Best Of 2021

Best Eateries Getting National Recognition: Cincinnati restaurants, bakeries and other food purveyors made it on some national “best” lists this year

Not surprisingly, plenty of Cincinnati restaurants, bakeries and other food purveyors made it on some national “best” lists this year. Here’s a sampling: Northstar Café in Liberty Township and Two Cities Pizza Company in Mason both made Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in 2021” list; Findlay Market’s Eckerlin Meats was named as one of the “100 Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets in America” by Food & Wine; Cream + Sugar Coffeehouse and BlaCk Coffee Lounge were on Yelp’s “Black-Owned Businesses to Watch in 2021;” Over-the-Rhine restaurant ESSEN made PETA’s “Top Faux-Fish Dishes of 2021” with their bagel and lox; Esquire listed Covington’s Bouquet Restaurant as one of the 100 restaurants America can’t afford to lose; and OTR’s Allez Bakery was named one of the 100 best bakeries in the nation by Food & Wine.