Real Food, Real Indiana

Welcome to the Indiana Foodways, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the authentic food culture of Indiana. We are a membership organization of inquisitive eaters, good cooks, culinary historians, chefs, food journalists, restaurateurs, culinary tourists, artisans and manufacturers.

Our membership encompasses a field to table spectrum from agriculture to fine dining, with emphasis on all the specialty foods, farm markets, diners and hands-on restaurants in between that are so dear to the hearts of Midwesterners who love real food.

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Tales from the Trails Blog

  • #HoosIN with Visit Indiana Week May 5 - 11

    Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Indiana Foodways Alliance has teamed up with Indiana Department of Tourism Development for Visit Indiana Week May 5 - 11, #HoosIN. Indiana Foodways Alliance members are participating in the eventful week with special days of food and drink. Each day of Visit Indiana Week highlight specific discounts to include Tasty Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Sweet Saturday.

    300+ businesses are participating around the State of Indiana. IFA members include: Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, Oasis, Good's Candy Shop, French Licks Ice Cream & Coffee, Superburger, Turkey Run Inn, 33 Brick Street, Crossroads Cafe, Morris Inn, Muldoon's (Carmel), Oakley Brothers Distillery, Hard Truth Hills, and The Farmhouse at Fair Oaks Farm. Find all the discounts below. Don't forget to show us your delicious photos by using #IndianaFoodways for IFA participating businesses.

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  • Two Delicious Stops in Lafayette/West Lafayette

    Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

    Read what O The Places We Go's, Cheryl Eugenio, has to say about Lafayette/West Lafayette's stops on IFA's Sodalicious Trail.

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  • The 33rd Annual “A Taste of Muncie”

    Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union are excited to announce the 33rd Annual A Taste of Muncie on Sunday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. A VIP event will precede the main event at 1 p.m. A Taste of Muncie is presented by Indiana Michigan Power, 104.1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM, 93.5 MAX Radio, 96.7 BLAKE FM, and FOX Sports Radio 102.9 FM/1340 AM, with support from Praxis Consulting, Vera Mae’s Bistro, The Guardian Brewing Co., and New Corner Brewing Company.

    This annual fundraiser features cuisine from several of the finest restaurants and food vendors in the area. Attendees are invited to sample items and vote on “The Best of Taste” in various categories. All proceeds from the event benefit Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ arts programs and events.

    Avoid the crowds and long lines by purchasing a VIP ticket for just $40. This year’s VIP pre-event will pair beer from Guardian and New Corner breweries with food samplings from Vera Mae’s Bistro. VIP ticket holders will gain early entrance to A Taste of Muncie with the reception beginning at 1 p.m. followed by early access to all food vendors, private entertainment, and reserved seating private from general admission ticket holders.

    General admission tickets are limited, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 the day of the event while supplies last.

    Food vendors may participate in the event free of charge. Not only is participating in the event great advertising, it is a wonderful way to give back to the community while earning bragging rights. Area restaurants and vendors interested in participating in A Taste of Muncie can sign up online or contact Jeff Robinson, Associate Executive Director, at 765-281-9503, ext. 27.

    The 33rd Annual “A Taste of Muncie”

    March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown

    Muncie, IN 47305

    More information about A Taste of Muncie is available online at

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  • More Tails for the Trails:

    11/3/18 - Holiday Hands On Experience at McCord Candies
    10/23/18 - The Fiddlers Three
    9/20/18 - Indiana Fall Fun
    8/18/18 - French Lick's Irresistible Desserts
    7/13/18 - First Rate Dining in Downtown Lafayette at East End Grill

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