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.
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.