Located in the lush rolling hills of south central Indiana, Bloomington is a progressive college town with a special charm that makes everyone feel right at home. From the peaceful forests to the vibrant downtown, Bloomington is filled with contradictions that somehow blend together to form an exceptional community. And with over 100 locally-owned, one-of-a-kind restaurants, Bloomington is a culinary delight. The abundance of fresh produce, meats, and herbs from local providers, combined with the talent of local chefs offers a wide variety of options. The diversity in cuisine types is a perfect example of how influential the university has been on the overall community. In one block alone you can find Thai, Italian, Tibetan and Ethiopian restaurants. There really is a wide variety of food types to suit all tastes, and no matter what time of day or night, you can find good food--and plenty of it--in Bloomington.
You will also find two award-winning wineries and two unbelievable breweries. Each winery provides a beautiful setting to sample unique wines, including some made from local grapes. The breweries also produce unique flavors, in beer and in cuisine (each facility houses a restaurant). You can also find select local beers and wines at area restaurants, so drink local and enjoy the flavors of Bloomington!
Bloomington has more ethnic restaurants per capita than any other place in the United States. If you are looking for great restaurants within a few square miles, then Bloomington is your place!
Not only is Bloomington a great to foodie destination for quality, but value. The majority of the delicious restaurants are very accessible at an average of $10 - $20 per entree, with many costing even less. Coupons in town aren't popular because customers know they are getting a value even at full price. Thai, Ethopian, Greek, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, soup - you name it, it's all available. Quality, creative ingredients without the huge price tag and long waits? Yes please. Top favs of mine are The Chocolate Moose and Lennie's.
Never had a bad meal in B-town. Whether it's burgers and homemade mozzarella sticks at Opie Taylor's or a pita at the Trojan Horse, everything is good. Plenty of variety as far as eating establishments. So much so that it's hard to decide where to eat. I love going to Bloomington and trying a new restaurant whenever I come down for games. Always a fun time!
Bloomington, Indiana is the home of BuffaLouie's - voted by The USA Today as one of the TOP TEN Wing Joints in the nation! Dec, 16, 2011!
So much to do and so much fun! Go Hoosiers!