I grew up in Chesterton so I was excited when my family told me that Local Flavors opened. Local Flavors is a family run store and restaurant. I have been there several times and have tried almost all of the sandwiches that are on their menu. I would recommend the Vegan Gyro and Vegan Pub Sandwich. Although pricey for just a sandwich and plain chips (7.50), they are a good treat once and a while. They also sell Chicago soy dairy Ice Cream and have a store with vegan faux meat, soy cheeses, and other processed items. Their store items can be a bit pricey as well. They usually have a fresh baked good for sale as well, which are usually tasty.
They also have meat options and dairy Ice Cream from Valpo Velvet.