The North Market is located near the Short North and Arena District at Spruce Street.

The North Market If you have family or friends coming to town for the holiday why not take them to the North Market for dinner or treats. I recently stopped in to redeem a Fudha for Taste of Belgium. I've never had their waffles before and they were really different. They are sort of a mashup of sweet and then a little bitter with a crunchy exterior and soft bread interior. If you've never had one, you might want to give it a try. I also had to try another seasonal flavor at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. I got the Sweet Cream with Appalachian Elderberries. It was okay, but I really liked the Oakvale Gouda and Cranberries better. I also picked up a popcorn ball at Pam's Popcorn. There are some unique flavors of popcorn for sale including one with pumpkin in the name. I also sampled some salsa and hot sauce. It was hard to pass up, but I managed not to do the salsa and a bag of chips special this time. Also, there are beautiful flower arrangements and fresh produce for sale. Head over to the Short North to browse the shops or to Arena Grand for a movie afterwards. ***Tip: Parking is available on the street next to the market and bring change to feed the meter. It's cheaper than the nearby lots which charge $5. Stores will also validate your parking stub, too. There will be a Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza Dec. 4 and Dec. 5. Maybe you can find some stocking stuffers or great holiday decorations! For more information, visit www.northmarket.com.

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