Interested in exploring the newest businesses to open in Columbus? From a smoothie spot to an independent bookstore, read on for a rundown of the newest spots to arrive recently.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Stop by 8928 Lyra Drive in Polaris and you'll find Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a new spot to score smoothies, juices and sandwiches. So far, the new business has scored two five-star reviews on Yelp.
This new location features dine-in with free Wi-Fi, carry out and catering services. The menu offers a wide variety of healthy to decadent smoothies.
Craving a healthy superfood smoothie? Try the Detox Island Green with an Energizer supplement. In the mood for something super sweet instead? Indulge in the Mocha Madness or the Peanut Butter Cup.
The food menu serves up traditional sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, quesadillas and bowls, in addition to a kids' menu with both sandwich and smoothie options.
Yelper James I. raved, "I got the Island Green smoothie and it was delicious. It has kale, spinach, mango and banana. I got the buffalo wrap, which was a good option for a quick lunch."
Wander over to 1011 W. Fifth Ave. in Tri-Village and you'll find Pokeworks, a new sushi bar, offering poke, salads and more. With 4.5 stars out of 35 reviews on Yelp, this new business is off to a great start.
According to the business's website, Pokeworks is "inspired by sustainable, seasonal and natural ingredients," and the menu features items with a Hawaiian flair after the owners made many trips to Hawaii and decided to invite the rest of the country to share in the flavorful concoctions found there.
Customers are encouraged to "Poke Your Way" by choosing a base (either bowl, burrito or salad) and then adding protein (salmon, tofu, chicken and more), mix-ins (try cilantro or orange slices), flavor (maybe ginger or wasabi?), toppings (avocado and sesame seeds are options) and crunch, such as macadamia nuts or wonton crisps.
Yelper Vy D. left this stellar review: "I love that there are so many choices and options to choose from that you may make hundreds of different combinations! I will definitely come back, it wowed me."
A Victorian Village newcomer, Prologue Bookshop is a bookstore that's located at 841 N. High St. This new spot has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood, with four stars out of five Yelp reviews.
Open seven days a week, Prologue values "the power of reading and literature and the connections that come with being a local bookstore in a global world."
In addition to offering all of the latest best sellers, customer favorites and hard-to-find reads, the bookstore holds several monthly book clubs. So far, it has launched the Reading All Together Book Club.
Yelper Katie R. shared, "Prologue is a cozy bookstore with a great selection. It's perfect for browsing and finding something unexpected."
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