Meal Partners

Our region is known for its abundance of locally produced foods. Check out our list of restaurants, local food markets, farmers markets, a winery and a Bed & Breakfast – all offering the best of our region’s flavors!

Below, look for our rooster to identify businesses that have earned our ‘Something to Crow About’ award for their commitment to select locally sourced foods first for their menus or shelves.

Shade Winery

Athens County’s micro-winery is situated in Southeast Ohio’s Appalachian foothills. Shade Winery is actively reviving old traditions and striving to create new ones.

Crumbs Bakery

Crumbs Bakery is a staple of the Athens, Ohio community, offering a wide range of breads, pastries, pastas and other baked goods.

FullBrooks Café

FullBrooks Cafe offers fair trade organic coffee, specialty espresso drinks, a light lunch and breakfast menu, and delicious desserts.

Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina

Casa Nueva is an innovative, worker-owned cooperative, dedicated to strengthening the environmental, economic and social well being of the community by promoting wholesome products, democratic participation, and responsible business practices.

Village Bakery & Cafe

At Village Bakery & Cafe, the goal is to sustain our community and provide exceptional dining by using locally grown organic vegetables, and eggs, meat, cheese and milk from locally pastured animals.

Athens Farmers Market

Put the faces to your favorite local foods! Meet and support those that devote their time, resources and land to feeding us. Ask them about the varieties of tomatoes they are selling, how to roast that chicken, or how long you can expect that bag of lettuce to last.

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery

Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery prides itself in creating neo-traditional handcrafted artisan ales. Inside each pint, a fusion of American craft brewing creativity and historically sound techniques await your palate.

Burrito Buggy

The friendly employees dish out burritos, tacos, low-fat selections, and ice-cold pop and water.

Lakeside Farmers Market

Head to the Lakeisde Farmers Market for local produce and hand-crafted items This twice-weekly market takes place at storage facility at the turnoff to the Alexander School complex. The vendors use the storage units as store fronts. The Lakeside Farmers Market runs Saturdays and Sundays year-round from 10:00am -2:00pm. Visit Website Location: 6100 School Road, Albany Contact: View

C & E Grocery

Location: 468 Richland Avenue, Athens Phone: 740-592-1555 A local chain of grocery stores that carry many regional and local products.

OMG! Rotisserie

Visit Website Location: 139 Columbus Rd., Athens Contact Information: eat@omgrotisserie.com Phone: 740-447-9598 OMG! Rotisserie specializes in mouth watering, humanely raised chicken, made-from-scratch soul food sides, crisp fresh salads and scrumptious sandwiches. Family-owned and operated, OMG! uses only the highest quality ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Menu favorites include, a five-cheese macaroni and cheese, gumbo and collard greens; made-to-order View

Lui Lui Restaurant

Visit Website Location: 8 Station Street, Athens Contact: 740-594-8905 Since 1994, Lui Lui has offered the Athens area an eclectic fine dining experience using both Eastern and Western culinary influences along with the freshest, most high quality, locally sourced ingredients available. Our team strives for greatness in everything we do from food preparation, to creating a View

Pleasant Hill Vineyards

Sitting on a former horse farm high atop a ridge, Pleasant Hill Vineyards features nine wines for sampling in their tasting room as well as stunning views of rolling pastures and spectacular sunsets. Open year-round.

Herbal Sage Tea Company

Herbal Sage Tea Company uses organic ingredients whenever feasible, and seeks growers with the best quality herbs, teas, and spices from around the world.

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks Inc

ACEnet was incorporated in 1985 by a small group of community members committed to building a healthy regional economy in southeastern Ohio through the growth of locally owned businesses, especially those operated by lower income residents.

Zoë Fine Dining

An exquisite dining experience located not far off the main hustle of Court Street. Enjoy the seasonal menus and half priced drinks during Wine Night and Mixology Night.

Restaurant Salaam

The eclectic menu at Salaam includes traditional and traditionally-inspired dishes from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, North Africa, Thailand, India and Pakistan..

Purple Chopstix

With a menu including soups, salads, curry dishes, crepes, pastas, and more, you’re sure to find something delicious here.

Nelsonville Farmers Market

Every Saturday, May 9 through October 31 stroll through the Nelsonville Farmers Market to purchase the season’s freshest produce, yummy baked goods and a couple of plants for your garden.

The Farmacy

They are a small, independent, but full-service, natural foods grocery store. They feature a wide selection of ethnic, vegetarian, organic, and special-dietary-needs foods.

Kiser’s Barbeque

Kiser’s offers you authentic low & slow hickory pit-smoked barbeque at its finest!

Sol Restaurant & Bar

Imagine yourself in the hottest of Miami hotspots or destination dining in the islands of the Caribbean – that’s Sol.

Avalanche Pizza

Voted the number one pizza joint in Athens for over 5 years running, Avalanche Pizza delivers the finest quality of ingredients on their out-of-the-box pizzas. Gourmet favorites as well as traditional pizzas are available.

Catalyst Cafe

Catalyst caters to all your early morning needs, whether it’s coffee, or freshly made smoothies. Catalyst has what the early riser wants.

Della Zona

The goal at Della Zona is to sustain our community and provide exceptional dining by using locally grown organic vegetables, pastured meats and eggs, farmstead cheeses, and GMO-free ingredients.

The Fluff

C’mon, there’s no better time for dessert… Life is fun. Eat it up.

Lake Hope Lodge

You’ll enjoy their real pit barbeque and smoked meats from the traditional fire pit using pure hickory. Make sure not to miss the striking views and delicious food, be sure to give it a try.

Not Guilty Food Cart

The Not Guilty cart offers healthy food choices with a menu based on what is in season and what is available fresh.