The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.
Creole shrimp and grits in a rich cream sauce strewn with sauteed onions and peppers at Georgia Reese’s (see georgiareeses.com for locations).
The hearty vegan buckwheat-pumpkin waffle dolled up with pear marmalade, chopped apple, and walnuts—with a wee pitcher of maple syrup—at Tulip Noir (1224 W. 86th St., 317-848-5252).
Ultra-tender beef strip loin resting atop spinach puree and a mound of creamy Parmesan-crushed potatoes, crowned with thick-cut onion rings at Recess (4907 N. College Ave., 317-925-7529).
The crab salad–topped Pink Lady roll, a house favorite at Ichiban Sushi Bar (Greenwood Shoppes Shopping Center, 8265 U.S. 31, Greenwood, 317-883-1888).
There are layers of flavor in the sophisticated chicken and (soba) noodles on Bluebeard’s (653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580) lunch menu, a medley of edamame, corn, pulled chicken, and shiitake mushrooms in a jalapeño-spiked broth.