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Essence On Main

4 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346-1524
+1 248-942-4949
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (4 reviews)
“unique gifts” (4 reviews)
“gift items” (4 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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4 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346-1524
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Essence on Main has a little bit of everything. Kitchen items, tableware, beer, wine, unique local and Michigan gifts. They also have local or unique foods such as Michigan made cherry salsa. In addition, they make sandwiches, unique salads, and baked goods. The focus seems...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This is a gem and real find!! Good wine, glassware and serving pieces. Herbs, pasta, jams, sandwiches, Tribeca bread fresh baked, all make this the most lovely stop in Clarkston. Really good evening classes for cooking lessons too!. Friendly and warm staff . Don't miss...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This great little shop has some of everything! It's where I go for Birthday gifts, anniversary, just-because gifts. I can always find the perfect little something that no one has! I go in at least once a month to see what's new. Lovely, accommodating, helpful...More

Thank Lamb54
Emma D, Manager at Essence On Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We genuinely appreciate all of your support! we look forward to seeing you again soon! :)

Reviewed September 15, 2017

The perfect shop for a small downtown location. You will feel the urge to walk in. You will also leave with having bought something. My 6 year old son loves shopping there as does my wife.

Thank Brian P
Emma D, Manager at Essence On Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback! We have the best customers and are so thankful for all of your support! :)

Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

When I'm downtown Clarkston, I treat myself to a visit at this eclectic, good energy place! Can always find that special gift or card.....and enjoy a bowl of homemade soup.

Thank mfrommichigan
Emma D, Manager at Essence On Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

We are so glad you can feel the good energy too! It is one of our favorite things about our shop, we attract the most amazing customers with good energy! :) Thank you so much for the feedback!

Reviewed September 6, 2017

A great place to shop for gifts. You can always find great housewarming and hostess gifts here. The deli in the back makes the BEST made to order sandwiches -- we have these frequently for lunch!

Thank Lauren M
Emma D, Manager at Essence On Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you so much Lauren! We appreciate all of your support! :) it's nice to hear how much others like our sandwiches, it justifies us eating them everyday and not feeling too bad about it! ;)

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Ordered and picked up for a picnic in Depot Park before the Friday concert their Reuben and French Hen sandwiches which were scrumptious. Brandon and Jennie are both so very helpful. This is a must for deli sandwiches in Clarkston.

Thank Sue S
Emma D, Manager at Essence On Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank you Sue! We love to hear that you took the sandwiches to the concert in the park! That is such a great idea! We appreciate all your support! :)

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Love this unique boutique.....with one of a kind gift items to coffee and food. Always a treat to stop by!!

Thank mfrommichigan
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a unique gift, this is the place to shop. Lots of fun stuff that is Michigan themed. Good scones and other food. I do lots of Christmas shopping here.

Thank MCatan1221
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Just the cutest store. Whenever we go up to Clarkston to go to the Woodshop, we always stop into this store. This time I bought paper placemats that are unique and super cute.

Thank Kristen W
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Response from MCatan1221 | Reviewed this property |
Essence on Main Street is a store with really neat things. Other restaurants in town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clarkston
  • Phone Number: +1 248-942-4949
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Essence on Main is a gourmet specialty market located in historic downtown Clarkston. We offer a large selection of specialty foods, incredible house made soups, sandwiches, salads, and treats as well as fantastic kitchen wares. But that’s not all, we have a unique variety of items to fulfill all your entertaining needs: ~select wines from small family vineyards around the world, ~unique craft beers, ~locally roasted coffees, ~meats, cheeses and locally made foods. We offer Free Wine Tastings the first Thursday of every month from 6pm-8pm and Free Beer Tastings the third Thursday of every month from 6pm-8pm! Bring your friends!
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