New sandwiches on summer menu

Park + Vine added a vegan lunch counter Aug. 15, 2011. The menu debuted with smokey potato salad, sesame noodles, cucumber petite, fresh kale, and barbecue sliders, alongside local favorites Blue Oven Bakery and Shadeau Breads. Melissa Cox Howard, who develops the menu and relies on local and seasonal fare, introduced a summer menu Memorial Day 2012. Three new items include an open-faced seitan sandwich named after Jesse Ebaugh of Heartless Bastards, a sandwich wrap and a berry fruit smoothie. Returning favorites include the Rubinator, Missy’s BBQ Sammy Sliders, macaroni and cheese, Hail Caesar and Raw! Raw! kale salad. All items are available gluten-free. Lunch counter is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  • Sandwiches ($6): Jesse Hee Haw (named after Jesse Ebaugh of Heartless Bastards, this savory sandwich is made with Upton’s Naturals BBQ seitan on an open-faced Blue Oven Bakery Froagie topped with organic shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and red onion), It’s a Wrap (ginger hoison baked tofu, carrots, colored peppers, and cabbage with Mae Ploy sauce rolled in a rice wrap), Egghead, Temptress, Rubinator, Missy’s BBQ Sammy Sliders
  • Salads ($7): Bowl of Greens, Hail Caesar
  • Sides ($3): Raw Raw!, Macaroni and Cheese, Baby Bear (side salad), Smoky Potato Salad
  • Varucka Organic Vegan Blueberry Smoothie ($5)

Sandwiches and sides are available after lunch at 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays in our grocery section!


  • Beiersdorfer Orchard (Guilford, Indiana)
  • Idyllwild Farm (Camp Springs, Kentucky)
  • Homestead
  • Kist Garden
  • Lebenstein Farm
  • Martin Hill Farms Ltd
  • Neltners Farm
  • Scott Farms (Findlay Market)
  • Shadeau Breads (Over-the-Rhine)
  • Sunsprout of Cincinnati (South Fairmount)


  • Blue Oven Bakery (Williamsburg)
  • Daisy Mae’s (Findlay Market)
  • Shadeau Breads (Over-the-Rhine)


“…the excellent eco-friendly shop/cafe in Over-the-Rhine (1202 Main St.), recently introduced its summer menu — crafted by another awesome local musician, Melissa Cox Howard (Fairmount Girls) — which includes the Jesse Hee Haw, named for (Heartless Bastard) Mr. Ebaugh.” ― Mike Breen, Cincinnati CityBeat (May 2012)

“…one very green emporium with a vegan lunch counter.” ― Donna Covrett, Cincinnati Magazine (March 2012)

“I had been meaning to try the vegan lunch bar at Park + Vine for some time now. With the sun shining and a meeting that took me to the 1200 block of Main, the stars were aligned. All I can say now is what took me so long? Yum! If the rest of the menu is anything like the ‘Rubinator’ I’m hooked. Granted, the menu is short, but it’s perfect in that it offers items you don’t readily find elsewhere.” ― Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (Feb. 20, 2012)

“There are plenty of restaurants that serve products: factory-prepped, fat filled, giant portions. Better choices? …The café at Park + Vine (1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine) has vegan and vegetarian fare that doesn’t feel like you’re ‘giving up’ anything.” ― Cincinnati CityBeat (Jan. 11-17, 2012)

“…it’s definitely a can’t-miss. Park + Vine puts its money where its mouth is with their new menu. It features local farmers and artisans, like Blue Oven Bakery, Brighid Farms, and Shadeau Bakery. The plates and utensils are all compostable…” ― wine me, dine me (Aug. 30, 2011)

Steve Paszt

Steve Paszt

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