May 18, 2022
Joon-Li Kim Image © Wil Lindsey
Cleveland offers you world-class music, world-class sports, and world-class restaurants. Cleveland also offers you the world. Come see where in-the-know Clevelanders shop to bring Asia to them.
This fun gift shop in Cleveland’s Asiatown has the animal you’re looking for—whether dragon, kitty, panda, or piggy—in ceramic, stuffed, or on a t-shirt. It’s also a great place to pick up a tea set.
In Westpark, Assad’s Bakery’s bright, colorful exterior matches the colorful assortment of their offerings. At this West Asian and Middle Eastern grocery and bakery, you’ll find every spice you could possibly want as well as beans, seeds, and fresh produce. Have a hankering for pita bread? Assad’s Bakery makes them fresh daily.
This small grocery store in Mayfield Heights has a surprisingly wide selection of items from Korea, China, Japan, and the Philippines. Ask the very friendly staff to show you the many kinds of ramen, or the wide selection of kimchi and other Korean banchan in their refrigerators. Then pick up some curry sauce from Japan. And make the Asian feast of your dreams in your own home.
Visit this Filipino grocery store with its own restaurant in Parma Heights because Nipa Hut can take care of every meal for you. Come for a Filipino-style breakfast and stay for lunch. Feel like cooking dinner? Pick up some fresh seafood and vegetables and you’re good to go.
You’d never guess that clothes and groceries were meant to go together until you visit this store in Parma. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and striking patterns of their Nepali fabrics. Pick up some ready-made clothes or purchase some fabric to create your own fashion. Then head over to their grocery aisles and get some well-deserved snacks.
Need soy sauce? You can choose Korean, Japanese, or Chinese. How about curry? You can choose Thai or Japanese. Want some Chinese oyster sauce or brown rice? Maybe you actually want long-grain rice? You can find all of these as well as fresh produce, frozen desserts, snacks, and so much more at this large, well-stocked Asian grocery store in North Randall.
This small Asiatown grocery store caters equally to Korean grandmothers who make their own kimchi and college kids who want to pick up ramen, mochi, and Asian snacks. If you’re looking for premium sushi-grade rice, come here. If you’re looking for those famous Korean Shingo pears in season, come here. If you’re looking for fermented rice wine, come here. Just come here.