grilliant foods is a Northwest Side bbq restaurant, which also features a european market/deli as well as various local goods. We have inside seating and carry out available!


Grilliant Foods was created in 2014 by owner Ernie Verbarg as both a catering company and competitive BBQ team. With the beginning of 2015, we decided to change directions and expand to a full restaurant and shop. We found a location - a European market and deli - with roots in the community. Not wanting to take away the imported European goods from the central Indiana area, we decided to continue stocking the grocery part while adding our own flair. Continuing forward, we will also be carrying a variety of goods from local merchants. Everything from coffee, to BBQ rubs, and whatever else we might think of.

Ernie started smoking meats a few years back, and has expanded from one small smoker to upwards of 6 - depending on the day. He began checking out the BBQ competition scene partway through 2012, and walked away as the Grand Reserve Champion at the Indiana State Fair. Not bad for a rookie. Two years later, Ernie fought his way to the Grand Champion title at the State Fair. That's first place and a lot of fun. Since then, he has worked his way into the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) scene. Who knows where he'll end up from there? Likely smoking all day at the new Grilliant Foods location.

So to sum it up:  

Yes, there will be BBQ. Yes, there will be European goods. Yes, there will be local goods. But most of all, there will be quality and commitment to the central Indiana community.



317 334 8797


4320 W 96thSt
Indianapolis, IN 46268


Tue-Sat 10am - 7pm

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Backyard BBQ Supplies

We carry a variety of bbq spices, sauces, wood, and more for your backyard bbq needs.

Blues hog (18 oz, 1 quart, or 1 gallon)

Barbecue Sauce 
Tennessee Red Sauce 
Smokey Mountain Sauce
Honey Mustard
Dry Rub Seasoning

Shoup's Country (20 oz, 1 gallon)

Barbecue Sauce
Shoup's Seasoning

BBq'n Fools

Mild Sweet BBQ Sauce
Hot Sweet BBQ Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce
Deadly Hot Sauce
Signature Seasoning
Montreal BBQ Rub
Chipotle Lime Dry Rub
Magic Dust
Rib Rub
Pork Rub

Historic bbq

Black Spice Rub
Red Spice Rub

Galena Garlic company gourmet chef blends

We carry 36 different spices, rubs, and blends from Galena (sorry, it's too long to list! - Come in to check out our spice wall)


We carry: maple, peach, mesquite, pecan, sassafras, persimmon, cherry, apple, hickory, as well as our selection from Smoke Me.


Cherry wood
Peach wood
Apple wood
Hickory wood

* We also carry lump charcoal from Royal Oak.




In addition to our shop and restaurant, we are also happy to provide our services for catering events and parties. You can pick up items or we can bring to you.    If you would like us to cater for you, we ask that you complete the form below at least 48 hours in advance or call us at 317-334-8797 and we will contact you for more details and pricing.  

Our Catering Menu:

Name *
Phone *
Date of Event *
Date of Event
We offer a variety of sides, typically including: potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, mac & cheese
What meats are you interested in? *
Catered food is cooked to order, either charged per person or per pound.
We can provide service for the food. We charge an hourly rate for service, which we are glad to discuss during the event planning. Our catering setup consists of a truck/trailer setup with a tent. We provide our own serving trays and warmers.

For any questions or
inquiries contact at: grilliantfoods@gmail.com

Or call at: 
317 334 8797

we are located at
4320 W 96 St
indianapolis, IN 46268


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