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Columbus Food Scene: North Market

 Written by    December 3, 2018

The Short North, which is just south of campus along High Street, is home to some of Columbus’ best restaurants. If you want a one-stop-shop packed with tons of delicious food from a variety of restaurants, however, you should try the North Market.

Last weekend, we celebrated my friend’s birthday and went out to dinner with a big group of girls. North Market is the perfect place for a group lunch or dinner because everyone can find something they love.

North Market is set up like Findlay Market in Cincinnati or Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. It’s basically a huge warehouse where different vendors have their own areas where you can order food. Then you can meet back up with your group upstairs, where there’s seating.

This past weekend I tried a chicken caesar wrap from Park Street, which came with hash-browns and was super fresh and yummy.

Some other merchants I love:

Dos Hermanos: Tacos are an essential food group, and these guys know what they’re doing. 

The Little Eater: They offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. They have a butternut squash sandwich with kale and goat cheese on ciabatta that’s to die for.

Hot Chicken Takeover: OK, so I have yet to try this one — but I’ve heard nothing but good things. It’s the only vendor located upstairs, and they have their own seating as well.

Taste of Belgium: In the mood for chicken and waffles, or a Nutella peanut butter crepe? Yes, always.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Because you need to top off a great dinner with a great dessert, try some of their seasonal and exotic flavors.

Pro tip: If you’re trying to save money, check Ohio State’s weekly D-Tix raffle because I got a $20 gift certificate to North Market for only $10.

If you plan on going over the weekend, be sure to look at the market’s hours — they close Sundays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. North Market is probably one of my favorite places in Columbus, so if you haven’t been, I would highly recommend it!

Buckeyes who love to eat. (PHOTO BY KAPCAR)

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