West Side Market
Cleveland shines brightly on the map of new American food destinations. The once-quiet city boasts star chefs, up-and-coming restaurants, and innovative cuisines informed by the cooking traditions of the Cleveland immigrants. Much of that local identity can be traced to the almost 100-year-old West Side Market, a market complex that includes brightly lit indoor food stalls as well as an outdoor annex of vegetable stalls. Decorative ceramic corbels depicting vegetables and animals sit atop columns that support a herringbone-brick vaulted ceiling and a distinctive clock tower. An anchor to a thriving downtown neighborhood, the West Side Market serves household shoppers, diners, as well as the kitchens of the surrounding ethnic restaurants.