Top 10 Must Grab Gifts in Indiana’s Cool North

Need to grab those gifts for the hard-to-shop-for individuals, or that unique gift for a special person? Northern Indiana is full of awesome shopping opportunities. From authentic, locally made treasures, to eclectic experiences you’ll only find in the Cool North.  See our Top 10 list that includes foods, pottery, passes to the Dune's parks, and the unique finds at artisan markets.

Blue Gate Restaurant – Traditional Amish fare in a family-friendly setting

Feast on filling meals just like the Amish serve at home in this popular Shipshewana restaurant. Resembling the rambling white farmhouses that dot the surrounding countryside, let Blue Gate fuel your adventure in Northern Indiana with nourishing dishes like meatloaf sandwiches, hearty homemade chicken and noodle soup, fried chicken, pork chops and other Amish favorites.

Can’t choose? Opt for family-style dining, and have a buffet brought tableside in bowls and platters. Tender roast beef, homemade meatloaf or smoked ham often accompany fried chicken as your entrées. Your meal also includes mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, homemade noodles, a garden salad, plus your choice of over 25 different pies. Stock up on treats before you leave at the Blue Gate Bakery, featuring Amish peanut butter, cookies, sweets, and their famous Cashew Crunch.

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