They can come doused in butter, covered in caramel or saturated with cheese. And that’s just for starters.
Yes, popcorn is a versatile treat with versions available for each of our cravings.
And on National Popcorn Day, we want to help you celebrate with the best our city has to offer.
Check out our suggestions below and get to snacking, Columbus.
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Originally located on 1500 Bethel Rd., Al’s recently opened a second location at the Hilliard Center Street Market at 5354 Center St. Family owned since 1985, Al’s features over 65 flavors of popcorn, including gluten-free and vegan options. We’re particularly curious about the Bubble Gum and Cheeseburger flavors.
Located at 1500 Polaris Parkway, Doc Popcorn’s proprietary blends include Apple Crisp, Confetti Popcorn, Dill Pickle, Sugar Cookie Crunch, and more. Bonus: It’s available for home delivery.
Pam started her business at the North Market and now owns a facility at 955 E. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna. Although she now has a cafe and mini-market, Pam hasn’t abandoned popcorn. Among her everyday flavors are Painful Purgatory Pepper (Come up with a better name, we dare you.), Lavender, S’mores and Vanilla Butter Cake.
With origins in Bluffton, Shirley’s has grown to establish a rather large footprint in Ohio. You can find her at 15 N. State St. in Westerville, with classic flavors such as Buckeye, Theatre Style, and Caramel Nut Cluster.
Owner and creator Leah has a plethora of savory and sweet flavors of popcorn available via her home-based business. We weren’t exaggerating with the word plethora, either. In addition to the typical varieties such as caramel and butter, Leah also has fruit flavors like Blueberry Cheesecake and Fruity Orange Blast, as well as Hot Buffalo and Cheesy Sour Cream and Onion
If you’re really craving some authentic, movie-style popcorn, get yourself to the Grandview Theater, which is offering free popcorn all day, Jan. 19.
Did we miss your favorite place for popcorn? Share it with us in the comments below.