A slice of slightly sweet homemade pumpernickel bread crowned with a layer of house-smoked salmon and a mound of perfectly seasoned egg salad at The Loft at Traders Point Creamery (9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 317-733-1700).
The roasted eggplant sandwich from Duos’ sunny Eskenazi location (720 Eskenazi Ave., 317-880-5676). The deliciously mushy veggie gets the full complement of add-ons: melted fontina, caramelized onions, arugula, fresh cilantro, and a sweet smear of tomato chutney.
A glass of Brugge’s crisp boysenberry sour beer, Pooka, sipped at one of Tomlinson Tap Room’s (222 E. Market St., 317-423-2337) tables overlooking City Market.
Sunday’s vegan dinner at Three Carrots (222 E. Market St., 317-403-5867), featuring seitan buffalo “wings” over spicy creamed greens and the ultimate in vegetarian comfort food, macaroni and cheese.
Love Handle‘s (2829 E. 10th St., 317-430-5004) melt-in-the-mouth tres leches cake topped with lavender-tinged whipped cream and wilting berries and peaches.