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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
World-class experiences without the world-class ego.
Here in Cleveland, we’ve got beef cheek in our pierogi, truffles on our hot dogs and beer in our donuts. Balance.
Whether you’re into the thread count of your linens or just a place to crash for the night, we’ve got a hotel room with your name all over it.
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If Cleveland’s culinary biz had a “Lilith Fair,” there would be no shortage of women taking the stage. With a focus on fresh, local ingredients, bold flavors, and creativity, these women are rock stars at their craft.
Up and at ‘em types know the importance of solid breakfast offerings can’t be overstated. Watch as they assemble in real-time each day outside Lucky’s Café in Tremont—where lines form 30 minutes before the doors open for Heather Haviland’s biscuits and gravy, decadent waffles, and, of course, the pecan-crusted bacon.
Dedicated fans are also flocking to the new Juneberry Table, a cheery spot serving up hyper-local dishes by chef Karen Small in the former Jack Flaps space on Lorain Avenue in Ohio City. It’s an in-and-out kind of place, where regulars pop in for a counter coffee to scroll through emails and the perfect start of a day of exploration.
Speaking of lines, if you see one outside the Vegan Doughnut Company store in Lakewood, jump on in! Sisters Kharisma and Kyra Mayo whip up whimsical offerings like cookies-and-cream and raspberry lemonade. (For purists, there are Boston cream and glazed twists.)
And that’s just scratching the surface of the plant-based offerings around CLE. Laura Ross has made Cleveland Vegan the go-to spot for organic, hearty scratch-made favorites and off-the-hook bakery goods. Going well beyond the requisite beans and tofu, she’s reimagined regional favorites and craveable snacks that even meat-eaters enjoy.
For raw food and juices, Cleveland’s pro athletes turn to Anna Harouvis, and so can you. Take five and fuel up at Anna in the Raw Café for organic, non-GMO snacks, smoothies, and a dose of positivity from Harouvis herself.
Craving Latin-American flavors? Laurie Torres welcomes you to Mallorca—Cleveland’s only Spanish and Portuguese restaurant. (It’s been around for 25 years for a reason.) If a Mediterranean vacation isn’t in the cards, this spirited seafood-centric spot will tide you over in the most delicious way.
Locals also love Kiwi Wongpeng’s Thai Thai, where she shares the flavor-intense Bangkok street food of her homeland and some playful pop-up offerings. Case in point: unicorn bubble tea, a multi-colored concoction that’s perfect for the ‘gram.
Continue the culinary exploration at Empress Taytu, Cleveland’s longest-running Ethiopian restaurant founded by Senait Robeson. Communal dining and sharing are part of the experience. No cutlery here—the saucy dishes are scooped with injera bread, not a fork or spoon.
Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkison make big things happen on small plates at Salt. Between Vedaa’s long list of culinary accolades and Parkison’s front-of-house hospitality and cocktail prowess, insiders know that early reservations are a good idea. (And now you do, too!)
Meat-eaters likely know the name Melissa Khoury of Saucisson. Known as the “Lady Butcher,” Khoury is a whole animal artisan butcher and an ardent champion of local farms and sustainability. (Even Oprah’s a fan, having featured Khoury in the Winter 2021 edition of her magazine.) Expand your cooking prowess with Khoury’s guidance and check out the selection of locally-made products inside the shop.
For the sweetest encore, head to Fear’s Confections. Owner and chocolatier Cassandra Fear created her whimsical candy shop with a nod to pop culture. Load up on decadent treats like lacquered bacon, sponge candy, truffles, and other creative oddities from Fear’s imagination.
Brownies & candies made in small batches using the freshest ingredients with no additional preservatives, providing a truly homemade essence. Rockabilly personality products and store!
A destination spot in Cleveland for 22 years now downtown Cleveland's most awarded restaurant having won Silver Spoons awards 22 years in a row, Trip Advisor Award given to only 2% of restaurants in...
Our mission is to provide the people of our community with food, pastry, and breads which are made by hand with care and attention to quality, using only the freshest ingredients. We support and...
Started in 2013, Saucisson’s mission is to provide unique and hard to find products. From hand cured meats to specially spiced sausages, Saucisson supports local farms that are humane and hormone...
You know how every city has that one signature “must visit” vegan restaurant that you absolutely cannot miss? Here in Cleveland, we think that Cleveland Vegan falls into that category. Why? Because...
Like its namesake — the Ethiopian leader who opened the nation’s first hotel and restaurant — Empress Taytu pioneered the culture’s cuisine here in Cleveland more than a quarter-century ago. Don’t...
Salt, a Lakewood restaurant specializing in composed small plates, killer cocktails and unique wine by Chef Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkison of Cleveland, Ohio.
The Vegan Doughnut Company started as a home based, vegan family owned doughnut business operated by sisters Kharisma and Kyra Mayo. After being vegetarians for nearly a decade we decided to become...
Organic Cafe serving fresh, healthy options!
Serving cold pressed juices and smoothies with a grab and go cooler Including a daily RAW/VEGAN items.
We Are Juneberry Table
What is Juneberry Table? A stop-in-all-day neghborhood spot serving regionally inspired, locally sourced, thoughtfully constructed dishes – with a side of community.
Thai Thai has brought you the most authentic, flavorful Bangkok Street Food in Lakewood-Cleveland area.