Who doesn't like a good market? People from around the world take advantage of the thousands of daily or weekend markets found across the globe. Markets can be a great place to find the freshest of everything and the West Side Market in Cleveland is no different. There are an incredible amount of goods available at the West Side Market and many people in the city do buy their goods here instead of shopping at the bigger grocery stores and chains.
A vast ethnic variety of foods can be found at the West Side Market Cleveland including Middle Eastern, Greek, Mexican, Irish, Eastern European and more. If you want to grab a bite while shopping, there are fast foods such as sausages, sandwiches and burgers. The Cleveland West Side Market is also a great place to look for any difficult to find specialty items or imported foods or ethnic specialty items. Regular finds also include fresh vegetables and fruits, smoked items, dairy and deli items, fresh meats and poultry.
Sauces, spices, herbs and other ingredients are also available. Cleveland West Side Market may seem more like a place for locals but it is fantastic for visitors as well. Grab a fresh and delicious lunch, purchase tasty fruits to take with you or stock up on sandwich items for a lunch or two. It can be the perfect way to save some money, as visitors tend to eat out most often on trips to the city.
The Cleveland West Side Market enjoys a long history
dating back to 1912 and is a National Historic Landmark.
It is built in the European tradition of market halls
and has a towering vaulted ceiling where the individual
vendors gather each morning to set up their fresh produce
and vast assortment of ethnic foods. When to go would
affect you're plans but typically the best time
to have a walk through is earlier in the morning when
the freshest possible items are available. On the weekends
and during holidays the West Side Market gets extremely
busy so be prepared for large crowds.
The West Side Market Cleveland hours are Monday and Wednesday from 7:00am to 4:00pm, Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday from 7:00am to 6:oopm. Some vendors hours might vary from the Cleveland West Side Markets regular operating hours so planning on visiting a specific vendor th best thin is to call ahead and verify that they'll be open. Some vendors do not open on Mondays. Though many people like to bring their own heavy-duty bags and carts, vendors do provide plastic bags for shoppers. Cash is the best form of payment. Some vendors accept credit cards and/or cheques but be sure to confirm before making a purchase.
There are West Side Market Cleveland vendors that sell
the same or similar items so be sure to take a thorough
walk around before making a purchase. Make sure to ask
any questions you may have. Make purchases from vendors
that have fresh looking products, a clean presence and
are friendly and helpful. Pair a morning trip to the West
Side Market with a visit to Terminal
Tower or Cleveland
Metro Parks Zoo for a fun full half-day trip.