What you'll do
If you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or for that "hard to buy for" person, if you are in town for a convention or sporting event, visiting friends, live in or close to Indy or are simply looking for an amazing evening, this tour is for you. We’ll wander down Massachusetts Avenue and taste the flavors that make it a top foodie destination in Indianapolis. From the local haunts to hidden gems, you’ll leave with greater understanding of how the capital city food, culture and history all go hand-in-hand. You will sample delicacies from one of a kind (no chains on the avenue) restaurants, as well as a dessert stop or two. You will learn about what makes Indianapolis "45° from ordinary!" We’ll have dishes that are not only inspired by, but ultimately a cross-section of the diverse cultures this incredible city has to offer. From appetizers to sweet confections, we’ll stop, do it all, and leave having had a full meal and then some by the time it's over. If you need a different tour time or day for a bridal party or a family/friend gathering, just let me know. We will find a time. Indiana winter weather is typically workable as the city does a good job of clearing streets of show or ice. If the unforeseen does happen, I will adjust starting time and, if necessary, adjust day.
I grew up in the country but have called Indianapolis home for over 20 years. I have lived on the Avenue for 12 of those years. I am an avid long distance hiker (450+ miles at a time), world traveler, elementary/college teacher who loves adventure and good food! I have participated in market and food excursions in Rome, London, Lisbon, Paris, Palermo, Nashville, Savannah, New Orleans and more. As in any large city, the food offerings in Indianapolis are closely tied to the culture. I have discovered that food tours are an excellent way to learn more about the areas I visit. Those tours have inspired me to do this experience in Indianapolis. It helps that I'm an avid cook and love to entertain. I would like to introduce you to the Massachusetts Avenue Historical District, an area of Indianapolis that is anything but ordinary!
Tour will equal a meal. Please inform of any dietary restrictions. Feel free to ask any questions beforehand.
Water will be provided for everyone. You can purchase additional beverages at any of the stops.
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Where you'll be
We will begin at "Ann Dancing," an outdoor art installation in Indy. As we meander down the avenue, you will sample delicious food from as many as 6 different restaurants. You will learn a bit about the history of the Avenue, discover which places are haunted, eat in a converted livery stable, learn about a John Dillinger robbery, discover which bar was frequented by Mick Jagger, and end with a full stomach. A seriously good time!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Please arrive a few minutes before stated starting time. Host will wait no more than 10 minutes after starting time, out of consideration for other guests. If you are experiencing a problem with arrival,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Guests need to be able to walk a little over a mile. Advise in advance of any dietary restrictions. We are open for special tours of 3 or more. Contact host for information
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Mass Av Food Crawl/ 45° From Ordinary