Five of Our Favorite Food Districts

When we were pounding the pavement to find great grab-and-go grub, we also came across a handful of dining districts worth a closer look.


Illustration by Jungyeon Roh

Vine Street Between 12th and 14th, Over-the-Rhine
There are at least 18 restaurants in this two-block area, from Taste of Belgium to The Mercer to Panino to Quan Hapa to Kaze. Plus Holtman’s and Graeter’s for dessert.

Dixie Highway (Ohio Route 4), Fairfield
Mexican restaurants and markets—Taqueria Mercado, Panaderia La Mexicana, Las Palmas Supermercado, Carniceria La Preferida, El Valle Verde Market—dot the road that leads to Jungle Jim’s.

Ludlow Avenue from Clifton to Middleton, Clifton
The Dewey’s/Skyline/Graeter’s trifecta, plus Biagio’s Bistro, Ambar India, Habanero, and around the corner on Telford, Brad Bernstein’s Postmark.

Main Street Between Fifth and Seventh, Covington
MainStrasse is hopping, between Bouquet, Otto’s, Lisse Steakhuis, Goodfellas, Frida 602, Zola, Dee Felice, and the Main Street Tavern.

Harrison Avenue, Cheviot
In a one-mile stretch, you’ll find the homey west-side icons Stephens Old Village restaurant, Santorini Family Restaurant, Stone’s Restaurant, and Maury’s Tiny Cove alongside Avocados Mexican Restaurant, N.Y.P.D. Pizza, and Baba’s Shawarma Grill.

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