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January
31

13 Book Shops in Northeast Ohio That You Should Visit Right Away

In our opinion, there's nothing better than escaping into a really good book, or for that matter, into a really good bookshop. We can't think of a better way to spend a morning than wandering through endless rows of books, no matter the genre. Luckily for us, Northeast Ohio just happens to be home to some of the best bookstores in the country! We've curated a list of the best, all of which have incredible staff members that will be able to point you in the direction of your new favorite novel. So grab your fellow bookworms and hit the road, because your weekend is all booked.  

Jump Ahead:

Cleveland Area | Akron Area | Canton Area

Cleveland Area

Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights

Photo courtesy of Longberry Books

Loganberry Books was established in November of 1994 by Harriett Logan. Today, they offer a wide selection of over 100,000 books. You can purchase new, used and rare children's and illustrated books, women's history and literature, leatherbound and modern first editions, and popular fiction books. You can find this adorable shop on the border of Shaker Heights and Cleveland — just look for the massive book mural on the side of the building!

Mac's Backs — Books on Coventry

1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights With over three floors of new and used books and magazines, Mac's Backs is pretty much a book lover's paradise! They offer a huge selection of classics, mysteries, science fiction, contemporary fiction, non-fiction and more. You can even book their free meeting space for your book club or any other organization.

Visible Voice Books

2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland Whether you have a specific book in mind or are just looking to get lost in a sea of pages, Visible Voice Books is the perfect spot for you. Not only do they offer a curated selection of new and secondhand books, magazines, journals and literary gifts, you can also stop into their popular cafe and grab some coffee, tea, or even beer and wine!

Fireside Book Shop

29 North Franklin Street, Chagrin Falls Bookstores in Cleveland

Photo courtesy of Fireside Book Shop

Before it was a cozy bookstore, Fireside Book Shop was an auto supply store with an apartment above. After being purchased in 1968, the shop underwent major renovations to become the quaint store we know and love. It may be the incredible selection of new and used books that attract you to Fireside, but it will be the adorable resident Icelandic Sheepdog, Zolla, who keeps you coming back.

MindFair

13 West College Street, Oberlin Located inside of the historic, independent store Ben Franklin, this lovely shop is surrounded by everything from health and beauty products to yarn, houseplants and office supplies. MindFair offers both new and used books in all genres at great prices in a fantastic atmosphere. You can browse their current collection online, but nothing beats a day of in-person book perusing!   

Appletree Books

12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights Established in 1975, Appletree Books offers an eclectic, well-curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. Along with finding a new favorite book, here you can also pick up locally made greeting cards, journals, letterpress cards, puzzles, bookends, candles and more!

Akron Area

The Bookseller

39 Westgate Circle, Akron If you're interested in expanding your knowledge on our amazing home region, stop by The Bookseller! While they sell hundreds of books from all disciplines and genres, they specialize in aviation, the rubber industry, and other books relating to Northeast Ohio.

The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace

109 West Washington Street, Medina Bookstores in Akron

Photo courtesy of The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace

Not only does The Book Store sell high quality new and used books, but they are also home to over 1,000 handmade products from talented local artisans. From chocolates and literary-themed teas to original jewelry and crocheted products — you'll find an amazing item made by a member of the community! Or, if you are a budding writer, Hadleigh Rae Publishing is located in-house and has everything you need to go from an aspiring author to a published one.

The Bookshelf

831 Pearl Road, Brunswick | 105 West Liberty Street, Medina | 130 Main Street, Wadsworth Project: LEARN is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1983 and helps provide literacy assistance to individuals in Medina County by offering tutoring to adults in reading, math and English as a Second Language. To help fund the program, they opened three used bookstores around the community. These stores are located in Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth and each offers a unique selection of gently used books. When you shop at The Bookshelf, not only are you getting a great deal on books, you're supporting a good cause!

Last Exit Books

124 East Main Street, Kent Bookstores in Akron Last Exit Books is the perfect place to sit back and relax. In the front of the store, grab a delicious cup of locally roasted coffee and locally baked goods. In the back, check out their huge selection of books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs and records.

Learned Owl Book Shop

204 North Main Street, Hudson For almost 50 years, the Learned Owl Book Shop has been a Hudson staple. With three floors of books for all ages and interests — from classic picture books to travel guides and New York Times bestsellers — you're sure to find the perfect book. If they happen to not have the book you're looking for, they can order it and even offer an out-of-print book search service for, especially hard-to-find books. And, for ebook lovers, you can purchase digital copies through Kobo all while supporting a local, independent business!

Canton Area

The Next Chapter

310 4th Street, Canton

This cozy shop is perfect for just hanging out. With comfy chairs to relax in, a fantastic selection of great books in any genre imaginable and adorable dog sightings, you won't ever want to leave!

Dorrie's Booktique

5551 Fulton Road, Canton Dorrie's may be a locally owned, independent shop, but their large, diverse inventory of books could rival chain stores. They sell both new and used books at unbeatable prices, as well as gifts and bookish merchandise.  

Read On!

Where is your favorite place to find books in Northeast Ohio? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!
January
29

No Reservations Required: 10 Incredible Walk-In Only Restaurants in Columbus

Forgot to make a reservation for your date this weekend? Or maybe your friends called and want to go out last minute tonight but now everything is booked? Don't worry — we've got you covered. Columbus is home to many restaurants that don't take reservations. Provided you're willing to wait just a couple extra minutes — you can enjoy a fantastic meal without all of the fuss. Plus, while you wait you can grab a drink nearby and soak in the sights of our amazing city. We've rounded up our favorite restaurants in Columbus that don't take reservations. Whether you're looking for an incredible poké bowl or maybe a mouth-watering slice of pizza — this list has a spot everyone will enjoy!

Portia's Cafe

4428 Indianola Avenue This vegan eatery is both casual and classy, offering dishes made from gluten-free, GMO-free, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Here you can grab a wrap, a bowl, a plethora of salads and soups along with delicious smoothies and vegan desserts.

Bodega

1044 North High Street   Bodega encourages you to come for the beer and stay for the food, and we couldn't agree more. They offer over 200 beers, 47 of them on tap, along with a fresh and inventive American pub-style menu. On Monday, be sure to stop in for their "$1 Grilled Cheese Monday" special which may be the best thing ever.

Arepazo Tapas and Wine

92 North High Street Arepazo is a cozy restaurant settled in Gahanna, perfect for a business lunch, family gathering or a romantic date night. They serve incredible, authentic South American cuisine paired with great wine and cocktail selections. While you're there, be sure to grab a bottle of their famous Cilantro sauce to take home because we promise, once you get a taste, you'll want to put it on every meal you ever have.

Hai Poké

647 North High Street Even though their menu is constantly expanding, it's Hai Poké's incredible poké bowl that has been featured on NPR, 1870 Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch (and Cutler Real Estate's Blog) and many other publications. What with fresh fish, tofu, veggies and rice along with homemade sauces — you can't go wrong!

Northstar Café

4241 North High Street | 951 North High Street | 4015 Townsfair Way | 109 South State Street

Photo courtesy of Northstar Café

At Northstar, you'll find locally and sustainably sourced food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From delicious sandwiches and burgers to handcrafted pizzas and salads — they've got a little something for everyone!  

Mickey's Late Night Slice

268 South Fourth Street | 457 North High Street Have you ever wandered around the city late at night, trying to find a good meal but keep coming up short? Mickey's is open until 3 a.m. on weeknights and 4 a.m. on the weekends and offer delivery throughout the night as well! Not only do they offer delicious pizza at great prices, but their beer and cocktail selection is unbeatable.

Bibibop Asian Grill

Several Locations In 2013, Bibibop opened up their first location in Columbus, bringing the bold flavors and healthy ingredients of South Korea to our incredible city. Since then, they've opened up dozens of locations around the nation, but they remain a Columbus staple with their fast, casual food and incredible atmosphere.

Brassica

680 North High Street | 2212 East Main Street

Photo courtesy of Brassica

With two spectacular Columbus locations and two more coming soon, it's safe to assume that Brassica is something special. They serve healthy (and delicious) sandwiches and salads crafted from organic, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Nida's Thai on High

976 North High Street For some of the best Thai cuisine in Columbus, visit Nida's Thai on High. Their authentic, carefully crafted dishes never disappoint and are served along with innovative cocktails in a modern atmosphere.

The Brown Bag Deli

898 Mohawk Street This German Village eatery offers an extensive menu of seasonal dishes along with all of your favorite deli classics. Their sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts are all sensational and the ambiance is perfect for both work lunches or date nights.  

Hungry?

Which of these incredible Columbus restaurants do you want to check out first? Let us know in the comments!
January
24

The Best Lunch Spot in 13 Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Lunch is one of the best motivators for getting through a long morning, so don't settle for leftovers or a sad sandwich when there are so many better options available! Cincinnati is bursting with amazing spots for you to get your grub on in the middle of the day. We've curated a list of the best restaurants, including hotspots and hidden treasures, in 13 Cincinnati neighborhoods. So, no matter where you are in our great city, you'll be able to find a delicious meal right around the corner. Enjoy!  

Hyde Park

Arthur's Cafe

3516 Edwards Road | Menu Lunch restaurants in Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Arthur's Cafe

For one of the best burgers in Cincinnati, you have to check out Arthur's Cafe. This casual and laid-back spot is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on your lunch break — or pretty much any other time! They have a great selection of local craft beers on tap, as well as some carefully crafted cocktails. We recommend the delicious black bean burger with a side of Arthur's homemade pink salsa!

Mount Lookout

Zip's Cafe

1036 Delta Avenue | Menu Zip's Cafe has been a Mount Lookout staple for over 90 years and not much has changed throughout the years. They are still making delicious burgers and sandwiches with fresh, local ingredients and have kept the decor the same. When you stop in, bask in the classic vibes and try one of their burgers and, of course, a cup of their famous chili.

Over the Rhine

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall

1342 Vine Street | Menu Lunch restaurants in Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Thunderdome Restaurant Group via The Eagle Food & Beer Hall

The Eagle Food & Beer Hall serves up some truly mouth-watering dishes. Their all natural chicken is fried to perfection and served with their signature housemade hot honey. Make your meal even better with some of their southern sides like mac & cheese, collard greens or spoonbread. If you're in the mood for something a bit healthier, they also offer delicious salads topped with unique ingredients like green beans, frisee and figs!

Clifton

Biagio's Bistro

308 Ludlow Avenue | Menu Biagio's Bistro has been located in the heart of the Clifton Gaslight District since 1999, and has since become a favorite of both locals and out-of-towners. They offer tasty pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads and incredible desserts. Whether you're stopping in for a lunch with a coworker or enjoying a cannoli and a cappuccino alone, you won't be disappointed!

Mount Adams

Mount Adams Bar & Grill

938 Hatch Street | Menu Starting out as a speakeasy during the Prohibition of the 1920s, Mount Adams Bar & Grill has become a historic Cincinnati institution. They became the first bar in Ohio to receive their liquor license after the ban on alcohol was lifted and they have been serving delicious burgers and cocktails ever since!

Pleasant Ridge

Gas Light Cafe

6104 Montgomery Road | Menu The Gas Light Cafe definitely has one of the best burgers in Cincinnati  — and their selection of delicious sandwiches isn't too shabby either. But what really keeps customers coming back is their fantastic customer service and welcoming atmosphere. You won't be disappointed in their wide array of ice-cold beers on tap or the friends you'll make at the bar.

Oakley

Sleepy Bee Cafe

3098 Madison Road | Menu   Lunch restaurants in Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Sleepy Bee Cafe

If you're looking for traditional comfort food made with locally sourced ingredients, you have to try Sleepy Bee Cafe. They are open for breakfast and lunch every day and offer a wide variety of seasonal dishes along with some vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. We recommend their Moroccan Chicken Salad, which is dairy-free and oh-so-delicious.

Sayler Park

Buddha Barn

6625 Gracely Drive | Menu Buddha Barn is a small restaurant nestled in Sayler Park that isn't concerned with getting as many customers as possible, but rather making the best food they can. There is no sign out front and the building doesn't seat more than 30 people, but they just happen to serve the best Thai food in Cincinnati! When you go, make sure to try their amazing garlic rice with a side of their to-die-for balsamic chili sauce.

Columbia-Tusculum

Taglio

3531 Columbia Parkway | Menu You can't go wrong with great pizza, wine and gelato! At Taglio you can create your own pizza or go with one of their signature pies, sandwiches or salads. They also offer vegan pizza alternatives, as well as a large selection of delicious sorbets.

Corryville

Hangover Easy

13 West Charlton Street | Menu Lunch in Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Hangover Easy

Hangover Easy is a diner that features playful twists on classic dishes. Whether you're looking to cure a hangover, keep the party going, or have a productive lunch date with a coworker, Hangover Easy is here to help. They serve delicious breakfast classics all day, as well as carefully crafted sandwiches and salads.

Silverton

The Silverton Cafe

7201 Montgomery Road | Menu Whether you're looking for a place to host your lunch meeting or wanting to stop in for a solo adventure, The Silverton Cafe is the perfect spot. They offer a buffet table and private space for large groups along with free Wi-Fi to all of their patrons. You can also visit them in the evening for some great live music or karaoke!

Hartwell

Teranga Authentic African Cuisine

8442 Vine Street | Menu Teranga offers a unique fusion of African and American cuisine that you won't find anywhere else! The fantastic atmosphere and friendly service along with the massive portions of affordable food will have you coming back over and over again. While you can't go wrong with any of their menu items, their curry is something truly special!

Camp Washington

Camp Washington Chili

3005 Colerain Avenue | Menu Lunch in cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Camp Washington Chili

Chili is sacred in Cincinnati and restaurants are constantly vying for the title "Best Chili in Cincinnati". In our opinion, Camp Washington Chili may actually hold it! For 24 hours a day, six days a week, Camp Washington Chili is serving up their famous "5 Way" full of all natural ingredients and a whole lot of love.  

Bon Appétit!

What is your favorite lunch spot in Cincinnati? Let us know in the comments!
January
22

The ABC's of Cleveland, OH | The City's Landmarks and Unique Features from A-Z

We all know our traditional ABC's. We've spent years reading, writing and reciting them. But, can you say the same for the ABC's of Cleveland? Today, we're swapping apple for Arcade and frog for the Free Stamp — because it's always fun to think about what makes Cleveland so great! We rounded up the essential landmarks, foods, attractions and sports teams here in Cleveland to create our own localized version of the ABC's. Enjoy!  

A: Arcade

Arcade Cleveland The Arcade Cleveland opened in May of 1890 as the first indoor shopping center in America. It is now one of Cleveland's most popular landmarks and premier destinations for shopping and dining. You can even stay in the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel that occupies the top three levels of the Arcade!

B: Buckeyes

Cleveland may be home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the world, but even though we love the Ohio State Buckeyes — the delicious confections have an even bigger place in our hearts. The chocolate and peanut butter candies are a must-try treat made by the local Cleveland chocolate company; Malley's Chocolates.

C: A Christmas Story

The exterior shots of the Parker Residence in the classic Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story", were actually filmed right here in Cleveland! Located in the Tremont neighborhood, this modest 19th century Victorian home has been completely restored and is open year-round as a museum. For more information about this Cleveland landmark, check out our guide to Everything You Need to Know About Cleveland's Famous "A Christmas Story" House.

D: Downtown

Photo courtesy of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Downtown Cleveland is home to eight incredible and unique districts full of art, music, great food and more. Here you'll find one of the best art museums in the country: the Cleveland Museum of Art and the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York: Playhouse Square. From gorgeous historic structures to shiny modern skyscrapers, the city center is teeming with excitement and history.

E: Erie

Lake Erie is the eleventh largest lake in the world and also happens to be located right next to our beloved town of Cleveland. This Great Lake offers opportunities for fun year-round! Spend the day on the beach or fishing in the lake. In the cooler months, you can go ice boating or pay a visit to a picturesque snow-covered lighthouse.

F: Free Stamp

For those who love visiting "The World's Largest…" landmarks throughout the United States, you're in for a treat. The World's Largest Rubber Stamp is located Downtown in Willard Park! This Cleveland landmark is 28 feet tall and 48 feet long and was originally commissioned by Standard Oil of Ohio (now Amoco) in 1985 before being donated to the City of Cleveland in 1991.

G: Great Lakes Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company cleveland

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Brewing Company

The Great Lakes Brewing Company was the first brewpub and microbrewery in Ohio and offers fantastic beers, grub along with daily tours of their facility. Since they opened in 1988, the Great Lakes Brewing Company has become an integral part of Cleveland's identity and has been one of the forces behind the revival of the Ohio City neighborhood.

H: Hope Memorial Bridge

This unique 5,865 foot-long art deco inspired bridge crosses the Cuyahoga River and connects Lorain Avenue and Carnegie Avenue. While the bridge itself seems pretty normal, it's the massive sculptures that have made this bridge both a must-see and controversial landmark. The pair of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker are titled the "Guardians of Traffic", and symbolize the progress in transportation.

I: The Indians

abc's of cleveland Cleveland just happens to be home to one of the most famous baseball teams in the country: The Cleveland Indians. Since they were established in 1901, they've brought home two World Series championships!

J: Jokes

Because of its strong publishing and artistic values, Cleveland has been the home of many talented graphic artists over the years including Willard Combes, Roy Groves, Jim Herron and Ray Osrin to name a few. And we can't forget about Bill Watterson, creator of "Calvin and Hobbes", who grew up in Chagrin Falls and went on to work for Sun Newspaper.

K: Key Tower

The Key Tower is the tallest skyscraper in Ohio and one of the most recognizable symbols of Cleveland. If you can convince security to let you visit the top floors, you're in for a breathtaking view of Northeast Ohio.

L: Lolly the Trolley

Photo courtesy of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance

Both tourists and locals alike can take tours of Cleveland on Lolly the Trolley, which showcases the different neighborhoods around Cleveland and allows you to experience them in a whole new light. They even offer packages for weddings, groups, and reunions so you can make your party one your guests won't forget.

M: Mustard

When most baseball fans order a hot dog during a game, they reach for the yellow mustard — unless they're in Cleveland. Here we like our mustard brown and full of vinegar and we take it very seriously.

N: Natural History Museum

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is located right outside of Downtown Cleveland and offers an abundance of things to do. While the inside is definitely worth a visit, it's the outdoor animal exhibits and dinosaur statues that are the most popular attractions.

O: Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

Photo courtesy of Roger Mastroianni via the Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra has been producing beautiful music for over 100 years and is known as one of the "Big Five" symphony orchestras in the United States. In 2012, Gramophone Magazine ranked the Cleveland Orchestra as number seven on its list of the world's greatest orchestras and The New York Times referred to it as "America's most understatedly amazing orchestra".

P: Polish Boy

Before you can fully embrace the title of Clevelander, you have to try our most famous sandwich: the Polish Boy. A grilled kielbasa, tucked into a sturdy hotdog bun, topped with coleslaw, french fries and barbecue sauce — it doesn't get any better than that. Grab one at Whitemore's BBQ, The Rib Cage or Seti's Polish Boys just to name a few.

Q: The Q

Home to the 2016 NBA National Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Q, or the Quicken Loans Arena, is the go-to destination in Cleveland for basketball, hockey and other indoor sporting events. Last year, the Q underwent incredible renovations which have extended its lifespan by another 18 years.

R: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland ohio landmarks Birthplace of the term "Rock and Roll", it isn't a surprise that Cleveland was chosen as the home for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Visit the famous museum to see exhibits featuring famous rock and roll artists, rock and roll photography and art, publications and more.

S: Superman

One of the most successful literary creations of the 20th century was actually invented in Cleveland: Superman. Jerry Siegel, creator of the Man of Steel himself, first thought up the character when he was 18 and living in Cleveland.

T: Terminal Tower

While you might not be able to reach the top of the Key Tower, you can head up the Terminal Tower, the second tallest building in Ohio, and look out from their observation deck. On a clear day, you can see 30 beautiful miles of Northeast Ohio.

U: University Circle

University Cleveland abc's downtown

Photo courtesy of Downie Photography via University Circle

University Circle is a cultural hub in Cleveland home to institutions like the Natural History Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Case Western Reserve University along with dozens of shops and restaurants.

V: Very Important Figures

The list of famous Clevelanders includes celebrities such as Steve Harvey, Bob Hope,  Paul Newman, Dr. Oz, Drew Carey, Halle Berry, Terrence Howard, Jim Brickman, Kid Cudi, Toni Morrison and so many others.

W: West Side Market

Cleveland Ohio Things to do West Side Market is Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market, originally opened in 1912. Today the market is home to over 100 vendors of all different cultures that sell the finest meats and vegetables, fresh seafood, baked goods, dairy and cheeses and even fresh flowers.

X: I-X Center

For more than 30 years, the International Exposition (I-X) Center has been a staple of Northeast Ohio. Their most popular events each year include an indoor amusement park, car shows and home and garden shows.

Y: Youtube

The 2009 Youtube video "HASTILY MADE CLEVELAND TOURISM VIDEO" by a user named bishopvids has garnered over eight million views. While a lot has changed in almost 10 years, the humor of Cleveland residents has stayed the same.  

Z: Zoo

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest is a great way to spend a day! Not only can you traverse over 183-acres and meet wild animals, but you can also visit a unique rainforest attraction that offers dozens of more species to be wowed by.  

Now you know your ABC's!

Can you think of any others that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!
January
17

8 of the Most Gorgeous Homes For Sale Right Now in the Canton, OH Area

Canton, OH is a medium-sized city with a small-town feel. We love living here, not only because of the incredible people but because Canton has so much to offer. We're home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, a thriving arts district, and some truly gorgeous homes! We rounded up some of our favorite Canton homes that are on the market right now. On this list, you'll find everything from an equestrian oasis to a lakefront dream home. No matter what you're looking for, we promise you'll fall in love with at least one of these amazing homes. Enjoy!

Perfect for a "Stay-Cation"

4 Beds | 2.2 Baths | 2,052 Square Feet | $287,500 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 2986 Wickford Avenue | Listed by: Michael Lucius

This custom, spacious home in Aberdeen Glen is bursting with unbeatable features. With the gorgeous pool in the backyard, luxurious master suite, and finished basement complete with a recreation room, you won't ever want to leave!

Updated Avondale Beauty

4 Beds | 2.1 Baths | 3,062 Square Feet | $319,000 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 3704 Parkhill Circle | Listed by: Mary-Margaret Evans

Full of character and style, this Avondale home is settled on a picturesque .59 acre lot. The charming floor plan offers a dramatic foyer, a formal dining room, a large eat-in kitchen, a family room with built-ins, a private study, and a private master suite. The lower level has been recently remodeled and features a recreation room and a game room.

Beautiful Property with Endless Potential

4 Beds | 4.1 Baths | 3,803 Square Feet | $539,000 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 4778 Armandale Avenue | Listed by: Rana Tawil

This stunning home is located on a golf course with pond water views. The inviting two-story layout offers a spacious great room, formal living and dining rooms, a beautiful kitchen with brand new appliances, and beautiful bedrooms that all include an en suite bathroom.

7.44 Acre Oasis with Incredible Views

4 Beds | 3.1 Baths | 2,750 Square Feet | $394,900 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 4210 Plain Carter Avenue | Listed by: Fred Fier

This private property is nestled on 7.44 acres and boasts a three stall, heated barn — perfect for equestrian lovers. The interior of the home features an open floor plan, a custom kitchen, a spacious living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, two master suites and an upper deck where you can enjoy the breathtaking view!

Light and Open Home with Golf Course Views

4 Beds | 3.2 Baths | 3,651 Square Feet | $539,000 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 4888 Armandale Avenue | Listed by: Rana Tawil

This beautiful home offers an open floor plan and spectacular views of the 15th fairway and ponds. Features include formal living and dining rooms, a cook's dream kitchen, a cathedral ceiling great room, and a 1,000 square foot finished basement. Exquisite updates have been made from new roof shingles and new kitchen appliances to a fresh coat of paint!

Stunning English Tudor Estate

5 Beds | 2.1 Baths | 3,323 Square Feet | $429,000 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH

This home can be found at 125 44th Street | Listed by: Mike Boylan

Built in 1927, this stunning Tudor home is one-of-a-kind and boasts unique features you won't find anywhere else. From the old world fixtures like the beautiful woodwork, secret "maid's quarters" and lovely brick garden house to the modern additions like the gourmet kitchen, finished basement and sunroom — this is one you don't want to miss!

Spectacular Lakefront Home

4 Beds | 4 Baths | 2,172 Square Feet | $569,900 Homes for Sale in Canton, OH Homes for Sale in Canton, OH This home can be found at 5939 West Shore Drive | Listed by: The Kaszyca Team This spectacular home on Lake Cable offers incredible sights. Take in panoramic views of Lake Cable from the wall of windows in the great room or soak up the magnificent sunrise or sunset from the bistro patio. Additional features include a beautifully updated kitchen, a luxurious owner's suite with a fireplace, an elevator for easy access to the second level, and a private dock and firepit!

Custom Cedar Dream Home

5 Beds | 5.1 Baths | 6,966 Square Feet | $782,000

This home can be found at 10751 Johnston Steet, Canal Fulton | Listed by: Deborah Pickens

This beautiful Canal Fulton home is built on over six acres and features a gourmet kitchen, a luxurious master suite, incredible woodwork throughout and a breathtaking view that you can absorb from the massive windows in the living room. Plus, don't miss the walk-out basement, separate living area and the elevator!

Which home do you love?

If you fell in love with a home on this list, let us know in the comments! To see more properties available in the Canton area, use our property search or contact us today.  
January
15

The 15 Best Record Shops in Ohio

Nowadays, music is available pretty much everywhere at any given time. With a click of a button, you can be the owner of a brand new album and never even have to leave your couch. Because music is so readily available, it's hard to believe that record shops have survived. But, not only have they survived, they're thriving right now — especially in Ohio! With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame located in Cleveland and the hundreds of record labels calling Ohio home, our beloved home state has become a music capital. To celebrate Ohio's rich musical history and love of vinyl, we've curated this list of our favorite record shops in the state. No matter what kind of music you enjoy, we're sure you'll find a noteworthy spot.

Click on a category to jump ahead and find a record shop in your area!

Cincinnati | Columbus & Central Ohio | Northeast Ohio

Cincinnati

Plaid Room Records

122 West Loveland Avenue, Loveland The Best Record Stores in Ohio

Photo courtesy of  Terry Cole via Plaid Room Records

Plaid Room Records is a new and used record store in downtown Loveland and is home to Colemine Records label, an analog studio and live music venue! They have over 20,000 LPs in their store and even have new vinyl available to order from their online store.  

Shake It Records

4156 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati You can't make a list about the best record shops in Ohio without mentioning Shake It Records. Named one of the best record shops in the country by Rolling Stone, Shake It Records has deep Cincinnati roots. They started as a record label in 1978 and quickly turned into mail-order catalog, which then evolved into a 3,200+ square foot storefront in 2001. They currently stock over 25,000 titles on vinyl and 15,000 titles on compact disc and specialize in independent labels  — all while running their thriving label!

Mole's Record Exchange

111 Calhoun Street, Cincinnati Since 1974, Mole's Record Exchange has been a Cincinnati staple. Because they've been around for so long, they aren't interested in jumping on trends. Instead, they focus on having good music and bringing people together. They sell both new and used records and offer special order service so you'll be sure to find that LP you've been looking for!

MetaModern Music

4011 Allston St, Cincinnati

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MetaModern Music is a vinyl lover's heaven, offering a great selection of used and new records from all genres and culture items. They even offer an Album of the Month Club, where you are invited to an exclusive monthly listening party to hear a surprise album!

Everybody's Records

6106 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati Nestled in Pleasant Ridge, Everybody's Records just celebrated their 40th anniversary. Not only do they specialize in new and used records, but they have also added imports and collectibles to their lineup, making them the place to visit for music enthusiasts from around the world. Everybody's Records promises to please any music fan, no matter what your preferences are.  

Columbus & Central Ohio

Spoonful Records

116 East Long Street, Columbus This adorable record shop is located in downtown Columbus and has been named the best record store in Ohio by Vinyl Me, Please. The owners, Brett Ruland and Amy Kesting, are incredibly accommodating and have even let two of their customers get married in the shop! Not only are they a great vinyl retailer, but they also provide a calming and intimate space to relax on a weekend while listening to fantastic music.

Lost Weekend Records

2960 North High Street, Columbus Established in 2003, Lost Weekend specializes in new and used vinyl records of all genres, as well as used CD's, DVD's, books and a ton of other music collectibles! They are committed to continuing the tradition and legacy of the independent vinyl record stores in the Columbus community, even if that means sending you to a different store if they don't have that specific record you've been hunting for!

Used Kids Records

2500 Summit Street, Columbus Since 1986, Used Kids Records has grown into an institution among Columbus record stores. They offer a well-curated selection of new and used vinyl, CD's and restored vintage stereo equipment. They have one of the best music inventories in central Ohio and have enough boxes and bins to keep you digging for days!

Elizabeth's Records

3037 Indianola Avenue, Columbus The Best Record Stores in Ohio

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth's Records

Elizabeth's carries a wide variety of used records in all musical genres and will even buy that old stack of vinyl you have collecting dust in your garage! When you stop in, make sure to visit Jonesy, their official record store cat!

Craft & Vinyl

1806 West 5th Avenue, Columbus This unique music haven is not only a vinyl record shop but also a craft beer counter and a songwriter's recording suite. Stop by and peruse the record selection while sipping on a delicious beer and listening to a live band. You won't find anything like Craft & Vinyl anywhere else!  

Northeast Ohio

A Separate Reality Records

3932 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland The Best Record Stores in Ohio

Photo courtesy of Separate Reality Records

A Separate Reality Records owner Augustus Payne has a true love of obscure music from the 60s and 70s, so he decided to open his own record shop and share that love with the rest of Cleveland. This eclectic shop buys and sells rare and collectible vinyl records in any genre you can think of. With a stock of over 200,000 used records, you're sure to find something to love!

My Mind's Eye

16010 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood If you're looking for anything underground, rock, punk, hard-core metal or Indy related, My Mind's Eye is the shop for you. They offer a huge selection of new and used vinyl, CD's, posters, collectibles and other vintage items at bargain prices!

Blue Arrow Records

16001 Waterloo Road, Cleveland The Best Record Stores in Ohio

Photo courtesy of Blue Arrow Records

Blue Arrow Records has it all — from vintage vinyl, cassettes and music memorabilia to books, pulp fiction and vintage magazines. They specialize in high quality, reasonably priced LPs and 45s spanning from the 1950s to the present day. Even if you aren't interested in buying, you should visit the shop just to see the incredible 1,300 square foot floor covered entirely in album covers!

Square Records

824 West Market Street, Akron Square Records is a proud member of the thriving art and music scene in Akron. They specialize in new music from independent rock artists and labels but are continuing to extend their selection into more genres. Local bands are welcome to sell their CD's and records on consignment in the shop, and local artists are welcome to display their artwork in the back of the shop!

The Vinyl Groove Records

679 Broadway Avenue, Bedford The Best Record Stores in Ohio

Photo courtesy of The Vinyl Groove Records

Since 2014, The Vinyl Groove has accumulated a loyal base of customers. They offer a vast collection of used and new records, reasonably priced vintage audio equipment, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Their collection is constantly growing with new arrivals being added daily, so make sure to stop by and check out their incredible selection!  

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January
10

Things to do This Winter in Akron & Canton, OH

Winter in Northeast Ohio is a magical sight! Instead of snuggling up in front of the fireplace, we encourage you to get out and explore our amazing communities. We've curated a list of the best things to do this winter in Akron and Canton. Whether you're looking to spend the day outside in the snow or warm inside perusing lovely art — we've got a little something for everyone on our list.  

Outdoor Activities

Sledding & Snow Tubing

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Goodyear Heights Metropark | Akron
This is one of the most popular sledding spots in Akron! The huge hill is perfect for sledding, tubing or any other winter activity. You can walk back up with a clear path on the side or hang out next to the fire-pit and stay warm once you've reached the bottom. There is also clean and convenient bathrooms nearby so you can have fun for hours on end.
Firestone Metro Park | Akron
The sledding hills in Firestone Metro Park in Akron have been providing fun and breathtaking views for years. When you're not sledding, you can snowshoe on one of the many walking trails.
Wampler Park | Massillon
Wampler Park is a great destination during any season, but in the winter, you'll find fantastic hills perfect for a few quick sled runs.
Cascade Valley Metro Park | Akron
In the Oxbow Area of the park, there are steep hills perfect for sledding. Nearby, you'll find picnic tables, clean restrooms and even a shelter where you can warm up!
Quail Hollow Park | Hartville
During the rest of the year, Quail Hollow Park is a hotspot for hikers, picnickers and campers — but in the wintertime, the park turns into a wonderland, offering ample places to sled and enjoy other winter activities.
Silver Park | Alliance
Just 20 minutes east of Canton, Silver Park is one of the area's most popular sledding hills. It's great for inner tubes and sleds — depending on how fast you want to speed down.

Ice Skating

Things to do this winter in Akron
Lock 3 | 200 South Main Street, Akron
The 10,000 square foot outdoor ice rink in Lock 3 is Ohio's largest seasonal ice rink! The entry fee is only $4, including a skate rental, or just $2 if you bring your own skates. They even offer free strap-on toddler skates so everyone can join in on the fun.
Hall of Fame City Ice Rink | 215 Tuscarawas Street, Canton
The Hall of Fame City Ice Rink is a 60'x100' outdoor ice rink located on the North side of Tuscarawas Street. It only costs $4 (or $2 if you bring your own skates), plus there are concessions available with outdoor seating and great music!  

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Cuyahoga Valley National Park | Brecksville
Cuyahoga Valley offers some of the most beautiful sights and some of the most fun winter activities around. From late December to late February every year, their Winter Sports Center is open for you to rent skis for cross-country skiing and snowshoes for both adults and children. They have multiple trails for all different skill levels and you can find a list of them here.
Quail Hollow Park | Canton
Yes, Quail Hollow Park does have some of the best sledding hills, but they also have some of the best spots to cross-country ski! Rent your gear from the lower level of the Manor House and make sure to stop by the Quail's Nest Gift Shop to pick up some unique nature-related gifts.  

Skiing & Snowboarding

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Brandywine & Boston Mills Ski Resorts | Northfield
Located about a half an hour from Akron, sister resorts Boston Mills and Brandywine are only five minutes away from each other. Combined, the resorts' boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, 4 terrain parks and several advanced trails. They also offer night skiing and keep their trails open until 1 a.m. in January and February!  

Indoor Activities

Visit an Art Museum

Things to do in winter in akron and canton

 Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum, Painting, right foreground: Jeff Donaldson, Stone Singer, 1996-99, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 36 in., Private Collection, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York. On view in Jeff Donaldson: Dig at the Akron Art Museum through January 21, 2019. Installation photography by Mike Crupi Photography. 

Akron Art Museum | 1 South High Street, Akron
The Akron Art Museum is a work of art itself. With gorgeous architecture and dramatic steel and glass walls, you can peruse incredible art while looking out at the blistering cold. They display modern art and photographs and even host several classes for adults and children throughout the year!
Canton Museum of Art | 1001 Market Avenue, Canton
The Canton Museum of Art is constantly displaying dynamic and original exhibits, featuring artists celebrated from around the world. If it's too cold outside, visit the museum and see some breathtaking art or take a hands-on class to learn how to make some yourself.  

Take a Train Ride

Things to do in winter in akron and canton

Photo courtesy of Steve Melvin via the Cuyahoga Valley Scene Railroad

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad | 27 Ridge Street, Akron
When Cuyahoga Valley is blanketed with snow, it truly is an amazing sight — and even more so when viewing it from the comfort of a warm train! See a variety of wildlife, including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats all from a unique vantage point. Get your tickets today.  

See a Show

Things to do In Canton

Photo courtesy of Joe Albert via the Canton Palace Theatre

The Akron Civic Theatre | 182 South Main Street, Akron

The Akron Civic Theatre is one of the must-see spots in Akron. They host an array of musicians, performers and movies throughout the year. Plus, while you're watching the show, you can look up and experience a twinkling star-lit sky and clouds moving across the horizon!

The Canton Palace Theatre | 605 Market Avenue, North Canton

Whether you want to see a movie or a play, you should do so at the historic Canton Palace Theatre. This beautiful theater opened in 1926 and has some of the most gorgeous architecture in Canton!

 

Learn Something New Things to do in winter in akron and canton

Photo courtesy of MAPS Air Museum

Akron Children's Museum | 216 South Main Street, Akron
The Akron Children's Museum allows your child to learn through play and exploration in environments created just for them. It gives you the opportunity to sit and play with your kiddo —  all while learning something new!
MAPS Air Museum | 2260 International Parkway, North Canton
This internationally known museum of aviation will teach you all about the history of aviation. Escape from the cold and witness exciting displays of artifacts, interactive exhibits and historical archives.  

Stay Warm!

Whether you're going out or staying in, we're sure you'll have a blast exploring all Akron and Canton has to offer. Let us know your favorite winter activity in the comments below.
January
8

12 Reasons Why You Should Consider Moving to Cincinnati

Cincinnati is an amazing city located in the heart of the Midwest that has a lot of names. We're known as the "Queen City," "Porkopolis," the "Paris of America" and of course #Cincy. We love our sports, our music and our chili (it really is the best in the world). But, Cincinnati is so much more than all that. In our opinion, and of those that have already placed Cincy on a variety of "Best Of" lists, Cincinnati is one of the best places to call home in the world! Here are 12 reasons why you should consider moving there.

Living is actually affordable

Moving to Cincinnati US News named Cincinnati as one of the 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2018 and it's no surprise to us! For a big city, our living costs are much lower than the national average. So, if you're tired of paying over half your monthly income on rent, you may want to consider moving to Cincinnati.

It's a great place to raise a family

Cincinnati is a great place to raise a family. In fact, we were named one of Niche's Best Cities for Families this year! Not only do we have an abundance of kid-related activities available all year long, but we also have one of the highest ranked school systems in the nation.

But it's also one of the best places for millennials

Reasons to move to cincinnati People ages 20-35 are attracted to Cincinnati because of its ample employment opportunities, the big-city feel, the friendly people and the affordability. USA Today even named us #13 in their list of the 15 US Cities Attracting The Most Millennials, but, of course, we think it's a great city for people of all ages.

There are a lot of great jobs

Not only has Livability named Cincinnati as one of the 10 Best Cities for College Graduates, but WalletHub named us as one of 2018's Best Cities to Find a Job! Our city currently has thriving cultural, culinary and technology scenes, so whether you're just looking for a new job or wanting to start a new business, Cincinnati is perfect for you.

We're the "Paris of America"

Cincinnati music hall

Photo courtesy of Cincinnati Arts Association

In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was nicknamed "Paris of America" because of our gorgeous architecture that may or may not have had influence from popular Parisian landmarks. Some of our incredible buildings should definitely be on your Cincy bucket list, such as the Apostolic Bethlehem Temple Church, Cincinnati City Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and so many more!

Our location is amazing

Within three hours, you could be in Indianapolis, Louisville and so many other amazing road trip destinations! Plus, we're home to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, making us the perfect home base for travel lovers.

It's a foodie's paradise

Moving to Cincinnati

Photo courtesy of Ashley Fischesser Photography via Sotto

Cincinnati is home to some of the best food in the country. In fact, OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2017 includes three Cincinnati restaurants: Orchids at Palm Court, Restaurant L and Sotto! We have some of the best ice cream, coffee and brunch spots. And, if you're a chili lover you have to try our take on chili — which we love to slather on everything.

...And our drink scene isn't too shabby either

Cincinnati moving

Photo courtesy of the Rhinegeist Instagram

Over the past few years, our city has experienced a resurgence in our drink and craft brewery scene, including the likes of Rhinegeist Brewery, Fifty West Brewing and Mt. Carmel Brewing which have made quite an impact! Henke Winery is a great choice for wine lovers, but if you need something a bit stronger, head over the river for bourbon from the New Riff Distillery or the Boone County Distilling Company.

We love our sports

We Cincinnatians do love our sports teams. From the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds to college teams like the University of Kentucky Basketball team and the Cincinnati Bearcats, we've got a team for every kind of sports fan. We've also had two new stadiums built where you can attend and enjoy events all year round!

There is a ton to do outside

The Ohio River, the largest tributary of the Mississippi River, is truly a spectacular sight. If you love boating or want to take out the jet skis, you don't need to travel very far to enjoy all the river has to offer. There's also a ton of riverboat tours that provide dining options, live entertainment and more! Cincinnati also maintains a thriving park system that includes more than a hundred parks and green spaces throughout our wonderful city. Plus — we have a ton of options for rock climbers, golfers, skiers and campers! We may be a large city, but that doesn't mean outdoor adventurers won't love it here too.

...And inside too

Here in Cincy, our cultural scene is thriving. Cincinnati plays host to many live music events all throughout the year and you can catch shows at the Cincinnati Music Hall or check out our list of the 10 Coolest Music Venues in Cincinnati. We also have some of the best live theater and museums in the midwest. Additionally, our zoo is home to a very famous resident: Fiona the hippo, who was born prematurely and became a social media star right out of the womb. Make sure to follow her on Facebook and see what she's up to today!  

Cincinnati has a neighborhood to fit any lifestyle

Cincinnati is home to 52 fantastic neighborhoods, so no matter the type of lifestyle you're looking for — Cincinnati has it! If you're looking to be close to the action downtown, consider Over The Rhine. For more relaxed living, take a look at neighborhoods like Mount Adams, Anderson, Delhi, Alexandria or Florence. Check out our list of The Hottest Neighborhoods in Cincinnati to learn more about some up-and-coming Cincy neighborhoods!  

Have we convinced you?

Have we convinced you? Contact one of our experienced agents for help finding the home of your dreams in the Cincinnati area or get to know the area a little better with our Highlights of the Queen City from A-Z!
January
3

The Best Gyms in Columbus | Clubs, Studios + Crossfit

2019 has officially arrived! For us, a new year is a clean slate and an opportunity to make new goals for ourselves for the coming months. Whether you're looking for a place to make your 2019 resolutions happen, continuing a tradition or just looking for a new way to get active — Columbus has a ton of great fitness options! We've rounded up a few of the best places to get active in Columbus, no matter your experience level or interest. We're sure you'll find a gym that fits your needs.  

Fitness Centers

Beyond Limits Training

294 East Long Street Gyms in Columbus Ohio

Photo courtesy of Kevin Lam Photography via Beyond Limits Training

Located in the heart of Columbus, Beyond Limits is dedicated to changing lives. Their newly expanded 9,000 square foot facility features multiple rooms of free weights and machines. They also have CrossFit classes and offer personal training — so you can find a fitness routine that works for you. Beyond Limits is open 24 hours a day so visit their Columbus or Reynolds location whenever is convenient for you!

The Arena District Athletic Club

325 John H. McConnell Boulevard, Suite 150 The Arena District Athletic Club is a clean and modern gym located in the heart of the Arena District in downtown Columbus. They offer some-top-of-the-line equipment and incredible personal trainers. Plus, they host daily free fitness classes such as cardio spinning, barre fusion, yoga, boot camp and more!

The Fitness Loft Columbus

625 Parsons Avenue This family-owned business has been a south Columbus staple for over 30 years. They offer a wide range of fitness options, such as high-tech machines and free weights, as well as over 40 unique classes a week. They also offer nutrition coaching because they believe that lasting results aren't only made in the gym but in the kitchen, too.  

Yoga Studios

Yoga on High

1020 Dennison Avenue, Suite 202 Best Gym in Columbus This premier yoga center offers a broad range of classes, including yoga, meditation and breath classes. Whether you're a new student or an experienced yogi, there's a class perfect for you. They also host several workshops and retreats throughout the year so you can learn as much as you want about your body and how to take care of it.

Modo Yoga Columbus

1042 Dublin Road Modo Yoga is a socially and environmentally conscious studio that offers a form of hot yoga that combines the precision of therapeutic yoga and the foundations of traditional yoga in a specially heated room. The "hot" in hot yoga allows for deep, safe stretching that helps strengthen, tone and loosen muscles, all while calming your mind and reducing stress. Check out one of their many scheduled classes and try something new this year!

Seven Studios

275 South 3rd Street Best Gyms in Columbus, OH

Photo courtesy of Seven Studios

Seven Studios was the dream of Julie Wilkes, who is a motivational speaker, fitness expert, inspired yogi and heart disease survivor. Julie's life expectancy was 12 years old and has outlived that expectancy by more than three-fold. She founded Seven Studios to share messages of inspiration and of overcoming challenges. They offer some incredible classes and you can take your first one for free!  

Crossfit Boxes

Ohio Strength

279 East 5th Avenue Best Gyms in Columbus Ohio Crossfit

Photo courtesy of Ohio Strength

Ohio Strength wants to be your third place — home, work and then Ohio Strength. They don't just want to see you for a quick session, they want to build a lifelong relationship and help you make lasting, healthy habits and friendships. Their facility is over 10,000 square feet and houses turf, specialty barbells, ski ergs, rowers, assault bikes, jerk blocks and plenty of other items you'll love using.

Crossfit Grandview

880 Kinnear Road For a completely customizable training regime — check out Crossfit Grandview. They offer multiple tracks of programming, a full-time professional staff, top-notch equipment and the support to help you be your best. They also love their community and frequently host challenges and fully catered parties for all of their members.

Fit Club Columbus

371 Maier Place Best Crossfit Gyms in Columbus Fit Club knows that everyone is unique and requires custom fitness goals, so they want to make sure they are fulfilling any and all needs you have. They employ incredibly talented coaches and supply all of the equipment and space that you need. Check out their class schedule and their one-on-one training session special!  

Pilates Studios

Lifted Studio Pilates & Fitness

490 City Park Avenue, Suite A Pilates in Columbus If you're looking for a more hands-on approach to Pilates, visit Lifted Studio. They believe that the power of the student-teacher relationship is the most important catalyst to physical and personal transformation. That's why they employ skilled, certified and experienced instructors in their beautiful studio located in the heart of German Village.

Pilates Innovations

4425 North High Street Pilates Innovations is Columbus' freshest take on Pilates. In their bright and tranquil facility, they welcome a broad spectrum of clientele from professional athletes to those with medical conditions. They offer several types of mat and equipment classes so be sure to check out their schedule to find one that's perfect for you!

Body Pure Pilates

200 West Johnstown Road Pilates in Columbus

Photo courtesy of Body Pure Pilates

Body Pure Pilates is committed to your health and wellness. They offer private, semi-private and small group classical Pilates and Gyrotonic sessions along with group Pilates mat and TRX classes. They'll design a unique program to address your specific needs and goals. If you're interested in becoming an instructor, they offer training as well!  

Ready to Break a Sweat?

Did we miss your favorite place to workout in Columbus? Let us know in the comments!
January
1

Where to Eat Healthy in Cleveland, OH | Vegan + Gluten-Free Options

Whether you're looking to accomplish a new resolution, make a lifestyle change or just explore more culinary options, eating healthy is something that many of us try to strive for. Luckily, Cleveland is home to plenty of nutritious (and delicious!) options which will make sticking to your 2019 resolution much easier. We've found the best places to eat healthy in Cleveland this year. From juice bars and bakeries to dinner and dessert — there's something for everyone. Enjoy!

Boaz Cafe

2549 Lorain Avenue | Menu healthy restaurants in cleveland

Photo courtesy of Boaz Cafe

From the family that brought you Aladdin's Eatery — Boaz Cafe is serving up Mediterranean flavors with wholesome ingredients in the heart of Ohio City. At Boaz Cafe, you're encouraged to experiment. Customize a dish to your liking or dietary needs and even build your own bowl or pita roll. They also offer smoothies and fresh-pressed juices from their innovative juice bar so you can be healthy on-the-go!

Zoma

2240 Lee Road | Menu Zoma is Cleveland's best Ethiopian restaurant and it's no wonder why! They offer delicious food made from fresh ingredients. Zoma's goal is to be a place that you want to visit over and over again and help enhance relationships through good food.

Johnny Mango World Cafe & Bar

3120 Bridge Avenue | Menu This colorful Ohio City dining spot offers food that spans the globe, with a menu of wholesome and healthy food. They serve everything from Caribbean fried plantains, fried rice, and Bangkok barbequed chicken to vegan and gluten-free options like nachos or fried tofu. Just because you're eating healthy doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of culinary adventure!

Cafe Avalaun

4640 Richmond Road | Menu Healthy restaurants in Cleveland Ohio

Photo courtesy of Andrew Dolph Photography via Cafe Avalaun

Cafe Avalaun is Cleveland's premier 100% gluten-free cafe, bakery and creperie. They offer an abundance of gluten-free bakery items, crepes, fresh salads, daily soups, paninis and more. Their weekly farm-to-table meals can be customized to support a wide range of lifestyles including dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, Paleo, Whole30 and even 21-Day Sugar Detox diets.

Daily Press

6604 Detroit Avenue | Menu Jodi Rae Santosuosso, creator of Daily Press, started working in her family's restaurant when she was very young. After living in California for 10 years and using pressed juice to keep her high-stress lifestyle going, she moved back to Cleveland. Using her love of juice and history of restauranteering, she opened Daily Press. They offer a wide range of delicious toasts, paninis, salads and, of course, pressed juices!

Market Eatery

5205 Northfield Road | Menu Market Eatery is a healthy dining option that you don't want to miss in Cleveland. They have a ton of healthy (and delicious!) dishes from smoothies and juices, plant-based burgers, waffles, salads and even healthy desserts. You can even order online through their Instagram account.

Cleveland Vegan Cafe

17112 Detroit Avenue | Menu healthy in cleveland

Photo courtesy of Cleveland Vegan Cafe

Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Cleveland Vegan Cafe creates incredible dishes without the use of animal products. They are committed to being both environmentally and health conscious and will work with you on any of your dietary needs — both in their cafe and their catering service. They offer some truly life-changing vegan options such as "Herbed Lentil Sausage Patties," "Classic Mac n' Cheez" and "Mushroom Stroganoff."

Zaytoon

1150 Huron Road | Menu Inspired by the meals his mother and grandmothers made from scratch, David Ina always gravitated towards making innovative food from fresh ingredients. After gaining a degree in the culinary arts, David opened Zaytoon, where he can share his love of feeding people and sharing the food of his heritage every day. They offer delicious and healthy options made from the freshest ingredients available in Cleveland.

Rebol

101 West Superior Avenue | Menu Rebol is a restaurant and bar that serves organic, non-GMO and nutrient-rich food. Visit them for all of your healthy eats that include vegan, paleo, keto and gluten-free options. Their meat is grass-fed, antibiotic free and hormone free and their dressings and sauces are free of refined sugars. They also serve bulletproof as well as regular zero-toxin coffee that ensures you aren't ingesting any pesticides while sipping your morning brew. Check them out in Cleveland, or their Dublin location which is coming soon!

Beet Jar

1432 West 29th Street | Menu Beet Jar's journey hasn't been entirely smooth sailing. After introducing the Beet Jar brand by doing juice pop-ups throughout 2013, owners Molly Pamela and Joseph Joseph had to do some crazy things to open their official juice bar including camping outside a Vitamix store for 18 hours to get their first blenders. Because of their sacrifices, Beet Jar is doing great today and offers delicious, organic juice, salads and their famous signature sandwich: the Bravacado.

Tremont Scoops

2362 Professor Avenue | Menu Vegan in Cleveland

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It's always nice to indulge now and again. At Tremont Scoops, you can get vegan, lactose-free ice cream and sorbet as well as gluten-free ice cream and cones! Make sure when you grab your dairy-free milkshake to ask for the heavenly vegan whipped cream!

Sweet Melissa

19337 Detroit Road | Menu Located in Rocky River, Sweet Melissa's offers plenty of healthy options for brunch, lunch and dinner. Make sure to try their tofu scramble, the butternut squash salad or the baked eggplant, or check out their happy hour at 4 p.m. every day.

Tommy's Restaurant

1824 Coventry Road | Menu Soon after opening as a soda fountain in 1972, Rolling Stone voted Tommy's Restaurant the "Best Milkshake East of the Mississippi" and the menu has stayed the same ever since. No matter what your diet is, vegan, vegetarian, health-conscious, or just plain hungry, Tommy's has something for you on their menu!

Townhall

1909 West 25th Street | Menu Vegan Gluten Free Paleo Cleveland

Photo courtesy of Barney Taxel via Townhall

Townhall believes that healthy does not mean perfect but that balance is the key to a happy and healthy life. They are committed to being completely GMO-free and serving mostly-organic food to their customers. They offer a wide range of menu items from vegan and paleo to delicious milkshakes for you to splurge on.

Liquid Fresh Planet

11002 Clifton Boulevard | Menu Founded in Cleveland in 2002, Liquid Fresh Planet offers amazing whole fruit smoothies, salads, stuffed toasted pitas, delicious juices and acai bowls. They believe that you truly are what you eat so you should eat healthy and good food prepared from local ingredients. Check out their gallery for some truly drool-worthy photos!

What about you?

Did we miss your favorite spot to eat healthy in Cleveland? Let us know in the comments!

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