Want to support local restaurants? Curious about new openings or under-the-radar finds? Here are five restaurants I’m suggesting you try this month!
1. Sushi Factory
Tucked down a side street just south of Polaris, the family-run Sushi Factory has quickly become one of our favorites for sushi. Service is always friendly, and while the vast menu takes a little time to navigate, we haven’t had a bad bite. Just for fun, get one of the sushi towers!
8715 Sancus Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43240
Learn more: sushifactoryohio.com
2. La Plaza Tapatia
This west side Mexican supermarket, bakery, and restaurant relocated to a gorgeous new location last year. It’s great for grocery shopping, picking up sweets like candy and paletas, grabbing coffee, and tasting prepared foods you can take with you or eat there: chilaquiles, loads of ceviches, fresh salsas, tamales, you name it. Don’t miss the bakery aisle!
3. Maple Street Biscuit Co.
This chain, which originated in Jacksonville, Florida, just opened its first Ohio location outside Polaris. The menu is chock full of creative interpretations of Southern comfort food: waffles, chicken tenders, biscuit sandwiches drenched in sausage gravy.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
1310 Polaris Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43240
Learn more: breakfastwithnick.com/2023/01/04/maple-street-biscuit-company-polaris
4. Buck City Sammies
Columbus enjoys a lot of great sandwiches, and the gang from Buck City just started popping up at East Market Tuesdays through Sundays. Their towering sandwiches come with names like The Classy Lady, The Peggy Sue, The Southern Belle.
5. Dos Hermanos Tacos
Dos Hermanos, which has a food truck and stalls at both North Markets, just opened a beautiful new stand-alone space at Easton. They have a full liquor license and a menu that expands on all their favorite Oaxacan-style dishes.
Dos Hermanos Tacos
3946 Morse Crossing
Columbus, OH 43219
Learn more: doshermanoscolumbus.com
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Buck City photo courtesy of Buck City Sammies.