As anyone who follows me on Instagram knows, I live for a good brunch on the weekend. Columbus has such an amazing food scene and Philip + I are all about trying all of the different places around us. For Christmas this year, my parents gave us vouchers for a Columbus Brunch Tour through Columbus Food Adventures. Neither of us even knew this was a thing, and an entire morning full of brunch food?! Needless to say we were excited.
The tour started at 10:30 (still time to sleep in, another plus), and we were picked up in Victorian Village where we were able to park + leave our car (anyone who ventures downtown knows what a pain parking was, so this was also v convenient). The tour is all done by a local Columbus food blogger named Nick who was great- he navigates the tour and you ride in a 12 seater Columbus Food Adventures van (you can follow his blog Breakfast with Nick for more Cbus food fun).
We visited 4 different restaurants, each with their own vibe, drinks and entrees. We received a small plate of 2-3 meals per restaurant, as well as coffee or an alcoholic drink. The four stops we hit were,
1.) The Table – in the heart of the Short North, they had some of the best French toast I have EVER had. Their menu changes based on the season/product availability as all of their food is sourced locally. They had open prep kitchen that we got to peak into that was GOALS.
2.) Hoof Hearted – down in Italian Village, Hoof Hearted introduced us to the concept of a brunch beer + breakfast nachos aka Philip’s dream breakfast. The space is industrial, kitschy and tbh kind of reminded me of a stylish Bobs Burgers meets the Simpsons style bar.
3.) Cosecha – right down the street in from Hoof Hearted in Italian Village, Cosecha is an American style Mexican restaurant with some really killer ambiance. They served an earthy chicken + waffles dish that was pretty tasty.
4.) Valter’s – at the Maennerchor– located in German Village Valter’s is an old school + traditional German restaurant (if my maiden name Shafer didn’t give it away my family history is v German). You are able to order here in single dishes + family style, making it an ideal location for my large German fam. Philip + I sneaked some cream puffs on the way out that were amazing.
At the end of the tour they give you a “food adventure passport” to stamp- 4 tours and you get one for free! They offer a variety, including a taco truck tour, desert tour, and a Grandview walking tour! Overall 10/10 would recommend, we were stuffed and happy once the day was done.