Cooking with Columbus

by Erin

Using local ingredients is the best so why not purchase locally made products as well? Here’s a list of wonderful products based right here in Central Ohio and recipes that use them!

Cooking with Columbus, OH - recipes using local products
I am taking a break from sharing a new recipe to instead compile of bunch of recipes from local Columbus, Ohio food bloggers that all use at least one local product. Throughout 2020 I’ve made a conscious effort to support local businesses even more than I already had been. This goes beyond just ordering from my favorite restaurants, but also supporting local products, stores, and services. 

There are a lot of wonderful local products made right here in Central Ohio that I think the entire country should know about. And while this list is only a peek into what is available, I made sure that each featured product is also paired with a recipe by a fellow Columbus Food Blogger.

Don’t live in Central Ohio? Never fear! I have included links for you to purchase these items and have them delivered nationwide. And I’m also giving a gift basket full of these products on Instagram!


The vision of Bellisari’s is togetherness. Their sauces and spreads contain a few secret ingredients for a unique taste, but with a familiar feeling of being surrounded by warmth, stories, delicious smells, memories, and family and friends.  I love that these products can stand alone or be used in a variety of creative recipes. Their recipe list is proof! Order HERE.


Photo credit: The Beard and the Baker

Blues Creek Farm Meats

The inspiration for Bluescreek Farm Meats roots with doing things the old fashioned way: breaking down whole animals and utilizing every piece possible, having freshly made sausages without un-necessary additives, supporting locally raised, grown and produced products, and making decisions based on what is right and good for our bodies, not just the bottom line. They offer local delivery and also have a Cafe, Bakery, Grocery, and Food Truck!


Photo credit: Columbus Food Adventures

Buckeye Vodka

Handcrafted in the Miami Valley, Buckeye Vodka offers quality at a reasonable price, with a clean, smooth taste that is perfect for mixing – they have awards to prove it! Check their website for recipe ideas and store availability


Photo credit: Cuisine & Cocktails

North Market Spices

As the name implies, North Market Spices are found right at the downtown North Market. They are committed to providing not only the highest quality spices, but the best customer service. Their staff is passionate about good food and love sharing their passion with customers. Check their blog for additional recipes and order HERE.


Photo credit: The Beard and the Baker

Olivina Taproom

For more than 10 years, Olivina Taproom has been selling superior products in-house and to some of the nation’s finest restaurants and retail outlets. Their products come from their own groves in southern Spain and are pressed into freshly made oil and vinegar. With more than 60 varieties of oil and vinegar from which to choose, they provide the perfect opportunity to create a delicious and nutritious meal. They even have a cafe menu to really get a taste for their products. Order HERE.


Photo credit: Cuisine & Cocktails 

Root 23 Simple Syrups

Root 23 Simple Syrups is owned by a couple of busy moms who value whole ingredients, real food and quality time with family & friends  They developed this line of all-natural flavor infused simple syrups, with the emphasis on simple, to balance those things they value most. Their inventive flavor combinations lend themselves to crafting delicious drinks with just a couple additional ingredients. They recently outgrew their local manufacturing facility and now produce in Louisville, KY, but they are still based in Columbus, OH! Need more inspiration? Check their recipes. Order HERE.

Pear Rosemary Sparkler 1

Photo credit: The Spiffy Cookie


The passion and inspiration of this Sabauce marinade stems from a deep love of traditional family cooking.  At a young age, Chef Amit Amin recalls watching his mother’s love for cooking and mimicking her in the kitchen. The joy observed from family and friends enjoying her delicious cuisine sparked his initial interest to pursue cooking. While traveling throughout India he indulged in different flavors and tastes, and wanted to infuse flavors that would allow the marinade to incorporate and please the western palate. I think it’s safe to say he succeeded! Find more great recipes using this marinade and order HERE.

Sabauce Chicken & Chickpea Pizza #pizzalife

Photo credit: The Spiffy Cookie

Simple Times Mixers

Empowering everyone to make the highest quality handcrafted cocktails – that is the motto of for Simple Times Mixers. And I have to admit, they nailed it. I use these mixers all the time at home! They are also proud of their central Ohio roots, striving to collaborate and support the community that has brought them to where they are now. Get 10% off your order with code SPIFFY10 – order HERE.

Cranberry Sweet Tea Sangria-1

Photo credit: The Spiffy Cookie

Spritz Sparkling Tea

Are you into refreshing carbonated beverages? Spritz Sparkling Tea is vegan and keto, with no sugar added, and has zero calories. As a female-founded, female-operated company, they also reinvest their success back into the local community with 1% of all sales to support local female-focused nonprofit organizations and gender equality initiatives. Check our their recipes and order HERE.


Photo credit: The Cuisine & Cocktails

Watershed Distillery

Watershed Distillery was founded on the principles of community in 2010, wanting to live in, work in, and contribute to the community in which they grew up. They aimed create spirits that stood apart in quality and character. If you’re ever in the area, stop by and try some of their award-winning gin. You can also take a tour of their distillery or dine at their restaurant. Order HERE.


Photo credit: Tasting with Tina

Woeber Mustard

In 1905, Carl Woeber emigrated from Germany to Springfield, Ohio, and founded Woeber Mustard Company with only a handful of family mustard recipes, expertise in the art of mustard making, and the desire to succeed. Three generations later in 1981, the family owned and operated enterprise grew to be one of the largest suppliers of fresh horseradish and horseradish sauce in the United States. Today, the fourth generation of the family is actively involved in the company, carrying on the family pride and hands-on passion for making the best mustard, vinegar, and horseradish products. Find recipes or order HERE.


Photo credit: Behind the Menu

Yellowbird Foodshed Jam

A Foodshed is the geographic region that produces the food for a particular population. The term is used to describe a region of food flows, from the area where it is produced, to the place where it is consumed, including: the land it grows on, the route it travels, the markets it passes through, and the tables it ends up on. As you probably guessed, the Yellowbird Foodshed focuses it’s efforts on the population of Ohio. Order HERE.


Photo credit: The Beard and the Baker

Other Local Products that Ship Nationwide:

Two years ago: Baked Cranberry Eggnog French Toast

Fice years ago: Homemade Cardamom Pear Sauce

Six years ago: Quiche for One

Eight years ago: Gingerbread Oreo Snowman Truffles

Nine years ago: Jalapeno Cornbread

Ten years ago: Pretzel Rolls

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