Marshall County Restaurants Included in Northern Indiana Foodie Trail

A diverse—and delicious—range of local restaurants were selected for the first-ever Northern Indiana Foodie Trail, launched this month by the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC) in partnership with Midwest Living magazine.

Twenty-eight restaurants from seven counties made the cut to be included on the trail, which provides visitors to Northern Indiana with an easy-to-follow guide highlighting some of the best non-chain restaurants in the area. Visitors can download the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail guide on the NITDC website at The guide booklet includes an easy-to-follow map pointing out restaurant locations, along with descriptions and contact information for each restaurant.

“We wanted to celebrate the diversity of tastes and flavors that make this region special. What better way to do that than by creating a foodie trail featuring the restaurants and foods unique to Northern Indiana?” said NITDC Executive Director Dan Bearss. “This is a guide foodies will love. Visitors to this area can pick up the guide and navigate their way to some of Northern Indiana’s top restaurants.”

NITDC, in collaboration with the convention and visitors bureaus of Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko and LaGrange counties, nominated restaurants for inclusion on the trail. Their nominations were influenced by input from residents in their respective communities collected through a Facebook campaign. The final Northern Indiana Foodie Trail list was selected by the editors of Midwest Living and reflects the region’s wide variety of foods and locations.

Additionally, Midwest Living will produce a series of interactive slideshows and blogs to promote the culinary scene in each of the seven counties. These will be featured on the NITDC website now through December.

The complete list of restaurants on the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail is below.

For more information on the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail, call 574-862-1434 or visit .

The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission is a partnership of seven Northern Indiana county convention and visitors bureaus working to increase employment and economic development in the tourism industry. Member convention and visitor bureaus are Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko and LaGrange counties.

Restaurants on the Northern Indiana Foodie Trail

Porter County

  • Octave Grill (Chesterton)
  • Bistro 157 (Valparaiso)
  • Designer Desserts (Valparaiso)
  • Wagner’s Ribs (Porter)

LaPorte County

  • Heston Supper Club (LaPorte)
  • Mucho Mas! (LaPorte)
  • Shoreline Brewery (Michigan City)
  • Sahara (Michigan City)

St. Joseph County

  • West End Bakery (Mishawaka)
  • Moser’s Austrian Café (New Carlisle)
  • Carriage House (South Bend)
  • Rocco’s Restaurant (South Bend)

Marshall County

  • Original Root Beer Stand (Culver)
  • Corndance Café (Culver)
  • Opie’s Deli (Plymouth)
  • Edward Christian Dining (Bremen)

Elkhart County

  • Kelly Jae’s Café (Goshen)
  • Venturi Pizza (Goshen)
  • Das Dutchman Essenhaus (Middlebury)
  • Antonio’s (Elkhart)

Kosciusko County

  • Cerulean Restaurant (Winona Lake)
  • Noa Noa Wood Grill and Sushi Bar (Warsaw)
  • Channel Marker (Syracuse)
  • Weckmuller Fine Chocolates (Pierceton)

LaGrange County

  • Blue Gate Restaurant (Shipshewana)
  • Jo Jo’s Pretzels (Shipshewana)
  • Foltz Bakery (LaGrange)
  • Emma’s Café and Catering (Topeka)

Source: Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission