With the holiday season and Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, we wanted to share some of our favorite small businesses in each region where our NBS Experience Centers are located. To kickstart your journey of shopping small and supporting local this year in the Toledo, OH, area, we’ve compiled some must-visit boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops and experiences.
Here are some of our Toledo team’s top recommendations!
Fiddle Stix Boutique & Gallery – Sylvania & Perrysburg, OH
With their wide selection of special gifts, you’ll be able to cross more than one person off your holiday shopping list at Fiddle Stix! From bags and jewelry, to drinkware, home décor and personalized gifts, they offer a little something for everyone.
Handmade Toledo – Toledo, OH
Handmade Toledo displays a range of apparel and accessories that promote the 419, as well as non-Toledo items with funny phrases and unique designs that can suit anyone on your list.
Lily’s – Perrysburg, OH
Have someone in your life who is difficult to shop for? Stop by Lily’s and you’ll be sure to find something they’ll love! At this boutique, you’ll spot a variety of products, including soaps, jewelry, bags, candles, décor and household goods.
Toledo Spirits Co. – Toledo, OH
Toledo Spirits is a restaurant and bar that is great for a night out, but also has a shop where you can purchase their very own liquor, ranging from vodka and rum to bourbon and gin – perfect for that person who appreciates a well-crafted cocktail!
577 Foundation – Perrysburg, OH
From pottery and fiber arts to studio and culinary arts, 577 offers a range of classes for all experience levels. Get a group together for a fun, one-time class or enroll yourself in one of their programs to improve your artistic abilities and let your creativity shine!
Beautiful Blooms by Jen – Sylvania, OH
Looking for something fun to do for your next girls’ night out or holiday party? This shop hosts floral design classes that can be customized to your group’s preferences and budget. Have a blast in the process and leave with a beautiful gift for yourself or someone special.
Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery – Holland, OH
Firenation offers awesome glass-making experiences, where you can create a one-of-a-kind piece that you will truly be proud of. You can also browse their gallery or place custom orders if you’re looking for something specific that is crafted by experts.
Foodology – Toledo, OH
Whether you’re a cooking enthusiast or simply seeking a unique experience, Foodology offers both scheduled group classes and private parties led by skilled chefs. During the class, you’ll cook a delicious meal, which you will enjoy together at the end of the session.
Cocina de Carlos – Perrysburg & Waterville, OH
What makes this restaurant unique is their 100% local, independent and passionate approach to creating outstanding Mexican food from scratch. Next time you’re craving Mexican cuisine, try out Cocina de Carlos – you won’t be disappointed!
Maumee Bay Brewing Company – Toledo, OH
As Toledo’s original craft brewery, Maumee Bay Brewing offers a wide selection of beer to satisfy your group’s various palates. Complement your brew selection with a delicious array of appetizers, burgers, wood-fired pizzas and more.
Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar – Toledo, OH
Souk blends authentic Mediterranean cuisine with the best ingredients to bring the familiar tastes of these regions to downtown Toledo. Souk has built relationships with local Toledo farmers, markets and vendors to ensure they always source the freshest ingredients to craft their tasty seasonal menus.
The Stubborn Brother Pizza Bar – Toledo, OH
Calling all pizza lovers! The Stubborn Brother not only serves up tasty pizza, but they also source from a local organic flour mill and farms across Ohio to incorporate fresh ingredients into their original recipes. No matter what you choose to order, your tastebuds will thank you for stopping in!
Brew House Coffee & Bake Shop – Maumee, OH
Brew House offers a wide selection of handcrafted beverages, in a variety of brewing methods. They bring in the finest coffee beans roasted in the area, so it’s no surprise that their coffee is outstanding! Be sure to pair your coffee with one of their delicious sweets, from scones to cheesecake.
SIP – Toledo, OH
Looking for a relaxing spot to hang out, study or work, while enjoying an excellent cup of coffee? SIP’s menu features a range of coffee beverages, breakfast and lunch items, and baked goods. Speaking of food, they donate their extras to local shelters and food banks… how cool!