Cleveland’s West Side Market

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  • A shopping list at Cleveland's historic West Side Market in Ohio City.
  • Meat being brought into the West Side Market, as seen by Cleveland photographer Barney Taxel.
  • Ohio City's West Side Market, as seen through the lens of Barney Taxel.
  • Poignant portraits of the vendors of Cleveland Ohio's West Side Market by Barney Taxel.

These photographs, celebrating Cleveland, Ohio’s West Side Market, were made
Barney Taxel for the book Cleveland’s West Side Market:
100 Years & Still Cooking
by Marilou Suszko and Laura Taxel (University of Akron Press,

The West Side Market is home to over one hundred small businesses and is one of
oldest continuously operating food markets in the country. The West Side Market is a local,
regional, and national treasure, championing great architectural design, entrepreneurism,
cultural diversity, and most of all- fantastic food.