Cleveland January 23, 2017
Everyone In Cleveland Absolutely Loves These 11 Foods And Drinks
Like the rest of the Midwest, Cleveland has a wide array of unique local foods and drinks, inspired by everything from Southern comfort food to German cuisine. What separates the city from the rest of the region is just how unique our menu is, and just how delicious it all tastes.
Cleveland is second only to New England in its love for roasted seafood.
2. Sauerkraut balls
These fried balls of tangy sauerkraut and savory meat are a stellar appetizer.
This Polish staple finds new life in Cleveland, where it's rapidly become a regional favorite.
Named and modeled after one of Ohio's most longstanding symbols, buckeyes are a delicious pairing of peanut butter fudge and chocolate.
4. Corned Beef
While there's no shortage of debate over which Cleveland sandwich shop makes the best corned beef sandwich, everyone can agree that the principle ingredients are delicious.
7. Polish boys
This unusual sandwich is an acquired taste for sure, but once you get past the weirdness of a kielbasa, coleslaw and French fry sandwich, you'll love it for life.
8. Christmas ale
Every winter, Clevelanders brave the brutal cold to head down to the store and grab a sixer of this delicious holiday-themed brew.
6. Pizza bagels
Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? None can say for sure, but the combo of tender bagel dough and pizza fixings is a favorite snack in Cleveland.
9. Bratwurst sandwiches
Move over, Wisconsin. While Cleveland might not be the first place people think of for these succulent sausages, they're actually something of a staple around here.
This one might be cheating, but it bears repeating: here in Cleveland, it's pop, not soda. And we drink a lot of it.
11. Coconut bars
Perhaps Cleveland's sweetest treat, the coconut bar blends crisp coconut flakes with smooth chocolate for a truly decadent dessert.
Did we miss anything tasty? Tell us about your favorite local foods and drinks in the comments below.