The West Side Market is Cleveland’s oldest public market and is home to over 100 vendors. These vendors offer fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables, meats, baked goods and more. It is located at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood.
“Most residents of the neighborhood, and many Clevelanders in general, still do a large portion of their shopping at the Market. The market is open to customers Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
The market attracts tourists from all parts of the United States, who tour the market and learn about its history. Guided tours are offered. Its national profile has been boosted in recent years by coverage on various programs produced by the Travel Channel and Food Network.
Many stalls have remained under individual family control for much of the life of the Market, in a few cases dating back to its 1912 opening. The market’s tenants and sellers reflect the cultural diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and Cleveland as a whole. The current roster of tenants includes those of Irish, German, Slovene, Italian, Greek, Polish, Russian, and Middle Eastern descents, among others.
In the September 2010 issue of Food Network Magazine, the West Side Market was named America’s “Best Food Lovers’ Market.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Market
For more info on this awesome market visit: http://westsidemarket.org/
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