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Best Food Markets in Columbus?

Yeah, A2 has great markets. We love the farmer's market in town.
Check out the Japanese market in Kenny Center on Kenny Rd and Henderson Ave. the restaurant, Akai Hana, is great, as are the separate market and seperate sundries stores. CAM (Columbus Asian Market) off Bethel Road is THE place for Asian ingredients. Fresh Market on Henderson, further down from Kenny Center is an especially good specialty market (the one in Miami was the market Top Chef Miami used). For Mexican/Latin cuisine try local chain of markets La Michoacana. There are several. Katzinger's in German Village is our Zingerman's. And I concur with recommendations for The Hills Market, up where 315 turns into a road way north, the Anderson's, and Weiland's on Indianola, just south of Cooke Rd.

Oh, and Carfagna's Italian market on 161 just east of I-70 N has a very good butcher, wines, and prepared foods and breads, on top of many imported Italian staples. And their pasta sauce is worth shipping to out of towners it is so good.

Rife's Market in Grandview is small and quite old, so the recommendation is really for the butcher and their pie. They are one of the few butchers to carry Prime beef to the public.

Finally, there are numerous farmers markets and the North Market near downtown.

Columbus is bigger, so our gems are more scattered, but we have a lot of good finds.

North Market
59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215

Akai Hana
1173 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

1405 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229

Nov 15, 2011
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Dim Sum in Columbus, OH

I misspelled it. It's Li Wah, but it is on Payne Ave in the Asian mall building. Not dim sum, but their Chinese style fried chicken is delish. Add the lemon squeeze and ask for dipping salt if it doesn't come (salt with little flecks of Sichuan peppercorns)

Li Wah Restaurant
2999 Payne Ave Ste 102, Cleveland, OH 44114

Nov 15, 2011
tekkab in Great Lakes

Dim Sum in Columbus, OH

I know your post is a year old, but still worth updating:
Fortune was frightening when we tried it.
Went to Shangri-La for years when it was excellent, many years ago, but it went downhill and eventually closed.
Which leaves my recommendation, Little Dragon on Morse Road. Not carts, but a good weekend dim sum menu. Panda Inn is a good choice too. But the BEST choice is to drive to Cleveland and eat at Lee Wah on Payne Ave. Cart service and wonderful. Better than in Chicago.

Nov 14, 2011
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