh, and eggs for Breakfast? You can find it here.


DOWNTOWN MARKET- Photo courtesy of


Grand Central Market- I remember when Grand Central Market opened on Monroe Center in the early 2000’s. I’m glad to see the following and success the market has had over the years especially as the condos on Monroe Center continue to grow. So what can you expect from GCM? The sandwiches are amazing. They were voted 2nd Best Deli in Michigan by Best of Michigan. They also have fresh produce, flowers and a small sampling of toiletry items.

GCM- Photo courtesy of

Russo’s- Slated to open this Summer in the old Bagger Daves location, the newest Russo’s will feature catering, grocery, delivery, curbside pick-up and a 60-seat indoor and a 40-seat outdoor restaurant. If it’s anything like their 29th Street location expect a serious wine selection and incredible worldly foods.

Bridge Street Market- Expect what Meijer has to offer on a smaller scale. Bridge Street Market will feature fresh produce, full grocery offerings, a deli, fresh-cut meat, a bakery, basic cleaning items and paper products. More to come on this new offering as it’s planned to open in the Fall of



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August 21, 2017

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