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Le Méridien Columbus The Joseph in The Short North

Rikki Teeters

We spent Labor Day weekend exploring The Short North. This bustling area in downtown Columbus has some of Ohio's best shops and restaurants. It is also home to many beautifulmurals and art galleries, including Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, where the lobby and second floor showcase beautiful art merging a gallery with a hotel. The Short North is a walkable neighborhood that has something for everyone to see and do.

Short North Mural Columbus Ohio

When exploring a new area in Ohio, we like to stay overnight so we can get the full local experience. During our Short North trip we stayed at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph! This beautiful boutique hotel is located in the heart of The Short North. It is the perfect place to stay when exploring this area.

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Columbus The Joseph Hotel Lobby Short North
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We took advantage of the amazing food and drink options located right in the lobby of our hotel - SOUL and The Guild House. It was raining during most of our stay, so we loved that we had access to such great food and drink options without even leaving our hotel!

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Soul at The Joseph
Cheese Plate - Soul at The Joseph
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Cocktail - Soul at The Joseph

After dinner and drinks at Whiskey on High at SOUL on Friday night, we went exploring (we don't mind a little rain). We walked all the way up and down high street while taking in the sights. We shopped and people watched all evening long. And of course we ended the night with our favorite Ohio Made Ice Cream, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, which is just a couple blocks down from Le Méridien!

Jenis Ice Cream

Our room was a perfect place to relax after exploring. We had a lovely view of High Street which seemed to stretch all the way across Columbus. The hotel provided local travel guides and suggestions about more places to explore. The hotel staff were so kind and helpful during our stay. They made us feel right a home. We really enjoyed our short trip to the Short North and we cannot wait to go back!

Le Méridien Hotel Room Columbus
The Scout Guide Columbus
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The Short North View Columbus Ohio

You can follow Le Méridien Columbus The Joseph on Instagram at @lmcolumbusthejoseph! Explore Ohio everyday ith us on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Rikki Teeters

Pumpkin picking is definitely one of our favorite fall activities in Ohio! It makes for the perfect Ohio adventure with loved ones. Pumpkin season always passes way too quickly, so make sure to go out to your favorite local farm soon! We have compiled our list of 10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches to help you find farms with plenty of pumpkins! Happy Picking! 

10. Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

9. Jacquemin Farms at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

Photo by @arossmann824 at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

Photo by @arossmann824 at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

8. Heritage Farms Pumpkin Pandemonium in Peninsula

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

7. Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

6. Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

5. Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

4. Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

3. Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

2. Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

1. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

12 Best Spots to Watch the Leaves Change in Ohio This Fall

Rikki Teeters

There is no place in the world like Ohio in the fall. We have to admit Autumn is our favorite season (though we love each of Ohio's seasons). Fall is just magical! From cool air & crispy colorful leaves to football games and fall hikes, Ohio has it all. Here is our list of the 12 Best Spots to Watch the Leaves Change in Ohio This Fall!

Photo & artwork by @natterdoodles. Print available in our shop! 

Photo & artwork by @natterdoodles. Print available in our shop! 

12. Lanterman's Mill

Photo by @royal_imagery at Lanterman's Mill

Photo by @royal_imagery at Lanterman's Mill

11. South Chagrin Reservation in Bentleyville, Ohio

Photo by @alex_cooke at the South Chagrin Reservation

Photo by @alex_cooke at the South Chagrin Reservation

10. Devil's Bathtub in Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @evan_couch at Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @evan_couch at Hocking Hills State Park

9. Glen Echo Ravine in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @piercerdave at the Glen Echo Ravine

Photo by @piercerdave at the Glen Echo Ravine

8. Blue Hen Falls in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @kelwarner5 at Blue Hen Falls

Photo by @kelwarner5 at Blue Hen Falls

7. Lake Erie

Photo by @amyonthebay in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amyonthebay in Oregon, Ohio

6. The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Photo by @23cot at The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Photo by @23cot at The Ledges at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

5. Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

Photo by @oltjonm at Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

Photo by @oltjonm at Berea Falls in Berea, Ohio

4. Brandywine Falls in Northfield, Ohio

Photo by @dangerousbiz at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @dangerousbiz at Brandywine Falls

3. Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nick.bolin in Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nick.bolin in Athens, Ohio

2. Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @blakelloyd over Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @blakelloyd over Chillicothe, Ohio

1. Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @kscherer95 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by @kscherer95 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio

Bourbon Ridge Retreat Hocking Hills: A Hidden Gem in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Hocking Hills is one of the most beautiful regions in Ohio. Filled with rolling hills, beautiful trees, and natural landmarks, this local area has become one of our favorites in Ohio. We just returned from our getaway to Bourbon Ridge Retreat in Logan, Ohio, at the heart of the Hocking Hills area. This serene property is tucked peacefully away in the hills and includes 202 acres featuring hiking trails, 5,000+ fruit trees, beautiful wild flowers, a suspension bridge, picnic areas, and a private pond.

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We stayed at The Woodford cabin, one of several at Bourbon Ridge Retreat, and it was a dream come true. Our cabin included a fully equipped deluxe kitchen, a private pool (which turned into a hot-tub at night), a theater room, and the most beautiful shower we have ever seen. After spending our days exploring Hocking Hills, it was so nice to come home to a perfect hideaway to relax between adventures. 

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Bourbon Ridge Retreat is one of our favorite discoveries in Ohio. We recommend it to any couple or family that wants to get away on a relaxing trip. You can learn more about Bourbon Ridge on their website.

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Pizza 101 With Tablespoon Cooking Co.

Rikki Teeters

Eating Local is such an important part of Living Local in Ohio! When you eat local you are supporting local community members and small businesses. Eating Local also allows you to know exactly what goes in your food. Though there are many great restaurants in Ohio, sometimes the best locally made meals can be made in your home kitchen. At Ohio Explored, we have been making an effort to buy all of our food ingredients from local shops and farms.

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Pizza is one of our favorite local meals. However, we have never been able to master the art of Pizza Making at home. That is until we found Tablespoon Cooking Co. We recently took their Pizza Making class at Findlay Kitchen in Over-the-Rhine. Owner Jordan Hamons and her team taught us how to make pizza dough, sauce, and toppings from locally sourced Ohio Made ingredients!

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Findlay Kitchen
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Tablespoon Cooking Co. even provides complimentary local craft beers and wines during the class. It makes for a perfect date night or evening out.

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After our class we ate homemade pizza for the next couple of days and it was delicious each time. It is amazing how simple pizza is to make with local ingredients. We will never buy canned sauce or pre-packaged dough again. We really enjoyed our class with Tablespoon Cooking Co. and we will be signing up for another one very soon!

Uptown Oxford Ohio

Rikki Teeters

We fell in love with Uptown Oxford while we were students at Miami University years ago. Though it was lovely during the school year, Oxford was always the most special during the summertime. When most of the students are home for the summer, this small town is returned to the locals who call Oxford home.

Beautiful historic brick streets in Uptown Oxford are lined with shops and restaurants. Locally owned places like Bodega and Kona Bistro as well as popular chains like Chipotle and Skyline provide locals and visitors with many food and drink options. Uptown Oxford is also home to over 20+ bars and night clubs which transform the city into a different world at night.

We recently visited Oxford and made sure to stop in Uptown Oxford to snap some photos of how the city has changed since we called it home.

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Healthy Homemade Açaí Superfood Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Rikki Teeters

Smoothie Bowls are all the rage in 2017. For good reason too, since they can be extremely healthy and delicious. You might have seen Instagram posts of beautiful bright smoothie bowls made by local Juiceries. Did you know that you can make your own healthy smoothie bowls at home? There are endless possibilities for DIY healthy smoothie bowls. Our very favorite type of bowls are Açaí (ah-sigh-EE) because of their taste and health benefits.

As always at Ohio Explored we strive to support local with all of our daily purchases. To create our Homemade Açaí Superfood Smoothie Bowls, we make sure to buy all of our ingredients from local markets. Jungle Jim's International Market is an amazing Ohio-owned market in Cincinnati where we can easily find all of our ingredients. They offer a lot of Ohio Made Ingredients as well as healthy exotic foods like Açaí puree which can be difficult or impossible to find a basic super markets.

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Açaí berries are widely known as a superfood because they are helpful for a variety of health issues, including arthritis, weight loss, high cholesterol, skin appearance, detoxification and general health. The Açaí berry is a fruit harvested from Açaí trees, which are native to the rain forests of South America. Açaí berries contain antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats.

Healthy Homemade Açaí Superfood Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Note: You can buy fresh or frozen fruit for this recipe depending on your preference of smoothie texture. For thicker texture, use frozen fruits. For more liquefied texture (our favorite) use fresh fruits + frozen Açaí puree). Always use fresh fruits for toppings.

To make this delicious smoothie bowl, you will need to buy the following ingredients.

Ingredients for the Smoothie Bowl:

  • 2 Packets Unsweetened Açaí Puree (The Sambazon packs at Jungle Jim's come with 4 Packets)
  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 Sliced Banana
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Water

Healthy Toppings:

  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Strawberries
  • 1/2 Sliced Banana
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded or Sliced Coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon Goji Berries
  • 1/4 Cup Ohio Made Granola
  • Drizzle of Ohio Made Honey

Instructions:

  1. Wash and dry fresh fruits.
  2. Remove Açaí puree from freezer. Run under water for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Break up the puree with your hands while it is still in the packets before opening.
  4. Use clean scissors to cut open the Açaí puree packets and empty them into a blender (we use a NutriBullet blender).
  5. Add all ingredients for smoothie bow into blender.
  6. Blend long enough to dissolve all ingredients. Be careful not to blend too long or it will become pure liquid.
  7. Add Healthy Toppings & Enjoy.

Ohio's National Park: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rikki Teeters

Ohio has one of the nations best National Parks. Cuyahoga Valley National Park spans multiple cities in Northeast Ohio. We spent Sunday exploring CVNP at our Instameet. We explored Ledges, Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls.

We gathered in the morning at the Happy Days Lodge parking lot near the Ledges trail-head.

Our hike leaders Mady @wanderlustinohio and Rich @reveller515 started the day by giving overviews of their hike options - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls - two of the most Instagrammed icons in the park. Then we divided into three groups to begin our adventure around the park.

We joined Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger, Ryan Ainger, for a hike through the Ledges area. We learned that much of the area was carved out by ocean waters millions of years ago. Ranger Ryan led us into some lesser known areas of Ledges that featured mysterious rock carvings and hidden caves.

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Mady & Rich's hiking groups explored two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ohio - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls!

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

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Photo by @wanderlustinohio on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by @wanderlustinohio on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

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Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Check our Instameets page to find dates & times of future Ohio Explored Instameets.

Cheese 101 at The Rhined

Rikki Teeters

We love cheese! When we found out about the new cheese shop opening in the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, we were thrilled! The Rhined is an artisanal Cheese shop that carries Ohio Made cheese as well as many other high quality American cheeses. We recently took the Cheese 101 course offered by The Rhined!

We joined 14 other cheese lovers for a night of cheese tastings at The Rhined. Owner, Stephanie Webster, took us on a tour of 7 cheeses from all over the US. Our favorite cheese was a local cheese made in Kentucky called Kentucky Rose! Yum!

The Rhined uses handmade pottery as their dishes. Do you recognize this beautiful local pottery? It was made by our June 2017 Ohio Maker of The Month RHEINOceramics!

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20 Ohio Made Products You Can Find At Jungle Jim's International Market

Rikki Teeters

Jungle Jim's International Markets are known for their amazing selection of foods from around the world. But did you know that they also have an enormous local selection of Ohio Made Products? That is no surprise to those who know the Jungle Jim's story because the founder of Jungle Jim's is an Ohioan! People come from all over the world to visit this amazing Ohio Market. We are lucky enough to call Jungle Jim's our weekly grocery store. At Ohio Explored, we make an effort to make all of our purchases from locally owned companies. Jungle Jim's makes it easy for us by offering so many awesome Ohio Made products and by being Ohio-owned. Shopping at Jungle Jim's is a win/win for Ohioans wanting to support local.

Here is our list of 20 Ohio Made Products You Can Find At Jungle Jim's! These are some of our favorites but there are many more Ohio Made brands & products to try at Jungle Jim's. There are thousands of Ohio Made items throughout the store. Let us know your favorites on Instagram!

20. Granola - The Toasted Oat Bakehouse - Made in Columbus, Ohio

19. Chips - OH! Chips - Made in Columbus, Ohio

18. Salsa - A Bit Of A Bite Salsa - Made in Miamisburg, Ohio

17. Spices - Aimee's Blue Ribbon Spices - Made in Granville, Ohio

16. Pasta Sauce - The Organic Farm At Bear Creek - Made in Felicity, Ohio

15. Herbal Tea - The Herbal Sage - Made in Pomeroy, Ohio

14. Free Range Eggs - The Dale Filbrun Family - Made in West Alexandria, Ohio

13. Milk - Hartzler Family Dairy - Made in Wooster, Ohio

12. Kombucha - Fab Ferments - Made in Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Kimchee - The Pickled Pig - Made in Cincinnati, Ohio

10. Gluten Free Treats - Tina's Sweet Treats - Made in Franklin, Ohio

9. Pure Honey - Don Popp's Honey Farm - Made in Hamilton, Ohio

8. Pure Maple Syrup - Bissell Maple Farm - Made in Rock Creek, Ohio

7. Fresh Bread - Blue Oven Bakery - Made in Cincinnati, Ohio

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6. Craft Beer - Rhinegeist - Made in Cincinnati, Ohio

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5. Ice Cream - Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - Made in Columbus, Ohio

4. Wine - Meranda-Nixon Winery - Made in Ripley, Ohio

3. Cheese - Heini's - Made in Millersburg, Ohio

2. Butter - Troyer - Made in Millersburg, Ohio

1. Produce - Grown by many local farms in Ohio (some within miles from Jungle Jim's)

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These products were found at Jungle Jim's Eastgate location. Most products can be found at both the Eastgate and Fairfield locations.

Ohio Sunflowers at Cottell Park

Rikki Teeters

If you know us, you know that we love Sunflowers! Each year we adventure around Ohio to find these sunbathing beauties. Mid-summer through early fall is peak season for blooming Sunflowers. When we received word that some of the first Ohio Sunflowers were blooming at Cottell Park in Mason, Ohio, we quickly ventured out to find the seasonal flowers. The field was already filled with people when we arrived. We loved seeing so many people filled with delight from flowers.

Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

Inn at Honey Run: A Hidden Gem in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

We spent this weekend exploring The Inn at Honey Run. This magical Inn is one of Ohio's best hidden gems. The Inn at Honey Run is a boutique resort located in the heart of Amish Country. We spent this weekend enjoying the peace and serenity of this lovely hideaway. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, the Inn features also hiking trails and an open art museum.

Guests can stay in amazing underground "Honeycombs", luxury cottages, or in the beautiful rooms and suites within the Inn. Each room is unique which makes this Ohio resort even more special. Rooms include many complimentary accommodations including homemade Biscotti and bottled water.

The Inn at Honey Run is home to Tarragon Restaurant. They serve award-winning contemporary American cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. We loved that this upscale restaurant was located in our building. On Saturday night we tasted 4 courses - each more delicious than the last. Our favorite dinner dishes were the Chef's Honeycomb (did you know you can eat honeycomb?) and the Foie Gras Risotto!

Our dinner experience was so great that we had to go back for breakfast in the morning.

The restaurant overlooks a beautiful forest which provided entertainment during our meal. We used our "Bird Book" & "Tree Book" to identify the wildlife that greeted us outside of the window during our meal.

The Inn includes several sitting areas with breathtaking views. We spent time listening to the birds, watching the wildlife (including some very sweet local cats), and contemplating the beauty of our state. The Inn is "Adult Only" which we really appreciated due to the peace and quiet it created.

We loved our weekend at The Inn at Honey Run. We are already planning our next trip!

Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

You can follow The Inn at Honey Run on Instagram at @innathoneyrun!

Walking Through Wooster Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Wooster, Ohio is one of our state's cutest towns. We recently explored the downtown Wooster area during our Popup Shop at Sure House Coffee. All of the locals we met were very nice and friendly. We were impressed with how big the downtown area was and how much unique character it had.

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Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

10 Reasons To Visit Yellow Springs Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Yellow Springs, Ohio is a Midwest Gem. Tucked in between local produce fields and natural wonders, this small town is like a dream. Here is a list of our 10 Reasons To Visit Yellow Springs Ohio.

10. Enjoy beautiful waterfalls at Clifton Mills & Glen Helen

 

9. Shop local at unique Ohio businesses

 

8. It's an artists paradise

 

7. The streets are lined with lovely artwork

 

6. See an award winning movie at Little Art Theater

 

5. You can bring the kids!

 

4. Recycling is a priority and even the trash cans are made of art

 

3. Pick up fresh local flowers & produce

 

2. Businesses are welcoming to all people

 

1. It is one of the coolest places in Ohio

There are so many fun things to do in and around Yellow Springs! Make sure to visit John Bryan State Park while you are in the area!

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Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

Studio Tour With Ohio Artist Ellebrux

Rikki Teeters

We were fortunate to get a behind the scenes look at the studio of local artist Ellebrux. Owner, Laura Brooks, was kind enough to allow us to hang out in her Northside Cincinnati studio yesterday afternoon. We are so impressed by this woman's talent. She hand makes everything from jewelry to art and gifts. Make sure to check out our interview with Laura from Ellebrux to learn more about her business and background.

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Ellebrux

Follow @ellebrux on Instagram!

Summer Block Party at The Toledo Museum of Art

Rikki Teeters

One of our favorite spots in Ohio is The Toledo Museum of Art! Last weekend we hosted an Instameet at the Summer Block Party! Thousands of locals gathered behind the art museum to enjoy performances, music, and delicious street food! We loved seeing the community come together to enjoy a summer evening. It was beautiful!

Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

100+ Best Pizza Places in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Photo by Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio

We asked our Instagram followers about their favorite local pizza places! After reviewing over 600 submissions, we complied the top 100 into this handy list. Over the next few months we will be traveling Ohio to taste the Top 10 pizza places that received the most nominations. Without further adieu, here are your top 100+ Best Pizza Places in Ohio!

Akron

  • Luigi’s

  • Guiseppe's

  • Brick Oven Brew Pub

Photo by @megankatch at Jackie O's in Athens, Ohio

Photo by @megankatch at Jackie O's in Athens, Ohio

Athens

  • Avalanche

  • Jackie O’s

 

Austintown

  • Wedgewood Pizza

 

Bay Village

  • Gina’s Pizza

 

Beachwood

  • Noce Gourmet Pizza

 

Beavercreek

  • Beavercreek Pizza Drive

  • Pies & Pints

 

Photo by @nosher_and_the_city at Six Hundred in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Photo by @nosher_and_the_city at Six Hundred in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Bellefontaine

  • Six Hundred

 

Bluffton

  • Luke’s

 

Photo by Wedgewood Pizza in Boardman, Ohio

Photo by Wedgewood Pizza in Boardman, Ohio

Boardman

  • Wedgewood

  • Cocca’s

 

Bowling Green

  • Myles Pizza Pub

  • Polleyeyes

 

Cambridge

  • Wally's Pizza

 

Photo by @ralphfajack at Inner Circle in Canfield, Ohio

Photo by @ralphfajack at Inner Circle in Canfield, Ohio

Canfield

  • Inner Circle

 

Photo by Kraus Pizza in Canton, Ohio

Photo by Kraus Pizza in Canton, Ohio

Canton

  • Italo's

  • Kraus'

  • Pizza Oven

  • Napoli’s

  • Gionino’s

 

Carrollton

  • Crossroads

 

Cedarville

  • Colonial

 

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Chagrin Falls

  • Master’s Pizza

  • Crumb & Spigot

 

Photo by @thesamventures at Fire and Stone Pizzeria in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @thesamventures at Fire and Stone Pizzeria in Chillicothe, Ohio

Chillicothe

  • Fire and Stone Pizzeria

  • Jerry’s Pizza

 

Photo by @atavolapizza in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @atavolapizza in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati

  • Five Buroughs Pizza

  • A Tavola

  • Moriah's Pie

  • Dewey’s

  • LaRosa’s

  • Taglio Pizza

  • Adriatico's

  • Godfather’s

 

Photo by @ohioexplored at Citizen Pie in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @ohioexplored at Citizen Pie in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland

  • Danny Boy’s

  • Sweet Basil

  • Angelo’s (Lakewood)

  • Bruno’s

  • Guido's

  • Romeos

  • Pizza 216

  • Pizza Oven

  • Blaze

  • Bam! Healthy Cuisine

  • Kraus

  • CHA

  • Humble Wine Bar

  • Gillespie's Map Room

  • Vero Pizza

  • Citizen Pie (Collinwood)

  • Vincenza

  • Geraci’s

  • Bar Cento

  • Dante Next Door

  • Tomori's (Lakewood)

  • Edison’s

  • Bono (Upper Arlington)

  • Beerhead Bar

  • Mama Santa's

  • Villa Nova

 

Photo by Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio

Photo by Harvest Pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus

  • Yellow Brick Pizza

  • Bono Pizza

  • Gatto's

  • The Red Brick Tap & Grille

  • Goremade Pizza

  • Harvest Pizza

  • Tommy’s Pizza

  • Terita's Pizza

  • Hounddogs

  • Pizza 101

  • Pizza Primo

  • Mod Pizza

  • Paulie Gee’s (Short North)

  • Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza

  • Local Roots (Powell)

  • Mikey’s Late Night Slice

  • Joseppi's

  • Rubino’s Pizza (Bexely)

  • Rotolo's Pizza

  • Borgata Pizza

  • Adriatico’s

  • Curio

  • Bexley Pizza Plus

 

Cuyahoga Falls

  • Rocco’s

  • Tim’s Pizza

 

Photo by @oldscratchpizza in Dayton, Ohio

Photo by @oldscratchpizza in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton

  • The Flying Pizza

  • Old Scratch Pizza

  • Marion’s

  • Wheat Penny

  • Figlio

  • Joe’s Pizzeria

 

Photo by Mohio Pizza Co in Delaware, Ohio

Photo by Mohio Pizza Co in Delaware, Ohio

Delaware

  • Amato

  • Mohio

  • Gabby's Place Bar and Restaurant

 

Dennison

  • The Dennison Yard

 

Photo by Bahler Street Pizza in Dover, Ohio

Photo by Bahler Street Pizza in Dover, Ohio

Dover

  • Bahler Street Pizza

 

Photo by Depot Pizza and Tavern in Fremont, Ohio

Photo by Depot Pizza and Tavern in Fremont, Ohio

Fremont

  • Depot Pizza

 

Gallipolis

  • Lorobi's Pizza

 

Green

  • Giuseppe’s Pizza

 

Hamilton

  • Chester’s Pizza

 

Photo by 3 Palms Pizzeria in Hudson, Ohio

Photo by 3 Palms Pizzeria in Hudson, Ohio

Hudson

  • 3 Palms

 

Kenmore

  • Regina's

 

Photo by Brimfield Bread Oven in Kent, Ohio

Photo by Brimfield Bread Oven in Kent, Ohio

Kent

  • Brimfield Bread Oven

 

Kenton

  • Michaelangelo’s

 

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Lakeside

  • Sloopy’s Pizza

 

Libson

  • Mary’s Pizza

 

Lima

  • Fat Jack’s Pizza

 

Lithopolis

  • J&R’s Pizza

 

Lorain

  • Yala’s

 

Photo by Pizza Roto in Madison, Ohio

Photo by Pizza Roto in Madison, Ohio

Madison

  • Pizza Roto

 

Photo by Simple Fire Wood Fire Oven in Mansfield, Ohio

Photo by Simple Fire Wood Fire Oven in Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield

  • Simple Fire Pizza

  • Gionino’s

 

Maria Stein

  • Korner Kafe

 

Photo by The Original Pizza Place in Marietta, Ohio

Photo by The Original Pizza Place in Marietta, Ohio

Marietta

  • Smitty’s Pizza

  • The Original Pizza Place

 

Marion

  • Paynes

 

Marysville

  • Benny’s

Photo by Two Cities Pizza Co. in Mason, Ohio

Photo by Two Cities Pizza Co. in Mason, Ohio

Mason

  • Two Cities

Photo by 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg, Ohio

Photo by 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg, Ohio

Perrysburg (Toledo Area)

  • 5th Street Pub

 

Photo by Pizza Cottage in Pickerington, Ohio

Photo by Pizza Cottage in Pickerington, Ohio

Pickerington

  • Pizza Cottage

 

Portsmouth

  • BoneyFiddle Pie Factory

 

Randolph

  • Bob’s Pizza

 

Photo by Cameo Pizza in Sandusky, Ohio

Photo by Cameo Pizza in Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky

  • Cameo Pizza

  • Pizza House

 

Photo by The Hickory Inn in Springfield, Ohio

Photo by The Hickory Inn in Springfield, Ohio

Springfield

  • The Hickory Inn Pizza

  • Bada Bing

  • McMurray’s

 

Stow

  • Luca’s Pizza

 

Struthers

  • Elmton

 

Photo by Park Street Pizza in Sugar Creek, Ohio

Photo by Park Street Pizza in Sugar Creek, Ohio

Sugar Creek

  • Park Street Pizza

 

Sylvania

  • J&G Pizza Palace

 

Photo by Pizza Cat in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by Pizza Cat in Toledo, Ohio

Toledo

  • PizzaPapalis

  • Home Slice Pizza

  • Pizza Cat

  • Inky’s

  • Elbow Room

 

Tremont (Cleveland Area)

  • Edison’s

  • Next Door

 

Photo by Sunrise Pizza in Warren, Ohio

Photo by Sunrise Pizza in Warren, Ohio

Warren

  • Sunrise Pizza

 

Waterford

  • Jukebox Pizza

 

Wellson

  • Pizza Pub

 

Photo by The Village Cornerstone in West Salem, Ohio

Photo by The Village Cornerstone in West Salem, Ohio

West Salem

  • Village Cornerstone Restaurant

 

Westlake

  • Pizza by Robert

 

Wintersville

  • Giannamores

 

Photo by Rox Gastropub in Wooster, Ohio

Photo by Rox Gastropub in Wooster, Ohio

Wooster

  • Coccia House

  • Rox Gastropub

 

Worthington

  • Villa Nova

 

Yellow Springs

  • Haha Pizza

 

Youngstown

  • Nicky’s Pizza

  • Cocca’s

  • Avalon

  • Wedgewood

  • Belleria Pizzeria

  • Uptown Pizza

 

Photo by Russo's Wood Fired Pizza in Zanesville, Ohio

Photo by Russo's Wood Fired Pizza in Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville

  • Russo's Wood Fired Pizza

  • Italian Eatery

 

Did your favorite Ohio pizza place make our list? If not, let us know on Instagram!

 

Findlay Market in Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

One of our favorite places in Cincinnati is the Findlay Market. Located in Over-the-Rhine, Findlay Market is full of diverse culture. Here we can find fresh produce, handmade pastas & breads, exotic spices, and local & international foods all in one location.

Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio
Findlay Market Ohio

Our 5 Favorite Merchants at Findlay Market

1. Bouchard's Pasta

2. Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices

3. J. E. Gibbs Cheese

4. Em's Sourdough Bread

5. Mt. Kofinas Olive Oils

You can learn more about Findlay Market and their local merchants at FindlayMarket.org!

Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

Strolling Through Chillicothe Ohio

Rikki Teeters

The small town of Chillicothe, Ohio will always have a special place in our hearts. Our founder grew up in Southern Ohio and visits her grandmother there often. Chillicothe has changed a lot over the years we have known it but it always keeps it's charming character. Few young Ohioans know that Chillicothe was Ohio's first capital! We recently enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling through Chillicothe.

Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
R Kitchen Chillicothe Ohio
R Kitchen Chillicothe

Explore Ohio with us everyday on Instagram at @OhioExplored!

Candle Making at Manitou Candle Co.

Rikki Teeters

Today we ventured along the Ohio River in Cincinnati to find the cutest little candle shop, Manitou Candle Co.! We had a wonderful time making our own candles during their Weekend Candle Making Workshop! Mantiou is a unique Ohio-based shop that sells their own small batch handmade candles along with beautiful jewelry, accessories and locally made art work.

Our workshop instructor, Alli, explained that at Manitou the candles are labeled by number instead of by name. This allows people to select new scents that they are drawn to instead of scents that they typically select. Manitou has 100 different scents and we got to smell them all! During our class we learned how to make our own Natural Soy Candles! It was a delightful experience and we definitely recommend it!

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