I live in Michiana, and while I will taste meat once or twice a year, so far I haven't liked it, so I like to stick to vegetarian food.
Some people like to look for the best version of a food they're familiar with, but I am more interested in trying new foods and new flavors these days. I know where to get acceptable Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Italian food in Michiana (acceptable; I don't expect great). Also I grew up with Caribbean food, so I'm not looking for that. I would love to hear about where to try foods of other cuisines that maybe I'm not so familiar with or that might surprise me. Is there any good Middle Eastern food in Michiana? Or some sort of African food? Vietnamese? Preferably somewhere I can get some vegetarian options.
In case you're wondering, I like strong and complex flavors but I can't take too much pepperiness. I don't have much appreciation for some textural things that other people rave about, like the perfect pizza crust or light fluffy rice or the texture of pasta.