1. Babushka Pierogies

Babushka Pierogies produces handmade pierogies and other Eastern European foods. All of our products are made with all-natural ingredients, using recipes handed down through our family over the generations.

Tasting Dish: Potato Cheddar Pierogi

Contact: Sarah Dvorak, BabushkaPierogies@gmail.com

 

2. Smiley's Bayou

Smiley's Bayou is a catering company and soon-to-be restaurant that serves signature soups and sandwiches. The Bayou (different states and/or countries) is a mixture of Cajun, French, Jamaican, Italian, African and Southern dishes that connect people from all over the world to one environment. This connection puts a global twist on cookery allowing other cultures to savor meals that remind them of home.

Tasting Dish: Sandwich - Hot Dog Cuban; Soup - Cuban Black Bean Soup or Gram's Seafood Gumbo

 Contact: Diane Sharp, smileysbayou@cinci.rr.com 

 

3. Bonafide Health & Fitness

Bonafide Health & Fitness consists of Personal Fitness Training and Healthy Meal Prep. We provide meal prep services to those in need of hep with nutrition for weight loss or management. We also provide meal prep for those on a tight busy schedule that don't have time to cook, don't like grocery shopping, or don't know how to prepare healthy meals. Out website allows them to order meals for the week, pick them up and have them ready to go.

Tasting Dish: Salmon & Rice Bowl

Contact: Brandy McCaster, bonafidehealthfitness@gmail.com

 

4. Grind on the Rhine

Grind on the Rhine is a farm fresh sandwich food booth open on weekends at Findlay Market. We make local, fresh grinders with a focus on slow roasted meats, artisan breads and cheese, topped with local produce, together, with the history of the classic street car.

Tasting Dish: Grilled Chicken, Mushroom/Eggplant Bruschetta with Sundried Tomato Aioli and Provolone Cheese; side of Sweet & Purple Potato Saratoga Chips 

Contact:  Tyler Retyi-Gazda, retyigazda@live.com

 

5. The Arepa Place

The Arepa Place serves authentic, South American arepas (corn pancakes) on weekends at Findlay Market. The arepas are made from freshly hand-ground corn, grilled, then filled with traditional preparations of meats, beans, vegetables and toppings. Each arepa also comes with one of our signature sauces.

Tasting Dish: Arepa with Chicken, Beans, Cheese & Plantain

Contact: Isis Arrieta-Dennis, arepas.arrieta.dennis@gmail.com

 

6. The Healing Kitchen

The Healing Kitchen is a small batch, made from scratch brand of food. We acquire only the highest quality of ingredients from local farmers and suppliers. All of our food is organic, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and non-GMO. The Healing Kitchen is starting with the following food products: Fermented Vegetables and Flaxseed Crackers (vegan).

Tasting Dish: Rosemary Flaxseed Cracker with Sundried Tomato Cashew Cheese topped with Fermented Vegetables

Contact: Tiffany Wise, wiseroad8@gmail.com

 

7. Jenn's Hot Tamale

Jenn's Hot Tamale features a variety of handmade tamales, including vegetarian, vegan, and meat, as well as seasonal Mexican hot chocolate. 

Tasting Dish: Mini Chicken Tamale

Contact: Jennifer Wulffen, jennshottamale@gmail.com  

 

8. Two Women and An Oven

Two Women and An Oven is a catering business that specializes in preparing daily meals for busy families and senior citizens, as well as specialty sweets such as cakes, pies and candy.

Tasting Dish: Roasted Salmon, Pasta, Sweet Potato Casserole

Contact: Katie Lindsay, flygirl@zoomtown.com

 

9. Deco

Deco is a new family-owned business with roots in an old family tradition. We specialize in artisanal soufflés made with locally-sourced ingredients. Our family has taken this classic French dish and made it unique and versatile, serving them by the slice or as an entire roll, and accompanied by a rich and savory cream sauce drizzled on top. The recipes have been a long-guarded family secret enjoyed by over 3 generations, but we are now ready to share them with the world.

Tasting Dish: Spinach & Ham Soufflé with Mushroom Sauce

Contact: Lauren Bradley, info@decocincinnati.com

 

10. Just Jerks Food Truck

Just Jerks is a food truck serving Caribbean jerk chicken paired with Jamaican rice, as well as tortillas and sandwiches.

Tasting Dish: BBQ Jerk Chicken Sliders

Contact: Alicia Colvard, info@thatsjerk.com

 

11. My Momma's Kitchen

My Momma's Kitchen specializes in gourmet cake in a jar, lovingly baked with no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes. We have a variety of fan favorites including Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake, Sweet Southern Coconut Cake, and more! Each cake is made with all-natural fruits and cocoas, creating a uniquely rich and decadent dessert experience. At My Momma's Kitchen, there's a taste of home in every bite.

Tasting Dish: (1) Strawberry Shortcake, (2) Luscious Lemon, (3) Dark Chocolate Pudding Cake, (4) French Vanilla

Contact: Naimah Spencer, info@dineatmmk.com

 

12. Queen City Cupcakes

Queen City Cupcakes is a Cincinnati based in-home "cupcakery" that specializes in simply designed, delicious, and high quality cupcakes that are made to order.

Tasting Dish: (1) Mini Green Tea & Honey Cupcakes, (2) Mini Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Contact: Alexa O'Connell, queencitycupcakescincy@gmail.com