VegNews‘ July/August issue lists its choices for “5 Surprisingly Veg-Friendly Cities,” and Park + Vine in Over-the-Rhine is listed as one of the reasons.
Cincinnati fan Samuel Hartman of Louisville, Kentucky, the fella who wrote the story, understands that much of Park + Vine’s appeal extends beyond it being just a soft spot for vegans and the folks who love them:
The 100-percent vegan general store Park + Vine has veganism, sustainability, and good food down pat. A daily lunch counter features local fare, but Sunday is the real treat, with a brunch menu offering biscuits and gravy, tofu scramble and coffeecake. Plan enough time to check out the rest of the store, which is a resource for everything from bath products to bike parts.
“Cincinnati was one of America’s first real ‘boomtowns,’ and today it excels as a surprisingly vegan-friendly city,” added Hartman.
Hartman gives equal coverage to Loving Hut in Pleasant Ridge, Melt Eclectic Deli in Northside, Myra’s Dionysus in Clifton Heights and Shanghai Mama’s downtown. He recommends additional visits to Contemporary Arts Center, Mt. Airy Forest and Over-the-Rhine.
Cincinnati is listed alongside Anchorage, Alaska; Detroit, Mich.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Pittsburgh, Pa.