West Side Market brings together a group of more than 100 vendors selling their wares to locals and tourists alike. The heritage building housing the stalls was constructed in 1912 as an indoor marketplace and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The market itself began operations in 1840 and is Cleveland's oldest public market. People come here as much for admiring the building's marvelous architecture as buying fresh produce and local specialties. Aromatic herbs, spices, oils, nuts, poultry, seafood and meat are just a few of the food categories found here. You can also shop for processed foods, baked items, fresh vegetables and fruits, dairy products and flowers. Groups can arrange a planned tour of the market in cooperation with the Market Office.
Transform your home or your closet at Flower Child Vintage. Amazing items from the 1930s through the 1980s are beautifully displayed in the store. Costume jewelry, designer clothes from past eras, and handbags with a hint of nostalgia are great for costumes or just for adding a vintage flair to your everyday look. Mid-century furniture, funky lamps, and beautiful pottery will take your home to a different time.
Founded in 1975, Appletree Books is an independent bookstore that stocks a great selection of books in multiple genres. Not only can one find books for all age categories and tastes, but the bookstore also houses a great collection of greeting cards, bookends, candles, puzzles, as well as gift items. The classy store also conducts quite a few literary events. From book reading at buffet restaurants and book signings to organizing book groups and poetry nights, the store always has something interesting going on. If you are in the mood to immerse yourself in the world of literature, head to Appletree Books, chat with the owners, meet other reading enthusiasts and pick up a fascinating title from their amazing selection.
CLE Clothing Co. sells clever and imaginative Cleveland souvenirs. You'll get to know a lot about the city just by walking around the store. T-shirts are available for everyone in the family, printed with designs like the infamous leg lamp from A Christmas Story, and the word "love" printed over the silhouette of Ohio. They even carry hoodies, hats, and stickers.
In the heart of Ohio, you'll find Little Italy, Cleveland's Italian oasis. This neighborhood prides itself on its history, values, customs and traditions. The Italian influences are evident in the restaurants and boutiques lining the street, as well as in the warm hospitality of the people who reside there. A must visit while touring the city, this place is also popular for hosting local events.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Malley's Chocolate Factory. Cleveland natives have been frequenting this beloved candy shop for years, and it's easy to see why. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate covered pretzels, fudge, chocolate covered Oreos, and ice cream are just some of the sinfully delicious options available here.