Have you ever wondered what there is to do in Cleveland, Ohio? Need recommendation on how to find cheap Cleveland hotels and hot spots you should include in your places to visit? Put your walking shoes on and get ready to explore the colorful world of Cleveland’s oldest public market, Westside Market. This is a perfect location for restaurant lovers and culinary enthusiasts, surrounded by fresh and prepared foods of different ethnicities. When it comes to showing you the best that Westside Market has to offer, Hipmunk.com is your go-to site.
First Stop, Fruits and Vegetables
At Westside Market, individual vendors offer their own selection of harvests. At Marina’s Produce stand, you can find fresh items such as yucca, plantains, and chayota, while at Kim Se’s Cambodian Cuisine food stand, you’ll find freshly prepared daily award-winning entrees like authentic Cambodian sticky rice and spring rolls. For all-local produce, you should stop by Rooted in Cleveland’s stand. By visiting the vendors page on Westside Market’s website, you will be able to see what forms of payment are accepted at each individual stand. I’d recommend packing some cash, even though most stands accept major credit cards.
For the Carnivores
Out of all the meat and seafood vendors at the market, it is hard to just choose one. For those that prepare marinated or smoked meats and seafood items, stop by Dionne’s Poultry, Kate’s Fish, and Czuchraj Meats. If you’re looking for unprepared and wild game types of meat and seafood, check out Kauffman Poultry, Dani’s Seafood, Tayse Meats.
Essentials and Some Extras
Have a refreshing locally fresh squeezed juice during your shopping excursion while shopping for fixings and more! Westside Market includes specialty vendors for items such as freshly roasted coffee beans and florists, to freshly made pastas. You’re sure to pick up a few extra items for your kitchen. Stop by Urban Herbs and the Olive and the Grape for your last touches for your complete meal plan.
Ready for Dessert
Reward yourself with some dessert! If you want a lighter dessert option, grab some yogurt from Meister Foods. They also stock an impressive selection of artisan cheeses and spreads. Noted as “America’s Best Cupcakes” by TheDailyMeal.com, I think a visit to Grandma Campbell’s Cupcakes is in order.
If you’re not planning to cook at all, no worries. Westside Market has a plethora of prepared food vendors where you can order to-go. Westside Market Cafe serves up breakfast and lunch, and you can order some Frickaccio’s Pizza for dinner.
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Whether you are in Cleveland for an adventure of the best local eats, or just to see the sights, Westside Market covers all the food options for you. Grab some fine foods for a meal and get a feel for the down-to-earth, Cleveland culture.
Author Bio: Elaine is a writer who lives out her passion for cooking, culture, and travels through her personal lifestyle blog. You can find her whipping up the best home cooked meals with her family, or embracing solitude with a good read in hand.