4 Trendy Treats and Eats You Need to Try in Indy

4 Trendy Treats and Eats You Need to Try in Indy

Healthy, affordable, and accessible dining options your stomach and wallet will love.
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After arriving at Butler University as a clueless, and car-less First-Year student in August, I felt trapped. Not just in the sense that I was trapped on campus, but also in the sense that I was simply going to be stuck eating dining hall food every day for the next eight months. Once I finally got settled, I started venturing off-campus via Uber, or by the glorified golf carts which we call "Blue Indy's" here. I found that my pre-conceived notion of only eating disgusting food for months was not right. Just outside of Butler's campus, there are more than just a handful of delicious, healthy, and fairly-affordable places to eat.

1. Broad Ripple Bagel Deli

The first place I tried was Broad Ripple Bagel Deli, right next to the Starbucks and across from the Jimmy John's on Broad Ripple Ave. Here, you walk in and see hundreds of possible sandwich combinations, which will be heated and served to you on a delicious, fresh-baked bagel. Not only did I find this little bagel shop to be affordable and easily accessible (being just five minutes from campus), but also conducive to many types of diets. As I have mentioned in previous articles, I am a vegetarian. It can be extremely hard to spice up my meals in the dining halls, due to the limited variety of foods… many of them being meat-centered meals. When I got to the Bagel Deli, I immediately noticed the “Grateful Deggie” bagel. Being a fan of the Dead, I had to try this bagel. It was specially marked “Vegetarian” and was served with veggie cream cheese, banana peppers, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, and onions. Enough said, this tiny bagel shop was a pleasant surprise, and definitely somewhere I will be returning to many, many times.

2. The Garden Table

Another favorite of mine is The Garden Table, also in Broad Ripple, but located on E Westfield Blvd. A frequently chosen brunch spot for people who want to feel good about what they are eating, The Garden Table offers delicious and healthy options for breakfast and lunch. Every time I go, I just HAVE to get the Acai Bowl: a thick purple berry smoothie in a bowl, topped with granola, fresh fruit, and coconut shavings. They are also known for serving up delicious pressed juices, that you’re sure to love. Not to mention, the aesthetic of this little brunch place is so inviting…you will never want to leave!

3. Nicey

Just next door to Garden Table is Nicey; the cutest popsicle shop I’ve seen. With flavors changing frequently, you can bet on acquiring a new “favorite” every time you visit. Not only are the flavors unique, but also offered in vegan options! Who says you can’t treat yourself on a vegan diet?!

4. Public Greens Urban Kitchen

If you take a walk down the Monon trail behind Nicey, you will run into my next favorite… Public Greens Urban Kitchen. You walk in, and immediately see all of the different sides and entrees being showcased right in front of you… because you can see everything happening in the kitchen! My favorite part about Public Greens is the ability to mix and match up to three different entrees to customize one to fit your taste. They then come to your table, serving their food on adorable and eclectic plates and delivering your drinks in unique mugs and cups. In the warmer months, they also offer outdoor seating where you are kept warm by a modern-looking fireplace.

Though eating healthy in college can be hard, I would encourage all students reading this to take the time to explore your college-town for some hidden gems like these. Not only does it allow you to explore your new home but can be a great way to have fun while eating healthy. Sometimes, you just need a break from that Atherton pizza.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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