Forbes Magazine Lists Five Great Places to Eat if You're Visiting Cincinnati

Contributor Adrienne Jordan stopped by the Queen City recently and dined her way around downtown

click to enlarge Metropole at 21c - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
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Metropole at 21c

Forbes contributor Adrienne Jordan seems to have made a recent stop in the Queen City and put together a list of the top five places to fill your belly when you're in town. Here are her faves:

No. 1: Metropole at 21c

Jordan calls out the Metropole for its loose-leaf teas, breakfast burrito and pecan-topped pancakes, plus the restaurant's recurring drag brunches.

No. 2: Rooted Juicery + Kitchen

Here she mentions Rooted's nutrient-forward pick-me-ups, including its Rooted and Grounded juices, plus the roasted veggie sandwich, teriyaki quinoa wrap and yogurt and granola.

click to enlarge Rooted Juicery + Kitchen - PHOTO: JESSE FOX
Photo: Jesse Fox
Rooted Juicery + Kitchen

No. 3: Findlay Market

You can't visit Cincy without a stop at Findlay. Jordan recommends signing up for a Cincinnati Food Tour to navigate the market. "Meet and greet 5 purveyors and taste samples at each location for around 10 minutes. The stops will always showcase something different like a stop at Dean’s Mediterranean Imports will transport you to Lebanon, with the house made hummus, house made falafel, and house made yogurt now run by Dean’s daughter Kate. A stop at Churchill’s Fine Teas will allow you to sample 265 varieties: which happens to be the largest collection of loose leaf teas in the Midwest."

No. 4: Maplewood Kitchen + Bar

Jordan highlights the omelets, lemon ricotta pancakes, blueberry pancakes and super green salad at this popular brunch spot.

No. 5: Coffee Emporium

At No. 5, the coffee cafe on Central Parkway gets a call-out for its berry goat cheese salad and single-origin coffee.

Thanks for the shout-out, Adrienne.