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Looking for a snack

If you’re looking for international flavor in a bite-sized treat, Snack Camp owners Vanessa and Michael Canich have you covered. After living in New York, the married Detroit natives – who previously owned Yummy Town in Macomb Township – were inspired by their own travels, and recently opened a shop at 464 Van Dyke, Detroit, that specializes in international food and specialty teas. “This shop is really based on our favorite things,” Vanessa said. “We’re just trying to focus on more unique things that aren’t in Detroit.” Homemade, international items like currywurst, cicchetti, tea sandwiches, and multiple vegan options grace the menu. Most recently added is the samozza, naan topped with veggie samosa, gouda and mango chutney. For those with a sweet tooth, they offer caramel stuffed brownies and cookies, among many other colorful options. ­Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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