Did you know: The first reference to the muffin dates back to 1703 and was spelled ‘moofin’? Whether you want to call them muffins or moofins, most Americans agree their variety is what makes the treat fun. Most shops have a selection of flavors; whether you prefer your muffin heated or cold and if you tackle the traditional breakfast food by the stump or the fluffy top, just adds to the joy of baking or buying a delicious muffin.
Wondering where the best muffins in Indy are being baked? Look no further!
Here are some of the places where you can find muffins around Indianapolis.
Bee Coffee Roasters
5510 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis
Bee Coffee Roasters is a coffee shop offering a great cup of joe, but the pear-feta muffin is also a must-get and is popular among visitors (and it’s a great pairing with your morning beverage). The muffins are known for their large size and tasty flavors.
Big Apple Bagels
8115 E. U.S. Highway 36, Avon
Not only can visitors enjoy a variety of tasty bagels, Big Apple Bagels also carries a variety of jumbo and mini muffins from My Favorite Muffin. Flavors range from double chocolate, cinnamon swirl cheesecake, deep dish apple pie and lemon poppyseed. This month’s featured muffin is the chocolate cream cheese. Yum!
Circle City Sweets
1220 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis (located inside The AMP)
Circle City Sweets boasts the best croissants in Indianapolis, and they offer everything from bread pudding to wedding cakes. But visitors have raved about their black bottom, blueberry and sour cream pecan coffee cake muffins.
Henry’s Coffee Bistro
627 N. East St., Indianapolis
Clearly, some of the best muffins around are paired with a shop boasting some of the best coffee in Indy. At Henry’s Coffee Bistro, try the cranberry or blueberry muffin. They are soft, fluffy and have a home baked taste.
Hubbard & Cravens
4930 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
At Indianapolis-based coffee roaster Hubbard & Cravens, grab some gourmet coffee or tea from around the world during your visit, but according to frequent morning customers we should also try their variety of pastries and moist muffins.
Lulu’s Coffee & Bakehouse
2292 W 86th St., Indianapolis
Lulu’s Coffee & Bakehouse specializes in their award-winning scones, but their other baked goods — including their muffins — are outstanding and made in-house. They also offer breakfast and lunch sandwiches served all day along with quiche and gluten free options.
6524 N. Cornell Ave., Indianapolis
Some say if you blink, you might miss the small shop that is Rene’s Bakery, located in Broad Ripple. But you certainly don’t want to miss the variety of scones, tarts, truffles and eclairs. Availability changes by the day, but most often customers can find pumpkin chocolate chip, golden harvest, cranberry pecan and banana walnut muffins on hand.
Locations in Carmel, Noblesville and Zionsville
Offering Midwestern-inspired breakfast and brunch, Rosie’s Place also has a huge bakery case filled with muffins of varying flavors, as well as their locally famous gooey butter cake.