Polish spoken here! announce the storefronts along Fleet Avenue in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood. Homemade pierogi, freshly-ground kielbasa, and just-out-of-the-oven potato bread beckon. But, you don’t have to be Polish to enjoy the wonderful tastes and sights of the growing number of sausage shops, restaurants, and delis here.
Slavic Village, just south of downtown Cleveland off of I-77 and Fleet Avenue, was originally settled by Czech and Polish immigrants who arrived to work in the steel factories and woolen mills here. The customs, culture, and recipes they brought with them still thrive and are served daily throughout Slavic Village. Join me for a walk through the neighborhood.