Shopping for Your Tailgate in the West Lafayette Area

It’s easy to put together your tailgate right in the West Lafayette area – no need to cart all of your food and supplies on your road trip. From BBQ to local produce and artisan meats and cheeses, you can create a pretty great spread for all of your fellow football fans! Enjoy your shopping experience and browse the local markets, or make things really easy and order a catered meal!


Historic Lafayette Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of @Historic Lafayette Farmers Market

Historic Lafayette Farmer’s Market
5th Street between Main & Columbia
Downtown Lafayette
Around since 1839, the Farmers Market is a great place to piece together a lovely breakfast, as well as to stock up on things like fresh baked breads and pastries, artisan cheeses and home grown fruits to take to your tailgate.
Tue & Sat, 7:30am-12:30pm, May-Oct

South Street Smokehouse
3305 South Street
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 446-0559
The only smokehouse in Lafayette serves up “Real BBQ Eats” such as ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork. Side dishes are all homemade, including the corn bread, potato salad and southern greens. Plan ahead for take-out or catering for your tailgate.
Mon-Thurs, 11am-9pm; Sat, 11am-10pm

Spacibo European Grocery Store
1185 Sagamore Pkwy West # D
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 463-6818

Visit Spacibo to create a European style tailgate of artisan cheeses, crusty European breads, mortadella, olives and pastries. Call ahead to inquire about their catering menu to pre-order your feast.


Pulled Pork at South Street Smokehouse. Photo courtesy of

4901 SR 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 449-9200
This full, ‘big box’ grocery store will have everything you need to cover every detail of your tailgate: deli trays, fresh baked breads and desserts, a large selection of cheeses, hot prepared foods, wine and beer, paper and cleaning products, charcoal, or even a new grill, some lawn chairs and a football.
Open 24 hours.

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.