Evanston residents tell us their favorite spots in the city

Evanstonians spill about the best places to eat, shop and relax in the city. Explore Evanston like a local with these favorites

Hewn Bakery is one of the top eats in Evanston.

Evanston may be a suburb of Chicago, but the city is full of tantalizing restaurants and unexpected attractions. After exploring the beautiful Northwestern University campus and sampling some Temperance Beer, it's not hard to see why the area is a favorite getaway for anyone who needs a break from urban life. We quizzed some prominent Evanston residents about their favorite places to eat, shop and enjoy the arts.

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