Shipshe Trails • February 2017
Ben's Soft Pretzels
Try our Jumbo Soft Pretzels! Made from scratch, hand rolled, and baked to perfection for that fresh, hot, melt-in-your-mouth taste Ben's fans have come to know and love!
Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery
Fried Chicken: The Blue Gate's Fried Chicken is one of Indiana's Favorites. They use fresh chicken, with a secret breading recipe then cook it under pressure, so it always comes up tender and juicy. Served all you can eat with Family Style!
Homemade Pies: Over 30 kinds of pie, they're sure to have your favorite and maybe a future favorite. Try their specialties like Red Raspberry Cream, Old Fashioned Cream or their famous Peanut Butter Pie! And have you seen the height of the Meringue on the Lemon Meringue Pie?!
Amish Peanut Butter: Not just Peanut Butter, this secret blend of peanuts, flavors and sweet syrups make this an addictive treat to visitors. It's so good the Blue Gate ships it by the case all over the country to folks who can't make the trip to Shipshewana but have to have more!
Fireside Cafe is known for its house-smoked meats and various other house-smoked items featured throughout its diverse menu. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they also offer decadent desserts with their super premium ice cream and housemade fudge. Be sure to try the Fireside Melt - a grilled sandwich on sourdough filled with house-smoked turkey, ham, bacon, onions, cheese, and a Dijon sauce. For the true Fireside Cafe experience, upgrade to Make it a Meal by adding choice of a homemade side, large fountain drink, and single scoop of super premium ice cream. Get cozy by the fire, and enjoy your meal at Fireside Cafe!
Arguably the most visited stop in all of Shipshewana, JoJo's Pretzels is located on Main Street in the historic Davis Mercantile. Owner Levi King has been making soft pretzels for over 25 years. Stacks and stacks of pretzels have delighted guests from all over the world. Yes, guests from all seven continents have eaten at JoJo's as evidenced by their Mural of the World where guests would put a flag in their hometown. The homemade recipe which was given to Levi by his grandmother many years ago is the foundation of his secret to success. Levi and his family enjoy working together along with their employees to make your experience of Shipshewana memorable by making fresh-out-of-the-oven pretzels with many dipping sauces. If you haven't had a pretzel yet, stop in and start with the Original Recipe Pretzel. It's what got JoJo's Pretzels on the map!
Shipshewana Trading Place Auction Restaurant
The Shipshewana Auction Restaurant, also referred to as the "Sale Barn Restaurant," serves up delicious home-style Amish and Mennonite cooking and the best pie in town to auction customers and sellers.
You'll be treated like family as you enjoy menu favorites like the chicken and noodles, broasted chicken, tenderloin sandwich, prime rib, and homemade fresh fruit pie. The restaurant also serves breakfast in the mornings with menu favorites like the breakfast haystack or three-egg omelette.
Take a break from bidding at the auction by eating in the sit-down restaurant or order to go. The Auction Restaurant is located at 345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana In 46565, at the main entrance to the Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market. The restaurant hours coincide with the Auction & Flea Market's dates and events. The restaurant is also a great place to host a banquet, party or meeting!
Yoder's Meat & Cheese Co.
Stocking over 150 cuts of meat, we specialize in all natural beef, locally grown without the use of hormones, steroids, or by-products. We make all our own smoked meats in-house using natural hickory, cherry, and apple woodchips. You will, no doubt, find your favorite cheese with over 80 kinds to choose from! We feature many locally homemade, gourmet food items such as jams, jellies, salsas, noodles, honey and more! Wholesome Goodness from the Farm!
Looking for something different? Try the cheesecakes at the Pumpkinvine Café! We have a variety of cheesecake flavors. It's the best way to top off a delicious meal at the Pumpkinvine Cafe. Want more than one slice? We sell whole cheesecakes as well! Give us a call and we can make the perfect dessert for your next party or occasion.
E & S Sales
The Lil' Deli inside of E&S Sales offers homemade soups, a variety of salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and wraps. Sandwiches are assembled on a variety of fresh, made from scratch breads. Our personal size pizzas made on focaccia flat-bread, signature salads, and creative recipes in our honey wheat wraps have made local customers our regular customers. Top off your meal with some ice cream! We offer soft serve, hand dipped, sundaes, shakes, and more! Pictured along with a root beer float and a turkey wrap is our most popular soup-Chicken corn chowder.
One of our most popular pizzas is our Chicken Ranch pizza. Underneath all that mozzarella cheese is ranch dressing with grilled chicken, bacon and tomatoes. Come relax in a family atmosphere at a local family restaurant located next to the Van Buren Hotel. We have hot subs, pizza, appetizers and ice cream novelties for dine-in, carry out or delivery.
Wana Cup Restaurant
Generations have been raised on frosted glasses of homemade root beer, pizza burgers and Friday night fish at the Wana Cup Restaurant. Wana Cup offers daily specials, homemade mashed potatoes, home-baked desserts and ice cream treats. We delight in serving your family at Wana Cup Restaurant.
The Bread Box Bakery & Cafe
The Bread Box Bakery and Cafe, located in the Heart of Shipshewana, Indiana has been serving Scratch-baked traditional foods since 1984. The mission of the Bread Box Bakery has always been to offer a unique dining experience to each customer. Whether stopping in for a favorite baked good or lingering over a bowl of homemade soup, our goal is for each person to take home a special memory.
Bread Box Business hours: February-March we are open Thursday-Saturday 9am-5pm. April-December we are open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Closed Sundays. Please check our website for holiday hours.