In the CLE, we have this cute place called the West Side Market. It opened in 1912, and in 2008 it was designated as one of the ten great places to visit in America! It offers an authentic and culturally diverse experience for shoppers, plus all vendors are local, which is pretty neat! We go every so often in the winter, but when summer strolls around, we find ourselves there more often buying the local farmers produce. Whenever we have family or friends in town visiting, this is one place we take them.
If you are in town and love to support local vendors, this place should be on your list! Start your Sunday’s at the West Side Market Cafe in the morning for a light and hearty breakfast before heading inside the market. The restaurants near the market are also top-notch (Town Hall and Mitchells Homemade Ice Cream are two more of my favorites). You will be pleased by the experience and mostly won’t leave empty-handed!
When we were at the market last Sunday, a local farmer was selling homegrown Bibb lettuce, and I couldn’t resist! Since I make tacos on a weekly basis in our house, I decided to change things up and make these cute taco lettuce boats. They were delicious and fulfilling! I even made this Cilantro Jalapeño Crema that made these extra delicious! This Crema is optional, but if you decide to make it, it would be an excellent dip for chips! I hope you all love these! As usual, your non-Vegan friends likely won’t know this hearty meal is meatless! Now, go try it!
Until next time friends, Namaste! ♥