As two born-and-raised Hoosiers, Nathan and I have quite a few “favorites” when it comes to the city we shared together: Indianapolis. Whether you’re visiting for a day or living there long term, be sure to check out some of our go-to spots!


Downtown: Nada, The Eagle, Cafe Patachou, Napolese, Milktooth, Mimi Blue, Goose the Market, Bru Burger, Bluebeard

Broad Ripple: Cake Bake Shop, Flatwater, Bazbeaux, Ripple Bagel, Three Sisters Cafe, Yats, Nicey Treat, Twenty Tap, Public Greens, Brugge Brasserie

Northside/other: The Local, La Hacienda, Late Harvest Kitchen , George’s Neighborhood Grill, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream


The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Monon Trail for biking/walks, happy hour at The Tap downtown, Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market, any show at Old National Center, Colts game in the fall, Central Library, Tuttle Orchards for pumpkin/apple picking, Eagle Creek (kayaking, hiking trails, etc.), day trip to nearby Bloomington