Pistacia Vera Opens in the North Market

| January 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Pistacia Vera counter at it's North Market location. Photo: North Market/Facebook

The Pistacia Vera counter at it’s North Market location. Photo: North Market/Facebook

Pistacia Vera, Columbus’ world-class dessert boutique and number one restaurant in the latest Zagat Survey, has opened a second shop in the North Market.

The original Pistacia Vera on South Third Street in German Village features fabulous desserts, pastries, sweet, breakfast and lunch dishes, and gourmet coffee and tea…and did I mention the macarons? It has become one of the most popular gathering spots in German Village, and always seems to be busy in a relaxing sort of way.

The North Market location, nestled in the northwest corner, stands out due to the spectacular glass case in the front, featuring a beautiful gold topped chocolate feuillitine, a tempting lemon tart, and a chocolate bombe, with miniature versions of each.

Nearby, there are large crusty croissants: butter, almond, and pain au chocolate, including a new whole grain version, as well as some savory croissants. The maple pecan twist is one of my special pleasures. The many flavors of macarons have been featured around the nation and even the world.

Breakfast and lunch dishes include an outstanding quiche with the best crust ever, salmon tartare, muesli, and other features.

Other unique items include canneles, a glazed French tea cake with a super moist center, the frangiapane, which can be either a breakfast pastry or a dessert, plus French palmiers, madeleines, and apple galettes.

The German Village store has a dining area, but the North Market has a large shared dining space upstairs.

If you have not been to one of the Pistacia Vera spots, you are in for a treat!

Pistacia Vera North Market
59 Spruce Street
Open daily except Monday

Pistacia Vera
541 South Third Street
Open daily 7 AM – 7 PM

Disclaimer: Pistacia Vera is owned by Spencer Budros and Anne Fletcher, who are long-time family friends and the children of Columbus “food pioneer” Jim Budros and wife Susan.

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Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking with Rich Terapak for more than 31 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 25 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine. In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio. Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program 610 WTVN AM radio from 1996 to 2008. From 1992 to 2004, Steve was the Ohio editor for Zagat Survey, edited five Zagat Survey Ohio editions, and was a contributing editor for several editions of Zagat Survey America’s Top Restaurants. Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSU’s Allsides with Ann Fisher. In "real life," Steve retired in January 2012 as the Legislative Counsel for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is involved in numerous community activities.
  • shr

    There is a small typo in the name and website. It should be Pistacia Vera and pistaciavera.com.