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One of the best parts of any visit to the Heart of Amish Country is the delicious food! There are a bunch of tasty bites this area is known for, so trying them all can take some time and planning. But what a great goal!

We’ll tell you where to try all the signature Eats & Treats, but you’ll have to decide which version is best!

No matter how you like your Popcorn, between Yoder Popcorn and the Shipshewana Popcorn Company you’ll be able to find the type, size, and flavor that you love. Can you try them all?!

Local Ice Cream worth the brain-freeze! From Amish Frozen Custard to soft serve, to Vanilla Bean Creamery’s Flavor of the Week in a fresh, homemade waffle cone, there’s no shortage of choices in the delicious ice cream department.

  • Lucy Vedi’s Twist
  • Tiffany’s Soft Serve
  • Vanilla Bean Creamery
  • Mom’s
  • Amish Frozen Custard
  • Howie’s 6 Mile
  • Honorable mention: Kukuis Hawaiian Shaved Ice (all the icy deliciousness, none of the lactose.)

Chicken & Noodles are an Amish tradition and a local favorite comfort food. Sure, you could make some for yourself, at home, or you can try the delicious options from the pros. (You’ll find entire Amish meals at these yummy locations, as well.)

  • Essenhaus Restaurant
  • Auction Restaurant
  • Blue Gate Restaurant
  • Tiffany’s Restaurant

Baked goods are a given in Amish Country, but the Donuts can be especially wonderful, and there are so many kinds to choose from!

  • Rise & Roll is famous for their iced and powdered cinnamon donut.
  • Blue Gate Bakery has a variety of tasty and ENOURMOUS donuts.
  • Janie’s Donuts aren’t as easy to find; they’re from a local food truck and they’re seasonal. But their large, round sourdough donuts are served fresh, hot, glazed, and are so worth it.
  • Foltz Bakery is a beloved institution on Main Street in LaGrange, with a long history, and a go-to baked good: the Diamond Donut.

And if you have donuts, you’ll want coffee! Luckily, you can find top-notch Coffee in Shipshewana, hot or iced, and in tons of tasty combinations:

  • Kitchen Cupboard (located in the Davis Mercantile)
  • Das Coffee House
  • Five Lakes Coffee

Locally available milk means delicious local cheeses, and if you’re a Cheese Curd fan, you’re in luck. Not only are there yummy hot, fried versions at Millie’s and the Auction Restaurant, but there’s also the fresh, squeaky, uncooked kind that you can taste right where they’re made!

  • Auction Restaurant
  • Millie’s Market Café
  • Heritage Ridge Creamery

The Cinnamon Roll is an art form here, and you’ll find variations in size and in icing, but they’re all the incredibly gooey, sweet cinnamon rolls of your dreams!

  • Country Corral
  • Five Lakes
  • Essenhaus


Arguably two of the items this area does best are pretzels and pie, so the competition is strong!

It’s likely that you could try a different kind of Pie every single day for a month and still not run out of options. The kinds of pie run the gamut from cream pies to fruit pies, to variations of the state favorite, Sugar Cream Pie. You’ll even find chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch pies, so there’s undoubtably a pie for every palate. The list of places where tasty pie is available locally is a long one, but these Chocolate peanut butter pieare some of the best.

  • Tiffany’s Restaurant
  • Blue Gate Restaurant
  • Auction Restaurant
  • Essenhaus Restaurant
  • Rise & Roll
  • Country Lane Bakery

Get wrapped up in some Jumbo Soft Pretzels for a warm, delicious treat, either sweet OR savory, your choice! Each pretzel spot also has aPretzel sticks variety of dips to choose from, so the number of possible combinations may take you a while to get through, darn it!

  • Jo-Jo’s Pretzels
  • Ben’s Pretzel’s
  • Yoder’s Café in the Red barn Shoppes

To vote for your favorite pretzel, stop into the Visitor’s Center in Shipshewana!

Not only are there a variety of tasty Barbecue options locally, but the inventive, amazing BBQ chefs also love to experiment and create all new ways to consume the delicious sweet & spicy delicacy. Get your hands on all the variations here:

  • The Barbecue Bacon Burger at Corn Crib Café
  • The Pulled Pork barbecue Mac & Cheese at Shawna Rae’s
  • The House-Smoked Brisket or Pulled Pork Creations at Fireside Craft Burgers & Brews, including platters, loaded sandwiches, burgers, and the Smokehouse Pub Mac & (Beer) Cheese.

But if you want a true Barbecue wonderland, you’ll need to head to Linder’s Tavern. The delightful, demented BBQ aficionados at Linder’s have taken BBQ madness to a whole new level. You’ll need more than one dinner out if you want to try all the options.

For instance:

  • Smotchos (nachos topped with smoked pulled pork, among other things.)
  • Smoked Beef Brisket Sliders
  • Smoked beef Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • The Cuban Sandwich made with Pulled Pork
  • The BBQ Bacon and Cheddar Burger
  • BBQ Rib Tips
  • The Smoked Corned Beef Reuben
  • And finally, their Smokehouse Pizza, made with Smoked Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Bacon, and BBQ sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese.


Planning a Trip?
Stop by the Visitor's Center for local tips, referrals, FREE coupon books and visitor's guides. We are located at 350 S Van Buren St.