CLEVELAND, Ohio — As Yelp Cleveland’s Community Director, Lauren Kotmel is at the helm of a vibrant, buzzing community of locals who drink, shop, and play their way through the city via peer recommendations on Yelp. Fall is here and Lauren gave us the scoop on the food and drink trends taking over Cleveland. Embrace the season with these local favorites from small businesses in the Greater Cleveland area.

Burrata, banana bread, aburi sushi & more: Yelp Cleveland’s fall food trends for 2022

Burrata Plate – Burrata cheese on a bed of arugula, tomatoes, coppa, black olives, garlic bread from In Forno Pizza located at 35840 Chester Rd. in Avon


Burrata is a soft Italian cheese made from cow’s milk. This decadent cheese is a soft shell wrapped around a creamy and buttery center. When cut open, the creamy interior is revealed with a smooth taste. Don’t miss out on the truffled burrata pizza from Flour Italian Kitchen, burrata plate from In Forno Pizza or burrata salad from Il Venetian.


Grilled Fruit Skewers with vanilla-honey Greek yogurt described as Stacked seasonal fruit, grilled and drizzled with vanilla-honey Greek yogurt.
Pioneer located at 2407 Lorain Ave. in Cleveland
– Photo by Yadi Rodriguez,

Vegetable and fruit skewers

Skewers are not just for meat! A family-friendly and healthy snack, try your next skewer loaded with fruits or vegetables. For brunch, Yelp Elites love the grilled fruit skewers with vanilla-honey Greek yogurt from Pioneer. For dinner, nibble on the eggplant or shishito pepper skewer from Bar Oni Izakaya.


Banana bread from Floressa
Located at 3328 W. 33rd St. in Cleveland
– Photo by Yadi Rodriguez,

Banana bread

Banana bread is bringing the fall vibes around Cleveland with its sweet flavor and spiced undertones. This rich treat can accommodate any dietary restriction to round out a perfect brunch. The gluten-free banana bread at Juneberry Table is sure to be a popular brunch starter, while the vegan banana bread from Floressa is an instant palette pleaser.

LULO Kitchen & Juice Bar

Sage and lavender iced herbal tea from LULO Kitchen & Juice Bar
Located at 1273 W. 9th St. in Cleveland
– Photo by Yadi Rodriguez,

Herbal iced tea

As we transition seasons, herbs like sage, rosemary, lavender, mint, and more are having a moment for fall. You’ll want to sip on the rosella tea from Edda Coffee Roasters made with hibiscus, lemongrass, and licorice root or the refreshing sage and lavender iced herbal tea from Lulo Kitchen.

mizumi sushi from Sora

Mizumi sushi from Sora
– Photo courtesy of Lauren K., via Yelp

Aburi sushi

Aburi sushi is quickly broiled with a blow torch, resulting in a unique taste perfect for fall. Aburi translates to “flame-seared” and comes in limitless opportunities for inventive dishes. At Sora, the mizumi sushi is served topped with torched salmon and gold flakes. At SASA, the torched island sushi features torched spicy toro and unagi sauce.

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