Review: Monon Food CompanyAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Monon Food Company
6420 N. Cornell
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Monon Food Company has a prime location in Broad Ripple, a solid following and has made it past the first year. I have been there a few times as I have a group of friends that are regulars. They have a taco menu and a regular menu that has everything from sandwiches to entrees. On my first trip, I tried the fish tacos. Great in concept, but something was not on point and I couldn’t put my finger on it. This time, I went for the sandwich side of the menu.
What I Ate: Pulled Pork Sandwich; $7.69. Potato salad was $1.50 extra and I scammed some Mac and Cheese from my girlfriend.
Upon arrival, it looked good, smelled good and the produce was fresh. I thought that it was odd that lettuce and tomato were on a barbecue sandwich, but whatever. The barbecue sauce was Kansas City-ish style. Not that hot or sweet and pretty thick. I wonder if it is made in house. The sandwich wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t memorable at all. I surely have had worse, but I have had better as well. The pork was pretty lean, I barely could find any fat at all. It was a kind reminder that if barbecue is not the core of the business, I should skip it.
The potato salad was fresh, but again…I didn’t love it either. The mac and cheese was worth the price of admission. The keep it pretty basic as a side. My only complaint is that it could be cheesier and less oily. It all depends on what cheeses they are using and they weren’t listed on the menu.
Would I Buy It Again? It is a toss up.
Here is what I like: Great location, locally focused, casual, interesting menu, honest pricing, most sides are really good, feels healthier than most places, good service.
What I don’t like: The food could be a step better. I have been there three times and liked everything that I have tried (excepts the chips and salsa, which were embarrassing), but nothing is memorable.
The bottom line, it reminds me of so many restaurants here. Good and trying to do the right thing, but it would be awesome if…