1. Sara’s Sweets
Location: 435 S. Eastown Road, Lima
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday
Highlights: A former math teacher explored a hobby and turned it into what is now a booming business. Sara’s Sweets has been the talk of town since it first opened its doors.
Location: 2300 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday
Highlights: Vibrantly decorated and sporting a lighthearted atmosphere, Menchie’s brings fun and the yummy yogurt. The unique flavors are switched out each day, but don’t worry your favorite will always come back! Not to mention their nearly endless topping bar is full of sugary sweets and fresh fruits.
3. Jimmy John’s
Location: 715 N. Cable Road, Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday
Highlights: Jimmy John’s got its start when owner Jim Lyons purchased a sandwich shop in Illinois formerly known as Booby’s Sandwiches. From there, the restaurant has become a major chain, spreading all over the nation and finally popping up Lima.