Essence On Main

A Local, Organic, Gourmet Market

4 S.Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346
Phone: 248-942-4949
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Gourmet Deli Menu

Our dishes are prepared in-house and made with the freshest and finest ingredients available.
Operators are standing by to take your order! ;)

Breakfast Menu
(Baked fresh daily)
    Menu item
  • Quiche - fresh, rich custard with a variety of fillings inside! The flavors vary daily but here are a few we do regularly: Feta Spinach, Quiche Lorraine, Roasted Vegetable, and Jalapeno Cheddar. $3.50 a slice or $19 for a full pie
  • Essence Muffin - made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Available flavors: Raspberry, Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Chocolate Raspberry, and Pumpkin to name a few. $2.00 each
  • Essence Scone - Oat or crème these hand crafted scones will knock your socks off! Currant, Blueberry Lemon, Cherry and Cranberry are some of our flavors. $2.25

All Breakfast items are available by the dozen with 48 hours’ notice.

Fresh Sandwiches
(All sandwiches are made to order, please allow time for their artful preparation.)
  • Menu itemThe Classics - your choice of:
    - Oven Roasted Turkey
    - Black Forest Ham, or
    - Angus Roast Beef
    Served on our all-natural artisan sourdough bread with your choice of: cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, or Swiss cheese. With romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, Essence spread or mustard. $7.95
  • White Albacore Tuna - prepared with just the right amount of crunchy celery and our spread. $7.95
  • Kinetic Veggie - (named in honor of our healthy-focused friends down the street!)-everything that grows from the ground that we can find in our kitchen, napkins highly recommended! $8.95
  • The Caprese – fresh mozzarella, olive oil, herb roasted tomatoes and feta topped with fresh basil leaves. Served toasty warm…heavenly. $7.95
  • The Ultimate Wexler - black forest ham, white cheddar on a baguette … oven-toasted to be hot and melty! $7.95
  • The French Hen - delicious white meat chicken salad tucked in a buttery croissant with crisp romaine lettuce. $8.95
  • Back Alley Rueben – traditional corned beef and Swiss with fresh Sauerkraut on Rye dressed with our zesty homemade thousand island.$8.95
  • Cuban Imposter – salami, provolone, housemade spicy relish and mustard on our focaccia bread, toasted and delicious.
    2015 winner - Taste of Clarkston Best Sandwich! $8.95
  • Turkey Loves Cherry – roasted turkey breast and Havarti cheese with Essence spread, slathered with Joan’s Cherry Red Onion Marmalade and grilled on Three Cheese Bread…Yum E! $8.95
  • PB&J - Koeze (Michigan-made) Peanut Butter and Raspberry Jam. $3.95
  • Looking for lunch for your next meeting or adventure?
    Try a South Main Boxed Lunch... includes your choice of one Classic Essence sandwich, an Essence cookie, a bag of Michigan-made potato chips, and a side of Essence deli salad. Boxed and ready to go for your picnic or corporate lunch, with napkin and silverware. $10.95 (minimum of 4)
Essence Soups
12 oz. bowl - $4.50
  • Monday - Tomato Florentine
  • Tuesday - Potato Cheddar
  • Wednesday - Vegetarian Chili
  • Thursday - Curried Red Lentil (our favorite)
  • Friday - Garlic Spinach Quinoa
  • Bowl of Soup and ½ Classic Sandwich.$9.95
Green Salads
$7.95 each
  • Essence of Michigan Salad - Mixed field greens, toasted pecans, dried Michigan cherries, blue cheese, and thinly sliced red onion, served with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
  • Theodora’s Greek - Chopped romaine lettuce, garbanzo beans, cucumbers, beets, Kalamata olives and Feta cheese, served with Greek dressing.
  • South Main Salad - A generous scoop of our Albacore Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad on a bed of mixed field greens with slices of tomato, cucumber and red onion.
House Made Specialties

Ready to grab and go, priced $6.95 to $8.95 per pound

  • Black Bean Quinoa - quinoa, black beans, mixed peppers, green onion, pickled jalapeno pepper, cilantro, olive oil, freshly squeezed lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cumin, kosher salt.GF, DF, Vegan.
  • Essence Caviar - black beans, garbanzo beans, onion, mixed peppers, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, garlic. GF, DF, Vegan
  • Greek Orzo - orzo pasta, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh parsley, Greek dressing.
  • Oriental Pasta - whole wheat spaghetti, peanuts, green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, canola oil, red pepper flakes.
  • Essence Hummus - garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, kosher salt, cayenne pepper. GF, DF, Vegan
  • Spicy Hummus - garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, jalapenos, garlic, kosher salt, cayenne pepper. GF, DF, Vegan
  • Seasonal Salads too… check the cooler for current offerings.
(All Items listed on this menu are available for catering with 48 hours notice)
    Menu item
  • We offer large quantity catering of any menu items listed above with a 24 hour notice.
  • Our classic sandwiches can be cut into halves and placed on a platter for $7.95 per sandwich.
  • Our soups are available in quart size (3-4 servings) for $13.50.
  • We also can create larger sizes of our popular Michigan and Greek salads:
    - Small Catering - serves 3-4 - $15
    - Medium Catering - serves 5-8 - $25
    - Large Catering - serves 10-15 - $40
  • Boxed Lunches (minimum order of 4)
    - Essence boxed lunches include: a full classic sandwich, small portion of an Essence specialty salad, bag of Michigan potato chips, and fresh baked cookie. (GF option available) $10.95 each
  • We also offer delivery within a 10 mile radius of Essence for a $10 fee.