I have certainly been busy this summer visiting all the great markets Cleveland has to offer. From the Cleveland Flea to the Cleveland Bazaar, and now I find myself venturing out at night to experience the Night Market Cleveland. The Night Market Cleveland is held in Asiatown, “it draws its cultural history from the traditional Asian Night Markets. These roving festivals would highlight unique finds, foods, wear, and entertainment that could be found nowhere else during the day and you can experience that too in Cleveland at the Night Market CLE.” (https://www.facebook.com/nightmrktcle/)
The Night Market Cleveland is probably one of my favorite markets to visit this summer because of all the amazing food! All the local Asian restaurants come together creating a culinary journey as you walk through the market. There is everything from fried rice and egg rolls to seasoned grilled squid on a stick. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! If you have a craving for Asian food the NMC is where you will find it.
Along with the various food stands there are also tents featuring many local goods. I found some of my favorite Flea Market vendors like Cleveland Street Glass and the Cuyahoga Collective. As well as some Bazaar vendors like BOM liquor truffles. I also went to Snakes and Acey’s where I found another CLE tank I had to have. I find I’m starting quite the collection of Cleveland Theme tanks this year. They are super easy to dress up or dress down and I get to show my hometown pride.
Another local vendor I discovered at the NMC was Land of Plenty, which is “an eclectic collection of beautiful things from every era.” (landofplentyakron.com) They have everything from antiques and décor to art and jewelry. I snagged two unique pendants that are claws holding a round glass bead. I love more statement pieces to add to my collection.
Night Market Cleveland is definitely worth the visit during the summer season. It is held on the last Friday of every month on Rockwell & East 21st. Hope to see you there and have fun exploring all the Night Market has to offer.