2022 Block Party


Eat, shop, and experience the best of Detroit's entrepreneurs at the 2022 Toast of the Town Block Party!

After the Salute Awards ceremony concludes, join us for the Toast of the Town Block Party. Discover the entrepreneurs and innovators that make our community so special — from food and shopping to tech startups and our building community. Learn more about the businesses being featured at Toast of the Town below. Tickets begin at $20.


Authentic Jamaica (Learn More)
Authentic Jamaica puts Jamaica at your fingertips making your mouth happy with Chef Denton’s flavorful, fresh and fulfilling food.

Breadless (Learn More)
Breadless offers sandwiches that combine the nutrition of super greens with the taste of fine dining. It doesn’t matter if you’re gluten-free, vegan, keto, Whole30 or sick of ordering off the menu – everyone deserves to eat well.

Crepe City (Learn More)
Crepe City is a local mobile pop-up creperie and catering company offering freshly made sweets at Toast of the Town.

Estella’s Vegan Cuisine & Desserts (Learn More
Dispelling the myth that a vegan diet is expensive, complicated and flavorless, Estella’s Vegan Cuisine & Desserts will be serving tantalizing vegan desserts!

La Jalisciense Supermercado y Taqueria (Learn More)
La Jalisciense is a multigenerational family-owned restaurant and market that uses the freshest ingredients in its Mexican cuisine.

Little Liberia (Learn More)
Little Liberia is an Afro-fusion pop-up restaurant that recently won the 2022 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest to open a restaurant that will introduce Liberia’s rich multicultural cuisines to the people of metro Detroit.

Sno Biz Detroit (Learn More
Sno Biz Detroit provides the coolest Hawaiian shaved ice treat with 45+ true-to-life flavors and endless combinations.

The Detroit Pepper Company (Learn More)
With an entire kitchen devoted to stuffed peppers, it’s no surprise that The Detroit Pepper Company is bringing outstanding and vegan-friendly stuffed peppers to Toast of the Town!

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Alerje (Learn More)
Alerje builds tools to improve the quality of life for people affected by food allergies and other chronic disease.

Black Bottom Archives (Learn More)
Black Bottom Archives (BBA) preserves local Black history through the Black Bottom digital archive, where the memories and experiences of those from the long-gone Black Bottom neighborhood are preserved for future generations. Join them for a Black Bottom Immersive Experience every 30 minutes starting at 6:15 p.m.

Chamber Music Detroit (Learn More)
Chamber Music Detroit connects inspired musicians with passionate listeners for a superior chamber music experience. Join pianist (and Chamber Music Detroit President) Steve Wogman and violinist Sonia Lee and Ana Jaquim for mini-performances at 6pm, 7pm and 9pm

Ecotek Lab (Learn More)
Ecotek Lab provides academically gifted middle and high school students with oppourtunities to participate in international scientific research projects. Come see demonstrations from two of the startups that launched from Ecotek Lab!

Eye Care for Detroit (Learn More)
Eye Care for Detroit is nonprofit that has the intent to close the eye care gap for 40,000 home-bound patients in Detroit. Their mission is to develop a clear path to provide home-bound Detroiters with better vision to see a brighter tomorrow.

On Arrival (Learn More)
On Arrival creates curated and personalized travel guides for busy travelers, so you can plan a great trip in a fraction of the time. Get a taste of creating your own personalize travel guide!

Turn Off The App – Go Outside (Learn More)
Turn Off The App – Go Outside (TOTAGO) is a free mobile app that helps everyone have a great experience outdoors. Try it out and learn how you can TOTAGO.

Transportation Riders United (Learn More)
Transportation Riders United is a nonprofit that has been working since 1999 to improve public transit in greater Detroit through education, engagement and advocacy. Get on board!

Urban Docz (Learn More)
Urban Docz is a virtual healthcare solution providing reproductive health programs to hospitals, clinics and telehealth companies supporting fast, effective and affordable services. Experience what the future of telehealth looks like.

Urban Electronics (Learn More)
Urban Electronics is an international game studio focused on integrating blockchain and augmented reality technologies into commercial applications. Test out the latest version of their flagship title tontachiAR at Toast of the Town.



27th Letter Books (Learn More)
Encountering new ideas and lifelong learning is at the heart of 27th Letter Books, which creates a welcoming environment for all walks of life, and most of all, the community.

Crummy’s Cake Supply & Studio (Learn More)
Crummy’s is the only Black-owned store in Detroit that specializes in baking supplies and baking classes. Try their baked goods to taste what you can learn to make!

Detroit Protein Bar (Learn More)
Detroit Protein Bar offers protein power bites, bug bars and healthier snack alternatives to satisfy your snack cravings.

ForHerCosmetics (Learn More)
ForHerCosmetics is a STEM-based all natural, vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics line. Its goal is to educate the next generation of scientists while developing more comprehensive beauty products for women of color. See the chemistry of cosmetics at a live demonstration at 7:45 p.m.

Inkcourage (Learn More)

Inkcourage is a certified WBENC that provides clothing and gifts with words of encouragement. Inkcourage believes that “sometimes we lose courage and forget that we’re invincible!”

Love Travels Imports (Learn More)

Love Travels Imports sells fair trade artisan goods that journey from across the world, from South Africa, Guatemala, Peru and Haiti, to a curation destination in Detroit.

Motor City Popcorn (Learn More)
Motor City Popcorn began as a dream for the metropolitan area to embrace itself through a fun, universally enjoyable product!

Natural Living by Design (Learn More)

Natural Living by Design is a certified minority and female family-owned and operated supplier. They promote good health by offering Himalayan rock salt and other natural products.

Presented by:

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With support from:

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Detroit Future City

Jill Ford

Creators of HoneyCure

Renaissance Venture Capital
First independence bank