9a-6p Tues-Fri / 8a-6p Sat / 10a-4p Sun
You've all been to Findlay Market, right? If not.. you must. Findlay Market, on Elder Street [map], is not only Cincinnati's oldest Public Market, but the oldest, continuously run Public Market in the state of Ohio. Located in historic Over the Rhine, Findlay Market is one of the most colorful + iconic features of our city.
Essentially, Findlay Market is an indoor hallway lined with about two dozen vendors. & surrounded on the outside of the building with two dozen more vendors. There are meats, cheeses, desserts, vegetables, teas, wines, beers, fresh flowers, local eateries (in fact, some of my favorites are at Findlay! Remember Taste of Belgium? Eli's BBQ? Dojo Gelato??), the list goes on & on.
The vegetables are so colorful, right? Findlay's Farmers Market (the outside portion) is open seasonally. You simply must stop by before Fall shuts it down. But, what's more colorful than the Farmers Market is the people! Every corner of the city is here. It's one of my favorite places to style watch :)
So here are a few tips for navigating Findlay:
- Bring a canvas bag (for your groceries).
- Head down in the morning, that's when there is the best selection.
- Surrounding parking lots have very reasonable rates. But, if you can't find one, there's always street parking!
- Cash is king & there are ATMs on site.
- Come hungry! (& thirsty!) There is local flavor everywhere you turn + a biergarten.
I love Cincinnati. So much. & Findlay Market has always been one of my favorite features (remember my Tamino on the Town adventures with Teddy? One of our locations was Findlay!). Lately I've noticed some really amazing storefronts coming in to rejuvenate Elder Street: Maverick Chocolate Company (they make their own chocolate inside the store!), Eli's BBQ (coming soon!) (you all know my feelings on Eli's!) & more.
I've spent many a happy morning at Findlay Market. I hope, if you have a little time, you get to explore for yourself :) Tell me how it goes! xoxo