About Heirloom

Heirloom was started in the summer of 2011 by John and Kimberly Skaggs. It's more than just the name of our café. It's a promise to our guests that we stand behind our mission to provide tasty, healthful, and seasonal food that tells a story. It means we believe in tradition, “farm to table,” supporting local businesses, and being the best environmental stewards we can be. It means that we want to provide a welcoming dining experience and do what we can to make your day a little brighter. 

In 2019 Heirloom under went new ownership and is now owned and operated by Jeremy Fox. Jeremy is a Columbus native and has been in the restaurant industry since 2011. His vision is to stay true to Heirlooms original mission and build upon the foundation John and Kim created.


We uphold our mission in many ways: We source most of our products from Ohio farmers and businesses, and we have created relationships with many of the people we source from. We make nearly all of our food in-house, and everything from salad dressing to granola to bizaches are made right in our kitchen. We think food tastes a whole lot better when you know where it came from. And almost everything in our café is compostable or recyclable.


We established the Heirloom Urban Garden in spring 2014. Before this, our garden was at the Wexner Center for the Arts that provided our café with a variety of veggies, herbs, and flowers. We outgrew that space and started fresh a couple miles from Ohio State’s campus.


Wexner Center members and military personnel receive a 10% discount, BUCK ID cash for Ohio State students is accepted, and e-gift certificates are available in any denomination. Since we are a counter-service restaurant, we do not take reservations.