Q is for quinoa



Tuna Poke Grain Bowl from CoreLife Eatery Tim Johnson | Columbus Alive

This South American superfood is synonymous with healthful eating, right? Restaurant ventures selling health-conscious salads, smoothies and grain bowls—many of them with quinoa—have exploded over the last five years. There are fast-casual spots like Rebol and CoreLife Eatery. For a more elevated atmosphere, SOW Plated in Upper Arlington is a go-to destination for kombucha, cold-pressed cocktails, salads, bowls and veggie burgers. One new entry is Australia-based Greenhouse Canteen & Bar, offering plant-based fare like quinoa chili nachos, mushroom burgers and jackfruit tacos. And don’t forget this trio of juice bars ideal for a post-workout breakfast: Alchemy CaféNative Cold Pressed and Zest Juice Co.