Indianapolis, IN — The Indianapolis City Market (222 E. Market St.) welcomes new market house merchant, Big Mouth Biscuits. This will be Big Mouth Biscuits’ second location.  

Chef Travis moved to Indy from Dallas, Texas and was looking for a cool biscuit sandwich place to get acquainted with. He didn’t find one so he decided to start one of his own! He launched 28 days later on April Fools Day thanks to Indy’s Kitchen, a shared kitchen incubator. He built the menu based off of his favorites from the many places he’s traveled and took inspiration from family and friends to create the perfect breakfast sandwich joint. Big Mouth Biscuits serves breakfast and lunch. Biscuits are baked fresh every few hours and are served with a variety of fillings such as bacon, egg and cheese, honey butter chicken, hot links, fried pork tenderloin and more. 

“We are excited to be joining forces with the community to partner with a historical Indy attraction to help bring attention back to the Indianapolis City Market.” – Travis Zinger

The Historic Indianapolis City Market has been a great place for small, well known, locally owned businesses to get their start. Check out Cafe Olivia, Just Cookies and His & Hers Boutique just to name a few. Several vendors have breakfast offerings including Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles which opens at 8:00 a.m.

Cafe Olivia | Just Cookies | His & Hers Boutique | Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles

Tomlinson Tap Room has expanded hours adding Tuesdays to its regular hours lineup. Tomlinson Tap Room anchors the City Market’s evening and weekend business, Tuesday through Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Indiana Landmarks, the Indianapolis City Market extends offering guided tours of the City Market Catacombs with a unique After Hours Series for those 21 and older. These tours explore the underground of City Market, a Roman-looking expanse of brick arches beneath the outdoor Whistler Plaza of City Market. Along the way, guides share stories of two historic buildings, City Market and Tomlinson Hall. Catacombs After Hours Tours will take place on the second and fourth Thursdays through October. The tour costs $15 per person age 21+ and $12 per member of Indiana Landmarks. Secure your spot by purchasing tickets in advance by visiting or by calling Indiana Landmarks at 317-639-4534 or email Tomlinson Tap Room has created a special Catacombs featured cocktail for this unique event, available for purchase.

The Original Farmers’ Market takes place on Wednesdays from 9:30 1:30 p.m. on Market Street between Alabama and New Jersey Streets. The Original Farmers’ Market will take place through October 2021, and features locally grown, processed or crafted produce, honey, meats, and sweet treats, among other offerings. Now 25 years strong, the Original Farmers’ Market provides food access for people for everyday eating or special occasions. With live entertainment on the City Market’s West Plaza featuring DJ GNO from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. presented by the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce.

Gift certificates are available for purchase directly from the Indianapolis City Market and can be used at a variety of market house eateries, shops and at Tomlinson Tap Room. Consider buying in bulk to treat your staff to a welcome back to the office lunch. Email to order or obtain more information.

Indianapolis City Market

The Indianapolis City Market’s history is as rich as the promise of its future. When opened in 1886, the market ushered in a new tradition: an open space for the sale of meats and produce, The Original Gathering Place, if you will. Indianapolis City Market is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a vibrant downtown event destination. Today, the City Market offers patrons an experience that combines the best of both yesterday and today with a wide variety of eateries, retailers, coffee, barbershop and an all Indiana craft beer bar with many merchants offering delivery services. This year the Indianapolis City Market hosts the 25th Annual Original Farmer’s Market running May through October 2021. The Indianapolis City Market Catacombs tours in partnership with Indiana Landmarks runs May through October. The Market features bocce ball courts, cornhole and ample outdoor seating to play and enjoy live music on occasion.