Everyday Akron Stories

2020 Gift Guide: Akron-Area Restaurants, Bakeries, Breweries & More

Try not to drool while going through this gift guide. It’s the perfect list to find gift cards and treats while also getting fuel to help you shop for gifts and put up holiday decorations. Akron-area businesses were hit really hard early on in the pandemic when they had to shut down—you can’t mail a Galley Boy.

After weeks and even months of being closed, many have found a way to offer take-out, curbside pick-up, online ordering, delivery, and even merchandise. Speaking of delivery, try to order directly from these small businesses whenever possible. Bypassing third party services like Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash will ensure all of the money you’re spending is supporting the local restaurant.

These diverse restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, and so many more are sprinkled throughout Akron and Northeast Ohio. They have all been selected by the Everyday Akron community. If you support them, share on social media and be sure to tag @everydayakron and the business! We all want to see how you’re spreading the holiday cheer.

Get ready to pick up some delicious gifts… or food for your shopping spree, tree decorating, cozy Netflix binge, game night…

Jump to: Restaurants | Breweries & Bars | Coffee & Tea | Bakeries | Sweets & Snacks | Ice Cream | Markets | More

Restaurants

Nepali Kitchen
Visit their Website

Square Scullery
Follow on Instagram @squarescullery
Visit their Website

We have digital or traditional gift cards! You can can order the digital gift cards online & then email them directly to the recipient OR you can come in to pick up physical cards.

Heather Bailey, Co-Owner

The Flavor Grille
American and Jamaican Cuisine
Visit their Website

Sushi Asia Gourmet
Visit their Website

Skyway Drive-In
Burgers, Onion Rings, Milkshakes
Follow on Instagram @skywaydrivein
Visit their Website

Chin’s Place
Cantonese Food
Visit their Website

Social8
Cocktails, Burgers, Wings
Burgers, Onion Rings, Milkshakes
Follow on Instagram @social8_
Visit their Website

Gasoline Alley
Deli and Bar
Follow on Instagram @gasoline_alley
Visit their Website

The Lockview
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Craft Beer
Follow on Instagram @thelockview
Visit their Website

Jasmine Home Cooking
Japanese
Like their Facebook Page
Visit their Website

Swensons Drive-In Restaurants
Galley Boy, Milkshakes
Follow on Instagram @swensonsdrivein
Visit their Website

Lyla’s Family Restuaruant
Mediterranean & Middle Eastern
Visit their Website

Everest Restaurant
North Indian
Like their Facebook Page

Your Pizza Shop
Pizza, Wings, Jojos
Follow on Instagram @yourpizzashop.akron
Visit their Website

Primo’s Deli
Sandwich Shop
Follow on Instagram @primosdeli
Visit their Website

Shawarma Bros
Shawarma Bowls, Wraps
Like their Facebook Page

Marques
Southern, Cajun, Creole Fusion
Visit their Website

Alexander Pierce
Steaks, Seafood, Pasta, Cocktails
Follow on Instagram @alexanderpiercerestaurant
Visit their Website

Cilantro
Thai
Follow on Instagram @cilantrothaisushi

Lyeh Thai
Thai
Like their Facebook Page

Papaya Salad
Thai
Like their Facebook Page

Nomz
Vegan Options
Follow on Instagram @nomzeatz
Visit their Website

Flury’s Cafe
Follow on Instagram @fluryscafe
Visit their Website

Chowderhouse
Visit their Website
Like their Facebook Page

Breweries & Bars

Akronym Brewing
Follow on Instagram @akronymbrewing
Visit their Website

HiHo Brewery
Follow on Instagram @hihobrewingco
Visit their Website

Missing Falls Brewery
Follow on Instagram @missingfallsbrewery
Visit their Website

R. Shea Brewing
Follow on Instagram @rsheabrewing
Visit their Website

Barrio di Mario
Visit their Website

The Spotted Owl
Follow on Instagram @spottedowlakron
Visit their Website

Coffee & Tea

Akron Coffee Roasters
Follow on Instagram @akroncoffeeroasters
Visit their Website

Blvck Sun Coffee
Follow on Instagram @blvcksuncoffee
Visit their Website

Nervous Dog Coffee Bar
Follow on Instagram @nervousdogcoffee
Visit their Website

Evelyn’s Coffee & Banh Mi
Coffee, Vietnamese Food
Follow on Instagram @evelynscoffee_akron
Visit their Website

Asterisk Coffee Bar
Coffee & Cocktails
Follow on Instagram @asteriskcoffeebar
Visit their Website

Compass Coffee
Follow on Instagram @compass_akron
Visit their Website

Cafe Arnone
Italian Coffee Bar, Gelato
Follow on Instagram @cafe_arnone
Visit their Website

2 Daughters Tea Company
Follow on Instagram @2daughtersteacompany
Visit their Website

Bakeries

Cardinal Cakes and Coffee
Follow on Instagram @cardinal_cakes_and_coffee

Our Daily Bread Bakery
Visit their Website

Sanabel Middle East Bakery
Follow on Instagram @sanabelbakery

Sweets & Snacks

Triple C Sweets
Cakes, Cookies, Chocolates
Like their Facebook Page

Essential Dipped Delights
Chocolate Shop
Follow on Instagram @essentialdippeddelights
Like their Facebook Page

Grandpa Joe’s Candy
Hand Crafted Gourmet Chocolates & More
Like their Facebook Page
Visit their Website

Weezie Cakes Bakery
Custom Cakes, Cookies, Gourmet Cupcakes
Follow on Instagram @weeziecakes
Visit their Website

Chef Gina Giampietro
Pastries, Cakes, Confections
Follow on Instagram @chefginagiampietro
Visit their Website

Peanut Shoppe
Candy, Snacks
Follow on Instagram @peanutshoppeakron
Visit their Website

Metropolis Popcorn
Gourmet Popcorn
Follow on Instagram @metropolispopcorn
Visit their Website

Ice Cream

Henry’s Creamery
Follow on Instagram @henryscreamery

Pav’s Creamery
Follow on Instagram @pavscreamery
Visit their Website

The Treatery
Follow on Instagram @treaterysweetz
Visit their Website

Therapy Ice Cream and Coffee
Follow on Instagram @therapy.icecream
Visit their Website

Chill And Indulge
Ice Cream & Chocolates
Follow on Instagram @chillandindulge
Visit their Website

Markets

Farmer’s Rail
Artisanal Meats, Butcher Shop
Follow on Instagram @thefarmersrail
Visit their Website

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Follow on Instagram @mustardseedmrkt

More

Not Yo’ Daddy’s Mexican Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce
Can be purchased at Nomz (inside Northside Marketplace) or Leaf
Follow on Instagram @notyodaddys
Visit their Website

The Amour Company
Catering
Follow on Instagram @theamourcompany

Picked Proteins
Handmade, Artisanal Plant-Based Meats
Follow on Instagram @pickedproteins
Visit their Website

CookinGenie
In-Home Private Chef Services
Follow on Instagram @cookin.genie
Visit their Website

Akron Honey
Local Honey
Follow on Instagram @akronhoney
Visit their Website

Mizzshake Sum
Smoothies
Follow on Instagram @mizzshakesum
Visit their Website


Check out the other gift guides!


Help run Everyday Akron

Send $5 or more via PayPal to help me run Everyday Akron and get a logo sticker! Through the end of December 2020, if you contribute $15 or more, you’ll get a sticker AND a keychain. Your money will go towards things like managing the website that help further the mission of sharing Akronites’ stories.

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