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Alesci’s embraces family traditions. If it’s not already apparent by the third generation of brothers who co-manage the deli and grocer, it shimmers to the surface in the stories of old regulars and those who remember Grandpa Frank Alesci. Starting with Frank, and now for more than 50 years, the Alesci family has curated a collection of imported products, providing immigrants with the sought-after goods from across the pond. Beyond that, it’s a place for fresh, crusty bread, pizza, a myriad of cheeses, and deli meats sliced by hand. Inside the 7,000-square-foot location, shelves are lined with everything from polenta to biscotti, olives to olive oil, and peppers who share space with their natural enemy: the tomato.

29730 Lake Shore Blvd
Willowick,
OH
US

Since 1924, the Fligner family has been showering citizens with local meats, fresh produce, homemade baked goods, and other delectable edibles. The store boasts one of the largest custom-cut, full-service, discount meat counters in Ohio, enabling meatatarians to quench cravings with boneless beef New York–strip steaks or Dietz & Watson's gourmet meats (both $6.99 per lb.). Butchers cut meats at the time of the order, which makes the deli's 100% Ohio-raised beef as fresh as a dryer sheet stuck in the fabric of the near-distant future.

1854 Broadway
Lorain,
OH
US