I am ashamed to say that as someone who has lived their whole life in Northeast Ohio, I have never been to the historic German Village area of Columbus, so when my sister-in-law suggested we come down for the German Village food tour I happily replied "Yes!"
The charming and lovingly restored German Village makes for a beautiful walk. Our guide Julie was both knowledgeable and humorous in her descriptions of the various neighborhoods we walked through and of the restaurants we visited. Our first stop was at the famous Schmidt's German restaurant. I know, you are probably thinking "oh, they sampled schnitzel or german potato salad or other german delicacy", but you would be wrong. One of the things that Schmidt's is famous for is their cream puff which is featured at the Ohio State Fair. We were lucky enough to each get a miniature version of this delicious pastry to start off the tour. Our next stop was elegant Lindey's with it's white table cloths and copper table tops. We were treated to pot stickers, flat bread pizza and an assortment of breads. After having our fill of the delicious food, we were taken on a tour of the restaurant and given a little history of the owner and the building. We walked by the patio and bar that I would have lingered over all day if we had the time. I hope I get a chance to go back and experience it properly. Our next stop was the famous Katzinger's deli with their quintessential pickle barrels. It is everything a neighborhood deli should be. I could have left there with my arms full, but we still had a lot of walking to do. Another stop for a later date. Next stop Pistacia Vera for macaron , their cases were full of mouth watering french pasteries. It was like stepping into a french bakery. Then on to G Michael's for more history on the wonderful brick building and roasted tomato with applewood smoked bacon, basil aioli and champagne vinaigrette on their little terrace. Our final stop was Barcelona for sangria and paella along with a very informative talk by the owner of the colorful history of the building and it's occupants over the years. We exited the restaurant through their award winning patio. This tour takes approx. 4 hours and is well worth the time and is a great way to spend a day.
In my rush to devour my cream puff from Schmidt's I forgot to take a picture first, but the rest of our "bites" are all pictured.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.