Eating Indianapolis

The most surprising and delightful thing about Indianapolis was the innovative food scene. Restaurants in Indy seem focused on using quality local ingredients in endlessly ingenious ways. Here is a taste of what I ate during my weekend trip to Indy:

Spicy Beet Carpaccio (Bluebeard)
Indiana Tomatos


Duck breast with polenta


Seasonal tomato and mozzarella salad with local bacon (Black Market)
Salted chocolate brittle with cream cheese ice cream


Pretzel and the spiciest mustard ever (Rathskeller)
Buffalo chicken skins (Cerulean)
Duck breast with lemon fettucini
Spiced chocolate ganache with avocado-lime ice cream
Broken Yolk sandwich (Patachou)


Mozzarella and proscuitto baguette (Goose the Market)

Now who’s hungry?

I visited Indianapolis as a guest of Visit Indy, all food pornography is my own.



17 thoughts on “Eating Indianapolis”

  1. Perfect timing. I just returned from the Midwest, but flying in to Indianapolis again the end of September. I am so excited to look over the menus on the places you recommended. Eating Farm to Fork – all natural is my goal!

  2. The duck breast with polenta and the broken yolk sandwich both look like they’re my kinda thing! And I’m verrrry curious about the so-called spiciest mustard. Mustard makes everything better.

    I had no idea that Indianapolis has such a great food scene. The city may be squirming its way onto my I’m-not-too-sure-when-it’ll-be-but-hopefully-not-too-far-in-the-future return trip to the USA.

    1. I’ve listed the restaurants in the captions- I ate at Bluebeard (fantastic), Black Market (Fantastic), Cerulean (good), Patachou (pretty good) and Goose the Market (good)

  3. Foodie from Indy here! Thanks so much for this article showcasing some of Indy’s delicious dining spots. For those visiting, a short list of other restaurants with similar fare and attitude are Recess, R Bistro, Libertine and Oakley’s Bistro. And if you’re in the mood for an inventive, hand-shaken cocktail or local micro-brew, we have a lot of those, too! Everyone is welcome 🙂

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