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Top store recommendations from locals

Coffee Shop
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“Decent pastries, coffee (roasted in house), local art, outdoor seating, and wifi (but not on weekends). Try the Horchata with Espresso, the local favorite.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Sshhh...no one will ever know these are all vegan doughnuts. We’ll just make that our li’l secret. Cuz they’re craaaaazy delish. 🍩 Located in Highland Park.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Café
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“With a rotation of roasters from 49th Parallel to Heart Coffee, Civil has everything from well-made espresso drinks to fresh pastries and light dishes. The best in Highland Park’s crowded caffeine scene.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Gluten-free Restaurant
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“tasty vegetarian food at a reasonable price... plus you.get a great feel for highland park's trendy crowds.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
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“Great sandwiches and I love their fries. I personally like the Jive Turkey sandwich, but everything I've had is good. They have Vegan dishes and breakfast dishes, too (breakfast is served all day).”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
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“The tap selections are vast (over 22) and a spacious beer garden out back is a great spot for a secluded date or a group of friends. On your way out, hit one of the food trucks outside the bar for some cheap, cheesy Mexican food that will satisfy a late-night hankering.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
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“This is the place to go if you want to bunch of instagrammers and their instagram-worthy brunches with fancy interior design. You will be lining up and will have to street park, but the food is truly delicious and you won't regret it. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Open later then Trader Joe's and they've got more variety and name brands then Joe's.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Home of the World-Famous CRUFFIN, a croissant baked like a muffin, with a light cream filling. YUM! They also have a gourmet coffee and sandwiches.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The neighborhood coffee joint when you just don't want to see another Starbucks- not that we don't also love Starbucks! There is a cute little area in the back for kids which is nice bonus for families.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Local spot for casual eating. Great variety of food here in a casual setting. Eat indoors or out. On the weekends it can be tough to grab a table. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Great yoga studio- awesome introductory rate for the first week of unlimited classes!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“A quick 10 min walk to Monte Vista & 52nd. This market has anything you need! Sandwiches, coffee, kombucha on tap... Also, coconut or almond milk, grain free items, or full-dairy butters & milks. Usually closed by 8pm. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A quirky old grocery store, now a place to get throwback candy and soda, like pop rocks and jolt cola. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great selection of cheeses and charcuterie. The baguettes and sandwiches are delicious!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“I love the dyi vibe of this place. it's more low key than other coffee shops on the street. They make some excellent coffee drinks as well as having a really great coffee cake that I get sometimes.”
  • 20 locals recommend