These 5 Food Markets Are The Best in Indianapolis

Farmers Market
Farmers Market | © Allen Sheffield / Flickr
Courtney Johnston

It’s no longer a secret that Indianapolis is one of the best little food cities in the country, housing world-famous eclectic and historic eateries. But what many don’t know is that some of the best eats in Indy can be found right on the streets. From food truck gatherings to street food markets, check out the exclusive guide to the best food markets in Indy.

1. Indianapolis City Market

Market, American, Asian, BBQ, European, Fusion, Dessert, French, Italian, Indian, Street Food

Indianapolis City Market | © Payton Chung / Flickr
© Payton Chung / Flickr
One of the best places for street food in Indy is the infamous Indianapolis City Market. Here, visitors will find unique food, drinks, and snacks from more than 30 vendors. The Indianapolis City Market prides itself on great local food and vendors fit for all diets. From street tacos and pizza by the slice to Indian cuisine and even a vegan kiosk, this incredible market has it all. You’ll also find locally roasted coffee, fresh teas, acai bowls, and ice cream to help you power through your day.

2. Indianapolis Food Truck Festival

Food Truck, Street Food

This beloved food truck festival occurs in the summer every first Friday of the month in downtown Indy, from May to October. Food trucks line up at the Old National Centre downtown to showcase some of the best street food in the Midwest. Visitors will find over 50 different food trucks here, ranging from ethnic cuisine and soul food to classic eats such as pizza and burgers. It’s a great opportunity to sample some of your favorite foods from a wide variety of local vendors.

3. Caplinger's Fresh Catch Seafood Market

Fish and Chip Shop, Market, Seafood

This family-owned fish market is one of the best-rated in Indy. With daily deliveries of seafood into the market, shoppers can be sure they’re always receiving the freshest seafood around. Typical in-stock selections include clams, calamari, crawfish, mussels, oysters, lobsters, shrimp, and an extensive variety of fresh fish. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, they can likely special order it for you. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries! This seafood market is also a restaurant offering killer catfish sandwiches, fish & chips, po’ boys, lobster rolls, and more.

4. Nicole-Taylor's Pasta and Market

Market, Italian

From gourmet pasta to cheeses and sauces, this specialty Italian market offers a variety of imported Italian essentials. You’ll find more pastas than you knew existed here, from gnocchi to specialty shaped and flavored pastas. This market also offers a large selection of Italian baked goods and desserts, as well as a small lunch and dinner menu featuring sandwiches, soups, and of course, pasta.

5. Stars Sandwich Market

Deli, American

Looking for an easy place to grab a great, tasty lunch? This sandwich market offers premium freshly made sandwiches that are perfect for when you only have a short lunch break. Best of all, Stars offers a huge selection to choose from, with a variety of meat combinations, vegetarian options, and even wraps. You’ll also find handmade salads, fresh soups of the day, and small snacks such as chips and cookies to indulge in.

From sandwiches and pasta to food trucks and a bustling market full of food vendors, Indianapolis has a street food market that you’ll fall in love with.

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