Now more than ever, it’s important that we acknowledge the best of the best here in Columbus: Those who are feeding the hungry, showing community passion in their art and city pride in their athletics.

Best of the Bus is CityScene Magazine’s Annual Reader survey. You nominated. You voted. Now, here are the results!

Thank you to all the participants and winners. You truly make Columbus better, which is why you’re the best. We hope this isn’t your final curtain call, but for now, take a bow.

Editor’s Note: Formatting has been adjusted and information added or omitted to provide clarity on the Grove City-area winners.

Best Volunteer Experience 

Amidst the pandemic, Mid-Ohio Foodbank was working tirelessly to provide meals during a time when it was essential for a lot of families. During the first few months of the COVID-19 outbreak, the increase in demand heightened. By March, the Foodbank had donated 6 million pounds of food.

Previously, the Foodbank was set up so people could come in and shop for what they liked, so operations had to change quickly. Volunteers quickly transitioned to a no-touch, drive-thru model. It’s just one of the ways the Foodbank is working to stay open and stay healthy.

Best Suburban Festival 

Arts in the Alley, Grove City

Best Drink-Themed Festival

Heart of Grove City Wine & Arts Festival

Experience & Style

Best Farmers’ Market

The Grove City Farmers Market impressed the rest with peaches, homemade jellies and sweet corn on the cob. It’s not a surprise that the market has been around for over 25 years.

An honorable mention has to be the Worthington Farmers Market, for its transition into a contact-free drive-thru experience. The market encouraged shoppers to preorder from vendors online and then pick up their goods the day of!

Best Boutique 

The Farm Table on 62

Best Local Pizzeria 


Grove City represents this category, with Tammy’s Pizza and Zamarelli’s Pizza Palace too close to call. Taste both on the Grove City Pizza Trek, a guide through the cheesiest, sauciest, meatiest pies in the area.

Best Bakery 

Capital City Cakes