You might think that taking the time to visit a grocery store is an odd thing to do, but in Cleveland, it's worth it. The Cleveland Trust Building is an amazing architectural landmark, but in the 1990s, when the Cleveland Trust Company merged with another bank, they abandoned the space. It sat empty for years, an amazing architectural feat, hidden from the public.
But in 2015, family-owned grocery chain Heinen's moved in and restored the glorious space, turning it into a veritable temple of gastronomy. Heinen's Rotunda, as it's now known, is home to a wine bar, fresh sushi, pre-prepped party trays, a hot soup bar, beer on tap, a salad bar, outdoor seating, and has prepared salads and side dishes available by the pound. Want to learn all about it? Get an inside view with this video from cleveland.com.
Making yourself happy isn't hard here, and the stunning architecture (check out the incredible domed ceiling if you want to feel closer to Heaven) is only one reason why. While there is grocery delivery here, we recommend you come in. Not only can you fill a growler with local beer or taste samples of olive oil for your future salad dressings and pick up freshly made sushi to take home, but you can come here for lunch and eat on the second-floor balcony, which is now a cafe with a limited, rotating menu. Specifically, we think you should come on Wednesday for the roasted cauliflower sandwich or the hickory-smoked turkey Cubano.
Cover photo credit: Eddie S via Flickr and licensed under CC BY 2.0