The Flying Fig is nestled in the historic neighborhood of Ohio City. It is famed for locally sourced meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but equally known for its atmosphere. Thanks to warm service and a neighborhood-friendly environment, The Fig has become a gathering place for food and community. The menu boasts seasonal meat and plant-based dishes ideal for sharing, plus an impressive wine and cocktail menu. Adjacent to The Fig is a small neighborhood pantry known as The Market at The Fig. Here you can find artisan sandwiches, fresh bread, local products like meat and cheese, and wine. The Market offers a variety of tasty sandwiches. Savor the flavors of fan-favorite staples like Smoked Turkey with Gruyere and Grilled Eggplant with Dried Tomato Pesto, both served on homemade Foccacia bread. Or choose seasonal specialties that might include their Bahn Mi, Italian, or Curry Sandwiches.
Owner and Executive Chef, Karen Small, is passionate about sustainable agriculture. During the 90s, when Cleveland's downtown neighborhoods experienced a revival, Karen decided to open The Fig and feed people good food. With The Fig's warm environment, nonprofit efforts, and cooking classes to instill healthy eating habits for children and financially stretched community members, Karen continually contributes to the well-being of the community. In 2018, Karen made Cleveland history by being one of two of the first female chefs named as semifinalists for Best Chef: Great Lakes by the James Beard Awards. The Fig and The Market's menus are crafted around seasonal availability of ingredients, and change based on the availability of supplies from local farmers. Both offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The Market at the Fig is open Wednesday through Sunday fro 11 am to 5 pm.
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