West Side Market in Cleveland, Ohio review
If you live in Ohio or near it, you’ve probably have heard of the famous West Side Market in Ohio City. The is well over 100 years old and still going strong; they even survived a scary moment of catching on fire just after the 100th celebration. After being closed a short time this winter, the market reopened and is better than ever!
Its origins date back to 1840 the West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest publicly owned market. The last major renovation of the West Side Market took place in 2004 when the arcade portion of the market was enclosed and heated and major interior and architectural renovations were completed in the main building. The market is home to over 100 vendors of great ethnic diversity. You can find not only fine meats and fresh vegetables, but also fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheese products, and even fresh flowers. Each booth PROUDLY allows you to taste anything that you’d like before you purchase! There are also booths that sell ready-to-eat foods, herbs, candy and nuts.
We’ve been going to the amazing West Side Market for years and it’s always such a fun experience! I LOVE this place. It’s beautiful and the atmosphere is awesome. You can seriously go nuts in this place each and every visit! LOL You can get anything from beef jerky, to pastries known as Clothspins, HUGE chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate covered pretzels, pesto, fresh pasta, etc.! Everything always looks totally delicious!
It’s DEFINITELY a real gem in Cleveland and one you should definitely check out if you’re in the area!