Hi all. Just a reminder (not a resident, no vested interest) that, only six or so blocks away from the Convention Center, is the Indianapolis City Market and the Farmers' Market.
The City Market is an indoor space of food and gift vendors open year round. Soups, tamales, middle eastern food, delis, produce, bakeries, jewelry, cheeses, a tap room, chocolate, etc. Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 8-9, closed Sunday. Vendor list here. So this is another dining option all Con except Sunday.
The Farmers' Market will be open the Wednesday before the Con (rain or shine), 9:30a-1:30p. Right outside the City Market. This is a traditional sort of farmer's market--produce, baked goods, coffee, juices, kettle corn, honey, etc. A cool place to grab a bit to eat if you're in town that day before the serious Gen Conning starts :)
222 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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