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Made-from-scratch diner cuisine crafted with locally procured ingredients, such as vegetarian sloppy joes and bacon cheeseburgers

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$10 for $20 Worth of Diner-Style Local Cuisine

The menu includes sandwiches such as the StuDaBurger, made with hormone-free beef, house-cured bacon, and cheddar cheese ($11), and the Cuban-OH, pork shoulder and ham with baby swiss cheese on house-baked bread ($10).


At Knead—named Best New Restaurant 2010 by _Columbus Monthly_—the cooks toss salads with lettuce just plucked from the ground and fry eggs straight from the farm. Valuing farm-fresh ingredients, husband-and-wife team Krista and Chef Rick Lopez based their diner-style eatery's menu on ingredients available in Ohio. Rick and his team rotate in selections of sandwiches depending on the ingredients available from their area suppliers, which include local and specialty farmers and vendors and the nearby North Market. Year-round offerings include Grandwiches, which are embraced by house-baked bread and stuffed with locally procured morsels, such as pork shoulder and ham in the Cuban-OH and hormone-free beef and house-cured bacon in the KneaDaBurger.

The restaurant's commitment to local ingredients extends to its specialty drinks and desserts, all of which are made in-house. The sweet selections include oatmeal cream pie—made with from-scratch oatmeal cookies—and cork-size double-chocolate brownie bites, which give nibblers a sugar rush just long enough to say "cork-size double-chocolate brownie bites" three times fast.

Customer Reviews

The food is a little expensive ($3 for a side to go with a sandwich that already costs ~$12 seems a tad high) but at least you can feel good about supporting local farms and businesses.
Oliver B. · March 14, 2013
Good food and friendly waitress
Michael P. · February 28, 2013
Excellent! I love the fact that the food is from local businesses/farmers and all fresh, real food.
Angie S. · February 8, 2013

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