When people come to visit, I love taking them to Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. While the ice cream is surely amazing, what I like most is telling the story behind Jeni's. To me it embodies the Columbus food scene's commitment to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients—and what I love most about this city.
Jeni's business has boomed over the past few years for its focus on unique, artisanal ice cream that is crafted from ingredients sourced at a local creamery and fruit farms. She also released a New York Times best-selling, James Beard Award-winning cookbook so that you can make her delicious ice creams at home.
When you visit, you must make your way to one of seven local shops. No trip to Columbus is complete without it.