Unique Eats in Franklin

Posted by: Shelby Morse on January 6, 2023

Make 2023 the year of trying new things with these one-of-a-kind eateries in Franklin. Whether it’s authentic Cajun cooking or curry pizza, there’s more to discover just south of Indy.


Did you know you can get authentic Cajun food in Franklin? Housed inside The Mint, Roux-Ga-Roux’s serves up flavorful jambalaya, an etouffee that will keep you coming back, po’boy sandwiches with a variety of meats to choose from, and much more.

Twisted Sicilian

Two words: ravi fritti. These golden pasta pockets are breaded and filled with ricotta, then fried and served with their house-made vodka sauce. If that’s not enough, they also serve delicious authentic pastas, soups and sandwiches. If you’re up for something new, try the Fig Nutty, their grilled peanut butter and jelly that is nothing like your old school lunch.

Field to Fork

In the heart of downtown Franklin, you’ll find this farm-to-table grocery store and eatery. They work with local farmers and makers to provide fresh, locally grown or sourced goods. You’ll find hydroponic greens, locally raised beef, kombucha, dairy products, coffee and more. On top of that, they make delicious, unique sandwiches using only the freshest ingredients. Our pick is the Franklin Jam made with thick-cut ham, egg, greens and fig jam on a croissant, but you can’t go wrong with any of their signature sandwiches.

Chicago’s Pizza and Curry

Curry pizza? You heard that right. Along with traditionally flavored pizzas, pastas and wings, this restaurant also serves Indian-style pizzas like chicken curry, tikka masala, madras lamb, butter chicken and more. Trust us, it’s delicious.

Norma Jean’s Pastries

It’s not every day that you find a gourmet macaron shop. After perfecting the art of these delicate French pastries, Norma Jean’s brought them to Franklin in a rotating variety of flavors like lavender honey, earl grey orange, Andes mint, cinnamon roll and more. Check their Facebook to see what flavors are on the menu each week.

1823 Bakehouse

Whether you practice a gluten-free diet or not, 1823 Bakehouse is sure to impress. Their rotating variety of baked goods like scones, donuts, brownies and more are a favorite around here. Plus, they offer a wide variety of coffee, tea and other beverages, as well as breakfast and lunch items like sandwiches, quiche and tacos.