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Discover a little something for everyone here at Essence 

About Us

Essence on Main is a gourmet specialty market located in historic downtown Clarkston, Michigan. We offer a large selection of specialty foods; incredible house-made: soups, sandwiches, salads, and treats; as well as fantastic kitchen wares and giftables. 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
Local honey, syrup, jams & jellies, salsa and much more!
Unique craft beers
Locally roasted coffees
Fresh artisan bread, cured meats, cheeses and locally made foods

Fresh Sandwiches

(All sandwiches are made to order, please allow time for their artful preparation.)


The Classic - $9.95
Served on the artisan sourdough bread with your choice of: cheddar, provolone, pepper jack, or Swiss cheese. With romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, Essence spread or mustard.
White Albacore Tuna - $9.95
prepared with just the right amount of crunchy celery and our spread.
Kinetic Veggie - $9.95
(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!
The Caprese – $9.95
fresh mozzarella, olive oil, herb roasted tomatoes and feta topped with fresh basil leaves. Served toasty warm on a baguette…heavenly.

Contact Us

Have question about the products we carry, our house made foods or anything else you want to chat with us about, give us a call! 

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