Pretty much everyone knows at least one vegetarian. Central Ohio has grown to have a lengthy list of restaurants that cater to meat-free eaters.

In this week's episode of "The Great Food Debate," we gathered four vegetarians (and one former vegan) to discuss the best vegetarian restaurants found in central Ohio. 

This episode's panelists are:

- Cindy Gordon, founder of the cooking blog, "Vegetarian Mamma"

- Jayme Hitchcock, community manager for Yelp! Columbus 

- Olivia Minnier, reporter for ThisWeek Community News

- Taylor Shook, founder of the Instagram account, @CookedShook, and radio host of "Shook the Cook" for WDUB

Where can you find the best vegetarian restaurant in central Ohio?

Cindy's pick: Northstar Cafe (multiple locations in central Ohio)

Jayme's pick: Comune, 677 Parsons Ave., Columbus

Olivia's pick: The Angry Baker (three locations in central Ohio)

Taylor's pick: Condado Tacos (multiple locations in central Ohio)

Other restaurants mentioned in this episode:

- Bareburger (two locations in Columbus)

- CoreLife Eatery (three locations in Columbus)

- Hubbard Grille, 793 N. High St., Columbus

- Panera Bread (multiple locations in central Ohio)

- The Brown Bag Deli, 898 Mohawk St., Columbus

- SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches, 115 N. Prospect St., Granville

- Brassica (locations in Bexley, the Short North and Upper Arlington)

- Acre (two locations in Columbus)

- Portia's Cafe, 4428 Indianola Ave., Columbus

- BIBIBOP Asian Grill (multiple locations in central Ohio)

- Harvest Pizzeria (locations in Bexley, Clintonville and Dublin)

- Aladdin's Eatery (locations in Clintonville, Grandview and Worthington)

- Alchemy (two locations in Columbus)

- Zest Juice Co. (multiple locations in central Ohio)

- & Juice Co. (multiple locations in central Ohio)

- Dragon Village (locations in Buckeye Lake, Etna and Grandview) 

- Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, 248 S. Fourth St., Columbus

- The Little Kitchen Food Truck

- Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine, 6569 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg


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