The silken, super creamy “Cuban” creme brulee at Sabbatical (921 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-253-5252), with a hint of espresso and a crisp sugar crust.
The vegan Tofu Wrap from the deli at Pogue’s Run Grocer (2828 E. 10th St., 317-426-4963), with chewy chunks of seasoned smoked bean curd packed into a wheat tortilla with celery, red onion, tomato, spinach, and vegan mayo. (Tip: Ask them to go light on the mayo.)
The pumpkin pancakes, stacked three high and topped with cream cheese frosting and spiced pecans at Hoaglin To Go (448 Massachusetts Ave. 317-423-0300).
Fried chicken at 10-01 Food & Drink (1001 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-253-1001), now with former Meridian toque Dan Dunville at the helm.
The buttery-crusted mushroom pot pie, served in its own iron skillet with a dollop of creme fraiche, at The Libertine Liquor Bar (38 E. Washington St., 317-631-3333).