How’s the access to grocery stores and food in Cincinnati? Are you going to be able to find things like quinoa and gluten-free pizzas at your local grocery store?
In the suburbs it’s pretty easy to find whatever you need at Kroger. In recent years they’ve really stepped up their health-related offerings; I’m able to buy organic produce, cauliflower crust pizzas and all the kombucha I want. We also have Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Jungle Jim’s, which is a huge international market.
For residents in the business district of Cincinnati, it’s a little tougher. I lived there in 2009 and 2010 and it was a food desert. My husband and I left the city each weekend to visit family in the suburbs and would shop for groceries there as well. As downtown residency increases, I’m noticing more small, independently-owned grocers popping up, though.
Just north of the business district in Over the Rhine is Findlay Market, Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market. This is the best place to go for local produce as well as meat, seafood, poultry, cheese, flowers and ethnic foods. They also host an outdoor market in warmer months.