A foodie’s guide to Indianapolis

Jene J. Long

Indiana is home to a plethora of excellent restaurants, museums, sports facilities, and unique attractions. In the heart of Indianapolis, take a tour of a huge military memorial that is lit up during Christmas. The cuisine found in Indiana is extremely diverse with something to suit most people’s palate. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has long been considered as a must-see location for children and also adults. If you’re looking for some nature, head to White River State Park near downtown Indianapolis. Canals, sculptures, and some of the nicest views in the city may all be found here.

When in Indianapolis, you will find some delectable dishes that you just cannot miss! There are some mouth-watering dishes and tasty dishes like Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Cheeseburger, Sugar Cream Pie and many more dishes that one just has to try, when in Indianapolis. Keep reading to know more of our top picks of these delicious highlights.



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The pork tenderloin sandwich is a midwestern treat.


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The pork tenderloin sandwich is a midwestern treat.

The pork tenderloin sandwich is also known as BPT and it consists of a breaded and deep fried cutlet of pork tenderloin. It is very popular in the midwest United States especially in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. It is rumored that the original recipe was founded at Nick’s Kitchen restaurant in Huntington, Indiana; Near Fort Wayne. The sandwich is a close replica of the wiener schnitzel but the main differentiator is that the BPT exclusively uses deep fried pork tenderloin verse pan fried.

The most popular places to try out Pork Tenderloin Sandwich are Aristocrat Pub & Restaurant, sandwich’, Applebee’s grill.



ground beef patty with cheese and other toppings in a bun.


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ground beef patty with cheese and other toppings in a bun.

The only thing more satisfying that a juicy hamburger is a juicy cheeseburger. Fried or grilled, the cheese is added to the patty just before cooking is completed to assure it melts just the right amount. While American cheese is the original, pepperjack, swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and blue cheese are also popular options. Fresh vegetables like onions, lettuce, and tomato, along with condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, round out the roster of this championship team.

The most popular places to try out Cheeseburger are Burger Theory at the Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport, Punch Burger, Bru Burger Bar.



Cream pies are filled with rich custard or pudding make from milk or cream.


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Cream pies are filled with rich custard or pudding make from milk or cream.

Most all cream pies have sugar, whipping cream and butter in their recipe. Butter is baked into the pie crust sometimes with egg yok and often flavored with nutmeg or vanilla. Celebrate National Pie Day by enjoying a delicious piece of Indiana’s sugar cream pie! Sugar pies dates back to the 1800’s and was likely eaten at various Quaker settlements.

The most popular places to try out Sugar Cream Pie are My Sugar Pie, Locally Grown Gardens.



Bread is simply food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.


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Bread is simply food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.

Bread is so many things, it can be simple and plain or it can have ingredients, like nuts or fruits added to be as hearty as a meal itself. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, bread is most likely part of your appetites answer. From a simple slice of fresh bread with a pat of butter, to a thick slice of hearty, oats or sunflower seeds bread, with a side of soup, you can find a bread you crave.

The most popular places to try out Bread are Rene’s Bakery, Meijer, Amelia’s.



Small Sweet Treats.


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Small Sweet Treats.

Similar to the ingredients in cakes, cupcakes combine butter, sugar, eggs and flour to form a sweet treat that is suitable for parties, birthdays and other festive events. The top of the cupcake usually has icing and the interior is often filled with frosting, fruit or pastry cream.

The most popular places to try out Cupcake are The Flying Cupcake Bakery.



Shrimp or prawn cocktail is a seafood dish that has cooked shrimp or prawns served in a glass with cocktail sauce.


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Shrimp or prawn cocktail is a seafood dish that has cooked shrimp or prawns served in a glass with cocktail sauce.

Prawn cocktail, aka shrimp cocktail, is a seafood dish consisting of shelled, cooked prawns in a rose sauce or cocktail sauce, most likely served in a glass. The sauce is usually referred to as cocktail sauce, and is essentially ketchup plus mayonnaise in Commonwealth countries, or ketchup and horseradish in the United States. Shrimp dishes of this kind were popular in the United States in the late nineteenth century and some sources link the serving of the dish in cocktail glasses to the ban on alcoholic drinks during the 1920s prohibition era in the United States.

The most popular places to try out Shrimp Or Prawn Cocktail are St  Elmo Steak House, Eddie Merlot’s.



a type of food typically made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs, and formed into shapes.


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a type of food typically made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs, and formed into shapes.

Pastas are separated into two general classifications: dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca). Most dried pasta is delivered industrially through an expulsion cycle, despite the fact that it very well may be created at home. fresh pasta is customarily delivered by hand, at times with the guide of straightforward machines. Fresh pastas accessible in supermarkets are created financially by huge scope machines. Both dried and fresh pastas arrive in various shapes and assortments, with 310 explicit structures known by more than 1300 recorded names. In Italy, the names of explicit pasta shapes or types regularly change by district. For instance, the pasta structure cavatelli is known by 28 distinct names relying on the town and locale. Basic types of pasta incorporate long and short shapes, tubes, level shapes or sheets, little shapes for soup, those intended to be filled or stuffed, and strength or brightening shapes.

The most popular places to try out Pasta are Nicole-Taylor’s Pasta and Market.



Funeral Potatoes are a popular casserole dish in the Intermountain West and Midwest USA.


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Funeral Potatoes are a popular casserole dish in the Intermountain West and Midwest USA.

Funeral Potatoes are a comfort food made popular by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church), who serve it during traditional after-funeral meals. It is made using frozen hash browns or cubed potatoes, Parmesan or cheddar cheese, cream soup or a cream sauce, onions and sour cream, and topped with a mix of melted butter and corn flakes, bread crumbs or crushed potato chips.

The most popular places to try out Funeral Potatoes are Spoke & Steele.

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