First look: Heirloom

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Heirloom, the latest incarnation of the Wexner Center cafe, opened for breakfast and lunch yesterday. I stopped by to check out the wholesome, local-leaning menu for lunch today. The small collection of salads and sandwiches is expected to change up pretty frequently, and breakfast is served all day--a nice touch.

I was planning on getting a salad, but then I saw the Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey sandwich on the menu. So I ordered that. It's served on really great baked-in-house bread--dense and crusty and perfectly toasted. The peanut butter's nice and crunchy, and the bananas are fresh and sliced thick. Overall very good.

Also couldn't pass up the Butternut Squash Guacamole, a fall-feeling snack served with crunchy pita chips. There's no avocado in this guac, but instead squash is blended with onions, garlic, olive oil and spices. I looooove butternut squash, and really liked this treatment.

Heirloom is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Here's a look at the rest of the menu:


Eye-opener Burrito: wheat tortilla, eggs, potatoes, chorizo, cheddar, $7.25

Quiche: Lorraine, Spinach & Feta or Quiche of the Day, $4.50

Egg Sandwich: on house-baked wheat sourdough with cheddar, $4.50 (add bacon or sausage, $1.50)

Homemade Granola & Yogurt, $6



The Leafy Green: mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, parmesan croutons, $6

The Chopped Salad: romaine, turkey, bacon, blue cheese, apple, toasted walnuts, honey herb vinaigrette, $8.50

Southwest Chicken Caesar: romaine, sweet corn, jicama, pepitos, tortilla strips, parmesan, lime & coriander caesar dressing, $8.50

Spirugula: spinach, arugula, cranberries, toasted pecans, goat cheese, red wine vinaigrette, $8

The Big Salad: mixed greens, arugula, pasta, broccoli, sunflower seeds, raisins, carrots, cucumbers, while balsamic & maple vinaigrette, $8.25


Gila Monster: turkey meatloaf, green chili, pepper jack cheese, Southwest aioli, $9

Peanut Butter, Banana & Honey: crunchy peanut butter, banana, honey on toasted house-baked bread, $5.75

The Luna Vegan Burger: lettuce, tomato, pickle, $8.75

Heirloom at the Wexner Center

1871 N. High St., Campus