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Indiana is known for many things. First, the origin of the States’ name, meaning “Land of the Indians”. Implying that many Native Americans used to live there. Another thing they are known for is the ever so popular, Indianapolis 500, which is a racing event that has competitors speed it out on a 500-mile track.

Indiana is also popular amongst people because of the colorful rollings hills of Brown Country and one of the largest caverns in the US, Wyandotte Cave. 

But what most people seem to disregard, is the States’ delicacies. Now, Indiana may not have the best, but you best believe they have some dishes that are sure to have you wanting more by the time you finish them. And here are the Top 3 of those dishes. 

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

A succulent and delicious snack to start this list off. Indiana has some of the best Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches to date. With their pork tenderloin being deep-fried and placed on a soft bun to give you that crunchy yet juicy bite. And to top it all off, they add a variety of condiments such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and etc to further enhance that flavor.

To find some of the best Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches in Indiana, going to places such as the Indy’s Historic Steer-In Restaurant to get you to fully enjoy your meal. Or going to the Mug n Bun for a memorable stay with some great food.

Sugar Cream Pie 

Indiana’s specialty and official state pie is on this list as it should. The pie is also known as  “Hoosier Pie” to commemorate the State’s nickname. It is a pie filled with cream, sugar, eggs, flour, cornstarch, and in some cases vanilla.

So be sure to try at least one Sugar Cream Pie before ever leaving stat. And to get the best that Indiana has to offer, go and visit places such as the Locally Grown Gardens to get some matching peaches with your Pie. Or another place close to that, Jazzy Dories’ Pies to also get some other pies to complement the Sugar Cream Pie. 

Persimmon Pudding

And to cap this list off, Indiana can offer you some of the best pudding you can taste. It is a highly moist and thoroughly seasoned pudding with mostly cinnamon but complemented by other warm spices. And to make it even more unique, they make use of the soft pulp from Chechnya persimmons, but American persimmons can suffice, give you that memorable and lasting taste in your mouth.

To find the best of these puddings, the town of Michell, Indiana actually holds an annual Persimmon Festival, where the pudding is the main selling point. But if you don’t want to wait that long, then the Hilltop Family Restaurant can help you with your pudding desires.