Al's Delicious Popcorn makes more than 60 varieties of gourmet popcorn including jalape?o, mango, and white cheese and garlic. Each hand-prepared serving comes in a bag or tin, which come in several sizes, and the vanilla-butternut flavor comes in a number of colors to show support for causes and teams.
Among its accolades and titles, Weiland's has also been known for more than 40 years as the "Ultimate Meat Market" ever since the bar by that name closed down due to unshakable shame. Get your Henry the Eighth on during the summer grilling season with a fresh capon and accompany it with local cheeses such as Oakvale Gouda (produced about an hour away in London) or Ohio Blue Jacket Dairy's array of plain and flavored fromages. You can also buy local with Daisyfield pork from Sandusky or Weiland's very own salmon sausage. Otherwise, liven up your next summer cookout or paper-doll picnic with a selection of up to 25 kinds of fresh fish—including yellowfin tuna, certified organic salmon, domestic swordfish, and hand-cut catfish—and a side of fresh-baked bread or one of the seasonal pies from Columbus's own Just Pies. Gourmet groceries such as jellies, jams, chutneys, and sauces from Stonewall Kitchens, French lemonades, Madhouse Munchies, Talenti gelato, and more add a sophisticated touch to an unaccompanied cheese plate or barren hot dog. Prices and specials vary, but a recent special offered St. James Smokehouse smoked salmon in six all-natural flavors (including lemon, garlic, honey, and pastrami) for $7.35, with a pound of Genoa salami going for $4.99 at the deli.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory, pronounced just like the chocolate factory it's named after, exemplifies chocolate craft by freshly preparing all of its decadent morsels on site and out of the highest-quality ingredients. The Schakolad world is one in which strawberries enjoy a casual bath in chocolate streams and one-bite truffles dress themselves in polite paper ruffles under the meticulous eye of trained chocolate artists. A boutique experience greets all customers with sweetly arranged displays of assorted candies. Though not included in today's Groupon, Schakolad also offers a chocolate tour, including a movie and hands-on sweet-making.
Tensuke Market opened in 1990 as a small neighborhood Japanese grocery story and today has become a familiar and successful business. They are well known for their wide assortment of Japanese foods, wine, sake, cookware, and grocery items. They feature fresh fish and delicious sushi made daily and provide a fun shopping experience in a clean, friendly atmosphere. The Tensuke Express Café serves tempura, curry rice, udon noodles, chicken teriyaki and many other delicious dishes. The café provide fast Japanese food in a casual setting that is fairly priced. They have a small dining area with big screen TV’s and a 400-gallon aquarium in the middle of the room. They have daily specials that run seven days per week and offer take-out food.
Fresh fare can be found at Fish Guys, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. For comfortable outdoor service, Fish Guys sets up a seasonal patio. Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Fish Guys' Spruce St business provides visitors with valet parking.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Fish Guys is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
For tasty Mexican fare, Columbus' La Michoacana Mexican Market is hard to top. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because La Michoacana Mexican Market's menu does not offer low-fat options. Noise levels at the restaurant can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night.
For the tastes of La Michoacana Mexican Market from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Or, take your food to-go.
Thrifty eaters will also love La Michoacana Mexican Market's prices, which are generally below $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at La Michoacana Mexican Market.