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Our Guilt-Free Guide to Dining in Indiana’s Cool North

Northern Indiana vacationers rejoice! Hitting the road doesn’t mean you need to take a hit to your waist line: the cool culinary journey we’ve mapped out for you is not only healthy and delicious, it’s sure to keep you fueled for all the adventures Indiana’s Cool North has in store. Read on to hear all about our tasty options.

Go to a Local Restaurant

One of the best parts about a vacation is discovering the local haunts, and Northern Indiana makes finding a healthy and delicious local restaurant easy. Build a custom fresh creation at Lemon Tree Grill in Chesterton. Create a bowl, sandwich, or salad loaded with all the good stuff to energize your Northern Indiana exploration.  LaSalle Grille serves up 100% locally sourced ingredients and seasonal organic produce, as well as vegetarian and vegan fare.

Last but not least, when you’re dining in one of our Northern Indiana restaurants, don’t be afraid to order exactly what you want (or don’t want, as the case may be). Have a sweet tooth? Simply ask your waiter not to bring the dessert menu to the table—that way there’s much less temptation to indulge!

Hit the Market

Farmers’ markets are not only a fun way to buy local food such as meat, cheese, fruit, and vegetables, they also provide an immersive experience into the lively local culture. What could be more authentic than local farmers, chefs, and merchants demonstrating the diversity of Northern Indiana?

To sample some of the best food in the state, take a stroll through Chesterton’s European Market, Plymouth Farmers’ Market, or Culver Farmers’ Market. Many offer food that is ready to eat, so you can enjoy a freshly made meal onsite.

Looking for more healthy market options? Check out our blog on Northern Indiana’s Best Farmers’ Markets.

Do It Yourself

Cooking your own meals can be a rewarding experience, especially if you take some farmers market goodies on the road with you. Garden fresh ingredients and a good bottle of wine make healthy eating fun and stress-free.

Northern Indiana is home to great accommodation options that make it easy to cook your own gourmet meal. We’ve got RV Parks, campgrounds and cabins, and more where you can experience rustic comfort while preparing your favorite meals.

These are just a few delicious tips on how to eat healthy while visiting Northern Indiana. If you’ve worked up an appetite to discover more of Indiana’s Cool North, check out more dining options here.