Indiana might not be the first place you think of when you imagine gourmet culinary experiences, but it is one you absolutely do not want to miss. Westfield is a small community just north of Indianapolis and is home to a series of delectable restaurants on Park Street called Restaurant Row. Get ready to eat your way through Westfield!
Rail Epicurean Market
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This red barn may have once held tools and livestock, but owners Toby and Melanie Miles have transformed it into a farm-to-fork dream. They offer a seasonal menu featuring local meats, cheeses, and produce to tickle your taste buds, whether you’re in the mood for a dressed-up burger or a classic cottage pie.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a fresh roll. Chiba Indianapolis can tackle any sushi craving. They serve traditional tuna and Boston rolls alongside a wild selection of specialty rolls. Named after the restaurant’s street address, the Park Street specialty roll contains yellowtail, pickled jalapenos, and crunchy yams, drizzled in a sweet-spicy blackberry habanero sauce. If you’re looking for something with a sweet twist, the Satsuma Strawberry roll might be more up your alley. It’s prepared with yellowtail, scallop, wasabi tobiko, strawberry, mango, and jalapeno, topped with tempura flakes, spice sauce, and satsuma ponzu.
Italian House on Park
Italian food can be the biggest crowd pleaser, especially when it comes out of the Italian House on Park’s kitchen. They serve classic Italian dishes like eggplant parmesan and alfredo, alongside Frutti di Mare and sausage orecchiette. If you’re looking for sinfully tasteful desserts, look no further than their house-made tiramisu and panna cotta with raspberry coulis.
Big Hoffa’s BBQ
Voted some of the best barbecue in Indiana by CFS, The Indy A-List, and Yahoo!, Big Hoffa’s is the top pick in Westfield for some seriously good Midwest barbecue. They smoke their own meats upwards of several hours and are served with zesty barbecue sauces prepared by owner Adam Hoffman.
Looking for a sugary sweet way to start the day? Titus Bakery has you covered. Just a glance at their menu might tell you why they were voted Best Donut at the 2017 Indy Donut Festival. Their most popular doughnut, Pershing, is topped with maple icing and a delicious cinnamon filling.
Super Bowl Pho
A taste of Vietnam is something you can’t miss. Founded by Tony and his Uncle Leo in 2013, Leo shops daily for fresh vegetables and meat that make up their menu, including beef pho, rice platters, and spring rolls. If you’re looking for a reprise from the summer heat, they also serve a variety of refreshing smoothies and milk teas.
You have just scratched the surface of all the foodie delights Westfield has to offer. Get the most out of your trip by selecting a hotel near Restaurant Row. You’ll be close to your next mouth-watering culinary experience and won’t have to travel far. Try as many as possible during your trip and make sure to explore Westfield’s delicious downtown restaurants, as well.