Did you think we were gonna take you to The Land without mentioning Iron Chef, Michael Symon? This meat-loving cook singlehandedly created Cleveland-style barbecue. Mabel’s BBQ slings flame-kissed cuts with Symon’s special BBQ sauce where the secret ingredient is Cleveland’s own, Bertman’s Ball Park Mustard.
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Take your newfound taste for quality meat to the West Side Market, where shoppers have found everything from handmade fudge to fresh pork since 1912. We recommend lunching at West Side Market Café for the Pierogi Melt. It’s as indulgent as it sounds.
This insane combination satisfies the kid in you while meeting the new adult craft beer needs of a something-year-old. Chow down on these craft beer-based donuts, then wash it down with whatever’s on tap.
There are few places in the world that truly take you back in time, and we can confidently say Amish Country does just that. The food here is made simply, with only the best, home-grown ingredients and the most comforting concoctions. Relax and tuck in, this will be a great meal.
The Original makers of America's beloved Baby Swiss cheese, Guggisbergh cheese has been a permanent staple of Amish Country since 1950. Often imitated, but never duplicated Guggisberg cheese sells all over the country but their original location is worth visiting for their curated cheese selection and traditional Swiss architecture.
This worker-owned marvel features fusion Mexican eats - No tips necessary here, Casa is known for paying fair wages and pricing their meals so that service is compensated without you ever having to think about it. Here, meals don’t travel more than a few miles and everything is delivered fresh down to the creamer in your coffee.
While cans of what is arguably gold are sold across contiguous states, Jackie O's is best served in their taproom. Fresh from their farms and local producers, their variations on traditional craft favorites are worth the trip. We recommend their seasonal Paw Paw Wheat, made with native-to-Ohio Paw Paw fruit, and tastes like a cross between apples and pears!
Down-to-earth and hearty, Village Bakery & Café treats with spectacular bread, pastries, and lunch. They either grow their own ingredients or source organically as much as possible. Their bakery itself also helps take care of the environment by sourcing their energy consumption from solar power.
If you don’t eat Nutella-stuffed pancake balls in Columbus, were you ever really there? Stuffed or plain, visitors come to Katalina’s for the pancake balls and stay for the sweet and spicy chewy bacon and maybe their array of tacos, hand-pressed juices, and killer huevos rancheros.
Remember Guy Fieri? Flavor Town’s Mayor, also a Columbus native would never leave home without stopping at now world-famous Momo Ghar. Their Tibetan-Nepalese soup dumplings are the stuff of legends and don’t you dare leave the sauce in the bowl. Use their buttery bread to sop it up and, after inhaling nearly a dozen dumplings, you’ll know why we sent you (and every visitor ever) there.
Their egg sandwich is so good, you can buy it as an enamel pin and put it on your shirt. But that’s not the (only) reason you’re here. The. Pastries. Savory and sweet, they’re so buttery, so crisp, so melt-in your mouth you’ll forget you should probably share it.
Holtman's is arguably the pioneer of great donuts in Cincinnati. A visit to this Queen city on the river is never complete with a baker's dozen. Born as a to sustain his family after his job as a milkman became obsolete, Charles Holtman opened his premier shop in 1960. After great success, donuts became the family biz and sprouted 4 more shops. Every donut produced is hand-made from scratch every day and you'll likely run into one or two family members during your visit!
This is one of those places that's bigger on the inside than on the outside. Dozens of food vendors and lunch spots line the walls of Findlay Market, but what makes the hot-spot special is the range of diversity you can find here. Travel from Columbia to Belgium in just a few feet! Too much to contain, this international food tour spills out onto the side streets, essentially becoming an open-air market.
Hold on to your pint glass, Rhinegeist Brewery is as much a beer lover's dream as it is a play hall. Try unique flavors like juicy papaya and orange ROY G BEV or their spicy Belgian Style Golden Ale, Van Hunks, while playing a game of cornhole or giant checkers. After a few hoppy sips, saunter over to Sartre where their French-inspired dishes are exceptionally lavish yet unassuming.