Located on Trumbull in the heart of Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, Folk is quaint, cute, and absolutely enlightening. Folk opened it’s doors in April of this year and has been the talk of the town ever since. As an extension of the Farmer’s Hand market and bodega, Folk uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create scratch made fare. Described as Farm-to-Comfort, Folk develops feel good food. Kate and I finally made it in for lunch on Sunday and it was everything I hoped for.
Warm Rice Bowl: Sesame rice, kimchi, edamame, scallion, radish topped with a fried egg. The sesame rice was nutty and full of flavor. The edamame, scallion, and radish were fresh and added texture. The kimchi added a slight spice without taking away from the dish. The egg was perfect! So often, I end up with an over easy egg with a slimy white, but this fried egg was an ideal over medium beauty. It’s not often that I am completely satisfied with a dish, but the warm rice bowl nailed it!
Classic Waffle: (Gluten Free) Almond flour Belgian waffle, pistachio citrus butter, maple syrup. The waffle was light and perfectly cooked. Pistachio Citrus Butter, say whaaaat?! Amazing! The perfect marriage of sweet and savory. I find it hard to order sweet brunch items because I am such a savory person, but this was delicious without being too sweet.
Folk’s dining room was smaller than I expected, but gorgeous. It’s white tiles, mint green gathering table, and hanging greenery offer a welcoming tone. The decor has a modern, rustic family farm feel that makes you want to grab all your closest people and share a Belgium Waffle or Farm Board. It was around 230PM when we stopped in and we missed the morning rush which was great. Folk was so good that I almost didn’t miss the Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s.
Folk•1701 Trumbull, Detroit MI•(313) 290-5849