9 Cleveland Staples You Should Have Tried By Now

When you think about Cleveland, what comes to mind first? Those iconic skyline images where our most impressive skyscrapers peek over the horizon, or is it visions of our incredible (or our not-so-incredible) sports teams? For some, the unique flavor of a city is best captured in its flood, and a bit of Cleveland’s story is captured in every bite of these goodies.

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There’s a lot of flavor here in Cleveland, but these foods capture a tiny piece of our identity. They celebrate the unique influences that have shaped Cleveland, and each has resulted in a bit of a tradition as locals share these delicacies with inexperienced taste buds. Nothing brings people together quite like food… what local dishes would you recommend we try next?

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