German Village

A Day In The Life

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It’s the most perfectly imperfect village in all of Columbus. Take a walk through it’s streets and you’ll notice a common theme– picturesque brick homes, bumpy brick roads and luscious gated gardens. Full of character but small in stature, no structure stands more than three stories tall. Initially platted in 1814 and developed between 1840-1914 it was settled mainly by German immigrants and was referred to as “The Old South End”. A boom in German immigration soon led to a flourishing community. John McGowan, an American Revolutionary veteran claimed 328 acres of land and sold tracts of land as more immigrants arrived. And so it was coined, German Village.

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It’s the perfect Sunday morning scene, Native Cold Pressed was founded in 2014 by two yoga enthusiasts and was born from their love of yoga, juice, holistic living and community involvement. Featuring the feather, the logo represents taking flight and endless opportunity. From juice, to bites, to bowls their menu offers something for everyone. Better yet, all their juices are 100% raw and never pasteurized with 3-5 lbs of produce per bottle. Happy juicing friends.

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Further feeding our plant addiction, STUMP Plants has become a regular hangout. After the hype of succulents and Pantone’s release of the color choice greenery, it’s no wonder plants are on the rise. From succulents, ficus, cacti, to tropical they have a plant that’s perfect for you. If you feel like your green thumb is lacking, let them green your confidence with a plant education. Local to their roots, over 90% of their wares are handmade by artists and manufactured here in Ohio. Purify your air, improve your mood, adopt a plant.


One hasn’t experienced German Village without stopping at The Book Loft. What was once a Pre-Civil War building and a nickelodeon cinema, The Book Loft has 32 rooms of bargain books. Like a maze, embark on the challenge and follow the signs to see all 32.


To satisfy a sweet tooth Pistacia Vera will not disappoint. Specializing in brunch, pastries, macarons and desserts... choosing just one will be a difficult feat. For every creation there is a process, a beauty and a moment to savor. This dessert destination believes that life’s smallest enjoyments can make life immeasurably better. Sit on the patio and enjoy a classic eclair, a pistachio strawberry dacquoise or choose from 12 macaron flavors.


Our last stop was to one of the most widely known restaurants in all of German Village, Lindey’s. Voted as one of Columbus’ Top Ten restaurants for the past 18 years, Lindey’s offers a white tablecloth dining experience. The restaurants design features original artwork, bentwood chairs and polished brass railings. With four private dining rooms it’s perfect for hosting events or gatherings. Enjoy their signature bruschetta paired with their delicious crab cakes or go for a classic burger.


Whether you’re visiting to shop, dine, or stroll, enjoy the perfectly imperfect collections that make the village the best place to call home.


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