With its pedestrian-friendly First & Main District chock-full of local and national businesses, Hudson is a great example of how a community outside the city center can be walkable and supportive to local entrepreneurs of all kinds.
My heart holds a soft spot for Hudson, a suburb of Akron. Call me a reverse commuter, a professional residing in the city who heads out to the suburbs for work. In my case, I live in Lakewood just a block from Lake Erie, so I have a 45 minute commute south to reach Hudson, but it’s worthwhile.
With its pedestrian-friendly First & Main District chock-full of local and national businesses, Hudson is a great example of how a community outside the city center can be walkable and supportive to local entrepreneurs of all kinds. Thankfully, that includes restaurateurs!
I’ll admit, I’m biased toward Hudson’s eateries. Take it from me, the owner of a constantly grumbling stomach, I’ve never been let down in town when I’m hungry – no matter the time of day.
Add breakfast to that early meeting over coffee. It’s worth it at Yours Truly. With a cozy location in Hudson, you can get AM fare that’s just how you would expect: Delicious. Indulge in something sweet for breakfast and avoid the big national breakfast chains. You’ll be full and ready to hit the ground running.
Luchita’s has unofficially become known as my second office. Colleagues from work and myself always seem to be popping in for the delicious quesadillas, burritos and salads, which have a certain flair I don’t seem to find at similar restaurants. The atmosphere is open, friendly and modern.
Aladdin’s Eatery is just down the street and has never failed me with its hummus and delicious wraps. Chatting with a friend, it’s easy to look down and realize I’ve eaten the entire plate of baba ghanoush. No need to feel bad, as the food is very healthy.
Effortlessly chic, Rosewood Grill is the place to impress a guest. For my fellow vegetarians, I recommend the cashew-crusted tofu with sweet Thai chili sauce. Oh, and the Rosewood Cosmo is delightful. (That’s for anybody, vegetarian or not!) Truly, this is a rival for eateries across the region, not just locally. Its upscale American food in a comfortably intimate space that complements the food.
[Note: Yours Truly has eight locations in northeast Ohio. Luchita’s has another location in W. 117th in Cleveland. Aladdin’s has locations across northeast Ohio and beyond, but its founding restaurant was, and is, in downtown Lakewood. Rosewood Grill also has a location in Strongsville, south of Cleveland.]