The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.
A roasted-carrot dish at Fort Wayne’s new hotspot The Golden (898 Harrison St., Fort Wayne, 260-710-8368). The starter dish is layered with flavors and textures, including the sweet, slightly charred carrots, tufts of fresh herbs, and slivers of onion in a tart yogurt base.
ClusterTruck’s What the Pho!, a to-your-door version of the savory, slurpy Vietnamese soup. More noodles than broth, it’s loaded with hunks of beef short rib and mushrooms.
A dish we can’t stop thinking about—the strawberry shortcake at Public Greens (900 E. 64th St., 317-964-0865). The pound cake is grilled, resulting in perfectly caramelized edges, and topped with fresh strawberries and a cloud of light, fluffy whipped cream.
A bleu cheese–loaded burger from B Spot (Ironworks at Keystone, 2727 E. 86th St., Ste. 165, 317-802-7678), crowned with a crispy stack of bacon and hunks of avocado.
After a Saturday bike ride on the Monon, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as the namesake creation at Vitality Bowls (110 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-581-9496), packed with antioxidant-rich acai berries, bananas, strawberries, granola, honey, and a sprinkle of goji berries for just enough chew. Add peanut butter for the ultimate sweet-salty combo.