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Top store recommendations from locals

Pie Shop
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“Modern, window-filled bakery serving sweet & savory pies, sandwiches & drinks from Dollop Coffee Co.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Casual restaurant with on-site bakery serving creative vegetarian & vegan fare plus baked goods.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“Hip coffeehouse serving java, tea & a small chalkboard menu of light eats in a funky space.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Buzzy coffee shop serving Chicago-roasted Metropolis java, Italian-style espresso & baked goods.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Evanston's first and oldest brewery and tap room, founded in 2013. GABF gold and silver medal-winning beer”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A good bakery in downtown Evanston that focuses on European style baked goods and cookies”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you like Starbucks, this is nearby. However, we prefer the local shop Brothers K. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Hewn has been recognized nationally for its excellence. Ellen and Julie have a beautiful shop and make incredible bread and pastries! But be early... they close when they sell out. They have outdoor seating in the warmer months.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Cozy Noodle downtown...one of the best Thai Restaurants I've been to. Liquor store is across street from restaurant and you may BYOB.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Basic bakery offering Jamaican-style pastries, breads, savory patties & pies, plus jerk meats.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Oh, for the love of chocolate! Crepes too! and Mexican hot chocolate! Many imported sweets, teas, coffe and French-style breakfast. Tres International!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This fast-casual sushi & Japanese grocery is one of the best-kept secrets in town. The food is excellent; it's very low-maintenance as a guest; street parking is plentiful around the corner.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“They have great food and drinks. They have two sections-their main bar which is open most of the night. Then they have a smaller bar which they open for the last couple of hours. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“This Walgreen's is the first to be built that is completely powered by it's own wind mills. It is a great thing to check out. Plus they a something for everyone's needs. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Jewellery Store
“This is one of the coolest spots in South Evanston since 1970. There are so many sparkly things! Dave's sells rocks, fossils, gemstones for lapidary work, ready-made jewelry, books about everything in the geology-to-archaeology spectrum, and supplies to make your own treasures. There's also a museum of Illinois Fossils that will amaze you if you're into dinosaur-era goodies!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you love to cook, you will love the Spice House. There’s an incredible selection of spices that are curated in small batches. They also have crafted many delicious special blends that pair perfectly with whatever you are making. ”
  • 8 locals recommend