You'll find many dining options in the Circle Centre Mall. Chains such as Palomino Euro Bistro and the Alcatraz Brewing Co. are consistent with most of what you'll find in the downtown area. The old City Market, 222 E. Market St. (tel. 317/634-9266), has been revitalized with many new restaurants and food stands opening. It's a good place to grab a bite if you're downtown. An outdoor farmers' market is open Wednesday (10am-1:30pm).
And while chain restaurants and your typical American fare make up the bulk of the Indy dining scene, the city does have a fair selection of world cuisine. In Broad Ripple, check out Indy's Indian food outpost, Shalimar, 1043 Broad Ripple Ave. (tel. 317/465-1100; www.shalimarindianapolis.com), or Thai Café, 1041 Broad Ripple Ave. (tel. 317/722-1008; www.indythaicafe.com). If you're up for a bit of a drive to the northeast side, Ma Ma's Restaurant, 8867 Pendleton Pike (tel. 317/897-0808), serves great Korean food. Taj of India, 5929 E. 82nd St. (tel. 317/578-4400), on the north side, is the perfect place to grab a fantastic meal after a day wandering the Castleton Square mall. On the northwest side, try Udupi Café, 4225 Lafayette Rd. (tel. 317/299-2127), tucked away down a long hall in a strip mall, and nearby Abyssinia, 5352 W. 38th St. (tel. 317/299-0608; www.abyssiniarestaurant.com), serving Indian (all vegetarian) and Ethiopian, respectively; both are located just a bit west of the Museum of Art. For sushi, try H2O Sushi, 1912 Broad Ripple Ave. (tel. 317/254-0677; www.h2osushibar.com), or FortyFive°, 765 Massachusetts Ave. (tel. 317/634-4545; www.fortyfiveindy.com).
Also recommended are Bazbeaux Pizza, 811 E. Westfield Blvd. (tel. 317/255-5711; www.bazbeaux.com) and 334 Massachusetts Ave., downtown (tel. 317/636-7662), for gourmet pizza; Mama Carolla's, 1031 E. 54th St. (tel. 317/259-9412; www.mamacarollas.com), for neighborhood Italian in a renovated house; or Yat's, 5363 N. College Ave. (tel. 317/253-8817; www.yatscajuncreole.com), 659 Massachusetts Ave., downtown (tel. 317/686-6380), and 8352 E. 96th St. (tel. 317/585-1792), for a heaping plate of cheap ($5-$6) Cajun food.
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