Easton Town Center, a shopping, dining and entertainment destination in northeast Columbus, continues to grow and evolve. We’re looking at some new dining options and local restaurants with a presence in the district!

There have been a few new arrivals in recent months. The popular New York City-based burger chain Shake Shack opened its first location in Columbus last year, taking up a prominent corner spot close to Jeni’s. They collaborate with Fox in the Snow Cafe to create a special shake flavor every month.

Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce serves over-the-top meals like burgers, sandwiches, and shakes with a slice of cake on them. Upstairs is a speakeasy featuring burlesque shows and jazz. 

Restoration Hardware storefront at EastonRestoration Hardware launched the new RH Rooftop Restaurant, a lavish lounge and eatery serving brunch, dinner and drinks. Guests enjoy their time on the top-floor with open-air seating, skylights and lush greenery.

Chicago-based Forbidden Root opened a two-story restaurant and brewery. Their beers are inspired by and infused with different herbs and fruits, like the strawberry basil hefeweizen or the blackberry wheat ale.

Named for a railway that once connected Columbus and Cincinnati, The Beeline bar offers a vast wine, cocktail and craft beer selection, plus outdoor games like cornhole and Jenga.

And there’s more coming soon! Columbus’ own Crimson Cup Coffee will open a new coffeehouse concept called Crimson, and Phoenix-based True Food Kitchen is set to open a location at Easton, too. View from above of spread of various boxed meals of chicken wings, toast and mac & cheese at Hot Chicken Takeover

Still hungry? You’ll find plenty of local eats spread around Easton! Savor the fiery fried chicken of Hot Chicken Takeover (then cool off with sweet tea and banana pudding), craft your own sushi and bowls at Fusian, create custom pasta bowls and wraps at Piada or build your own tacos at Condado.

Book a table at Cafe Istanbul to enjoy Turkish favorites like falafel, kebabs, stuffed eggplant and mousakka.

Slow down at Koko’s Tea Salon & Bakery with a cup of expertly made tea, macarons or cupcakes. Or refresh yourself at Zest Juice Co. with cold pressed juices, smoothies, bowls and toasts. 

Sandwich split in half showing various toppings on plate at Northstar CafeThe local favorite Northstar Cafe has a beautiful restaurant at Easton, where you can sit on the patio by the fireplace or grab a seat in the indoor mezzanine to feast on Cloud 9 pancakes, veggie burgers or Thai burritos.

Two other Ohio originals have established outposts at Easton, from the burger-and-a-pint shop Flip Side and Melt Bar & Grilled, with its towering grilled cheese sandwiches and big plates of fries.

Finish any visit to Easton but indulging your sweet tooth at local favorites like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or Graeter’s.