Indy Veg Restaurants

American/Comfort Foods

Bazbeaux
811 E Westfield (Broad Ripple) and 329 Mass Av (Downtown), Indianapolis 
(317)255-5711 and (317)636-7662
www.bazbeaux.com
Price range: $$

Boogie Burger
927 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317)255-2450
www.boogieburger.com
Their menu includes two vegetarian choices (a black bean burger and a soy garden burger).
Price range: $

Brass Ring Lounge
1245 Shelby St, Indianapolis (Fountain Square)
(317)635-7464
www.thebrassringlounge.com
Price range: $

Broad Ripple Bagel & Deli
850 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317)257-8326
http://www.ripplebageldeli.com
This restaurant’s massive menu includes well over a dozen different vegetarian sandwiches.
Price range: $

Broad Ripple Brew Pub
840 E 65th St., Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 253-2739
www.broadripplebrewpub.com
This local pub is also a family friendly casual restaurant, offering a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian selections, such as shepherd’s pie, chili, falafel, and portabella sandwich. Ask for their vegan menu!
Price Range: $$

Duos Kitchen
2960 W Meridian St, Indianapolis (Meridian Kessler area)
(317)508-8614
http://duosindy.com
The entrance to this break room/cafeteria-style lunch-only restaurant is opposite the Childrens Museum so be sure to look for the entrance on the north side of the building, but well worth the effort to find. While looking like a workplace cafeteria, it surprisingly has many vegan and
vegetarian choices and is a good choice for excellent food without being the least bit pretentious.
Price Range: $$

Fire by the Monon
6523 Ferguson St, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 252-5920
http://www.broadripplefire.com
This casual bar and family friendly restaurant (including a nice outdoor patio) has several vegetarian choices, including veggie burgers and flatbreads as well as interesting salads. The food served is mostly locally grown.
Price Range: $$

Gumbo a Go Go
1420 W 86th St, Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 337-9420
Gumbo a Go Go Indianapolis Facebook page
This Cajun fast food/takeout restaurant has vegetarian and vegan etouffees and succotashes as well as other veggie-friendly black bean and stewed dishes.
Price Range: $

J. Nabor's Pizza and Grill
1024 N Shadeland Av, Indianapolis 
(317)356-5822
www.jnaborspizzagrill.com
Price range: $$

Jazz Kitchen
5377 N College Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 253-4900
http://www.thejazzkitchen.com
Primarily a jazz and blues club, this 21-and over venue has a small menu that includes one vegetarian entrée that can be made vegan and several pasta dishes that can be made vegetarian. Call ahead for reservations and band/cover charge information.
Price range: $$

Kona Grill
14395 Clay Terrace Blvd, Carmel
(317) 566-1400
http://www.konagrill.com/
This classy (primarily sushi) restaurant has a separate vegan menu that includes many choices such as multiple choices for veggie sushi, noodle bowls (with vegetarian adaptations that include butter or cheese), salads and sides.
Price range: $$

MacNiven’s Restaurant and Bar
339 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 632-7268
http://www.macnivens.com
This Scottish restaurant/bar has vegetarian haggis, taco salad, quesadilla, and vegan chili.
Price range: $$

Matt the Miller’s Tavern
11 City Center Dr.,  Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 805-1860
Enjoy the stir fry edamame, hummus plate (without tzaitiki), and vegan black bean burger with sweet potato fries.  The bun is NOT vegan.
Price range: $$

Moe & Johnny’s
5380 N. College Ave., Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area)
(317) 255-6376
http://www.moeandjohnnys.com
This local sports bar has several vegetarian pastas, stonebreads, wraps and pizzas and vegan chili as well as veggie-friendly choices on their Sunday brunch buffet.
Price range: $$

Monon Food Company
6420 Cornell Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 722-0176
http://www.mononfood.com/
This family friendly casual restaurant (and outside patio) includes vegetarian sliders, tacos (can be made vegan), nachos (can be made vegan) and quesadillas. Other vegetarian options include hummus and pita, mac and cheese, as well as wraps and pizzas.
Price range: $$

Red Lion Grog House
G.C. Murphy Building
1043 Virginia Ave., #6, Indianapolis (Fountain Square area)
(317) 822-4764
http://www.redliongroghouse.com/ 
Red Lion has homemade vegan veggie burgers, a vegetarian portobello and swiss sandwich, and meat-free stuffed portobellos.  They also have hand cut chips (fries) that are served with curry sauce.
Price range: $$

The Sinking Ship
4923 N College Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 920-7999
http://www.thesinkingship.com/
This 21-and-over funky/hipster/punk bar has a vegan and vegetarian friendly menu, including seitan BBQ wings, vegan chili, and vegan burgers.
Price range: $

Shoefly Public House
122 E 22nd St, Indianapolis 
(317)283-5007
www.shoeflypublichouse.com
Price range: $

SoBro Cafe
653 E 52nd St, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 920-8121
sobrocafe.com/
Looking for some interesting, great tasting, and healthy food in Indianapolis? Check out SoBro Cafe where there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, plus vegan cake!
Price range: $$

Thr3e Wise Men
1021 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 255-5151
http://www.thr3ewisemen.com/
This family-friendly brewpub has many vegetarian-friendly appetizers, pizzas, flatbreads and sandwiches. Not very vegan-friendly, but their tableside tossed salads and interesting potato and dill chips can be vegan choices.
Price range: $$

Traders Point Creamery
9001 Moore Rd, Zionsville (NW of Indianapolis)
(317) 733-1700
http://www.tpforganics.com
This is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant (not very vegan friendly, however). The menu has a section specifically for herbivores, and the majority of ingredients are organic and locally grown.
Price range: $$-$$$

Tulip Noir
1224 West 86th St., Indianapolis (Northside)
(317)848-5252
www.tulipnoircafe.com
A breakfast and lunch cafe offering natural and organic menu items that change seasonally. Many vegetarian and vegan options, plus delicious teas and coffee. A vegan soup is made fresh daily.
Price range: $$

Twenty Tap
406 N College Ave, Indianapolis (Broad ripple area)
(317) 602-8840
http://www.twentytap.com
This local microbrew pub (38 craft beers on tap!) includes a casual restaurant area with vegan and vegetarian menu choices, including appetizers (e.g. pickled beets, edamame, curried mushrooms), black bean burger, a vegeatarian ruben, BBQ tempeh, vegan bahn mi and many vegan side dishes.
Price range: $$

Yats
5365 N. College Ave, Indianapolis
(317) 253-8817 (Broad Ripple)
659 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis
(317) 686-6380 (Downtown)
8352 E. 96th St., Indianapolis
(317) 585-1792 (Northside)
1280 US 31 N Suite W, Indianapolis
(317) 865-9971 (Southside)
www.yatscajuncreole.com
Cajun/Creole fast food; always at least one vegetarian option (usually a spinach/mushroom etouffee), but call or go online for the daily men

 

Pizza/Italian
(See fine dining for other Italian restaurants)

Mama Corolla’s
1031 E 54th St, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 259-9412
http://mamacarollas.com
This cozy Italian restaurant has been a local, family owned eatery since the 1920s. There are quite a few vegetarian choices for classical Italian dishes (including appetizers, salads and entrees), but vegan options are limited.
Price range: $$

Mellow Mushroom
2340 E 116th St, Carmel
(317) 846-2400
http://mellowmushroom.com/carmel
Described as having a hippie vibe, this casual restaurant offers daiya vegan cheese and many toppings for vegans as well as vegetarians who enjoy pizza. In addition to the pizza and calzones (egg-free dough available), there are many vegan and vegetarian sandwiches (egg-free bread also available) and salads.
Price range: $$

Napolese
114 E 49th St, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area)
(317) 925-0765
http://www.napolesepizzeria.com/
This fun, dinner-only bistro-type restaurant and wine bar has many vegetarian options for artisan pizzas (many veggie toppings available, such as leeks, fennel, oyster mushrooms, arugula, squash and other winter greens), appetizers (try the toasted barley, shaved fennel, or pureed beet/winter green appetizers) and sandwiches. Some appetizers are vegan. The produce is almost all locally grown, the bread is made at the restaurant, with all food made to order (not prepackaged).
Price range: $$-$$$

Puccini’s
3944 E 82nd St, Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 842-4028
www.puccinissmilingteeth.com
Italian Food with a good vegetarian lasagna and ravioli and great salads.
Price range: $$

WB Pizza
6165 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis (Northeast)
(317) 205-5555
www.wbpizza.com
Vegetarian and vegan pizzas (with vegan cheese!), vegan garlic bread with a delicious vegan garlic butter dipping sauce, and even a vegan Stromboli.
Price range: $$


Mexican restaurants

Adobo Grill
110 E. Washington St., Indianapolis (Downtown)
www.adobogrill.com/indianapolis
(317) 822-9990
This downtown restaurant offers several typical Mexican dishes that one can order or adapt to be vegan, such as vegetable fajitas and squash enchiladas. Many evenings this location becomes a popular nightspot with live music and salsa dancing. Call in advance to find which evenings are paired with entertainment.
Price range: $$-$$$

Los Toros Mexican Restaurant
271 W Northfield Dr, Brownsburg
(317) 858-5229
Increasingly, Mexican restaurants in the Indianapolis area are adding sections to their menu for vegan and vegetarian diners. This cozy restaurant offers many vegetarian choices, and with the removal of the cheese, are good vegan options too.
Price range: $-$$

El Sol de Tala
2444 E Washington St, Indianapolis (West of downtown)
(317) 636-1250
http://www.elsoldetala.com
In a neighborhood one would not expect to find such a terrific Mexican restaurant with vegetarian choices. This eatery has an entire vegetarian section of the menu with interesting sides, appetizers and entrees such as napoles (cactus), corn gorditas, corn empanada and various burritos. Many of these vegetarian dishes can be vegan if you ask for no cheese. The guacamole is made to order to the spiciness preference of the customer.
Price range: $$


Small plates/wine bars

Barcelona Tapas Restaurant
201 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 638-8272
http://www.barcelonatapas.com/
Offers a number of vegetarian and vegan tapas, such as spinach and mushroom empanadas, saffron roasted cauliflower, grilled asparagus and sautéed broccolini. There is a tapa buffet lunch that always contains several vegetarian items, but you can always order off the menu. Many vegetarian choices can be made vegan upon request.
Price range: $$

Divvy
71 W City Center Dr, Carmel
(317) 706-0000
http://www.divvycarmel.com/
This 21-and over small plate bar/restaurant is in the Carmel City Center and has many vegan and vegetarian items. Vegan plates are specifically marked on the menu; vegetarian options are not specifically identified but are plentiful.
Price range: $$$

Libertine Liquor Bar
38 East Washington St, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 631-3333
http://www.libertineindy.com/
This 21-and over trendy downtown lounge has a small plate menu that contains a few interesting vegan/vegetarian small plate dishes, such as roasted beets, zucchini and butternut squash “pasta”. Be sure to specify vegan or vegetarian when ordering. It is a very popular spot with a full late night menu, and wait times can be long after 8pm.
Price range: $$$-$$$$

Seasons 52
8650 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis (Keystone Crossing/Northcentral)
(317) 846-5252
http://www.seasons52.com
This family-friendly popular spot has a separate vegetarian menu as well as a vegan menu. A favorite dish, the Vegetarian Tasting, contains a variety of vegetarian items on a single dish (this menu item contains quinoa & citrus salad, soft taco, vegetables, cedar-roasted tofu, mango chutney), and can be made vegan minus the cheese on the taco. The cedar plank roasted tofu is another favorite vegan item. Most of the foods are grown locally, and there is a seasonal menu, so items change throughout the year based on availability. Most nights you can hear live music (pianist/vocalist) in the bar area.
Price range: $$

Shiraz Wine Café
404 W Main St, (Carmel)
(317) 564-8423
http://www.shirazwinecafe.com
This 21-and-over wine bar has several small plate choices for vegetarians (flat breads, roasted ravioli, bruschetta, cheese plate) and a couple of vegan-friendly items (salads, olive plates, hummus plate). Wait times for service/food can be quite long. The menu changes seasonally.
Price range: $$

Tastings
50 W Washington St, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 423-2400
http://www.awineexperience.com
This 21-and-over classy wine bar has many vegetarian choices on their small plate menu, such as the artichoke and caponata salad (as with many others, can be made vegan without the cheese), hummus and Mediterranean sampler plates, flatbreads, pizzas and a tasty roasted veggie sandwich.
Price range: $$


Sushi, Asian

Forty-Five Degrees
765 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 634-4545
http://www.fortyfiveindy.com
This popular, trendy restaurant is in the Massachusetts Ave arts district. Catered to the Indianapolis nightlife, this primarily sushi restaurant offers only one veggie sushi choice, but a number of other vegan appetizer options on their full menu, such as tempura vegetables, edamame, salads and several vegetarian pasta dishes.
Price range: $$-$$$

India Garden
207 N Delaware St, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 634-6060
830 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 253-6060
http://www.indiagardenindy.com
Many Indian foods are vegetarian and vegan friendly with many menu choices. This restaurant breaks out there meat-free options in a special section of the menu (Vegetarian Specials). The downtown $8 lunch buffet has some vegetarian options every day.
Price range: $$

India Palace
4213 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis (Westside)
(317) 298-0773
www.indiapalaceindy.com
Many Indian foods are vegetarian and vegan friendly with many menu choices. There is a market behind this restaurant location where you can find all sorts of frozen and take-out items. India Palace and Shalimar restaurant have the same local owner.
Price range: $$

Naisa Pan-Asian Café
1025 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis (Fountain Square area)
(317) 602-3708
www.naisacafe.com
This Asian fusion restaurant has both vegetarian and vegan menu choices, such as the vegan spring rolls and a tofu soup with veggies (veggie stock base). The veggie fried rice is egg-free, and there are a number of stir fried rice noodle dishes as well. A special section of the menu calls out additional vegetarian choices for a variety of lunch or dinner options.
Price range: $$

Naked Tchopstix
6253 N College Ave., Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 252-5555
3855 E. 96th St., Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 569-6444
http://www.tchopstix.com/
This restaurant has several vegetable sushi options, including fried tofu, squash, carrot and pickle as well as the more typical asparagus, cucumber and avocado rolls.
Price range: $$

New India Restaurant
9546 Allisonville Rd (Fishers)
(317) 849-2996
http://www.indynewindia.com
Indian food is vegetarian and vegan friendly with a variety of menu choices, and the $8 lunch buffet always contains meat-free items and chai tea. There is a dinner buffet on Sundays.
Price range: $$

Saigon
3103 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis (Westside)
(317) 927-7270
http://www.saigonrestaurant-indy.com/
This Vietnamese restaurant has many vegan and vegetarian noodle and rice dishes with a wide variety of flavors. It is closed on Tuesdays and often for a week or two during the summer. It is family-friendly and good for eating in as well as take-out.
Price range: $-$$

Sawasdee
1222 W. 86th St., Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 844-9451
http://www.sawasdeeindy.com/
This family-friendly Thai restaurant offers a number of appetizers and traditional dishes for vegans and vegetarians that can be adjusted to one’s preference for spiciness. Be sure to specify no egg, as Thai noodle dishes may contain egg and will need to be adjusted (such as the vegetable/tofu pad thai). The drunken noodles (pad kee mow) are a good vegan dish for those who like it hot!
Price range: $$

Sesame Chinese Restaurant
1413 W. 86th St. Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 228-1688
A local, family-run restaurant that offers vegetarian and vegan options including mock meats like mock duck and mock chicken. One of our favorite dishes you have to ask for (it’s not on the menu) is Vegetarian Cashew Chicken (it’s vegan). It comes with veggie chicken, mushrooms, waterchestnuts, celery, sugar snap peas, etc. Another favorite dish is their Homestyle Tofu.
Price range: $

Shalimar
1043 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 465-1100
www.shalimarindianapolis.com
Many Indian foods are vegetarian and vegan friendly. Shalimar and India Palace have the same local owner so the menu choices are quite similar at both locations with many vegetable choices. Vegan items noted on menu.
Price range: $$

Siam Square
936 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis (Fountain Square area)
(317) 636-8424
http://www.siamsquareindy.com
This Thai restaurant can get busy with the downtown lunch crowd, and has many options for the vegan or vegetarian, such as veggie tempura, fried tofu, as well as many curries, fried rice and noodle dishes that can be made with veggies and tofu. Be sure to specify no egg when ordering.
Price range: $$

Spice Nation
4225 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis
(317) 299-2127
Offering all vegetarian dishes, this Indian restaurant is a haven for herbivores that like their food spicy. The majority of dishes are vegan and they have lunch buffets.  

Sushi on the Rocks
235 South Meridian Street., Indianapolis
(317) 536-1500
www.sotrindy.com
In addition to some vegetarian dishes they offer a few kinds of vegetarian sushi (the Vegetarian Combo platter is good). They even have a fruit sushi that is perfect for dessert. A great seaweed salad too!

Taj of India
5929 E 82nd St., Indianapolis
(317) 578-4400
www.tajofindia.org

Thai Kitchen Restaurant
11021 Allisonville Rd (Fishers)
(317) 841-8988
http://www.thaikitchenfishers.com
There are many Thai foods that are vegetarian/vegan available at this restaurant, such as the fried tofu, Thai salad with tofu, pad thai (specify no egg and no fish sauce when ordering), and many other spicy and non-spicy vegetable rice noodle dishes.
Price range: $$

Thai Taste
5353 E 82nd St., Indianapolis (Northeast)
(317) 879-9722
http://www.indythaitaste.com
In addition to typical Thai dishes that are vegan and vegetarian, this restaurant features a vegetarian buffet the first Thursday of every month.
Price range: $$


Other International/Ethnic Restaurants

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
5352 W. 38th St. Indianapolis (West side)
(317) 299-0608
www.abyssiniarestaurant.com
A local, family-run/family-friendly Ethiopian restaurant. There are many vegan options including lentil samosas and several combo platters that feature red lentils, yellow split peas, spinach, cabbage, collards, carrots & green beans and of course, plenty of injera. There is a vegan-friendly lunch buffet (call and check for specific buffet lunch days).
Price range: $$

Aesop’s Tables
600 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 631-0055
www.aesopstables.biz
Small and cozy café in the Massachussetts arts district, with a nice outside area during the summer months. Typical Mediterranean vegetarian and vegan foods include tabouli, hummus, falafel and salads. Other vegetarian entrees include spicy vegetables over rice and several pasta dishes.
Price range: $$-$$$

Athens on 86th Street
2284 W. 86th St., Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 879-8644
http://www.athenson86th.com
An entire section of the menu is devoted to vegetarian versions of classic Greek dishes to give the vegan or vegetarian a broader selection of Mediterranean lunch or dinner options.
Price range: $$

Bosphorus Istanbul Café
935 S East St, Indianapolis (Downtown/Fountain Square)
(317) 974-1770
http://www.bosphoruscafe.net/
Traditional and genuine Turkish restaurant with many vegan and vegetarian options, including vegan dolmas (grape leaves); hummus; tabouli; and eggplant salsa, as well as a vegetarian Shepherd Salad. There is a special section of the menu for vegan entrees such as the vegetable moussaka, stuffed eggplant and other vegan stews served over rice. If you are fortunate to be there when the restaurant is not too busy, you may want to ask the owner, Orhan, to read your Turkish coffee.
Price range: $$

Brugge Brasserie
1011a E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 255-0978
http://www.bruggebrasserie.com
This Belgian restaurant and brewpub has a couple of vegetarian friendly crepes and entrees. The frites are vegan and worth the trip, served with your choice of a variety of dipping sauces, however vegan choices are limited.
Price range: $$

Canal Bistro
6349 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 254-8700
http://canal-bistro.com
This Mediterranean restaurant is a nice option for someone wanting a more elegant/classy atmosphere in the Broad Ripple area. Run locally by a Lebanese family, this restaurant offers a typical range of Mediterranean vegan and vegetarian choices (e.g. falafel, hummus, tabouli, dolmas/grape leaves, Greek salad), as well as a few other interesting appetizers (grilled portabella appetizers) and a vegan kabob entree.
Price range: $$-$$$

Greek Islands
906 S Meridian St., Indianapolis
(317) 636-0700
www.greekislandsrestaurant.com

Istanbul Café
1450 W 86th St, Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 876-9810
http://www.indyistanbulcafe.com
This is a classier version of the other Turkish restaurants in Indianapolis, offering many vegan and vegetarian choices, such as Shepherd Salad (vegan without the feta), hummus, tabouli, zucchini pancakes, dolmas (grape leaves), vegan stuffed cabbage, vegan veggie stew and vegetable kebabs.  This location is surprisingly rarely crowded and there are no wait times for seating.
Price range: $$

Major East African Restaurant
1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis (Westside)
(317) 240-2700
www.restaurantinindianapolisin.info
This Ethiopian restaurant has many vegan options (come for the food, not the ambience!), including collard greens and other typical Ethiopian vegetable dishes, served family style with injera bread.
Price range: $$

Mediterrano Café
5941 E 86th St, Indianapolis (Castleton)
(317) 595-0399
This lunch-only all you can eat buffet restaurant is a rare find for amazing food in a Castleton strip mall. There is no website and no menu so call in advance to make sure they are open. There are always plenty of choices for the vegan/vegetarian.
Price range: $-$$

Pita Pit
1 North Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 829-7482
2902 W. 86th St, Indianapolis (Northwest)
(317) 872-7482
www.pitapitusa.com
There is a special ‘veggie pita’ menu with many choices. The falafel is vegan if you ask them to microwave it!
Price range: $


Fine Dining

Indianapolis has many options for a nice dinner out in a more elegant setting for vegans and vegetarians in addition to those listed above.

Ambrosia
915 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis (Broad Ripple)
(317) 255-3096
http://www.ambrosiaitalian.com
This Italian restaurant has a nice bruschetta and many pasta dishes that can be vegetarian with a variety of sauces and ingredients. The gnocchi is particularly good.
Price range: $$$

Capri Restaurante
2602 Ruth Dr, Indianapolis (west of Broad Ripple)
(317) 259-4122
http://www.capriindy.com/
Very nice ambience and setting for an Italian restaurant. There are vegetarian choices that include a variety of pasta dishes without meat. Vegan options are limited.
Price range: $$$ 

Late Harvest Kitchen
5 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis (Keystone Crossing/North central)
(317) 663-8063
http://www.lateharvestkitchen.com
This restaurant earned the Best Restaurant in Indianapolis in 2012 and lives up to that expectation. There is a nice outdoor patio for summer dining. The menu changes daily, as foods are locally grown and the menu is based on availability and chef preference. However, if you inform the chef you are vegetarian or vegan, they will make a dish specifically for you that is not on the menu that will certainly not disappoint, but your choice will be limited to what produce is available at the time you order.
Price range: $$$

Meridian Restaurant and Bar
5694 N Meridian St, Indianapolis (Meridian Kessler/Central)
(317) 466-1111
http://meridianonmeridian.com/
This restaurant may not have many vegan or vegetarian items on the menu, but the chef is very willing to accommodate any dietary request. Vegetarian items on the menu include slow roasted beets (can be ordered without the goat cheese), potato gnocchi (order without the bacon), a number of interesting salads (vegan if ordered without cheese), and a carrot-chive pierogi entree. This location is not good for families with children due to the quiet/cozy atmosphere.
Price range: $$$

Oakley’s Bistro
1464 W 86th St, Indianapolis (Northside)
(317) 824-1231
http://www.oakleysbistro.com
The menu at this restaurant is ingredient-based (not item based), so you will always know what each dish contains to avoid finding unexpected animal-based products on your plate. The menu does change regularly, as many foods are locally obtained. There are always vegetarian options available. This restaurant is not a particularly good location to bring children.
Price range: $$$

Osterio Pronto
10 South West Street, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 860-5777
http://www.osteriapronto.com
In the first level of the new JW Marriott downtown, this restaurant has a contemporary twist to traditional Italian dishes. There are a few vegetarian pasta and vegetable dishes. While not extensive, you will not be disappointed with their vegetarian choices.
Price range: $$$

R Bistro
888 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 423-0312
http://www.rbistro.com
The food is always local, so the menu changes weekly and is always limited to a handful of creative and innovative dishes. However, there are always vegetarian options and items that if not vegan, can be usually be adapted by removing a dairy item. The food is interesting and unique, but go online to check their weekly menu to be sure the items offered are of interest before making a reservation.
Price range: $$$-$$$$

Cerulean
339 S Delaware St, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 870-1320
http://www.ceruleanrestaurant.com/
This restaurant has a series of small, medium, and large plates to make up a first, second, and third course meal. Each set has both vegan and vegetarian options. (If you don’t see one, ask for one and you will receive it!). Creative food with an interesting ambience in the new Alexander Hotel.
Price range: $$$-$$$$

Sangiovese
4110 E 82nd St, Indianapolis (Keystone Crossing/North Central)
(317) 596-0731
http://www.sangioveseristorante.com
This Italian restaurant has some interesting vegetarian options, such as the Bowtie pasta with assorted wild mushrooms, sweet peas, and fresh basil in an herb infused olive oil. Many pasta dishes can be made vegetarian. There is live music every Wednesday through Saturday in the bar area.
Price range: $$-$$$

St. Yared
11210 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256 (Fishers)
(317) 363-4435
http://http://www.styaredcuisine.com/
Ethiopian/Eritrean.  Vegetarian and kid friendly.
Price range:$$$

Ice Cream/Desserts

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt
427 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis (Downtown)
(317) 252-0271
http://www.subzeroicecream.com
This is one of the few places vegans can enjoy an iced almond milk treat. Each dish is made custom to order, so you can be sure it is fresh. You choose your base (vegan available) and personalize the flavors and toppings.
Price range: $-$$