Because soul food isn’t just a cuisine, it’s a nutritional requirement.
When was the last time you had a hot, home cooked meal? For some, that’s an everyday thing, but for more people than you think, it’s a rarity. Some of us have to accept a supper of ready-made pizzas and microwavable chicken tenders every night. It’s really not that bad of a life once you get used to it (*sobs uncontrollably*).
But man cannot live off of easy meals alone. Sometimes you crave something with nutritional value and a little bit of love sprinkled in. That’s when you either beg a friend or neighbor that knows how to cook to make you a meal (I’ve only done it like once) or you track down the nearest soul food joint and you have them whip you up some of the good stuff.
So the next time you feel like you might just die if you have one more packet of Ramen, check out this list of the six soul food restaurants in the city and eat your little heart out.
We’re starting this list off right with one of the best fried chicken places in Columbus. With sides that are beyond legit and a whole mess of wing and fish options, if this soul food joint doesn’t get you to licking your fingers afterward then give it up, you’ll never know joy.
Where: 1828 E Hudson St, Columbus, OH 43211
If you want piping hot soul food that’s meat free, then stop what you’re doing and head to Willowbeez. They’re one of the only vegan soul food spots in town, and they just so happen to be family owned and operated.
Where: 59 Spruce St., Columbus OH, 43215
CJ’s Soul Food isn’t just a restaurant, it also serves as a meeting and community gathering place for lovers of music. Enjoy live music while you eat some of the best soul food you’ll find around.
Where: 1262 E Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43082
Located just south of Downtown Columbus, this soul food creole restaurant has to die for red beans and rice, crawfish etouffee, and cornbread among many things. With a nice friendly service and authentic Louisiana hospitality, you’re sure to feel so at home you might just try and take a nap there after your meal.
Where: 3847 S High St, Columbus, OH 43207
Sometimes the best thing about comfort food is that you can get it when you want it and eat it where ever you want to. You cn get Soul 2 Go’s amazing, flavorful food right to your doorstep without even leaving your house. In fact, it’s only available for pick-up, or delivery, no dine-in.
Where: 1119 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43206
La Glory’s aims to fill customer’s bellies with loving nostalgia in every bite and they hit the mark spot on. You can tell that everything is made using authentic family recipes and fresh ingredients. La Glory’s claims “you can feel the love cooking” just by walking into the joint. One thing’s for sure, anyone who leaves this place doesn’t walk out hungry.
Where: 3350 Allegheny Ave, Columbus, OH 43209