Our story

family2In 1983, our family turned their passion for its love of good food, family and good friends into a small gourmet market on Garfield Road. We called it Vince & Joe’s, and it was our dream to provide the highest quality produce, freshly baked goods, prime meats, fresh seafood and more to a community that embraced all we had to offer. Today, Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market has two locations, our 50,000 sq. ft. flagship store in Shelby Township and our original market in Clinton Township.

We’re thrilled to win Best of Detroit Hour Magazine for more than 11 years, including BEST Gourmet Market, Eastside, for nine consecutive years. It’s an honor to be recognized by our customers and a testament to the hard work and continued commitment to exceptional selection, premium quality and customer service shared by our families and our many outstanding employees, as well as our excellent network of vendors and suppliers. It’s a tremendous source of pride and the foundation of the successful business which we are able to pass along to the second generation.

Scholarship

Our community commitment remains a pillar of our business model with thousands of dollars raised through various fundraisers.  We continue our long-time partnership in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC, with numerous events which benefit this wonderful mission and facility for families most in need.

Through the sales of Vince & Joe’s house-made pasta sauces called Emma’s Hope, the stores have raised more than $20,000 for Hope Network, one of Michigan’s largest nonprofits that supports autism services. Emma is the 10-year-old granddaughter of Joe Vitale, one of the store’s founders.

Our support to help passionate students at the Macomb Culinary Arts Institute achieve their dreams remains unwavering with two annual $1,000 scholarships awarded to qualified students. In addition, we are proud Silver sponsors of the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts and Lorenzo Cultural Center as well as various community and school programs throughout the year. These programs represent our heartfelt gratitude to our community.

We delight in hearing from you as you shop our market aisles. We strive each and every day to make Vince & Joe’s your gourmet market destination as you prepare meals and serve family and friends at your own table!

Most Sincerely,

The Vitale Family
Maria, Joe, Domenica, and Vince


Our Family

family1Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market is a family-owned business started in November of 1983 by Vince, Domenica, Joe and Maria Vitale. Their dream started small, as most dreams do: To provide for their growing families, to build a business they could be proud of and to offer a valuable service to the people in the community.

ClintonThey didn’t do it alone. Over the years, the Vitale’s have been blessed with the help and support of many loyal employees, as well as valuable vendors and suppliers who share the passion for quality and superior customer service.

With the opening of their second market in Shelby Township in October of 2006 – which represents years of sacrifice, hard work and commitment – their legacy of high quality, value and exceptional service will live beyond their children and grandchildren.

Shelby Store