The quaint neon marquee above the door and the cake decorating window might trigger childhood nostalgia, but it's the air vents along the sidewalk that do the best advertising for Bennison's. The wafting odors of fresh doughnuts and breads is hard to resist. And those doughnuts are tradtional and perfect, eschewing the big-as-your-face, loaded-with-candy trend. It's simply a moist cake donut with the right amount of frosting. Seasonally, the bakery serves up pączki and king cake. There are also macaroons, soft pretzels, scones, tortes, etc. It's a continual walk-in holiday.
When you need to find cheap eats in Evanston, you'll have your pick of great spots. Head to Tomate for ropa vieja empanadas, to Claire's Korner for Jamaican food, or Evanston Chicken Shack for fried chicken. Plus, there's barbecue, hot dogs, sushi and more. Here's where to go when you only have one Alexander Hamilton to spend.
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