Nearly every type of cuisine can be found in Bloomington. There are some great pizza places such as Aver's, Mother Bear’s, and Pizza X. You’ll find restaurants featuring Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Moroccan, Tibetan, and Thai cuisine.
There are Indian, Afghani, Turkish, Algerian, Eritrean, French, Italian, Cajun, and Mexican eateries, too, as well as great barbeque, bistros, hamburger joints, chocolatiers, bakeries, bagel shops, and ice cream. Local and organic ingredients are used in restaurants such as FARM Bloomington. Vegan eaters enjoy The Owlery, and Rainbow Bakery is a sweet gathering place. Food trucks are an option for delicious fast food.
We’re home to several microbreweries, including Upland Brewery, Bloomington Brewing Company, and Switchyard. If you want drinks with friends, try Atlas, the Bishop, or the local distillery, Cardinal Spirits. Nick’s English Hut, Michael’s Uptown Café, and The Tap are favorite spots for watching a game, or for mingling with both townies and students.
Great local coffee houses, such as Soma and Hopscotch Coffee keep the city buzzing. A food co-op, Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, has locations near the square and on the East side near College Mall. Popular retail chains and supermarkets are also accessible on the eastern and western edges of town.