The Top 10 Fast Casual Restaurants of 2021

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Fast Casual Restaurants of 2021Photo by Lillian Dent for Columbus Underground.
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Fast casual restaurants were all the rage before the coronavirus pandemic took hold. And their popularity has only grown in the two years since, as their affordable and quick menus allowed for an easy transition to pickup and delivery services.

When we asked our readers this year to name their favorite fast casual spot, they picked Brassica for the third year in a row. The restaurant launched in 2015 from the creators of the Northstar Café and quickly gained a following for their high quality ingredients, slow-cooked meats and roasted vegetables.

Today, Brassica has four Central Ohio locations in The Short North, Easton Town Center, Bexley and Upper Arlington with a fifth location in Shaker Heights near Cleveland. The accessibility makes it easy for fans to pick up one of their signature bowls, salads or pitas on a regular basis.

For more information, visit www.brassicas.com.

Top 10 Fast Casual Restaurants in Columbus:

  1. Brassica
  2. Piada
  3. Bibibop
  5. Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace
  6. Hot Chicken Takeover
  7. Agapé Mediterranean
  8. REBoL
  9. Hoyo’s Kitchen
  10. Afra Grill

Flashback: Best Fast Casual of 2020 — Brassica
Flashback: Best Fast Casual of 2019 — Brassica
Flashback: Best Fast Casual of 2018 — Piada

Note: Our “Best of 2021″ lists are published as the results of our annual Reader Survey Poll.

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