Grocery shopping doesn’t necessarily have to be a chore.
Mix up your routine and visit one of Ohio’s local supermarkets the next time you find yourself in need of a grocery trip. Make a day trip out of it and enjoy the local foods you can only find inside these unique Ohio markets. Here are 10 of our favorite supermarkets in all of Ohio:
1. North Market (Columbus)
This epic market brings together central Ohio's best vendors to sell locally made prepared foods, fresh meat and fish, produce and flowers, cookware, homemade gifts, baked goods and other special items. (Come hungry. You won't be able to resist the sights and smells of the prepared food anyway.) It is located at 59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215.
2. Jungle Jim's (Cincinnati and Fairfield)
With rows and rows of fresh produce, meat, seafood and other foods you’ve likely never seen before, a trip to this international market is truly an unforgettable experience. You’ll find much more than food here—although the food selection itself is certainly worth the trip. Jungle Jim’s International Market is located at 4450 Eastgate South Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45245 and 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014.
3. West Side Market (Cleveland)
The 95-year-old West Side market features both an inside and outside market. Outside you'll find fresh produce such as tomatoes, corn in season, oranges, lemons, onions, potatoes, fresh flowers and more. The inside market features fresh meats, dairy and bakery items. The West Side Market is located at 1979 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113.
4. 2nd Street Market (Dayton)
This beloved farmers market is open year-round, but thrives in the spring with vibrant flowers and produce. It consists of more than 40 vendors who sell fresh produce, baked goods, artisan gifts and more. The market is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is located at 600 E 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45402.
5. Toledo Market (Toledo)
Much more than a local grocery store, you can find some of the freshest meat and vegetables, rice, pita, indian spices and other Middle Eastern cuisine you just can't find anywhere else here. Toledo Marker is well worth a visit when you're in the area. (Locals speak highly of the halal butcher.) Toledo Market is located at 3410 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43607.
6. Weiland's Gourmet Market (Columbus)
An expectational beer and wine section, a wide variety of seafood and tons of specialty items you just can't find anywhere else make this Columbus area market extra special. (They also have a catering service available.) You'll find it at 3600 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214.
7. Findlay Market (Cincinnati)
This impressive Cincinnati area market has been in operation since 1852. You'll find some of the freshest local produce, quality meats and many delicious home goods here. (Please note: The market is closed on Mondays.) Findlay Market is located at 1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
8. Constantino's Market (Cleveland)
Craft beers, wines from all over the world, mouthwatering prepared foods and more await you at these delicious market where everything is fresh. There are two locations in the Cleveland area. You'll find them at 1278 West 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 and 11473 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
9. Bay Lobsters Cafe and Fish Market (Wooster)
At Bay Lobsters Cafe & Fish Market, you’ll find a wide variety of fresh caught fish you can take home to cook in the comfort of your own kitchen. You can also order freshly cooked meals if you want to stay awhile and enjoy the housemade seafood favorites. It’s basically a fish and seafood lover’s paradise. You'll find it at 3423 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
10. Buehler's (Various locations)
A beloved northeast Ohio grocery store chain, Buehler's now has 13 locations. It's run by the third-generation Buehler family and it features some of the freshest produce in the area. You'll find a Buehler's in Wooster, Medina, Ashland, New Philadelphia, Orrville, Coshocton, Wadsworth, Dover, Canton, Massillon and Portage Lakes.
Have you been to any of these markets before? Where do you like to grocery shop in Ohio? Share your thoughts, experiences and recommendations with us!