Do you love Cleveland...? Amazing food...?? Discovery???
If so, then come with us as we explore North East Ohio’s culinary scene to uncover the newest entrepreneurs and best kept foodie secrets you didn’t know existed.
We are DistinctCLE : culinary crates for the insanely curious Cleveland epicurean. Where we take the footwork out of exploring our culinary scene by finding and packing the best of our local foodie finds into beautiful crates and shipping them straight to your door. Discover and taste the latest products on the scene, paired with old school favorites, by simply coming along on our journey.
Creating a culture of culinary discovery and brand awareness for new local small-batch food entrepreneurs….and giving you the opportunity to say you loved them and supported them FIRST!

We find, We taste, We Gather

We immerse ourselves in the local food scene to find the latest and best kept tasty secrets in and around Cleveland.  Most small-batch food producers frequent local farmers markets, craft shows and large events in order to sell their amazing handmade items.  Because we love them so much and want you to discover them too, we hand select each item.

We saw, we pack, We Hammer

In order to keep all things local, we source wood from the Ohio River Valley to build our crates.  The wood is then milled locally for DistinctCLE so we can build each crate with love. We then pack your crate with the latest and best of Cleveland foodie finds.

We Label, We Ship, You Win

This is where your culinary journey begins… This handmade crate filled with local goodness is delivered right to your doorstep. Soon, each crate will also contain recipe cards, serving suggestions and a background story about the makers.  In the meantime, visit our site to learn more. We want them to share their passion of their product with you!



Lauren and Danielle are two Cleveland ladies that met in the restaurant industry, befriended and have worked together ever since. We share a passion for delicious high quality food, for hard work, for elite customer service, and, most importantly, for supporting our local entrepreneurs.  We believe that eating close to home and seeking out quality is essential for cultivating a healthy and creative local food culture. It is our mission to make it easier for our customers to explore the small-batch food scene in NE Ohio, and also to make it easier for vendors to experiment and grow by providing a flexible sales outlet. We wake up every day with the passion to move our vendors forward and to keep our customers coming back for more. Please come with us as we continue to grow with Cleveland’s food scene by revealing the best kept old-school secrets and the newest culinary finds in Northern Ohio!

'Cleveland Business Connects Magazine' Photo Shoot

Make sure to check out the May/June issue of CBC Magazine HERE.  (We are on pages 48-49!) We are so grateful that they are sharing our story! We had an absolute blast creating a smeared, spreadable background using only the finest Cleveland and Ohio food products.  Fun photos never tasted so GOOD!


Each one of our crates are hand cut, assembled, and oiled with care to create a product that is unique, beautiful, and reusable for years to come. We source a mix of domestic soft and hard woods from the Ohio River Valley ranging from White Pine and Poplar to Black Walnut and Cherry. As we discover the contents of each crate, we design different sizes and styles of crates to fit each theme. We encourage you to consider the wooden crate itself as an artistic, long lasting, and distinguishing part of your gift!


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