Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A World of Food in Bloomington
Categories: Wine & Culinary
Chances are that if you ask a local to describe Bloomington's food scene, they would say "diverse and delicious" and point you in the direction of 4th Street. Though that street is home to many incredible restaurants, you will find great international food in any part of town. Travel the world with your taste buds from the comfort of Monroe County!
But let's talk specifics...exactly how many different countries are represented here?
If you've never experienced Afghan cuisine, now's your chance! Head to Samira to give it a try (spoiler alert: it's really good).
Mandalay is your place to go for authentic Burmese food (very similar to Indian, Thai, and Chinese).
Janko's Little Zagreb is known for its Croatian history and awesome steaks...even Billy Joel has eaten there!
At Le Petit Café, you'll enjoy a unique "menu-less" atmosphere, where fantastic French food is made according to the fresh produce available that day.
Could you say no to Shepherd's Pie and a pint (or a yard, we don't judge) of Guinness at the Irish Lion?
Israel (Middle Eastern)
Bet you couldn't guess this, but at Falafels you can find some falafels, in addition to a variety of tasty Middle Eastern dishes.
Bloomington's connection to the rich Tibetan culture wouldn't be complete without Anyetsang's Little Tibet Restaurant.
United States of America
At this point in the list, you may have forgotten that we're in the Midwest. Don't fret, we've got crazy good burgers from Opie Taylors, wings from BuffaLouie's, local and seasonal dishes from FARM bloomington, and unique Indiana cuisine and fine dining at Restaurant Tallent.
At Rush Hour Station you'll find speedy service and delicious Vietnamese dishes. Keep an eye out for their food truck!
That's 18 countries! Hungry yet?
There are over 70 fabulous restaurants that represent these countries and cultures. We would have mentioned them all in this post, but that would leave less time for eating...click here for a full listing!
The influence of culture is most celebrated in our culinary scene.
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