3 Best Food Tours in Indianapolis
Indianapolis is a great city for foodies thanks to the range of great food tours you can go on that allow you to explore the culinary delights of Indiana in addition to learning about the city of Indianapolis along the way. Find out below about the best food tours in Indianapolis.
Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour
Massachusetts Avenue is one of the most economically important areas in Indianapolis. Formally a hub of trade and manufacturing, the development of the avenue has seen the introduction of some amazing restaurants and bars, while a few factories still remain to remind you of what the area once was. The Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour lasts for three hours and 30 minutes.
The Massachusetts Avenue Food Tour gives you the chance to sample the official sandwich of Indiana in addition to handmade meatballs and handmade chocolates. You also get to try some beers made at a local neighborhood brewery. Noteworthy sites you get to see along the tour include the original manufacturing warehouses, America’s oldest shoe store, and the city’s oldest restaurant.
City Market Food Tour
The City Market is the last remaining public market house in the city, making it a worthwhile attraction in itself. Built back in 1886, the market was formerly the main source of local, fresh produce for the inhabitants of downtown Indianapolis with fresh meat, poultry, and baked goods in abundance. Many immigrants to Indianapolis started their first businesses right in the market house, making it a historically vital place.
The City Market Food Tour lets you explore and learn about the history and architecture of the market in addition to sampling some delicious food from many of the food stalls based there. The City Market Food Tour is ideal for people who want to sample a diverse range of foods not just from within America, but from the rest of the world too. Expect to eat authentic Chinese, Vietnamese, and German food among other cuisines during this tour. The market has over 30 artisan booths and the tour lasts about an hour and a half, although you are free to stay and explore further once it’s over.
Fountain Square Food Tour
The food tour of Fountain Square gives you the chance to explore two historic working-class neighborhoods in Indianapolis — Lockerbie and Chatham Arch. The Fountain Square area has been the main commercial zone for the south of the city since way back in the 1860s.The modern Fountain Square area is a culturally diverse location with some fantastic art galleries, many theatres, and interesting architecture.
Culinary highlights on the Fountain Square Food Tour include getting to eat some traditional Greek specialties, amazing authentic Thai food, and addictive French desserts. There’s also homemade BBQ food and the chance to sample some local cider or mead. The Fountain Square Food Tour lasts about three hours, covering roughly a mile.
These food tours allow you to sample the best of what Indianapolis has to offer foodies, learning a lot about the city’s rich history in the process. So choose a tour you like the sound of and enjoy the food.
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