Delicious and totally guilt free, MidKitchen is the perfect spot for eating healthy. Since this cozy restaurant is vegan and gluten free friendly, anyone and everyone can enjoy this food! The menu includes savory sandwiches, fresh acai bowls and classic breakfast treats. There is no shortage of options here!
MidKitchen is proud to serve authentic, fresh cuisine that is made from scratch every day. Classic dishes are revamped with natural ingredients and a healthy, modern twist. Whether you’re a devoted vegan or just looking for a unique bite to eat, there’s always something new to obsess over at MidKitchen!
Delicious tacos and Asian fusion fare all under one roof. One rooftop bar that is.
Two Evanston favorites are reincarnated in one new-construction building with great ambiance and all the best dishes from their pasts. Pick your favorites from the taco selection at the Mexican cantina Taco Diablo or stroll over to Lulu's for creative Asian fusion. Can't decide? Head upstairs to the large, trendy rooftop bar Five & Dime where you can order food and drink from both.
Address: 1936 Maple Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 859-6966
Classic American brunch meets Latin cuisine.
The owners of Ovo Frito Cafe draw inspiration for their dishes from their home countries of Belize and Mexico. Combine that with amazing service, a friendly staff and vibrant paintings on the walls, this restaurant egg-ceeds all expectations! From sweet to savory, all your cravings will be satisfied here.
When the NeigerDesign team visited Ovo Frito Cafe, some of our favorite dishes were Zinnia’s Spicy Chilaquiles, Viva la France French Toast and the Burrito Desesperado. We can't wait to go back for more!
Pies and coffee. Need we say more?
Hoosier Mama literally wrote the book on baking delicious pies. While classics are often in attendance on the menu, there's always a rotating selection of unique offerings such as Pear Apple Cranberry or Moroccan Lamb hand pie. If you have trouble deciding, there's no need to worry—you can also order a pie slice flight! Housed in the same location is Dollop Coffee & Tea Co., a Chicago owned and operated roastery that creates coffee drinks that pair perfectly with the fresh pies.
Wish you were beer!
Evanston Pub is home to every beer imaginable, with 50 on tap and over 300 different bottles. This bar features everything from local brews made in Evanston to beers from Spain, Japan and Sweden. Kegs are switched out every two weeks, so there is always a new drink to try.
Located in the heart of the city, this bar represents the best Evanston has to offer. With trivia on Wednesdays and karaoke on Saturday nights, Evanston Pub is always lively and entertaining! Combine all that with yummy pub food, it’s the perfect way to spend a night out on the town.
Unique Venezuelan fare.
Stuck in a rut? La Cocinita could be the extraordinary lunch option you're looking for with its delicious Venezuelan-style street food. Originally a food truck, the La Cocinita crew expanded to this bricks-and-mortar location with a larger menu and a liquor license along with their most popular dishes, some of which are difficult to find elsewhere.
This hip pizza joint shares a building with SPACE music venue and is home to Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizzas made with locally grown and organic ingredients, as well as craft beers and a great atmosphere. It's the perfect place to grab a drink, grab a pie, or meet with friends before a show.
Sister restaurant to Union Pizzeria, Union Squared is a cozy spot located on the same street just 1/2 block north. It features four yummy Detroit-style pan pizzas that can be ordered whole or as individual 1/4 pie sizes (if you don't want to share).
Classic family-owned bakery.
Bennison’s Bakery is an Evanston staple and a North Shore destination that has been around since 1938. The bake shop is led by multiple generations of bakers and specializes in European sweets and dishes out cakes, breads, sandwiches, breakfast treats and more all week. You'll know when you're nearby—the delicious smells waft out into the street.
Friendly staff and good coffee. What more could you want?
This simple and modern coffee house serves much-lauded coffee and displays a rotation of art from local artists that will be sure to get your creative juices flowing. The coffee shop was started as a sibling location to the popular Brothers K Coffeehouse, hence the name, but has a vibe all its own.
The sweetest way to start the day.
Stop by DB3 Donuts to try some of the best and most originally flavored donuts that Evanston has to offer. Each month, the shop rotates their flavors so there is always a new treat to try. Some of their fan favorites are Maple Cinnamon, Chocolate Ganache, Fruity Pebbles and Coconut Lime Raised. Personalized donuts can be made to spell out messages for birthdays and other special occasions. Donuts are the new birthday cake.
Comfort food in a cozy diner. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, anytime is a good time to enjoy a meal at the Lucky Platter! From pancakes to pizza to pot pie, there are tons of delicious choices.
The Lucky Platter has been known for their funky, delightful decorations and tasty food since opening in 1991. Colander chandeliers, tin fish and colorful portraits make this a fun local spot.
Farm to table restaurant.
Found's eclectic style is an extension of their sustainability mission of reusing and repurposing items and supporting the local community when possible. Their social mission is to “hire and train people coming out of homelessness” as a stepping stone to living more independent lives, which adds to their overall cool factor. To top it off, the food tastes great, too, combining upscale American-fare with the ambiance of a quality antiques store.