At Bare Roots, clean menu choices include grass-fed beef, a few organic chicken options and a few local and organic produce choices. In addition, organic beverages offered include coffee, soft drinks, and a few juice choices. Unfortunately, the shrimp is farmed but otherwise, the rest of the seafood is wild-caught. As always, ask for more specifics.
Bare Roots serves American cuisine in the form of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, grass-fed burgers, and a few entrees.
What I Ordered
We ordered the Organic Chicken BLT with Roasted Veggies and a side of Thai Carrot Ginger Soup. The Gluten-Free bun was cold and the chicken was a bit dry but otherwise, the sandwich itself was nicely flavored. The soup was a clear winner with a hearty broth and robust flavor that popped with just the right amount of ginger. Lastly, there was nothing boring about the roasted veggies. The abundance of freshness and flavor melded with the tender structure making for an outstanding vegetable medley.
Bare Roots boasts a warm atmosphere with exposed brick walls, wood floors, distressed wood slats, and subtle lighting. There is a quaint and quiet patio out back with many tables, sun umbrellas, as well as cozy lighting. The decor and vibe are 2 thumbs up, whether dining inside or out.
In closing, Bare Roots boasts a desirable setting in a happening section of downtown Columbus. Although you won’t find an abundance of clean menu choices, the clean dishes they do offer are pretty darn tasty. Bare Roots used to carry more organic options. Unfortunately, during our visit, we were told they recently made some changes and were choosing less organic ingredients, for economic reasons. Sadly, this is something I hear all too often.