Ali Wren

whole-hearted living, healthy-minded eating

No Label at the Table

One of my favorite weekend activities is going to the famers market and supporting local artisans. I came across No Label at the Table this summer, and noticed the blue autism puzzle piece symbol and a gluten-free dairy-free sign. No Label at the Table is a gluten-free and dairy-free food company employed by people on […]

Open Society

Inventive and fresh, Open Society Public House is a new-ish coffee and wine bar, serving South American inspired cuisine in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. I’ve been there for brunch, afternoon coffee, and dinner. The handcrafted cashew-date milk is a tasty dairy-free option for lattes. They offer delectable homemade gluten-free and vegan treats, as well as gluten-free, vegan, and […]


My husband and I love Tinker Street, and owners Peter George and Thomas Main recently opened up Festiva–a casual 21+ atmosphere with an authentic Mexican style menu created by head chef Rachel Hoover. We tried out Festiva on New Year’s Eve and loved it! We recently returned and they exceeded our expectations. Just like Tinker […]

Simple Taste Bakery

There aren’t many gluten-free bakeries in the Indianapolis area, aside from some cupcake-specific bakeries and farmer’s market finds here and there. This past spring I discovered Simple Taste–a bakery in Carmel, just north of Indy. EVERYTHING is gluten-free, dairy-free, and yeast-free. Jenny, owner and baker, has a lot of allergies and is sensitive and accommodating […]

Best GF Places in Indy

I wrote a review on, offering a guide to visitors who are looking for gluten-free dining options. You can check it out here!

Shoefly Public House

Do you ever find yourself in an eating rut? Adam and I often frequent the same restaurants because we know what to expect and it’s easy and convenient. We’ve been trying to branch out of our Indianapolis suburb and support more local Indianapolis establishments. We’ve been to Shoefly Public House a few times and we […]

The Garden Table

Trying out new (to us), local places is something the hubs and I love to do. This past weekend, we visited The Garden Table–a local eatery and juicery in Broad Ripple. In the mood for cold pressed juice, we ordered the $10 juice flight, which offered four flavors in 5-oz. glasses. We chose Amped Almond […]

Top 7 Allergy-Friendly Local Restaurants in Downtown Indy

My favorite healthy-minded and allergy-friendly local restaurants in the downtown Indy area.

A Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Review of Charleston

After Nashville, Adam and I drove to Charleston, South Carolina (check out #wrensflysouth on instagram). As you might guess, Charleston has a lot of southern comfort food, which is often not gluten-free or dairy-free. Here are a few food places we tried, from the perspective of a gluten-free and dairy-free foodie. Minero  Highlights: James Beard award-winning […]

A Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Review of Nashville

Adam and I went on a trip to explore the south (check out #wrensflysouth on instagram). Here are a few new places we tried, from the perspective of a gluten-free and dairy-free foodie. A Matter of Taste Highlights: crisp, clean, white + cool ambiance; sweet potato fries; everything is gluten-free. Lowlights: snippy, eye-rolling bartender; no […]