The Hottest Restaurants in Indy

These trendy and classic hotspots are bound to leave your tastebuds satisfied.


Whether you’re looking for tried-and-true classics, the hottest new trends or the buzziest names, Indianapolis is filled with eateries that cater to every taste bud.

A Toast to Tradition

Salute! Indianapolis’ oldest Italian restaurant is raising a glass with a very special wine. Toasting 100 years of Italian heritage, Iozzo’s Garden of Italy has debuted its exclusively crafted wine: Santora’s Sangiovese with notes of blackberry jam and light tannins.

New Kids on the Block

The juice-cleansing trend has hit Indy. Greenleaf Juicing Company has sprouted up on Monument Circle with some of the healthiest juices available, touting two pounds of fresh veggies in each and every bottle. The affordable price is just a delicious bonus. You’ll also find organic granola cups and other tasty options.

Veggie juice bottle

New Zealand’s favorite burger shop has arrived in America and the first spot on the map? Indianapolis. Burger Fuel is home to the 100 percent grass-fed beef burger, the shop’s showstopper, but between the restaurant’s music, art and overall cool vibe, the experience is one not to miss.

Who knew some of the best coffee could come from a coat closet? What was formerly the Athenaeum Theatre’s old coat closet is now Coat Check Coffee, with clever and inventive options like the butterscotch latte made with locally roasted Tinker Coffee.

Food Network Stars

Foodies have been rooting for Indianapolis. Two Indy hot spots recently had significant airtime on the Food Network: The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple and Oakleys Bistro on the northside of Indy. Marc Summers recognized The Cake Bake Shop on the Food Network show “Guilty Pleasures,” on which the channel’s celebrities highlighted their favorite guilty-pleasure foods in December 2015. In May 2017, chef Steven J. Oakley took on Bobby Flay on his namesake show, “Beat Bobby Flay”—and Oakley won!

Upscale corndog