Eat Drink Local Guide

Last Updated November 15, 2014
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Eating Local, Simplified.

Getting Hoosier-grown goodness on your plate doesn’t have to involve hours in the kitchen. These fine establishments proudly serve up the freshest locally sourced cuisine.

The farm-to-table movement begins with Central Indiana farms and dedicated producers who care about bringing only the best to market. Which is a very good thing for locally owned restaurants that search out the best dairy, meat, produce and beverages for their patrons. Farm-to-table is gaining momentum not only with born-and-bred Hoosiers but the many visitors to Central Indiana. Edible Indy connects growers, producers and food artisans with their community.

Here is a select list of some of those chefs and owners who take great pride in celebrating Hoosier-grown goodness.

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Bryne's Grilled Pizza

Why We Love It: Why We Love It: Byrne’s Grilled Pizza creates delectable thin crust pizzas layered with real, fresh and locally sourced ingredients like Smoking Goose meats. They serve up freshly made breadsticks,...
|5165 N. Illinois St. , Indianapolis, IN, us

Chef JJ's Back Yard

Why We Love It: Chef JJ's Back Yard hosts various grilling classes, beer and wine dinners, special events, team building and corporate events. Events are held on a beautiful patio overlooking the White River.
|1040 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis, IN, us

Ezra's Enlightened Cafe

Ezra's Englighted Cafe, 100% gluten free, organic, vegan
Why We Love It: Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe is a beautiful cafe with beautiful food for your body, mind and soul. Indiana’s only raw cafe focusing on breakfast, lunch and dessert options that are not only raw but...
|6516 Ferguson St. (Rear Unit), Indianapolis, IN, us

Chef JJ's Downtown

Chef JJ's Downtown Indianapolis
Why We Love It: Chef JJ’s took the next step to elevate the cooking on the Big Green Egg with his hot and trending spot located downtown near Lucas Oil Stadium. The perfect place to host a party, corporate event,...
|42 W. South Street, Indianapolis, IN, us

Harry & Izzy’s

Why We Love It: Harry & Izzy's is an upmarket American grill house in Downtown Indianapolis. Generous T-bone steaks, spicy shrimp and a large selection of gluten-free items make this the perfect location for special...
|153 S Illinois St , Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 635-9594
|4050 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN, us
|7800 Col. Weir Cook Memorial Drive, Indianapolis, IN, us

Hotel Tango Whiskey

Hotel Tango Whiskey
Why We Love It: Hotel Tango, the first small batch distillery in Indiana and is also the first service disabled, combat veteran owned distillery in the country. Using only high-quality, local ingredients allows us...
|702 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, us


Why We Love It: A recent addition to the Indy food scene. This family-run restaurant was inspired by the desire to recapture childhood memories of food using local sustainable ingredients. The creative menu ranges...
|540 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 292-2280

The Loft Restaurant & Dairy Bar at Traders Point Creamery

Why We Love It: Set in a barn from the 1860s adjacent to the family farm and Indiana's first USDA-certified organic creamery, the Loft Restaurant is deeply connected to the land and local produce. The hand-hewn beams...
|9101 Moore Rd , Zionsville, IN, us
|(317) 733-1700

Natural Born Juicers

Natural Born Juicers, Raw Juice, Indianapolis, Noblesville
Why We Love It: Focusing on fresh juices, seasonal smoothies and cleanses this husband and wife outfit is dedicated to promoting wellbeing. With a 2 fixed locations and food truck customers can sample a wide range of...
|865 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 797-4254
|15009 North Gray Road, Noblesville, IN, us

St. Elmo's Steak House

Why We Love It: A retro steakhouse serving prime cuts, hearty sides and indulgent desserts. With a 30's throwback bar on the side, St. Elmo Steakhouse blends the best of classic MidWestern cuisine with a vintage...
|127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 635-0636

The Garden Table - Eat

The Garden Table, Raw Juice, Broad Ripple, Downtown, Mass Ave
Why We Love It: The Garden Table is a local eatery and fresh juicery in the heart of Broad Ripple Village with a vibrant and deliciously comfortable setting. They serve seasonally influenced and locally sourced food...
|908 E. Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN, us
|342 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN, us

The Table

The Table Market District Carmel
Why We Love It: From a store full of fresh, seasonal foods and a team of Chefs and Culinary Experts comes a celebration of food called table by Market District — a restaurant that brings passion for food right to...
|11505 N. Illinois St., Carmel, IN, us

Peace Water Winery

Why We Love It: Peace Water Winery donates 50% of their profits to charity.
|37 West Main Street, Carmel, IN, us
|(317) 810-1330

Punch Burger

Punch-BurgerCarmel and Indianapolis
Why We Love It: Looking for a great burger and beer? Look no further than Punch Burger. Our award winning burgers are made from local grass-fed beef provided by Fischer Farms in Jasper, Indiana. Our beers crafted are...
|137 E Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN, us
|(317) 426-5280
|12525 Old Meriian Ste 100, Carmel, IN, us
|317.426.5280 / 317.564.0637

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