This Saturday (November 26) is the second annual Small Business Saturday. The movement was created to remind people to shop and support local businesses during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. As a small business owner I appreciate the effort to support local entrepreneurs. To find small businesses in your area, check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page and read more here.
If you live in Central Ohio, I have pulled together my preferred Small Business Saturday Shopping list. These are shops and eats I often visit on my Saturdays. I hope you eat some yummy food and find some great holiday gifts for others (or yourself).
North Market: Taste of Belgium, Omega Bakery, Clever Crow Pizza and Jeni’s
Start your morning with amazing local food vendors, and my personal favorite Taste of Belgium. Yummy warm, crunchy Belgium waffles that do not require a knife and fork. You can add delicious toppings, but I personally prefer it plain. While at the North Market visit the other amazing vendors like Omega Bakery and Clever Crow Pizza to name a few. There are quite a few Jeni’s Ice Cream locations in Columbus, but no matter what a stop for locally made ice cream is a must. My current favorite is the Black and Tan Sunday.
|Taste of Belgium|
|Clever Crow Pizza|
Short North: Rose Bredl, Milk Bar, Tigertree, and The Mercantile
After you are full with pastries and coffee, move up to the Short North for some of the best shopping in Columbus. Visit by friend Mary at Rose Bredl for the best selection beautiful florals, Khall home fragrances and Camp de flori. Further up the street is Milk Bar and Tigertree. Milk Bar has great clothing for guys that you will find nowhere else in Central Ohio. Tigertree has moved into a large location and has great housewares, clothing and vintage finds. It is the best stop if you are looking for a gift because there is something for everyone. And for your final stop, The Grandview Mercantile and Revue Resale. They know James by name there we have visited so often. The a lot of the unique items in our home have come from here and I just picked up two vintage chrome chemistry stools for our work office.
North High Street/Clintonville: Ray Ray’s, tatohead and Mix Home.
Ok by now you should be hungry and I recommend two stops; Ray Ray’s for the best Brisket EVER! and a new find Tatoheads. I really have no idea what the covered fries where that we at this past Saturday, but I am stalking the truck to have it again. For a little shopping visit Mix Home which is new to the Clintonville area. I recently picked up a Bold and Noble print for our bathroom and am eyeing a leather chesterfield chair.
|Mix:Home, Image from here.|
Ok, that is the list and should be easy to do within one Saturday morning or afternoon.
Happy shopping and thanks for supporting local Ohio!