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Fountain Square Food Tour

When I completed my original 50 “new things” in 2014 – 2015, I included a food tour in the Mass Avenue area. Subsequently, I gave my husband a gift certificate for another food tour but it took us a while to schedule. Fortunately, we are blessed with a gorgeous day the afternoon of our tour. We start at the Fountain Square fountain (makes sense) where our tour guide provides some history about this neighborhood near downtown Indianapolis. Our first stop is the New Day Meadery. A visit here was also one of my original “new things” and it is good to return. We have a flight taste of cider and mead along with some local cheese and charcuterie. Delicious!

Our next stop is at Three Carrots, a vegan restaurant. We start with a kale salad with tofu, berries and quinoa. It is very tasty!

Then we each get half of a banh mi Vietnamese sandwich. Their version is vegan and made with seitan. This is pretty tasty and I would come back here to eat!

From the Three Carrots, we walk next door to Siam Square. We start with a pastry filled with curry and ground chicken. These could be addictive.

Then we have plates to share with dumplings and Pad Thai. Our guide says their Pad Thai was voted best in Indianapolis. Yum!

Of course, we need dessert so we walk back towards the fountain and the meadery to Litterally Divine Truffles where we hear how the owner started her business and about the unique local ingredients she uses. Everyone picks two truffles to take home boxed. These are cute and very yummy!!

Now we are full!


New Thing #44 – Mass Avenue Food Tour

For my 50th birthday, my husband gave me a gift from Cloud 9 Living, a Mass Ave experience food tour, so I make this my next “New Thing”.

Our group meets outside the Athenaeum on Mass Avenue.  Our tour guide lives in the neighborhood and makes us feel like we are walking the area with friends.  We learn some history and make four food stops.  It is really cool to walk in the restaurant and have a table ready and food brought right out.

First, we visit the Rathskeller restaurant in the Athenaeum for German food.


I think we will stop eating after finishing the plate of pretzels but they also bring a sampler plate of sausage, sauerkraut, cabbage and spaetzle.  I need to pace myself since I’m getting full already!


We walk around the Lockerbie neighborhood and stop outside the James Whitcomb Riley home.  Our food stop is the Lockerbie Pub where we sample several types of beer and eat scaled down pork tenderloin sandwiches with fried pickles.  I’m not much of a beer drinker but decide I like the wheat beer.


We  walk back to Mass Ave and stop at a very popular restaurant, Bakersfield where we eat wonderful guacamole and tacos.  Now I am really full!!

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Our final stop for dessert goes into a to go box and later in the evening we enjoy decadent cupdakes from the Flying Cupcake.





The food tour is really fun so I highly recommend this experience in a city you are visiting or the city where you live!