Laughing Planet Cafe

  • 322 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 812-323-2233
Featuring feel-good food since 1995, this is the stop for students, “townies,” and tourists hungry for healthy, whole foods, fast. The house specialty – California-style burritos packed with organic and locally-produced ingredients – is super-cheap and portable by design, so it’s especially popular with cyclists. Simply peel back the foil on that spinach and black bean burrito and add house-made salsa fresca, green tomatillo, or extra hot salsas a little at a time. Barbecue chicken quesadilla, veggie burgers, mixed green salads, organic brown rice and beans, and hearty soups are also served up in a fun, friendly atmosphere. With an eclectic assortment of tables by local artist Lara Moore, funky Frank Zappa portraits and a makeshift shrine with Post-It wishes and prayers, the airy, sun-drenched interior nearly vibrates with color. Want to soak up some of the sun’s rays yourself? There’s plenty of seating outdoors on the split-level deck, when weather permits.