Business is booming in Columbus. Visit any neighborhood in the greater Columbus area and you’re sure to find a thriving local business offering a quality product. Today I’m offering a short list of some of my favorite Columbus products. This is definitely not an exhaustive list and I’ll be writing about more favorites in the future, but if you’re looking for some uniquely Columbus goodies, this is a good place to start! As a side note, this post is completely unsponsored. I’m not being paid to promote any of these products – I just like them!
Let’s dive right in!
1. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Company Beer
If you’re a craft beer fan, you have to try Wolf’s Ridge. Even if you’re not a craft beer fan… you have to try Wolf’s Ridge. Wolf’s Ridge is the beer that made me like beer. You can buy Wolf’s Ridge at most local grocery stores, but if you can, I recommend heading down to their Brewery and Tap Room at 215 N. 4th Street. They’ll let you sample their brews so you can choose the one that appeals to you most. I’m a big fan of the Clear Sky Cream Ale and all its variations; right now at the Tap Room, they’re serving up Blueberry Parfait, Lemon Meringue, Cinnamon Toast Brunch and Daybreak (coffee and vanilla) versions, and I can’t wait to get my hands on all of them!
Have a favorite local sports team? Want to show your pride for your alma mater? Just really like your city? HOMAGE has clothes for you. Paying “homage” to pop culture, city pride and more, HOMAGE makes some of the most comfortable clothes I’ve ever worn. Seriously, I doubt you’ve ever put a softer shirt on your body! Above is a photo of a Reds shirt and some OSU sweatpants I picked up recently, and I can’t even describe how wonderful both look and feel. HOMAGE has stores at Easton and in the Short North, as well as locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and more. You can also shop online at any time.
My colleague actually introduced me to zerOz, and although I don’t own one (yet!), I have to say they’re an awesome concept. zerOs are intuitively designed to make sliding and fanning out your cards easy and less of a hassle than with traditional wallets. They have a quick access tab for the card you use most, and a cash strap on the back. zerOz are perfect for travel, or when you don’t feel like taking your whole purse with you. The color above is called “Cabana,” which is fitting… it’s the perfect accessory to take to the beach to keep yourself organized without lugging around a large wallet! Check out their online store or visit the new zerOz store at Bridge Park in Dublin, located at 4548 Bridge Park Ave.
This one isn’t technically a Columbus product, but I’d still call it local! Based in Pomeroy, Ohio, Snowville Creamery produces some of the freshest, most delicious dairy products you’ll find anywhere. Snowville sources milk from 100% A2/A2 tested, grass-fed cows from local farms, and all of their products are minimally processed. Because of this, you’ll want to shake your milk carton before pouring, as the cream has likely separated! Studies have shown that cows with A2 genes produce milk that is easier to digest, and grass-grazed cows produce milk with essential fatty acids like Omega-3s and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). The milk itself is creamy, smooth and satisfying. You can find Snowville Creamery milk at most Giant Eagle, Fresh Thyme and Whole Foods stores and local natural markets in Columbus.
Yes, I know I just wrote about Johnson’s, but it bears repeating… this is REALLY GOOD ICE CREAM. I feel like when it comes to Columbus ice cream, Jeni’s gets all of the attention (and they should get a good portion of it, Jeni’s is delicious!). This is just a friendly reminder that there are other local ice cream shops in Columbus! Johnsons has both fun and quirky flavors and traditional offerings, which will leave everyone satisfied. If you want an in-depth review, be sure to check out my recent blog post about their scoop shop in Dublin. Get some Johnson’s for yourself at 2728 East Main Street in Bexley, 55 West Bridge Street in Dublin, 160 West Main Street in New Albany, or in the Ice Cream section at local Kroger stores!
There you have it! What are some of your favorite Columbus products? What should I try next? Leave a comment to let me know!