Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Market at the Fig

I have to share with you a new-to-me discovery in Ohio City. The Flying Fig is well-known on the Cleveland culinary scene, and we've dined there many times for great happy hour deals, nice dinners, and their popular brunch...but, somehow I've never stepped next door to the Market at the Fig.
The Market is open Tuesday - Friday from 11am - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 8pm, and Sunday 12pm - 7pm.
This "small urban pantry" offers a variety of local goods (dips, spreads, meats, jam, etc.), wine, a few gifts and other merchandise...
...and then a menu with sandwiches, soup, salads, bakery items and sweet treats.
After shopping around the little store, admiring some Cleveland-themed cards and drooling over their cheese case...
...we focused in on selecting our sandwiches. We decided to split two, getting the Keep the Beet with pickled beets, Cloverton cheese, six minute egg, toasted almonds, horseradish aioli, red onion, and arugula ($9.50)...
...and the Maple Bacon Chicken with pulled chicken, candied bacon, herb-whipped feta, pickled fresh chilies, and greens on ciabatta ($10).
The chicken sandwich was a little tough to eat, since the ciabatta was thick and crusty, but both sandwiches had good flavor and interesting contrast of textures. I'd get the beet sandwich again in a heartbeat.

We took these sandwiches home to enjoy on our patio, but shopping in the little market had me dreaming of picnics in the park and delicious sandwiches on the go. It was such a charming place, and a great option for grabbing a quick bite or all of the fixin's for a picnic. We'll be back this summer!
Am I the only one that had missed this Ohio City gem? Certainly had heard about it, but never took the time to stop in for myself. A mistake.

Market at the Fig
2523 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 241-4243

2 comments:

Linley Murphy said...

I hadn't been to their market either, looks great, can't wait to try some pic-a-nic sandwiches!

Angel Reyes said...

Sounds good to me. Time for me to try it, especially the pantry area. There are many places where you can buy either local preserves, or honey. However, I think it's a great idea to actually have more than a handful of them under one roof!