A friend once told me that Columbus lacked the immigrant enclaves that give character to some of the larger U.S. cities; I had to disagree. We not only have our share of Old World communities (German Village, Italian Village, Hungarian Village), we also host thriving new immigrant populations that are rich in culture and diversity. People from Asia (including South Asia and Southeast Asia), Africa, the Middle East and Latin America call Columbus home and contribute to the economic and social growth of our city. The restaurants and food carts/trucks that have risen out of these communities have helped shape and define the ever-evolving Columbus food landscape. Thanks to blogs like Taco Trucks Columbus and Alt Eats Columbus , awareness of these food vendors has not only spread throughout Central Ohio, but Columbus has begun to garner national attention for its internationally-inspired cuisine.