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.

Das Dutchman Essenhaus – Eat hearty. Leave happy

Genuine recipes passed down for generations create an authentic Amish experience and Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury. Dine on soul-satisfying fare in Indiana’s largest restaurant with over 1,100 seats! Choose from three types of dining: menu, buffet, and family-style. Don’t miss the bakery just steps away, where you can take home fresh bread, cookies, or one of 31 varieties of pie.

The lunch and dinner menu features everything from chicken and noodles to lightly breaded pork tenderloin—an Indiana specialty. Choose from entrees such as baked steak, roasted chicken and smoked ham for family-style dinners, plus a variety of side dishes like mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, home-baked bread with apple butter and, of course, a generous wedge of pie. A Thursday evening buffet features popular barbecued pork ribs and a salad bar. Buffet dining is also available every evening from October through April.

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