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West Side Market, Cleveland

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Used since its inception in 1840 as a center for commerce and trade, West Side Market represents Cleveland's oldest market space. The building's iconic 42 m (137 ft) clock tower and brick construction date from a 1912 remodel, which transformed the old wooden structure into its present neoclassical style. You can explore hundreds of stalls selling fruits, vegetables, and other foodstuffs. Locals use the market for day-to-day food shopping. If possible, join a guided tour, offered occasionally by longtime shoppers. Plan your West Side Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cleveland using our Cleveland journey planner.
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  • I always visit the West Side Market when I go to Cleveland. Around the building is an enclosed walkway that has all of the fruit and vegetable vendors. Inside are the vendors selling all kinds of meat...  more »
  • They have everything and anything you need or want. One of the best ones I have visited. Location great with parking.  more »
  • First, we buy an apple fritter to eat while we shop. Then we walk the market and buy fresh meat or seafood, cheese, veggies, fruit and always pasta. Take a cooler for your purchases because you’ll be ...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! I get to shop here once a year when I'm in Ohio. They have just about anything you can think of for food. They have meats, breads, seafood, speciality condiments, confections, and dairy products. I really enjoyed the shop they have in the front with all of the really good imported cheeses like Stilton and Roquefort. There is also a great produce market right next door with tons of fresh produce, much of it is everyday fruits and vegetables but they also sell the unusual stuff like Dragon fruit and kumquats. If you can get there you'll love it.
  • Good quality fresh food market. My Best experience to go is Saturday, everything open. (> ?
  • I love going to the Westside Market. Always a decent crowd and everybody seems to be happy and enjoying the atmosphere or the food. I usually don't buy much, but what I have bought had been good quality at a fair price. Whether you are a vegetarian or a carnivore they have a great variety of fresh food. If you are a vegetarian you may want to stay in the produce venue, the main venue had meat everywhere. I wanted to try Steve's gyros for years but the line is always 40 people deep. Yesterday there was only 10 people in line, so I said this is the day. As I walked past the counter I looked up to see the price, $9. I stopped in my tracks, I have never paid more than $6 for a gyro. I stood there to watch them make one because I wanted to see what a $9 gyro looked like. It looked normal, so I walked away without trying it. I got an Italian sausage from Frank's II for $4. It was delicious! You get 90 minutes of free parking now. If you stay longer I think it is $1 per hour, max $10.
  • The greatest "farmers market" in Cleveland. Plenty of choices and eclectic options. Different types of spices from around the world, any pasta you can imagine, produce by the bushel baskets, and meat markets galore. There are a select few vendors who sell organic, and non-gmo items, so keep an eye out for those, if you are concerned about what may, or may not have been sprayed all over your food. The diversity is incredible, and you will be hard-pressed to leave the West Side Market, and claim you couldn't find what you were looking for.
  • I mean it's a cool place. The farmers market however made me run away. I'm looking for fruit and each vendor is cattle calling for me to buy their fruits and veggies. I didn't feel relaxed at all. So I left and went inside the actual market. Go in the morning time!!! By 12:00 parking becomes limited and the place starts crowding up. I like the variety of places they have to purchase fresh seafood, baked goods, etc. However choose wisely. I failed with my 2 purchases. Both below average in taste.
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