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West Side Market, Cleveland

4.6
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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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  • Went with my cousins who live in the area. It was quiet for a late Saturday afternoon. Bought good German brown bread from one vendor and salsa from another. There is a bit of everything here. I...  more »
  • A must for anyone traveling to Cleveland, spend many years shopping here with my children. Try smokies, macaroons, gyro and many more items.  more »
  • This is an iconic institution and so worth a visit. Even if you don’t want to eat, just the building and atmosphere is so much fun. Inside, I recommend t he spice booth and any of the bakeries...  more »
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  • All the hustle and bustle of an old world market nestled in the lively Ohio city neighborhood. I love coming here to get my spices or some niche food items that may be harder to find in the area. You'll definitely find great cuts of fresh meat and some dishes. The vegetable and fruit offering are too notch in the summer (and even through the winter months). Be prepared to battle through crowds on the weekend though as this is a popular shopping spot for everyone in the area.
  • Came to the area from West Virginia with my mother. We had an absolute blast walking through this Farmer's Market. I was honestly in awe because our markets back home are nothing like this. I had an amazing time. Bought several pieces of homemade breads, fruits, and meats. I LOVE this place and will 100% return when in the area
  • Awesome place. Anyone in Cleveland arena should check it out. Filled with fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the world. Pastries, deserts, pasta, meats, sausages, fish, candy, syrup, honey, or just about anything you can think of. Prices are marked but can be bartered. 90 minute free parking and $1 an hour after that. Free to enter. This one of my favorite spots in Cleveland
  • If you have never been here, you should definitely go! You will not regret this visit! Friendly vendors let you try samples before you buy. Atmosphere is awesome. We met lots of awesome vendors and shoppers. Spent the whole day here. Everything from homemade fudge, pastry, donuts, cookies to fresh meats, cheeses, pasta dishes, fruits and vegetables galore. Even fresh ground coffee and fresh fish. Very family friendly. Some craft vendors and homemade wares even on display for purchasing also! LOVED IT AND WILL BE BACK!
  • A true gem in the heart of Cleveland's west side. Go during the week to avoid massive crowds, or brave the rush during the weekend for a truly unique experience. Local meats, baked goods, cheeses, deli and lunch and breakfast choices. Connected to a great produce market and walking distance to Ohio City's shopping district.

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