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Grill up Schmidt's Sausage Haus' Bahama Mama, try a chocolate-and-peanut-butter favorite at Buckeye Donuts and more.

Buckeye Donuts’ Buckeye Donut | Columbus
This High Street shop’s namesake doughnut delivers a chocolate-and-peanut-butter combo that would be tough for any Ohioan to ignore. Unveiled in 2009, the creation was an instant success for the shop, says owner Jim Barouxis. Located across from the Ohio State campus, Buckeye Donuts is open 24 hours a day, every day, and offers coffee and late-night bites alongside its 40 doughnut flavors. 1998 N. High St., Columbus 43201, 614/291-3923, buckeyedonuts.net

Krema Nut Co. | Columbus
Founded in 1898, Krema Nut Co. is one of the oldest peanut butter makers in the United States, but it isn’t afraid to stray from tradition either. In the 1990s, the company unveiled its Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter, adding a dose of heat to a lineup that also includes almond, cashew and creamy and crunchy peanut butters. Available at Krema Nut Co.’s retail store and online. 1000 Goodale Blvd., Columbus 43212, 614/299-4131, krema.com
American Nut Company cinnamon vanilla almonds (photo by Rachael Jirousek)

American Nut Co. Bavarian Roasted Almonds and Pecans | Columbus
This spot located inside the city’s North Market offers 30 vegan and gluten-free snacks, including its bestselling Bavarian Roasted Almonds and Pecans. Inspired by European markets and state fairs, this healthier twist on the comfort food favorite mixes cinnamon, vanilla and a dash of sugar to achieve that delicious balance of sweet and savory. Available for pickup and online. 59 Spruce St., Columbus 43215, 614/535-8200, americannutcompany.com 

Bonhomie Acres Maple Syrup | Fredericktown
Tracing its roots back to the 1800s, the Brown family’s Bonhomie Acres has been around for more than five generations. Tapping maple trees that are now over 250 years old on their Knox County property, the family produces maple syrup that’s perfect for baking, adding a burst of flavor in coffee or pouring over pancakes. Available at select markets in the Columbus and Cincinnati area. bonhomieacresmaplesyrup.com
Schmidt's Bahama Mama sausage (photo by Rachael Jirousek)

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus Bahama Mama | Columbus
J. Fred Schmidt opened his meatpacking house in 1886, and today his family carries on that tradition at the German Village restaurant that bears their name. Favorites here include the Bahama Mama — named after co-founder Grover Schmidt tasted the creation in the 1960s and said it was reminiscent of spices he enjoyed while visiting the Bahamas. Buy a pack and bring that flavor home. Available at the restaurant and online. 240 E. Kossuth St., Columbus 43206, 614/444-6808, schmidthaus.com

Stauf’s Coffee Roasters | Columbus
As Columbus’ first micro roaster, Stauf’s has become a capital city fixture since opening its initial Grandview Heights location in 1988. Selling more than 20 varieties with beans sourced from Africa, China, Indonesia and Central and South America, Stauf’s roasts several times each week for its loyal community of customers who love fresh coffee. Available at Stauf’s five Columbus locations, select markets across Ohio and online. staufs.com

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