3 Ultimate Food Trails
Indiana: Comfort food trail
Remember Sunday drives? Those lazy, windows-rolled-down afternoons in the country with a great ice cream cone at the end? They live on in Indiana, where locally grown veggies and home cooking flourish at markets, diners and restaurants with foodie followings.
Sample the best of the region on our trail. It begins in Bloomington, where FarmBloomington is changing the face of Hoosier fine dining. Farther east, the stretch of US-41 north of Vincennes showcases the area’s agricultural bounty with farm markets, bakeries and diners.
The landscape changes as you head south, shifting from cornfields to wooded hills. The food culture shifts, too, to Southern favorites such as fried fish and blackberry cobbler. As our trail loops north, the road curves through Hoosier National Forest and the picturesque towns of Story and Nashville before reaching Bloomington again. It ends at Restaurant Tallent, where Indiana's home-grown ingredients achieve refined culinary perfection.
Depending on how much of Bloomington's food scene you want to take in, you could do this tour in a weekend or stretch it out to a three-day extravaganza. If you don't have that much time, US-50 and US-150 cut through the route, for shorter trips.