These Cincinnati Eats and Drinks Sustained Us Over the Last Year

If the money we’ve spent on takeout and delivery has helped to keep a local joints' doors open, then we’re pretty damn proud of carrying a little extra junk in the trunk during the pandemic.

Who can resist Trotta's Pizza? - Photo: Devin Luginbill
Photo: Devin Luginbill
Who can resist Trotta's Pizza?


We’ll admit it — we’ve totally been stress-eating our way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re not ashamed. How could we be, when there’s so much fantastic food in Cincinnati? We know that the restaurant and bar industry has been hit hard over the past year, but so many of our favorite places have found ingenious ways to either safely keep the food flowing or pivot to an innovative new model.

And now that things seem to be stabilizing a bit, more and more restaurants are reopening for indoor dining and drinking while keeping plenty of safe takeout options on the menu. We’ll definitely drink to that!

Honestly, if the money we’ve spent on takeout and delivery has helped to keep a local joints' doors open, then we’re completely fine — and pretty damn proud! — of carrying a little extra junk in the trunk.

Below, check out a few of CityBeat’s reader and staff picks in eats from our “Best Of Cincinnati 2021” issue. Read about even more winners here, and see our entire Best of Cincinnati list here.

See all of the eats winners here, and check out our entire Best of Cincinnati issue here.

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