A white square plate on a table filled with greens, little toasty looking brownish balls, squash and red slivers of food

Roasted vegetables, butternut squash, cauliflower, and sunflower sprouts. (E.Flynn 2018) 

If you are seeking authentic Italian fare bursting with flavor, Z Cucina of Grandview is absolutely one of my top recommendations to take your date, family or colleagues for a fantastic fine dining experience. They enthusiastically welcomed our vegan party offering a dietarily diverse menu and have wowed me with their culinary creations. Think whole foods, 100% plant-based options packed with nutritionally dense and delicious sauces, and balsamic reductions. I had a seasonal squash and cauliflower dish, a light, refreshing salad with sprouts and pine nuts, as well as a pasta with spinach, artichokes, basil, and tomatoes. Their traditional Italian bread is also vegan-friendly. Z Cucina is definitely on the docket for a future Columbus Vegan Meetup.

Spring into action and connect with the Columbus vegan community this month! It’s All Natural Market has two events. On Saturday, March 3rd at 1pm, Henry’s Vegan Treats will be at the market located at 1360 Cherry Bottom Road in Gahanna. On Saturday, March 24th, there will be a Spring Pop-Up Market at the Ching Ter Maitreya Temple located at 2891 E. Dublin Granville Road in Columbus featuring over a dozen vegan vendors and a vegan Easter egg hunt at 1pm for the kids. I will be a panelist for the OSU “Food For Thought: A Discussion on Food Animal Production” that is happening on Thursday, March 22nd from 7-8:30 pm at Hitchcock Hall, room 131, on OSU's main campus.


 Z Cucina


Location: 1638 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212

Open Mon-Sat: 5pm-10pm, Closed Sundays