This Vegan Guide to Hamilton County, Indiana will show you all the best vegan-friendly places to eat at!
Last month, I traveled to Hamilton County, Indiana for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised by all the vegan-friendly options available. In this post, I am sharing my favorite vegan eats from my holiday getaway to Indiana!
Dine at Cafe Patachou, an award winning cafe right in Carmel, Indiana. Experience vibrant dishes made from scratch, often with local and organic ingredients. Cafe Patachou now has five locations, including one in Carmel.
Cafe Patachou is the perfect spot if you are looking for something on the healthier side. I was craving something that would fill me up, but wouldn't weight me down.
I ordered the Vegan Cuban Breakfast—a very protein packed vegan breakfast. The bowl featured seasoned black beans rice, tofu, arugula, avocado, salsa and the best vegan spinach jalapeno pesto. The pesto has a really nice spicy kick! There are also a few other vegan options on the menu, including a vegan omelette!
Mimi Blue Meatballs
At Mimi Blue Meatballs, you'll find a meatball focused menu. There are meatball options for everyone—even vegan meatballs!
When ordering you'll decide how many meatballs you would like and which sauce.
There are three vegan meatball options—veggie, black bean quinoa, and wonderball.
I went with the vegan black bean quinoa meatballs topped with the spicy cilantro sauce.
I was really impressed with the vegan meatballs. They were light, but filling.
The cilantro sauce was definitely spicy! I love the combination of cilantro and black beans. This is a great option for vegans, especially if you're traveling with non-vegans in your group!
At Divvy, you'll find a sophisticated dinning space, specializing in shared plates.
I really loved the atmosphere at Divvy. Their extensive menu features over 100 small plates, including vegan and gluten-free options!
I ordered the vegan and gluten-free chef featured tour board. This was a great way to try the different vegan options available.
The tour board came with edamame hummus, cashew 'cheddar' ball, chile lime quinoa taco, blistered brussel sprouts, and squash tots.
I loved everything, but my favorite was definitely the blistered brussel sprouts. So good!
Books & Brews
After dinning at Divvy, head right next door to Books & Brews for a late night drink!
Books & Brews is perfect for the anyone who enjoy a good book and craft beer. The front of the bookstore sells gently used books of all kinds at an affordable price, and 10% of all proceeds goes to IndyReads, a nonprofit that offers adult and childhood literacy programs.
The bar in the back sells their very own craft beers, all named after books. I ordered the Nancy— a Citra-Hopped Pale Ale.
I just love this unique concept of this bookstore! There are quite a few locations in the Indianapolis area too!
Upland Tap House Carmel
I have been a huge fan of Upland Brewing's beer for a long time. I have been wanting to visit one of their locations for awhile and I was so excited when I discovered that their Carmel taproom was just up the road from my hotel.
Before checking into my hotel, I stopped at the Upland Tap House Carmel for lunch. There are quite a few vegetarian options on the menu, but I wasn't sure if any could be made vegan.
I talked to the bartender and he said that the Seitan Tenderloin was vegan. The sandwich featured Three Carrots breaded seitan on a vegan bun.
I don't eat seitan very often, but it is so delicious on a sandwich!
If you are a craft beer fan, I highly recommend checking out Upland's taproom in Carmel.
For information on what to do, see, and where to stay in Hamilton County, check out my holiday getaway post!
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Disclaimer: some of my meals were paid for by Visit Hamilton County, but as always all thoughts are my own.
That tenderloin looks amazing! How did it compare in flavor to non-vegan ones?
Have you tried Pure Eatery? Their Vegan Tacos are amazing!
I didn't try Pure Eatery! I will add it to my list for my next visit!