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.
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.
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.
On the corner of Davis Street and Oak Avenue, you can't miss Berry Pike. A small family-owned Cafe, which prides itself in being a part of the local Evanston community. Their mission is to make you feel at home whether you are a regular customer or a first-time visitor. Authentic Leige Waffles, steamed bagel sandwiches, fresh fruit smoothies, ice cream, and their recently added bubble tea are just a few of the items they offer on their menu. They also offer catering and take-out, so you can take your sweet treats on the go!