Off the Beaten Path Dining Near Easton
May 30, 2016 by Nicholas Dekker
If you’re shopping and exploring the area around Easton, you’ll find a wide variety of options for dining nearby, especially when you’re looking for international eats or a taste of a local microbrew. Here are a few highlights!
The northwest corner of Columbus has become a hot-spot for authentic global eats, from Somali to Vietnamese to Indian and more. Udipi Cafe is well known for their vegetarian Southern Indian menu. Hoyo’s Kitchen offers amazing Somali fare in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Make sure you sample the sambusas, and the goat is up there with the best in the city.
If you want to indulge your sweet tooth, stop in the Mexican bakery Panaderia Guadalupana for fresh-baked sweet and savory treats, from the lightly sweet conchas to the cinnamon rolls. Intercontinental Restaurant will help you explore the cuisine of Nigeria, while Namaste will take you on a tour of both India and Nepal.
Next door to Namaste is the Saraga Market, a wondrous grocery store featuring international items. You’ll discover hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, fresh fish, baked goods, and more. It’s a perfect spot for anyone who is adventurous in their home cooking, too.
The Alt Eats Ethnic Food tour from Columbus Food Adventures gets you a taste of five restaurants in the area, ranging from Somali to Vietnamese to a Mexican bakery. Check out this tour and others here.
If you’re in the mood for some local beers, two microbreweries in the vicinity of Easton have you covered. Pigskin Brewing in the Gahanna Creekside development features a rotating selection of sports-themed beers from an IPA to a sour gose and everything in between. While you sip beers, you can enjoy the menu from their brewpub. Close by, the new Kindred Artisan Ales has started serving beer in their taproom. Except to see a wide range of creative brews; local food trucks are often parked outside during taproom hours.
Those are just a few options for food and drink close to Easton. Where do you like to go?