一世ndianapolis is poised to becomeAmerica’s next big destination says Travel + Leisure那and that couldn’t make us happier! My husband Alex and I are food & travel experts andcookbook authorswho’ve lived in Indianapolis for the past 14 years. Since we’ve lived here, places to eat in Indianapolis have exploded into a renaissance of farm to table restaurants, farmer’s markets, hipster coffee shops, and local breweries. In short, Indy is它在哪里这些天。我们兴奋地与大家分享the best Indianapolis restaurants in the city we call home.

How we made this best Indianapolis restaurants list

人们经常问我们,what are the best restaurants in Indianapolis?这是我们的注意:很难给出特定的答案,因为这取决于场合是什么(镇上的夜晚?和孩子们晚餐?)以及你在城市的地方。因此,我们最好的印第安纳波利斯餐厅名单相当大,由社区组织。我们已经注意到为什么我们喜欢它们以及最适合的场合;我们还包括印第安纳波利斯啤酒和咖啡店。

Alex and I have lived here for 14 years and eaten at a lot of Indianapolis restaurants. However, there are new restaurants in Indianapolis popping up each day! So, this is not an exhaustive list: it’s just the places to eat in Indianapolis we’ve been to multiple times and would recommend. Also disclaimer:our areas of most expertise are Broad Ripple restaurants and restaurants in downtown Indianapolis.There are lots of great restaurants in other areas– for example, the West side has lots of international food options that we’ve only just begun to explore! If you see a best Indianapolis restaurant you think we should try, give us a shout in the comments!

Broad ripple restaurants

Buffalo cauliflower wings at Twenty Tap (Broad Ripple restaurant)

Broad Ripple Restaurants



Dinner:A signature Broad Ripple restaurant,Napolesehas truly great artisan pizza and fresh, inventive seasonal salads. It’s a perfect place for a date night, out with friends, or even to bring the kids. You can eat outside in the summer (our favorite). For a starter, get the baked goat cheese. Split a few of the salads and pizzas among the table: the Margherita pizza with quail egg is a must. It’s one of our favorite inspired Italian restaurants in Indianapolis.

Related:Our被烘烤的山羊乳酪与火烤蕃茄recipe inspired by Napolese!


Dinner:Perfect for a date night,Ukiyo.是一个日本已经令人难以置信的sma融合的餐厅ll plates and sushi served in a trendy atmosphere. The omakase is a special tasting menu prepared by the chef that you have to reserve in advance; it’s available Fridays and Saturdays.

Bar One Fourteen

Dinner / cocktails:Bar One Fourteen感觉就像你走进巴黎的嘻哈俱乐部,但你仍然在印第安纳波利斯!这是超级黑暗,供应大型鸡尾酒和时尚的法国风格的食物。完美的日期之夜!他们的松露汉堡是镇上最好的汉堡。港口也很棒。它是另一个在餐厅的帕塔奇家族(包括纳帕尔基和公共绿色)。

Patachou / Petit Chou

Breakfast / lunch:An old standby for lunch and brunch,Patachouhas straightforward, really good real food served in a fresh atmosphere. The vegan Cuban breakfast and tomato artichoke soup are our faves. It has great vegetarian and vegan options.Petit Chouis Patachou’s the French bistro sister and has a lovely French menu. Petit Chou also serves dinner.

Related:OurTomato Artichoke Souprecipe inspired by Patachou!

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Broken yolk margherita pizza at Napolese (Broad Ripple restaurants)

Just Pop In

Lunch / snacks & drinks:Located on the main strip in Broad Ripple,Just Pop In是一家美食爆米花棒,包括小板,啤酒,葡萄酒和泡沫。该景观超时,庭院在温暖的天气下开放。当我们在广泛的波纹时,我们喜欢停下来吃零食和饮料。Hummus拼盘是镇上的最爱之一。

Public Greens

Lunch / Casual dinner:Broad Ripple restaurantPublic Greensis super casual fresh, delicious food served cafeteria style. What we love about Public Greens is it offers veggie forward, delicious food without a big wait. It’s right next to the Monon Trail, so the patio is perfect in warm weather. The menu is constantly changing and it’s perfect for families. Some of our favorites: fries, the vegan chili, and their many salads. Public Greens dedicates its profits toThe Patachou Foundation,它在印第安纳波利斯社区喂养风险和食物不安全的儿童。

Related:OurQuinoa Black Bean Vegan Chili食谱受公共蔬菜的启发!

Best restaurants in Indianapolis

Petit Chou (Broad Ripple restaurants)

The Garden Table

Breakfast / lunch:The Garden Tablefeatures fresh juices and healthy, plant based foods along with heartier, meaty ones. Our favorite location is the downtown location because of its trendy vibe; it also serves dinner. See below.

Related:Our素食主义者Banh Mi Sandwichrecipe inspired by The Garden Table!


Breakfast / lunch:For the hardcore plant lover,Ezra’sfeatures raw,vegan and gluten free foods in a casual and brightly colored atmosphere. It’s perfect for breakfast and brunch. Our favorite is the Buddha bowl: lots of veggies with delicious savory raw falafel balls. They also have some inventive vegan and gluten free dessert creations.

Related:OurRaw Falafel Buddha Bowl recipeinspired by Ezra’s!

Nicey Treat

Sweet treat:一世t’s not a Broad Ripple restaurant per say, but for a sweet treat look no further thanNicey Treat!!一世t’s a seasonal, local gourmet popsicle company. All of their flavors are insanely good: think pina colada, avocado, strawberry mint, and frozen hot chocolate. Our favorite? Almond butter dipped in dark chocolate (a $1 adder and totally worth it).

Gallery Pastry Shop

Sweet treat / brunch:Gallery Pastry Shopis one of our favorites, offering supremely high quality pastries in a trendy but relaxed atmosphere. They’re well known for their macaroons (hit them on Wednesdays for $1 macaroon day!). Gallery is a perfect meeting spot for coffee and a croissant, or brunch any time of the week.


Sweet treat / lunch:如果您正在寻找一个女孩的日期,蛋糕烘烤Shop豪华地装饰着所有的粉红色和闪闪发光!它像巴黎童话一样装备,服务了三层蛋糕,馅饼和糕点,大多数都配有闪光。它们还有一些像三明治这样的咸味午餐选择。我在每年约会的茶和蛋糕上拿到我们的侄女。


Pots & Pans Pie Shoppe (Broad Ripple restaurants)

Pots & Pans Pie Shoppe

Sweet treat / snack:Pots & Pansis very new and we’ve only visited once, but we added them to our list because it’s a fun little spot to grab a pie. Boasting artisan savory and sweet pies, you can head over for their Vegan Pot Pie or Biscuits and Gravy Pot Pie as a meal, or a fruit pie as a sweet treat. They serve our favorite local coffee roasters,Blue Mind Roasting那and have a quaint vibe. !

Fat Dan’s

Dinner / drinks:在芝加哥风格的熟食店和酒吧寻找油腻的酒吧食物?Fat Dan’sis where it’s at for a splurge, though we’re more into健康食品那Their fries are our favorite in the city, and come out on a big sheet of parchment paper perfectly salty and crisp. If you’re into wings, their wings are to die for. And don’t worry, they’ve also got a great veggie burger!


Bluebeard (downtown Indianapolis)

Restaurants in Downtown Indianapolis


Best restaurants in Indianapolis

Bluebeard (downtown Indianapolis)


Dinner / drinks:完美的日期晚上或镇上的一夜,Bluebeardis one of our Indy faves, serving up sophisticated Italian inspired small and large plates. In its first year, Bluebeard was a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant. Named after a book by Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut, and the dining room showcases a variety of books and typewriters to fit with the literary theme. The cocktails are great (their gin and tonic is my favorite in the city) and the revolving menu of seasonal inspired dishes is always spot on.


Dinner:Vidais an upscale spot perfect for a night out, with a 4-course tasting menu that changes seasonally. You can also order a la carte. Think courses like Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with apricot and pumpkin seed dukkah, and Sea Bass with curry emulsion and Thai basil. It’s got a great bar and elegant dining room.

Tinker Street.

Dinner:Tinker Street.is another great spot for a night out. Enjoy sophisticated, farm to table food in a cozy urban cottage. The dinner menu is always inspired and excellent.


午餐:A lovely lunch spot and gourmet grocery,鹅市场has locally cured meats and an extensive cheese counter, as well as lots of local Indiana products. Head to the basement and you’ll find an assortment of wines. For lunch, order a prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich and wash it down with a glass of white wine. Oh and there’s gelato!




Coffee / lunch:Provideris our favorite place to grab a drink on the way to downtown Indianapolis. It’s quickly made a name for itself as a coffee shop and bar, but they also have a light menu. We’ve tried a vegan banh mi that was very tasty, and their cocktails are fabulous. The atmosphere is trendy but laid back: the perfect place for working meetings, settling in with a laptop, or meeting a friend for a drink.

Restaurants downtown Indianapolis

The Garden Table (downtown Indianapolis)

Garden Table Downtown

早餐午餐晚餐:花园桌子Indianapolis Downtown Inderal Location是完美的Instagram的图片,我们喜欢菜单选择!它充满了新鲜的挤压果汁和健康的素食主义者和素食选择,由舒适的食物出发。ManBetX体育App下载这是周末早午餐的完美:距离市中心的位置还提供晚餐。它在镇上最好的Acai碗。

Related:OurHomemade Acai Bowlrecipe!


Brunch / lunch / dinner:Nadais a fun, colorfully designed space to enjoy gourmet Mexican downtown. Their habanero “kreeper” salsa is to die for (if you like a little spice), as is the queso. They’ve got delicious tacos and large plates; a great spot for dinner with family, or a night out.


Milktooth (downtown Indianapolis)


早午餐/午餐:Milktoothimmediately attracted national attention for its inventive brunch menu. This fine diner has become one of the most lauded restaurants in downtown Indianapolis! It’s brunchy comfort food served up in a quaint old gas station. Think massive sourdough waffles and inventive takes like deconstructed Chicago dog risotto.



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Sushi Indianapolis

Asaka.(Indianapolis sushi)

Sushi in Indianapolis

Alex and I are big sushi fans. While Indiana is landlocked, there’s still some great sushi in Indianapolis. Here are some of our favorites for sushi in Indianapolis:


一个家庭经营业务,Asaka.serves up super high quality sushi in a cozy atmosphere, made by woman sushi chef Nina Takamure. The party platters are insanely beautiful, and all the fish is insanely fresh. Unexpectedly, the kabocha squash roll is incredible: savory sweet with a crunch of tempura. It’s up in the Castleton area so it’s harder for us to access, but it’s absolutely worth a mention.


As mentioned above,Ukiyo.这是一家宽敞的涟漪餐厅,还供应寿司。有传统的卷和创造性的卷,就像黄尾和绿色苹果一样。



Other Indianapolis restaurants

Here are a few more Indianapolis restaurants that deserve a mention but didn’t quite fit in the categories:

  • 杜斯is ahuge favoritefor lunch or catering. They have a cafeteria location in the International Medical Group building, right across from the Children’s Museum. All their food is out of this world, especially the vegan and vegetarian options. I’ve had a Spring Roll Noodle Bowl & Crispy Cauliflower Tacos that are simply incredible!
  • Oakley’s Bistrois a fantastic restaurant in the Castelton area; it’s got very high quality, sophisticated and inventive food.
  • Cafe Korea in Fishersserves up our favorite dolsot bibimbap in Indianapolis.
  • Hotel Tangois a local distillery that’s great for drinks: every time we’ve tried to go it’s been closed, so we’ll report back!
Best Indianapolis breweries

Best Indianapolis breweries

So, what are the best Indianapolis breweries? The craft brew scene has blown up so fast that we can hardly keep up with all of the great breweries around town. Our friends over at theDrink Culture podcasthelped us to put together this list of their top 5 Indianapolis breweries. You can find them on draft at bars and restaurants around Indianapolis, or check out their breweries for tours and tastings!

Your thoughts?

There are so many other Indianapolis restaurants that are fantastic: some that we haven’t discovered, and others in the suburban areas! Our list includes what we find to be the best restaurants in Indianapolis proper that we’ve been to multiple times and enjoy. We’d love to know your thoughts on other Indianapolis restaurants that you love! Also, we’ll be constantly updating this best Indianapolis restaurants guide. Continue to check back in the future to find all our current restaurant recommendations!

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About the Authors


Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of相当简单的烹饪那named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.



Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


  • 回复
    Kathy Granger

    这是一个非常伟大的名单,我同意他们是最佳吃饭的地方。我认为可以添加Ed Rudisell的地方:黑色市场,地狱室和暹罗广场。黑色市场和地狱间是老公,我的日期晚上去了。

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      January 13, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Ooo yes! We have been to Black Market but ages ago — it’s top of our list to try again! Now adding Inferno Room to our list too!

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    January 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    伟大的列表!我肯定会添加Turchetti, which is newly open on weekends; they’re kid friendly and the food is great. Also worth a mention that most breweries (and some restaurants, like Black Market) don’t allow kids.

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      January 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      噢关于Turchettimanbetx体育网址的乐趣 - 我们会将其添加到我们的清单中!关于非孩子友好的地方的manbetx体育网址好点 - 我们会注意到!

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    May 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    主要Restaurant is a great Ethiopian spot! It’s right by the airport in a unassuming strip mall but the food is delicious! You guys could probably do a little series on the International Marketplace and its restaurants and grocery stores.

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    July 28, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Great list. I wonder if any of these have closed since last year.

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