Recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s friendliest communities, Fishers may boast small town charm but its dining scene is anything but. Creative brewpub eats, Vietnamese street food and classic steakhouse fare combine to make Fishers one of suburban Indiana’s top culinary destinations. Here we’ve lined up the very best local eats to try.
Chao Viet Street Food is the talk of the town, with guests raving about its deliciously fresh and healthy Vietnamese inspired eats. Plenty of authentic dishes feature on the menu from bún noodles and bánh mì sandwiches to cơm, but if you try one dish only, make sure it’s Chao’s traditional pho. Available with eye round steak, chicken or vegetables and served with basil, beansprouts and lime, guests can add tripe and meatballs for a small additional cost. Wash down Chao’s delicious eats with a boba smoothie in flavors like avocado, pineapple and taro.
Chao Viet Street Food, 7854 East 96th Street, Fishers, IN, USA, +1 317 622 8820
A local favorite since opening its doors 20 years ago, The Roost is one of Fishers’ most popular breakfast and lunch spots. Fifteen different omelets are offered, including varieties like the Western (ham, caramelized onion, bell peppers, mozzarella and cheddar) or West Coast Sunrise (avocado, spinach, tomato, pepper, chorizo and feta) . Alongside a whole host of other classic breakfast fare from skillets and granola to pancakes and French toast. Lunchtime treats include hearty pork tenderloin and turkey club sandwiches served on homemade bread and sides including beer battered onion rings, hash browns and cornbread casserole.
The Roost, 7371 East 116th Street, Fishers, IN, USA, +1 317 842 3735
Since opening its doors in late 2014, Redemption Alewerks’ beers, the old-school Deliverance IPA and Salvation Orange Blossom Honey Wheat ale included, have been the talk of the town, but hand-crafted beers aren’t the only thing on offer at the hip brewpub. Signature cocktails complement Redemption Alewerks’ beers and a menu full of creatively crafted starters, salads, wraps and sandwiches tempt diners too. In particular, its signature burgers, like the inventively named Not My Poblano, Man (a ½ lb. beef patty topped with quesadilla and pepper jack cheese with a smoked poblano pepper and chipotle ranch sauce), prove very popular.
In a little over a year Passione Pane, a casual little joint cooking up wood oven-fired pizzas and breads, has become one of Fishers’ most raved about restaurants. Its menu is concise but bound to tempt any fan of classic Italian fare with pizzas ranging from the Contadina (made with potatoes, rosemary and homemade sausage) to the Valtellinese (topped with bresaola, fresh arugula, parmesan cheese and walnuts), served alongside rustic focaccia bread and sides including bruschetta, salad and soup. Don’t leave without trying Passione Pane’s desserts, they change regularly, but often include authentic, indulgent treats like millefoglie.
Passione Pane, 11640 Brooks School Road, Fishers, IN, USA, +1 317 712 6369