Roundup: New(ish) and upcoming North Market vendors

Nicholas Dekker
Owner Seigo Nishimura at North Market's Satori Ramen Bar

The North Market continues to serve as the city’s hub for new and rising culinary talent. The market has seen some dramatic shifts over the past few years, including a new Executive Director, adjusted hours, the addition of sip-and-stroll shopping and a wave of new tenants. Here’s a look at recently established businesses, as well as a look at what just open, and what’s coming soon.

Satori Ramen Bar

Seigo Nishimura’s Satori Ramen Bar opened at the very end of June, taking the stall recently vacated by Katzinger’s Little Deli. Satori brings the market its first full ramen bar, offering 12 seats from which to slurp bowls of ramen and savor gyoza, kara-age, edamame, chashu buns and more. The eatery posts a new menu daily through social media; judging by early reactions, the ramen bar stands to become a market favorite.

Hoyo’s Kitchen

The market’s next-to-open vendor is Hoyo’s Kitchen. Hoyo’s is an established fast-casual Somali eatery on the city’s northeast side, led by brothers A.B. Hassan and Mohamed Hassan. Hoyo’s features authentic Somali cuisine like sambusas (triangular fried pastries), spongy injera flatbreads and entrees featuring goat, chicken, beef, lamb and seafood. The most recent announcement suggested a grand opening at the end of July. (Read Alive’s review of Hoyo’s Kitchen.)

American Nut Company

The latest announcement, coming just this week, is the addition of American Nut Company in the old North Market Cookware space. Owner Lisa Robitaille has sold her Bavarian-style roasted almonds and pecans at local markets and festivals since 2017; she also operates a stand at Polaris Fashion Place and ran pop-ups at North Market last year. American Nut Company features more than 30 flavors of roasted nuts, as well as popcorn, and is slated to open at North Market later this year.


Mini-Super joined the market in 2018 as a combined produce stand, bodega and health food store. Owner Matt Miner leverages more than 20 years of experience in the natural foods and produce industry to create the colorful stand that greets market customers when they enter the main doorway.

Momo Ghar

This all-star of the Columbus dining scene, which has earned superior local reviews and attention from the Food Network and Food & Wine, among other national outlets, opened a second stall in North Market in late 2017. Now the always-charming Phuntso Lama and her team are able to further share their craveable handmade Nepali and Tibetan dumplings. (Read Alive’s review of Momo Ghar.)