Before having Emily, Kevin and I loved trying new restaurants around town. We even kept a list on the refrigerator of all the new places we wanted to try and I loved crossing them off each time we went out.
These days as parents, getting out on our own without the little peanut are few and far between. I still keep a list of restarants that I want to try in my head, but it takes quite some time to check them off. If you have children, I’m sure you can relate.
A few years ago for Kevin’s Birthday I got him tickets to the German Village Food Tour through Columbus Food Adventures. Yeah, that was sort of a gift for me too 🙂 He loved it though, so I just look at it as a win-win situation!
It was so much fun and allowed us to try like 7 new places that would have taken us forever to get to on our own. Not only did we get to try some really good food, but we learned a lot about German Village to. It was a great afternoon date.
This year when Kevin asked what I wanted for my Birthday, the only thing I could think of was taking their Breakfast Tour, which was hosted by the very own Nick from Breakfast with Nick. I was so excited!
First up, Ethyl & Tank! Located off High Street by Campus, this little restaurant was a great place to start off the tour! They had a Bloody Mary bar and large breakfast waiting for us! The tour started at 9:00 and since I didn’t eat ahead of time, I was hungry! I tried to pace myself, but boy was it hard! Kevin ate his full plate and probably half of mine 🙂 Those home fries were my favorite!
Next, we headed to Buckeye Donuts, which I had wanted to try forever and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint! We not only got to try a large assortment of donuts, we also got to learn more about this shop and see fresh donuts being glazed by the owner himself! It was so much fun to watch, not to mention delicious! My husband loved the red velvet donut, but this apple fritter, shown below, was hands down my favorite! Do you have a favorite at Buckeye Donuts??
Stop #3 was Kolache Republic, located in German Village. I think this was my favorite stop because it was different from anything I had tried before. Kolaches are a sort of like a Danish, but the dough is a little bit more like a dinner roll. They are filled with sweet or savory fillings. My favorite was the sausage, egg and cheese, shown below. Kevin liked their chorizo version best. I didn’t try any of the sweet ones, as we still had a few stops to go on the tour, but they looked delicious! I can’t wait to go back to this little German Village gem!
Next up was The Market, Italian Village, which is obviously located in Italian Village. I had actually stopped in once before, but not for a meal. This was definitely the fanciest dish out of all the stops. It was a poached egg in a tomato sauce with feta cheese, sausage, micro greens and pita bread. To be honest, this wasn’t my favorite as I’m not a huge poached egg fan, but Kevin loved it and ate all of his and most of mine 🙂 The store is super cute though with all kinds of imported food goods – looked mostly Italian.
The last stop was Baba’s, located a short drive away. We were served bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches on a homemade English muffin – so good! I make a version of this pretty often at home, but boy was this so much better! Almost all of their food is made from scratch and you can definitely tell! We also picked up a few of their homemade cookies to go and once again, delicious!
Last, but not least, I can’t forget to give a shout out to our wonderful tour guide, Nick Dekker, from the popular blog Breakfast with Nick. Not only does he have a wonderfully fantastic blog, but he gave a great food tour too! You can really tell how much he loves Columbus and of course food (!!) after taking this tour. Thank you, Nick, for a wonderful tour! We had a great time and recommend it to all of our friends!