Here are 10 cool experiences to try if you love food...
Do you consider yourself a foodie? Do you love traveling to food destinations and discovering new local restaurants? The best kind of foodie finds do more than just dazzle your tastebuds. They also provide an awesome atmosphere that will have you raving about your dish and your experience. Check out these 10 places and join us in our foodie paradise!
Build your own boozy slushies at The Frost Factory. This modern and chic spot serves as a full bar with alcoholic slushies, craft cocktails, fishbowls, and non-alcoholic options as well. You can create your own drink or choose from their creative menu of fresh and seasonal flavors. With DORA access all around Liberty Center, you can also explore the different shops with your beverage. Get some top drink recommendations here.
This chocolate shop offers the most delicious artisan chocolates and truffles. Local chocolatier, Karma, makes her beautiful chocolate creations with incredible detail and creativity. You'll find treats like homemade truffles, fudge, Rice Krispies, caramels and so much more. Karma is always busy creating new chocolate confections, so check out her Facebook page to see the latest.
Chicken & Waffles is a staple southern comfort food, combining both sweet and savory flavors for a delicious dish. Chick'NCone has took this combination to a whole new level. They're waffle cones are made fresh in-house, then filled with crispy chicken, and lastly topped with your choice of sauce (my go-to is the Kickin' Ranch!)
One of the most iconic places in Oxford. Since 1975, Bagel & Deli has ben serving customers a huge variety of bagels and sandwiches. With its massive menu, it might take a minute to make a decision. If you're a bit too indecisive for the 90+ options, try your luck with The Lottery and see what one of the bagel experts create for you.
The Secret Shake Society is back for the summer! Every two weeks throughout the summer, we feature a limited edition milkshake from one of our local businesses— but it's a SECRET! The flavorful details are only delivered to members via email. The shakes are only available for two weeks and then never on the menu again... so join now to get all the flavorful details.
Dig into traditional Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches at this new cafe in West Chester. You can also try a wide variety of Vietnamese baked goods and desserts, as well as pre-packaged snacks and boba teas. Paris Banh Mi is a great spot for breakfast or lunch, and gives so many opportunities to try something new. I recommend trying at least three of their speciality desserts!
If you're a fan of BBQ, then this local Middletown restaurant is a must-try. Combs BBQ is known for their slow-craft smoking process; all of their meat is authentically slow-craft smoked with hickory and applewood. Not to mention, the retro and quirky decor is spot on for their fun atmosphere. It's a real local gem, so be sure to stop in to see what all the buzz is about.
The Donut Trail is one of the top foodie experiences around. The trail highlights a baker’s dozen locally owned, mom-and-pop donut shops and spans 80 miles, taking approximately 4 hours to complete. Since its start in 2016, over 28,000 people from all 50 states and 23 countries have completed the Donut Trail and earned the Donut Trail t-shirt.
For those who haven’t had the chance to experience the magic that is boba tea, you have a few options to check out here in Butler County. Regardless of what you know it as— boba tea, milk tea, bubble tea— you can find a variety of fresh flavors and toppings from Drop in Tea in Oxford, Lil Cuppa Tea in Liberty Center, or Paris Banh Mi in West Chester.
The classic root beer stand, and nobody does it quite like The Jug. First established in 1932, it is one of the oldest hamburger restaurants in the country and a local icon. Here you can chow down on some American favorites like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries, and of course... delicious root beer floats!
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