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West Side Market, Cleveland

Categories: Flea Markets, Historic Sites, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
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. To visit West Side Market and other attractions in Cleveland, use our Cleveland tourist route planner.
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  • My only complaint, I am from out of town and couldn't take everything with me. Super cool historic building hosts a variety of pasta, bread, meats and cheeses and desserts. Many items can be enjoyed t...  read more »
  • There are a few buildings/components to this Market. There is the good and vegetable section in one building with an outside area, where fruits and vegetables can be acquired. We bought lots of berrie...  read more »
  • Who would think that this venerable building, that I visited as a child, could be resurrected to greatness once again? Touring the market as and out-of-town visitor brings sighs of frustration that pe...  read more »
  • The mixture of different foods from ask the vendors is really quite spectacular and the prices are probably the best in the city given the quality and freshness of anything you buy. One thing to note: the building isn't really air conditioned, so it can be quite warm in the summer.
  • Stopped here since it was a must see attraction while in the Land. This place has everything you can think of (food-wise) for sale. Super fresh produce, meats, cheese and everything else you can eat. Definitely recommend to stop and check it out!! Hit up the little corner hot dog spot 👌 Also it's a bit of task to find a good parking spot. VHD
  • Local Favorite! If your visiting CLE you've got to swing by the market for some local faire. My only caviate is you should check the website or Google Search to confirm the days/hours when they're open.
  • The west side market has become a bit of an enigma to me at this point. THere are some fantastic vendors (spices, pita, meats, bakers), but the produce has generally been underwhelming the last few times we have been there. While I love to support the idea of the market, it is difficult given all the great farmers markets that are held around the city on a nearly daily basis. Honestly, the produce is not much better than what you'd find at a local Giant Eagle or Heinen's.
  • If you find yourself in Cleveland, you must see the west side market. It's huge and beautiful. Prices are great, atmosphere is really neat and you'll find things you wouldn't typically find at the supermarket.
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