Ideal Truck


Since 1950, Ideal has been a leading food service distributor based in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

As a third generation, family-owned business, Ideal is growing and to serve our partners better we now cover most*  of Indiana /  Louisville and Lexington KY / Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus OH / Nashville TN. 

* We are currently not in the NW Indiana market-  Call for details.

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Fresh & Local Ingredients

Featuring local beef, pork, poultry, and more....Ideal is the leader in local "farm-to-table" movement.  

Chefs around the Midwest have discovered that finding fresh, local, sustainable products at an affordable price is one of Ideal's signature strengths.

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Customer Satisfaction

Distributors are judged on their service. Ideal is proud to provide its customers high quality products.   

Ideal is equally proud of their relationships with their vendor partners.  Founder Nathan Stein... "Treat your vendors as well as you treat your customers."


Ideal Food Group is proud to be a third generation family owned and operated Indiana business.  Supporting local Indiana manufacturers and suppliers is a very high priority for us as we help them grow their business within the food service partnerships.


Next Steps...

We would love to hear from you!  Give us a call at 1-317-784-7733

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