Local BusinessLocal Events July 20, 2023

Shop Local: Cincinnati, Oh

Your Guide to Supporting Local Business In Cincinnati

We all know that 2020 has been a tough one, with COVID-19 not only threatening one’s health, but for many, their business, livelihood, and sense of security. As we approach the end of the year, it has become clear that many of the pandemic’s uncertainties will carry over to 2021, as well. During these more challenging times, it is easy to feel helpless, but one area in which we can make a difference is by choosing to support our local business.

The Cincinnati area is a lucky home to so many wonderful local businesses, and in 2021 supporting our favorite spots will continue to be extremely important. Below, we rounded up several of our favorite local businesses and resources. No matter where your interests fall, there are a number of great options for experiences, dining, and shopping!

For the Foodie

Tablespoon Cooking Co. classes at Findlay Kitchen.

Cincinnati Food Tour

The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s.

Artichoke OTR

The Learning Kitchen

Findlay Market

Check out Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurants of 2020 list for great dining recommendations here!

For the Art Lover 
Rookwood Pottery

Queen City Clay

Fabulous Frames & Art

Taft Museum of Art

Aronoff Center

Know Theatre

Ensemble Theatre

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati Ballet

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Cincinnati Opera
Suders Art Store
Indigo Hippo 
Art on Vine

For the Book Lover

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Smith & Hannon Bookstore

Ohio Book Store 

Downbound Books

Duttenhofer’s Books

Interested in checking out a local author? See Cincinnati.com’s list of local authors here!

For the Fashionista
Blush & Bubbly
Cincy Shirts
Handzy Shop Studio
Rivertown Inkery
Casablanca Vintage
Pixel 19 Vintage Clothing Llc
Down to Mars
The City Flea

For Those who Shop Ethically

Fill More Waste Less

Flora Lee Naturals

Spruce Nail Shop

For Pet Owners and Animal Lovers

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens,

Argos All-Natural Pet Food and Supply

Fuzzybutts Dry Goods

Pet Wants

For the Wine, Spirits, and Beer Enthusiasts
Craft Connection
Cincy Brew Bus
Brewing Heritage Trail
American Legacy Tours
Higher Gravity
Root Cellar
Marty’s Hops and Vines

For the Homebody
Align Retro Furniture
High Street
The Candle Lab
Deerhaus Decor
Manitou Candle Co.
Honey Collective
Open Box Outlet
Mainly Art Vintage Furnishings
Faded Finds
Astute Furnishings 

For the Sports and Fitness Enthusiast

Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Koch Sporting Goods

Spun Bicycles 

For the Music Lover

Everybody’s Records

Plaid Room Records

Shake It Records

For the Gardeners and Plant Lovers

The Budding Florist


Sadie Blossoms

Fleurish Grounds

Gia and the Blooms

For Those with Kids

King Arthur’s Court Toys

The Spotted Goose

Blue Manatee


Hutch Baby


The Play Library

For the Museum Lovers

Duke Energy Children’s Museum

EnterTRAINment Junction

Madcap Education Center

National Underground Railround and Freedom Center

Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Harriet Beecher Stowe House

The Betts House

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Observatory

American Sign Museum

For the Coffee and Tea Lovers

Churchill’s Fine Teas

Coffee Emporium

Deeper Roots

Urbana Cafe

Colonel De’s

Obviously, these are just a few of the GREAT local options in Cincinnati! Did we leave off your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!