Monday, May 10, 2010

The North Market

I frequently drag my husband new places to explore. Needless to say before we went to Columbus I researched some interesting low cost places to visit. The first place on my list was the North Market. If you are ever in Columbus, Ohio.... you need to check this place out!

The North Market is an indoor market full of specialty and gourmet shops. There are 35 different shops under 1 roof and each shop is deliciously different from the other. Its a foodie's dream.

Since we hadnt eaten lunch (and were going out for sushi way later) we decided to try a few things from a couple of the shops and then we bought a couple more things to take home with us. I wish this place wasnt an hour and a half away as I know Id find myself shopping there often.
The first thing I had to have was an ice cream cone from Jeni's splendid ice creams. (see what a good sport my husband is posing with his ice cream cone) I had heard about them by watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate on food network . To begin with they let you try EVERYTHING! (I have a collection of tiny spoons to prove it... and of course I kept said spoons to scrapbook... yes I am a dork, but I digress) .... and when I say everything... I mean everything. I swear I sampled at least 20 amazingly different ice creams. I ended up getting a cone with 3 scoops. Thai Chili, Brown Butter Almond Brickle and Salty Caramel.

We went upstairs to eat our cones. There are tons of tables overlooking the market and there is a cooking school. Boy do I wish I could take a class there.

After we had our ice cream we decided to get a few snacks to take back to the hotel with us. We bought some awesome salsa and tortilla chips from CaJohns, a delicious cheese pack for 2 (for $5) from Curds and Whey, a big bag of Chicago style popcorn (a mix of caramel and cheese corn) from Pam's. .... and on the way out the door some homemade fresh potato chips with bbq sauce to eat in the car. There was SO much more I wanted to buy but we werent going right back to the hotel and the other things wouldnt keep. There were also tons of places to eat right there, but we already had planned on a late dinner out.

Its a VERY cool place! I cant wait til next time Im in Columbus so I can go again!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun time. The ice cream sounds delish!

latte_grande said...

Omg, caramel and cheese popcorn? I've GOT to try that! Sounds like such a cool place. Love that pic of the DH! lol

Susan said...

Hmmm this is probably the only place in Columbus I have not gone. I am going next time or maybe we should pack Aubrey up and head out there for a day trip!