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This is the time of year that we at (614) anxiously await the announcement of our yearly “best of” Columbus reader poll. The floodgates open in anticipation of a torrent of responses to various iterations of a single question: “What is your favorite _______?” From bars and breweries to bands and boutiques, the ColumBest poll [...]
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This is the time of year that we at (614) anxiously await the announcement of our yearly “best of” Columbus reader poll. The floodgates open in anticipation of a torrent of responses to various iterations of a single question: “What is your favorite _______?” From bars and breweries to bands and boutiques, the ColumBest poll is our chance to hear the people speak.

And speak, you did! With 1,119,517 votes, this was our most powerful avalanche of replies yet. In nearly a decade of the best-of-the-best of people, places, products, and services; this is the most voluminous reverberation of rejoinders thus far. Well over 14,000 people told us who their favorite bakery is for 2018. (Congrats, Koko Tea Salon and Bakery!) And over 4,000 of you threw your hat in the ring to vote for the category of “pick-up bar” to let us know that cruising for company is still a thing the Internet doesn’t have absolute control over. (We’re lookin’ at you, Standard Hall.)

So, before we sink into the singularity, and while the people still hold the power, let’s exercise our right to choose the leaders in their fields. The following categories hold triumphant winners, and the excellent runners up in all things Columbus. Keep this copy as a guide to the best places to nosh, slosh and mingle—at least until next year.

 

Food

Booze and Bars

People and Places

Shopping and Services

 

After you’re done reading, party with some of the best of the best on May 21st at Express LIVE! Get all the details, here.

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Best Gyro

The Happy Greek  18.8% of 10,550 votes 2 Lavash 10.4% 3 Greek Express 10.2%
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The Happy Greek 

18.8% of 10,550 votes

2 Lavash 10.4%

3 Greek Express 10.2%

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Best Gyro

The Happy Greek  18.8% of 10,550 votes 2 Lavash 10.4% 3 Greek Express 10.2%
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The Happy Greek 

18.8% of 10,550 votes

2 Lavash 10.4%

3 Greek Express 10.2%

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Best Cajun Restaurant

J. Gumbo’s 29.4% of 9,247 votes As it turns out, you don’t have to be in NOLA to get your hands on some authentic creole cooking, from Po’ Boys and gumbo to their signature crawfish etouffee, a staple in any Louisiana cookbook. (Or, as they call it in the south by its far less appetizing [...]
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J. Gumbo’s

29.4% of 9,247 votes

As it turns out, you don’t have to be in NOLA to get your hands on some authentic creole cooking, from Po’ Boys and gumbo to their signature crawfish etouffee, a staple in any Louisiana cookbook. (Or, as they call it in the south by its far less appetizing name, mudbug stew.)

64 Granville St., Gahanna | jgumbos.com

2 Creole Kitchen 18.2%

3 Gallo’s Kitchen and Bar 17.8%

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