So you’re waddling around High St., bundled up in your parka with mittens up to your elbows, trying desperately to find a place to eat that sounds appetizing. How many times can you eat lunch in the same three restaurants without wanting to give up? Plus, if you have a dining plan, your options become tired very fast. This new year, challenge yourself to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. Here are a few new-to-you lunch options that won’t break the bank.
2118 N. High St.
Diaspora boasts their authentic Korean cuisine. It’s easy to find Chinese or Japanese food throughout Columbus, however you don’t need to look any further than the University District to chow down on Korean dishes.
Cornerstone Deli & Café
3296 N High St.
Can’t decide between a sandwich, bagel, sushi, or rice bowl? This eclectic shop on the northside of High St. provides you with a whole array of options at fair prices and great quality.
740 N High St.
Chances are you’ve probably heard about or eaten at Shake Shack before. However, the chain restaurant recently posted-up shop in the Short North, on the corner of High St. and Buttles Ave. If you haven’t been there yet, hop on the COTA and take a quick adventure during your lunch hour.
9 E Lane Ave.
A Japanese version of Chipotle, plus more. Ninja Grill is situated right under the Wilson, across from CVS on Lane Ave. You’ll be in and out in no time, and have created your own hibachi-type meal.
New Taj Mahal
2361 N High St.
Tucked away on the north end of High St., New Taj Mahal specializes in Indian cuisine. If you’re lucky enough to get there before 3 p.m., then you can grab a plate and fill up on the all- you-can-eat buffet. Even better, OSU students get a discounted price.