Some Of The Best Places To Eat In Indianapolis

Home to the oldest major automobile race in the world, Indianapolis is a city in the United States that attracts Indianapolis 500 fans not only from the US but across the globe. But these days, the visitors to the Circle City look for more than just ‘Indy Car Racing’. Fortunately, the city is vibrant and its hospitality and the growing food scene offers visitors a chance to experience the various tastes of Indy.


If you are in the city, then you definitely have to take a culinary tour of the city that has a lot to offer with its signature Hoosier hospitality. Here are the top 5 places to eat when you visit Indianapolis.


1. Milktooth


Located in the Virginia Avenue, this fine diner is operated by chef Jonathan Brooks who is a 2015 Food & Wine magazine best new chef. The restaurant serves the most important meals of the day-breakfast and lunch. The attention Milktooth has gained is because of the chef’s off beat take on meals. The menu has some of the most mouthwatering items like shaved Brussels sprouts, Dutch pancakes with Manchego or grapefruit topping and spicy miso soup.


Oh yeah, did we mention that Milktooth also serves sweets from Chef Zoe Taylor!


2. Rook


Another gem of a restaurant in the Indianapolis, Rook is located in the happening district along the Virginia Avenue. Started as a tiny banh mi joint, the Rook has evolved into a spacious open kitchen restaurant serving exotic Asian-inspired menu. The owner/Chef Carlos Salazar makes sure to keep the dishes innovative. The restaurant’s signature pig-face hash alongside coconut curry ramen, karaage rice bowl, steamed buns to-die-for and burgers are a must try. The seasonally changing menu goes with an excellent gin-focused cocktail menu. 


3. Ukiyo


James Beard semifinalist chef Neal Brown thought of bringing a Japanese-inspired restaurant to Indianapolis. The season focused Ukiya menu features kappo-style a la carte dishes. You can order shareable plates for the table at under $15, get a taste of sushi menu based on sustainably sourced fish or give your tasting buds a simulation with reservation-only omakase tasting menu. At lunch, you can enjoy delicious noodles and broth served by the Moon Rabbit Ramen, a kind of restaurant within the restaurant.


4. Bluebeard


Bluebeard is one of the first restaurants in Indy to gain national attention. The scattered typewriters throughout the bar will be an odd scene, but the restaurant is dedicated to Indy native Kurt Vonnegut. The menu here is minimalistic yet eclectic. The enticing cocktail menu will make it hard for you to close the tab. If you want to munch on some snacks, order something from the small plates menu that has delicacies like grilled octopus and filet tartare. Additionally, if the weather allows you get to enjoy your meal at a table on one of the most alluring Indy patios. 


5. Late Harvest Kitchen


If you are looking for a modern American diner in the city, the Late Harvest Kitchen owner/chef Ryan Nelson has created a perfect restaurant that presents Midwestern essence with global influences. The menu here is truly diverse with some of the best dishes including chicken schnitzel, African vegetable tagine, potatoes Minneapolis and rabbit biscuits. The cocktail menu is truly enticing, and if you have room left after your meal don’t forget to enjoy their sticky toffee pudding.


So, these are the top places to eat in Indianapolis. Tickle your taste buds and have a sumptuous time!

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