As Cleveland’s largest suburb with a melting pot of faiths and cultures, the Parma area has many hidden gems. Do you know them all? 

Here’s a list of some (new and old) of the ones you may not know or think about every day, named by residents in a recent Facebook post. From food to shops, parks and more, we loved their suggestions so much we decided to share them with you here. 

Have fun exploring the Parma area on your own!


  • Little Birdie Wine Nest on Broadview — wine, coffee and pastries, local gifts, yoga/fitness studio and craft classes
  • Thee Tree House  on Pearl — crystals and all things metaphysical
  • Village Gifts & Collectibles on Pearl — greeting cards but so much more from clothing to stuffed animals, inspirational items, keepsakes, jewelry and more
  • Abby & Jay Boutique on State — French-inspired fashion and home goods in Parma
  • Angelo’s Cobbler Shoppe on State — can fix your shoes but also your luggage, jackets and more
  • Prama Artspace & Gallery on Ridge
  • North Coast Nostalgia on Ridge — comics and collectibles
  • B & L Comics Cards & Nostalgia on Ridge
  • 1Life2Play on Broadview — gaming and e-sports lounge, tournaments, casual play and birthday parties
  • Yellow Brick Studio on Broadview — so much more than a yoga studio

Food and drinks

  • Chuppa’s Marketplace on Pearl — grocery and catering
  • Tal’s Beverage and Deli on Ridge — great bakery and catering since 1946
  • Sittoo’s on Ridge — Lebanese
  • India’s Cafe & Kitchen on Ridge
  • Mandarin House on Pleasant Valley — Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai selections
  • Empanadas Latin Street Food on Ridge
  • Seoul Garden on Pearl — Korean
  • Barabicu Smokehouse on Ridge
  • Mizu Sushi on Brookpark — fresh options in a simple strip mall
  • Southside Diner on Pleasant Valley — breakfast and lunch
  • Victoria’s Deli and Restaurant on Ames — among all the new eateries at the Shoppes at Parma lies this remodeled family restaurant with delicious selections
  • The Whip on Pearl — circa 1940, one of the city’s oldest businesses, gotta try the corned beef hash
  • Das Schnitzel Haus on Pearl — Parma’s own Hofbräuhaus with a brewery on its way
  • Corleone’s on Broadview — five star dining in a casual, sophisticated setting including a beautiful garden patio on the corner of an unassuming strip mall
  • The Little Polish Diner on Ridge
  • Hot Dog Diner & Burger on Pearl
  • Charlie’s Dog House Diner on Brookpark
  • Post and Beam on Snow — gotta check out the great decorations around Halloween
  • Character’s Sports Bar and Grill on Brookpark — great wings but also pierogies, homemade soups and more
  • Pounders Bar & Grill on York — a surprisingly sophisticated craft beer room
  • Lydia’s Hungarian Strudel Shop on Stumph
  • Rudy’s Strudel on Ridge — bakery and pierogies
  • Perla’s Pierogies on State
  • Breads & Beyond Bakery on State (try their strombolis, Easter lamb cakes and more)
  • So many butcher shops — read about them here
  • S&K Beverage on Broadview — great craft beer selection, make your own six-pack and fill up your own growlers
  • See more hidden gem restaurants here!


  • West Ridgewood Drive spandrel bridge between W 29th and Yorktown drive
  • West Creek Parkway between Broadview and State — try the short Lookout Ridge trail for awesome views of the Cleveland skyline
  • Big Creek Reservation — try parking by Greenbriar Theater and access train entrances in the back
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park on State — check out the fitness trail, miniature golf course and disc golf course

Know a hidden gem we didn’t share here? Leave a comment below.