If you are from Cleveland or know someone from the City of Cleveland you know that our pride for the city is STRONG!!!
We love our city, and from time to time you may hear us say something bad about our city but will go ALL THE WAY off if someone else says something bad about our city!
Summertime in Cleveland is the BEST (as I currently dream about it in this 30 Degree Weather)! To be honest, a lot of people “sleep” on the City of Cleveland, there is always something to do here, even when its cold! However, I can’t lie, it is more fun in the warmer months! Since I am trying to get my life together; food wise I thought I would share some of my guilty pleasures in the city! These are places that I usually try to stay away from, however, if someone is going I am probably not going to pass up my chance to enjoy with them (you only live once)! HA!
4960 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109
My love for donuts goes WAY back to Hough Bakery (Famous Bakery that Originated in Cleveland); my father would go get his hair cut on Saturday mornings and would come home with a dozen of donuts for the family. A glazed donut is my absolute favorite, however, I do love a good specialty donut! In the picture above is an S’Mores donut and it was DELICIOUS!!! Darrick and I had a day to ourselves and we decided to make a trip over to Jack Frost donuts, and it was absolutely amazing!!! We bought some for the family, however, they barely made it back to our side of town! We purchased a variety and they did not disappoint…all of them were delicious!
As much as I try to deny this love, it sticks with me! I really love donuts!!
14730 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 (there are Multiple Locations around Cleveland)
I have never been a big popcorn lover, however, that all changed when Darrick and I started dating. He was always eating popcorn as a snack and when I fell in love with him I fell in love with popcorn too! HA! Sounds sweet, right! No seriously, my husband is always eating popcorn and he started making it at home and it was delicious so it’s our go-to snack! My children love it as well! So we often go to Campbell’s and stock up on all of the popcorn flavors we love, chocolate and homemade cupcakes!
Campbell’s best seller is the Dichotomy, has the flavor combinations of caramel corn and cheese! It’s delicious! There are always so many flavors to choose from when we go to Campbell’s I think I have only bought the same flavor twice because I love to try the new flavors. I love the original Caramel Corn and Garlic Parmesan!
6770 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44129
Now, this is one store my children get excited about when we pull into the parking lot. As soon as they see the large lollipop in the driveway, they start screaming in the car. This is one of the World’s Largest Candy Stores, and it has absolutely any kind of candy you can think of! This is my go to when I think about an old candy that is no longer made, we go to B.A Sweeties because we know they will have it!
I don’t eat as much candy as I used to but I love surprising my children with a trip to the store. This summer I plan to take them to the Soda Shoppe which is located on the same campus as the store (they’re attached).
(Various Locations Around Cleveland)
One of the most popular places to find food trucks in the summer is on Walnut Street, Downtown Cleveland…the event is called Walnut Wednesdays. A few of the food trucks come and park on Walnut St during lunch time. A few years Darrick, Emma and I went to Walnut Wednesday after one of her doctors’ appointments. It was a great way to have lunch, enjoy some music and sit in the sun!
Last year Darrick and I had a chance to get away on a Saturday for a couple of hours and we spent our day at the Crocker Park Food Truck Festival! We had an amazing time. I think the highlight of our day was when we had Bacon on a Stick from The Proper Pig! We have been meaning to take a trip to this restaurant because this piece of bacon was AMAZING!!!
Can you tell that I love my sweets!! I love good food, but my “Sweet Tooth” is something SERIOUS!
As you can see there are a few places that I absolutely LOVE in Cleveland, and I never pass up a chance to indulge. Cleveland has a little bit of everything when it comes to food and events! Summertime is the best, and I can’t wait to see what yumminess we can find!