west side market

If I lived in Cleveland, I would be here every weekend. They have a wide variety of things like fresh fruits and veggies, meats, sausages, cheese, fresh pasta, pastries, sweets, beef jerky, and that’s only naming a few. They also have a few stands selling hot snacks, like pizza bagels and bratwurst.

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Yes, these are all thick-cut bacon and they’re beautiful

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Fresh pasta

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Pizza bagels from Frickaccio’s

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Frank’s Bratwurst

 

Let’s start with the fruits and veggies, which is in its own separate building. It’s a long corridor of any fruit or vegetable you would want. Most of the vendors are selling the same things but at different prices, so definitely shop around first. Here is what you do. First – you look at an item and ask for the price. Second – after they tell you, look at it again as if you’re deciding on whether or not you want to buy it. Third – put it back and start walking away. Fourth – wait for the vendor to call you back over and voila! You’ve just saved yourself a few quarters. I nabbed a bag of spinach for $1!

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An entire building dedicated to produce

The building right across is where they sell everything else. If you’re like me, you’ll want to buy everything. So just like its fruit and veggie neighbor, you’ll want to do a loop through the whole place before you buy anything. Just try and get a feel of the market first because I can totally see this as one of those places where you buy something as soon as you walk in, but then you see something better and for a better price, deeper into the market.

They’re open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-4, and Fridays and Saturdays from 7-6. They’re closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

There’s a free public parking lot but I can imagine that it would get pretty crowded in the early morning.

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