Columbus Monthly’s Best of Columbus 2022: Food, Arts, Sports, Shopping and More

Tasty treats, inspiring art, cool boutiques and 150-plus other things to love about our region

Columbus Monthly staff
Best of Columbus 2022

Let the scavenger hunt begin. After two years of pandemic restrictions, Columbus residents are once again exploring the city, eager to find the best it has to offer. Our annual superlative roundup serves as a road map for those rediscovering the region, showcasing more than 60 inspiring people, bold ideas, delicious eats, cool boutiques and more. Plus, don’t forget 98 top picks from Columbus Monthly readers. Happy hunting.

Contributors: Erin Edwards, Chris Gaitten, Dave Ghose, Suzanne Goldsmith, Emma Frankart Henterly, Brittany Moseley, Peter Tonguette and Scott Woods

Around Town

Editors’ Picks for What’s Happening Around Town

Meeting the Moment: How Harry Miller and Three Others Stepped up 

Five Standout Substack Writers from Central Ohio

My Favorite Thing: from Dee Haslam, Andrew Kinsey and Three Other Notables 

Test Your Knowledge of Ohio’s Redistricting Mess

Arts & Entertainment

Editors’ Picks for Arts & Entertainment: Van Gogh, Thurber House, Opera Columbus and More

Author Hanif Abdurraqib’s Endless Love

Food & Drink

Editors’ Picks for Food & Drink

Ohio’s Tastiest Strawberry Ice Cream

Why Ginger Rabbit is an Ideal Romantic Date Spot

Goods & Services

Editors’ Picks for Goods & Services: Tiki Botanicals, Prologue Bookshop and Other Worthy Choices

The Brass Hand’s Amazing Desert-Inspired Fare

Our Favorite Outrageous Finds at Easton’s Luxury-Brand Stores


Editors’ Picks for Sports: Ohio State, the Blue Jackets, UA Soccer and More

Sherrod Brown vs. Mike DeWine: Clash of the Elected Baseball Fans

Readers’ Poll Results

Favorite food, drink, shopping, art, Central Ohio personalities and more

The Best of Columbus 2022 package appears in the July 2022 issue of Columbus Monthly.