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Indiana Foodways: Soup, Salad & Sandwich Trail

Perhaps you are looking for something lighter, but just as tasty to eat on your travels. Homemade soups, fresh salads and unique combinations that create mouthwatering sandwiches are all found on this trail. Not to worry if others in your party are looking for something a little different. Many of the locations offer a variety of options that can satisfy just about anyone.

Arni’s at Market Square 

Arnis has been a Lafayette tradition for more than 40 years and serves pizza, salads, sandwiches, soups and pasta.The fascinating children's room features vintage toy and game collections, and The Loading Dock, a 21 and over bar, has a warehouse theme with scales, packing cases and a real semi truck for ambience. The big front room may be spare by comparison, but it buzzes with locals enjoying Arni's Famous Jr. Salad with signature homemade salad dressings, fabulous thin crust pizzas (try the pepperoni) pastas, hot sandwiches, soups, munchies and big rich desserts including caramel apple granny and cheesecake.

Art’s Pizza No.1 

Family owned and operated since 1956, Art’s Pizza is often imitated and never duplicated. You won’t want to miss this stop on the Soup, Salad & Sandwich Trail!

Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery 

Bread and bakery goods are the culinary must-haves at this small-town, big-taste restaurant. Using locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible, this family business serves up decadent desserts, made-from-scratch soups and handcrafted bread in large proportions.

Bread Box Cafe 

The Bread Box Bakery and Cafe, located in the Heart of Shipshewana, Indiana has been serving Scratch-baked traditional foods since 1984.  The mission of the Bread Box Bakery has always been to offer a unique dining experience to each customer. Whether stopping in for a favorite baked good or lingering over a bowl of homemade soup, the goal of Bread Box Cafe  is for each person to take home a special memory.

The Cabbage Rose Eatery and Gift Shop 

The Cabbage Rose Eatery and Gift Shop, located Anderson serves new American cuisine. Stop by for lunch and try one some of their chicken velvet soup and one of their delicious cupcakes.

Collom’s General Store 

Collom’s General Store, located in Bridgeton, serves daily meal specials and delicious ice cream!

Cooley’s Bar & Grill 

Enjoy appetizers, weekly specials, steaks, sandwiches and more at Cooley’s Bar & Grill.

Crossroads Cafe 

Come eat breakfast and lunch with the locals! Crossroads Cafe has a restored old-fashioned soda fountain and lunch bar as well as tables for larger groups.They serve homemade pies and traditional ice cream treats including sodas (like the green river), banana splits, and sundaes.

EMT (Emergency Munchie Truck) 

EMT Food Truck serves healthy made-from-scratch vegetarian lunches, including their signature grilled homemade waffle sandwiches. 

Everett’s Place 

Everett’s place serves delicious breakfast and lunch in Winchester Indiana. Their food is made-from-scratch cooking that’s perfect for the whole family.

Fireside Cafe 

Fireside Cafe is a restaurant featuring house-smoked meats, homemade recipes, super-premium ice cream, locally roasted coffee, and more. Visit them in their beautiful, cozy dining room or in Shipshewana's first drive-thru, which is car, buggy, bicycle, and tractor-friendly!

Folkies Tavern 

Folkies Tavern is a "Cheers" type pub which offers a great atmosphere and great fun! Select your musical favorites from their jukebox as you eat one of their terrific homemade soups and sandwiches. Folkies Tavern specializes in short orders.

Harmony Cafe and Studio 

Harmony Cafe and Studio’s mission is to build community around the simple pleasures of eating great food, enjoying good company and exploring partner dancing.

Harvey Hinklemeyer’s 

Harvey Hinklemeyers has something for everyone in the family. Stop in for a delicious meal today!

JK’s Cheesecake Cafe and Coffee 

Enjoy lunch, coffee or both at JK’s Cheesecake Cafe and Coffee. JK’s Cheesecake Cafe and Coffee is located in Martinsville, Indiana. Their menu has something for everyone, whether that’s cheesecake, a salad bar or sandwiches.

Jo Jo’s Pretzels 

Located in Shipshewana, Jo Jo’s Pretzels offers soft hand-rolled pretzels with homemade mustards, cheeses, chili and more!

Koffee Kup Diner 

Eat local, home cooked food at this Portland Gem! During your visit, you must try the Breaded Tenderloin and Beef and Noodles! The pie and desserts are plentiful at Koffee Kup Diner. From Sugar Cream to Black Raspberry to Coconut Cream, the pies are a must order!

Lafayette Brewing Company 

Lafayette Brewing Company was founded in 1993 and quickly became a local favorite! It's hard to miss their green awning on Main Street in the historic building, previously a furniture store. Bring the family to enjoy a great meal, some beer or root beer or cream soda made on site and be sure to ask your server about the brewing process (which you can see from your table in the dinning room).

Legends of Notre Dame 

It’s easy to see why Legends of Notre Dame is Michiana’s favorite place to relax with family, friends and food. Watch the game on one of the 23 flat screens and choose an entree off of their special football weekend or tailgate menu. Legends serves  family-friendly sights, smiles, and surprises that make every visit a fun-filled treat.

Lil Bistro 

A family style restaurant in Redkey, Lil Bistro is both quaint and delicious. The smell of their wood-fired oven pizza is noticeable as soon as you pull up to this adorable red brick building!

Linne's Bakery and Moore 

Linne’s Bakery and Moore...., a full line, made-from-scratch pastry shop, is committed to using nothing but the best available ingredients in all of our products.

Mad Anthony Taproom and the Munchies Emporiam 

Mad Anthony Brewing launched the Mad Anthony Tap Room in 2002.The Tap Room is a popular lunch gathering spot for local downtown shoppers and business owners. At night the Tap Room has become a favorite spot to meet co-workers or friends for good eats and pints of Mad Brew.

Mayberry Cafe 

The Mayberry Café is a friendly family restaurant in Danville, Indiana. Since 1989, owners Brad and Christine Born have welcomed diners to take a step back in time for home-cooked food.

My Pizza My Way 

Enjoy delicious pizza, your way at My Pizza My Way located in Peru. Their crust and soups are made fresh daily at their buffet.

Payne’s Restaurant 

Payne’s offers healthy and nutritious breakfasts all day, lunch, and an evening dinner menu that’s often changing, all made with the freshest local ingredients and pasture raised meat. Payne’s supports local art and culture, and often hosts acoustic concerts, as well as art/photography shows throughout the year. They have selected the best Indiana craft beers and boutique wines to complement the meals.


Since May 20, 1996, Becky & Bill have offered a personalized style of dining to downtown Vincennes. With their unique cheesecakes, specialty tortes and gourmet foods, they have pleased many palates.