On the Fly

Columbus, Ohio

Closed as of Jan 1 12

249 King Ave
Columbus, OH 43201


4.3 / 1 vote

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Vegan "street food" from the kitchen of Dragonfly

Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice

This small shop serves sandwiches, salads, tacos, chili, and more, as well as desserts. They also have a selection of beer and wine.

The food comes from the Dragonfly kitchen next door.

The shop itself has a few seats, and there a few more tables outdoors, but they cannot accommodate a big group eating in.

Added on Jan 5 09 (last updated Jan 1 12)

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On the Fly is a "vegan street food" shop right next to Dragonfly. The food all comes from the Dragonfly kitchen, though the final prep steps are usually done in the shop. The food is excellent. Most items were gussied up variations on simple street foods.

I had an empanada and sesame roll the first day. The empanada was huge and tasty, with a great spicy bean filling. The sesame roll was a nori roll wrapped around rice and chunks of fried tofu, encrusted with toasted sesame seeds. The roll was served with a tasty sauce that seemed to contain sesame sauce, soy, and something spicy.

On a later visit, I tried the griddle cake and the mezze salad. The salad was lettuce and zucchini on top of some great hummus, served with three of the best falafel balls I've ever had. Hot, moist, and delicious.

The griddle cake was a thick chewy roll some sort of hand made bean burger (maybe with tempeh). The sandwich also some sort of aioli sauce and zucchini.

Everything was really, really good, and fairly cheap. I would've loved to try the chili at some point, as it looked fantastic. I did try a small piece of a friend's chocolate mousse pie, which was great.

I wish I could've eaten lunch here every day I was in Columbus.

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Not Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • American


  • Outdoor Seating



10am - 8pm

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