Those on the go but seeking a good-for-you fix will find it at this recently opened carry-out spot, which specializes in expertly crafted salads and grain bowls. Expect a locally driven menu packed with flavor, found in options like the Ode to the Roast Veggie (with cauliflower, carrots, sweet potato and almond quinoa crunch) or the New School Chicken Salad, a Waldorf salad riff turned house favorite. If you’re jonesin’ for something sweet, you’re in luck—Kiki Bakes Pie whips up finales like lemon tart and chocolate chip cookies.
Situated just 12 miles north of Chicago, Evanston is home to Northwestern University, plentiful lakefront paths and parks, and an impressive dining scene—and that lineup is only getting stronger. Thoughtful fast-casual concepts are thriving on Northwestern’s campus, while dinner spots are showcasing enough elegance and flair to rival any downtown destination. Best of all, you don’t even need a car to access many of Evanston’s best restaurants and bars, thanks to the CTA’s Purple Line. From an acclaimed bakery to a big-name steakhouse, here are the best places to eat in Evanston right now.
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