When you're used to a big city, it's nice to get away with just a short 3 hour drive. extra perks that its a city that know's how to make a pie.
When you need a night cap…
Summer House Monica/Stella Barra - The Market
1954 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL
The Market bakery is strategically stacked at the entrance of two popular Chicago restaurants. With cookies the size of your face, you can’t help but stop.
Where you can’t go wrong…OR want a special donut on the weekends…
Longman & Eagle
2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL
This gem screams hipster vibes - but in all the right ways. A small indoor venue with outdoor patio seating, as well as an attached coffee shop. On the weekends, the offer limited flights of donuts…enough said.
An Irish pub with great snacks
Fado’s Irish Pub
100 West Grand Avenue
Dark Irish pub, with a solid whiskey selection as well as a solid selection of appetizers. Whether you want to go lighter with salmon bites & need something to soak up the booze with the extra large pretzel.
For the best meal of your life
609 Milwaukee Ave, Glenview, IL
Hands down the best meal experience I’ve ever had - granted I went with some regulars who know the right people - but I have a feeling you can’t really go wrong at this establishment. Oh and if they’re serving their mushroom soup - you won’t want to miss out.
The best caffeine stop
112 N Green St, Chicago
Sawada has a handful of spots, but this one hits your needs for any time of the day or night. Personal favorite- the military matcha, and if you’re lucky grab a Doughnut Vault goodie.
When you want something on the healthier side…
2878 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL
When you need a little something fresh, Left Coast has a lot of options from wraps to all the basic b**** juices.