Local Food Economy

photo Bob Perkoski

Street Level Zack Bruell serves his take on the blended burger

Shiitake happens: A more evolved burger is taking shape in Cleveland

Street Level Chris Hawk 3

I Live Here Now: Chris Hawk of Levy Catering

Street Level CLE Restaurant Week

5 Must-Try Dishes to Bookmark for #CLE Restaurant Week

Street Level CoffeeQ

CoffeeQ pays it forward, one cup of coffee at a time

Street Level Poke 4

The poke craze hits downtown Cleveland at 2nd and High

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Cleveland has a remarkable restaurant scene, one that consistently surprises visitors from so-called "larger markets." There is no denying that access to quality ingredients deserves much of the credit. Long before the farm-to-table trend swept across the national landscape, Cleveland chefs were buying and preparing bushels of locally produced foodstuffs. But farms no longer are reserved for the countryside; urban farms are invading the city at record pace, transforming craggy patches into lush, productive plots. All of these features foster a thriving local foods economy that ranges from farm stands and food trucks to coffee shops and culinary incubators.