Here at Crème de la Crème of Fishers, we know how important it is to find plant-based options that are both healthy and tasty. That’s why we’ve put together this list of delicious choices located in and around our home town. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant to visit for lunch or dinner with the kids or for an on-the-go option snack or sweet treat, you’ll find all that and more in the Fishers area.

Soups and salads? Check. Interesting Indian cuisine? Check and check. From tacos to vegan Cuban sandwiches to donuts, there’s a vegetarian or vegan possibility for just about any craving close to home. Read on discover six great Fishers locations to try out with your family.

Pure Eatery

An inviting bowl of perfectly grilled Brussel Sprouts.

Image via Flickr by wuestenigel

In business since 2010, Pure Eatery offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, so you’re sure to find something on the menu suited to your family’s tastes. The restaurant also brings an interesting mix of farm life and modern restaurant conveniences together.

Go for the vegan tacos if you’re in the mood for a variety of veggies. This dish includes sauteed yellow squash, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, corn salsa, black beans, sun-dried tomato hummus, cucumbers, and a tomato-basil vinaigrette in a corn or flour tortilla. In the mood for a burger? This spot offers a few different vegetarian-friendly choices. In addition to a black bean burger, you can go for an Impossible Burger that’s totally vegan.

Other vegetarian or vegan possibilities here include a variety of vegetarian salads, the rice bowl, a southwest black bean wrap, and a grilled vegetable panini. If you’re still not sure what to get, the helpful servers here can suggest their favorite vegetarian-friendly dishes.

India Sizzling

Introduce your kids to Indian cuisine at India Sizzling, which has been a neighborhood staple since 2004. The restaurant boasts a diverse range of vegetarian appetizers and entrees, all clearly marked on the menu.

Whether you’re dining in (in that case, make sure to check out a local artist’s metalwork depicting iconic buildings and sites in India) or taking out, this local spot lets you take the kids on an adventurous trip without ever leaving your home base.

Start off your meal with savory vegetable-stuffed pastries called samosas before moving onto paneer tikka masala — marinated cheese served in spiced gravy — or South Indian vegetable korma — a dish loaded with veggies like green beans, peas, carrots, tomatoes, and potatoes. Better yet, mix and match a few different dishes so the whole family can try something new!

Complement the meal with mango juice or mango lassi, a popular traditional drink that’s a bit like a mango smoothie or milkshake, which the kids are sure to love. Then, add some tasty rice and naan to top it all off. It’s easy to get a plant-based meal at this Fishers spot.

Jack’s Donuts

We all need a sweet treat sometimes. Jack’s Donuts provides some vegetarian and vegan options when it’s time to indulge that sweet tooth. This Indiana-based chain added a few different vegan donut options recently. Try flavors such as plain, glazed, cinnamon, toasted coconut, and sprinkles. They also serve coffee and smoothies here, too.

Yats 96th St.

Head over to 96th Street for some delicious Cajun and Creole options at Yats. This small, Indianapolis-based regional chain has a location right here in Fishers, and it offers something for everyone. Though the menu has some meat-based dishes, a few standout vegetarian and vegan choices make it easy to find something anytime you’re in the mood for some spice.

The vegetarian “B&B” dish features black beans and caramelized corn in a spicy-sweet sauce sure to get your taste buds fired up. Then there’s the Vegan White Chili, a southwestern-style vegan dish packed with navy beans, onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and of course, jalapenos. In the mood for a classic étouffée? Yats features a spinach and mushroom version ideal for a veggie-based meal.

Cafe Patachou

Cafe Patachou features a few locations close to Fishers in Hazel Dell (Carmel) and River Crossing (Keystone). In addition to classic breakfast treats like French toast or waffles (you can even get a gluten-free version!), the menu features some tasty plant-based treats.

A vegan Cuban breakfast sandwich gets you all the classic flavors of a Cuban sandwich while still staying vegan. You can go for a regular omelet if you eat eggs, or try out their vegan version made with a garbanzo-bean-based crepe. You’ll also find greens bowls, savory vegetable pancakes, acai bowls, and more.

Breakfast foods are just the start, though! You can also order from this spot when you’re craving a salad or vegetarian sandwich. From soups to baked goods and beyond, this is a great nearby restaurant for any time of the day.

Public Greens Urban Kitchen

Public Greens Urban Kitchen has a location close to Fishers at Keystone Crossing in nearby Indianapolis. Their other two locations are also within 30 minutes, so it’s super easy to treat the family to a meal at one of these restaurants.

Go with a healthy and satisfying acai bowl or warm grain bowl, or get a falafel burger if you’re in the mood for a burger and fries (or potato salad, asparagus, or street corn). This spot serves hearty salads and vegan soups as well. Time for a sweet treat to end the meal? This restaurant also offers gluten-free and vegan desserts. A vegan chocolate muffin is sure to please anyone looking for chocolate decadence.

There it is, Crème de la Crème’s list of six great places to go for plant-based food in Fishers. We know it can feel like a challenge to find healthy foods that keep the whole family happy, so we hope this helps inspire you next time you’re searching for a vegetarian or vegan meal both kids and adults are sure to love.