Cleveland Favorites

Cleveland Favorites

As native and lifelong Clevelanders we have favorite places to go for a variety of food, drink and other.  If you don’t see what you are looking for in this list, please contact us for a recommendation of a Cleveland Favorite.

Some of Our Favorites:

Bubble Tea

Our favorite Bubble Tea comes from Koko Bakery at 3710 Payne Avenue, (Payne Commons) Cleveland, 44114

Koko Bakery is an authentic Asian bakery with an array of All Natural, No Trans-fat, No Preservatives baked goods and desserts.  Customer favorites also include Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls and Taiwanese Shaved Ice Desserts.  You will enjoy the  large selection of bubble teas and smoothies (slush).
(216) 881-7600

Catholic Mass in Latin

Our favorite Latin Mass is at  “The Mac,” Immaculate Conception Church at 4129 Superior Ave. in Cleveland.

The Mac not only has a Latin Mass every Sunday at 8 AM and Wednesdays at 7 AM they also celebrate a High Mass in Latin at noon on Sunday.  Just a few minutes from Downtown.
(216) 431-5900


Our favorite florist is family owned and operated  Plant Magic Florist at 38015 Euclid Ave Willoughby, OH 44094

They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.  They always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.  Besides being our favorite, Plant Magic Florist was Chosen Best of Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine – Florist.

Fresh Seafood from Live Tanks

Our favorite fresh seafood from live tanks is at Siam Cafe at the corner of East 40th (3951 St Clair) and  Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114

Siam Cafe is an authentic Asian restaurant that has been serving the Cleveland community for over 20 years. Their Chinese and Thai cuisine is true to their cultural roots but with a modern touch. They specialize in fresh seafood from live tanks such as Lobster, Vancouver Dungeness Crab, Fish and more. All of which can be prepared in a variety of different styles from salt baked, Cantonese, and Thai.(216) 361-2323

Hot and Sour Soup

Our favorite Hot and Sour Soup comes from Bo Loong Chinese Restaurant at 3922 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland 44114

They serve a variety of tasty and authentic Chinese soups such as Wonton, Shrimp Wonton, Egg Drop, Chicken Corn, Diced Beef with Egg and Cilantro and Seafood with Bean Curd Soup but our favorite is the delicious Hot and Sour Soup.
(216) 391-3113

Indian Food

Our favorite Indian food is at the Saffron Patch at 20600 Chagrin Blvd. in the Tower East Building in Shaker Hts., Ohio 44122

Serving authentic Indian cuisine since 1991, Saffron Patch savors great food and ambiance. Fragrant aromas of vegetarian delights such as Palak Paneer (home-made Indian cheese tossed in creamy spinach sauce) or Baingan Bartha (charbroiled eggplant sautéed with ginger, garlic, onion and green peas) will fill your senses.  The clay oven gets much of the credit for the restaurant’s good scents with the searing of Tandoori chicken and tender lamb chops over mesquite coals. Guests will also find specialty drinks such as the Mango Madras, the Navan Cosmo or the Coconut Mudslide to quench their thirst. 216.295.0400

Middle Eastern Food and Hookah Bar

Our Favorite Middle Eastern Food and Hookah Bar is Kan Zaman at 1616 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.

We enjoy the Family Plates which include Kabob, Kafta and Tawook as well as hummus, baba ganouj, tabouli, kebbeh, grape leaves and falafel.  The Shish Tawook is three skewers of big juicy chicken chunks served with delicious garlic sauce and the Shish Kafta is charcoal broiled ground beef, mixed with vegetables and spices. Kan Zaman has a great daily lunch buffet.  It is also a fun hookah bar. They have live entertainment four nights a week in the Middle East decorated dining room.
(216) 621-2222


Our favorite samosas come from Cleveland Tiffin Punjabi Dhaba Home Fresh North Indian Cuisine at 4630 Warrensville Center Road North Randall, Oh 44128

Potato, Spinach, Cauliflower, Chicken, Lamb Samosas.
Concerned about frying?  Ask about baked samosas.


More Favorites coming soon including:

  • Beer
  • Breakfast
  • Burger
  • Burrito
  • Chocolate
  • Cigar
  • Coffee
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
  • Cupcake
  • Dim Sum
  • Egg Roll
  • Food Truck
  • Greek Food
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice Cream
  • Irish Pub
  • Japanese food
  • Maple Syrup
  • Martini
  • Mexican food
  • Milkshake
  • Muffins
  • Mustard
  • Nuts
  • Pancake
  • Patio Dining
  • Pie
  • Pierogi
  • Pita Bread
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Ribs
  • Salsa
  • Sandwich
  • Sausage
  • Souvenirs (Cleveland)
  • Sushi
  • Thai food
  • T-Shirts (Cleveland)
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian food
  • Whiskey
  • Wine

Don’t miss our favorite local websites:

ClevelandPeople.Com – info, photos, video on the 120 different ethnic groups in Cleveland