Win a prize package of pastries by signing up for the Simply Living Annual Meeting!

There’s no better time than now to sign up for Simply Living’s Annual meeting. If you register by 11:50 p.m. this Friday, April 16, you will be entered in a raffle to win one of three prize packages that includes tasty pastries from Freedom a la Cart! The package also includes a set of organic cotton face masks from Naturepedic of Cuyahoga Falls provided by Ohio Sustainable Business Council, and a copy of the latest YES! Magazine.

Normally in keeping with our mission of promoting the local economy, Simply Living holds its Annual Meeting at a local food establishment. This year covid has made that impossible. But we are still supporting local food by holding our meeting over the dinner hour and recommending the following restaurants where you can order takeout:

Freedom a la Cart, founded to provide life-changing employment for survivors of human trafficking, has just opened a location at 123 E. Spring St. Stop in Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pick up pastries and items from their menu. For future meals, check out Freedom’s Meals At Home weekly meal service. Chef-designed, each meal is delivered to your door and ready for your cook and enjoy in less than 30 minutes.

Sassafras Bakery offers the Sassafras Supper Club, available for pickup Thursday through Sunday by reservation only. The menu is posted weekly on Monday – visit their website and click Order Ahead in the upper right. For the Annual Meeting, place your order by noon on Saturday for Sunday pickup. The restaurant at 657 High St. in Worthington is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions? or 614-781-9705

Portia’s, a longtime Columbus staple for fresh vegan fare, now has three locations, all open on Sunday until 3 p.m.:

  • Portia’s Diner, 3269 N. High St., 614-972-7130
  • Portia’s Cafe, 4428 Indianola Ave., 614-928-3252
  • Portia’s Next Door: Coffee-Deli-Snacks, 4426 Indianola Ave., 614-928-3252

Another option for local Columbus dining is one of our many food trucks. Seeking a food truck near you? Download the Street Food Finder internet app to find food trucks near you any time. You can also use the Ohio Craft Beer map to find local breweries near you.

Don’t forget to register for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 18, at 5 p.m. by Friday at 11:59 p.m. to be entered into a raffle for our pastry prize package!

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