Where to go: Movable Feast
Address: 5143 E. 65th St., Indianapolis
What to get: Avocado toast
Anna’s take: Movable Feast is the definition of convenience. Besides inside dining, the restuarant offers food to go and packaged and frozen options. Hours vary throughout the week. Brunch hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
One brunch item is avocado toast ($8), which is refreshing and delicious. It’s a smashed avocado on a toasted baguette adorned with heirloom tomatoes and pickled onions. It’s served with a side of mixed greens tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. My favorite thing about this dish –other than the affordability — is that the baguette was thick enough to not become soggy from the mashed avocado. If you frequently order avocado toast, you know the problem. Add a poached egg ($2) or bacon ($2).
I also tried Eggs Benedict ($8), with Béarnaise sauce made from scratch. Other items I tried, which are available through during all operating hours, were the soup and half-sandwich pairing ($7), with a warming lemon, chicken and basmati rice soup and a homemade dill chicken salad.
I absolutely loved Movable Feast and really like the the take-home, easy-to-make frozen options and the picnic-esque feel of the place. Many of the homemade sides are sold in half-pound or one-pound quantities in a basket called a Picnic Pack. Movable Feast has gone out of its way to provide convenience by offering ready-made foods and also allowing customers at Bier Brewery down the street to order food at the brewery, which is then delivered. Movable Feast is temporarily closed as the owners are on vacation. It will reopen Jan. 22. For more, visit feast317.com.
Suggested pairings: For brunch, try the mimosa garnished with a fresh orange.