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Top 15 Foodie Experiences

Here are 15 cool experiences to try if you love food...

Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you love traveling to food destinations and discovering new local restaurants? The best kind of foodie finds do more than just dazzle your tastebuds. They also provide an awesome atmosphere that will have you raving about your dish and your experience. Check out these 15 places and join us in our foodie paradise!

1. The Frost Factory

Frost Factory

Build your own boozy slushies at The Frost Factory. This modern and chic spot serves as a full bar with alcoholic slushies, craft cocktails, fishbowls, and non-alcoholic options as well. You can create your own drink or choose from their creative menu of fresh and seasonal flavors. With DORA access all around Liberty Center, you can also explore the different shops with your beverage. Get some top drink recommendations here.

2. Lulu's Sweets Boutique

Macarons at Lulu's Sweets Boutique

Find incredible custom cakes, devious buttercream cookies, freshly made macarons and more at Lulu's Sweets Boutique in West Chester. Everything is made from scratch with high-quality ingredients and real butter. Even the buttercream icing is completely homemade— and it's amazing! 

3. Chick’NCone

Chick'nCone, Hamilton oHIO

Chicken & Waffles is a staple southern comfort food, combining both sweet and savory flavors for a delicious dish. Chick'NCone has took this combination to a whole new level. They're waffle cones are made fresh in-house, then filled with crispy chicken, and lastly topped with your choice of sauce (my go-to is the Kickin' Ranch!) 

4. Bagel & Deli

Bagel & Deli, Oxford Ohio

One of the most iconic places in Oxford. Since 1975, Bagel & Deli has ben serving customers a huge variety of bagels and sandwiches. With its massive menu, it might take a minute to make a decision. If you're a bit too indecisive for the 90+ options, try your luck with The Lottery and see what one of the bagel experts create for you.

5. Jolly's Drive-In

Jolly's Drive-In, established in 1947, has been around for over 70 years and features one-of-a-kind mouthwatering treats such as chili dogs and burgers, root beer, popcorn, and so much more. Order from the car and have it delivered to your window in classic drive-in style, or opt to dine in!

6. Paris Banh Mi

Paris Banh Mi, West Chester Ohio

Dig into traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches at this new cafe in West Chester. You can also try a wide variety of Vietnamese baked goods and desserts, as well as pre-packaged snacks and boba teas. Paris Banh Mi is a great spot for breakfast or lunch, and gives so many opportunities to try something new. I recommend trying at least three of their specialty desserts!

7. Combs BBQ

Combs BBQ, Middletown Ohio

If you're a fan of BBQ, then this local Middletown restaurant is a must-try. Combs BBQ is known for their slow-craft smoking process; all of their meat is authentically slow-craft smoked with hickory and applewood. Not to mention, the retro and quirky decor is spot on for their fun atmosphere. It's a real local gem, so be sure to stop in to see what all the buzz is about. 

8. Donut Trail

Butler County, Ohio Donut Trail

The Donut Trail is one of the top foodie experiences around. The trail highlights a baker’s dozen locally owned, mom-and-pop donut shops and spans 80 miles, taking approximately 4 hours to complete. Since its start in 2016, over 28,000 people from all 50 states and 23 countries have completed the Donut Trail and earned the Donut Trail t-shirt. 

9. Bubble Tea

Drop in Tea, Oxford Ohio

For those who haven’t had the chance to experience the magic that is boba tea, you have a few options to check out here in Butler County. Regardless of what you know it as— boba tea, milk tea, bubble tea— you can find a variety of fresh flavors and toppings from Drop in Tea in Oxford or Paris Banh Mi in West Chester. 

10. The Jug

The Jug, Middletown Ohio

The classic root beer stand, and nobody does it quite like The Jug. First established in 1932, it is one of the oldest hamburger restaurants in the country and a local icon. Here you can chow down on some American favorites like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries, and of course... delicious root beer floats!

11. Toast & Berry

Toast & Berry

This popular brunch spot has opened its first Butler County location at Liberty Center. Enjoy some awesome mimosa flights and delicious menu options that are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients. They are known for their homemade French Toast that takes a lengthy 24 hours just to prepare!

12. Chubby Bunny Bakery

Chubby Bunny Bakery

Are you a gluten-free foodie? Chubby Bunny Bakery is Hamilton's gluten-free bakery. Even if you are not gluten-free, you will love these baked goods. Baker Allyson Moore started coming up with new gluten-free creations after she discovered she had a gluten allergy. She then started to make things that everybody could enjoy. 

13. Pickle & Pig

Pickle & Pig

Take a trip back to the 1930s at Pickle & Pig, a speakeasy style burger bar. The bar and lounge area provides a cool, relaxing atmosphere for dinner and drinks. The Pickle & Pig menu is full of delicious dishes from charcuterie boards to mouth-watering burgers. Don't forget to pair your meal with a vintage cocktail!

14. Saigon Noodle Bar

Saigon Noodle Bar

Saigon Noodle Bar is a family-owned business specializing in authentic Vietnamese dishes. From curry chicken to pho, milk teas to refreshing lemonades, Saigon Noodle Bar is an excellent lunch and dinner spot. 

15. Cozy's Café and Pub

Cozy's Café

Cozy's Café and Pub has a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere and serves delicious food with a twist. Cozy's is known for their creative cocktails and gourmet dishes. The food is amazing, and their rotating menu continues to keep things lively and fresh.

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