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Best of Evanston 2023

Introducing The Evanstonians Best of Evanston Food 2023

Introducing The Evanstonian’s Best of Evanston Food 2023

January 27, 2023

From boba to burritos, pancakes to pizza, if you’re in Evanston it’s more than likely that eating good food is a staple in your day. Whether it be a coffee shop to study at, dinner with the family,...

Third Place: Brothers K

Third Place: Brothers K

Meg Houseworth, Executive Editor January 27, 2023

Picture Luke’s Diner from Gilmore Girls. Take in the smell of rich brazilian espresso, the soft chatter from the couple sitting next to you and the crowded shelves housing retro crimson mugs. Luckily...

Photo courtesy of Isa De Los Reyes

Fourth Place: Bagel Art Cafe

Clara Gustafson, News Editor January 27, 2023

My Saturday morning ritual consists of waking up, picking up a friend or two (or sometimes flying solo), and heading to Bagel Art Cafe where I order my usual: Lox n’ Key and a Thai Iced Coffee, and then...

Photo courtesy of Sadie Dowhan

Runner-Up: Ovo Frito Cafe

Mae Luning, A&E Editor January 27, 2023

Located just a few blocks north of downtown Evanston on Maple Avenue, Ovo Frito Cafe’s bright atmosphere, five-star service and extensive menu make it the perfect spot to enjoy an early or mid-morning...

Runner-Up: Buffalo Joes

Runner-Up: Buffalo Joe’s

Tony Mateos, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Are you looking for a cost-efficient restaurant with high-quality meals? If you're a fan of wings, then Buffalo Joe’s is the right choice for you! Founded by Joe Prudden, Buffalo Joe’s is known...

Evanston’s Best Mexican Food

January 27, 2023

It is a testament to the quality of Mexican cuisine that it can survive and thrive in Evanston, Illinois, about two thousand miles away from its point of origin. It's the most popular food in Illinois,...

Evanston’s Best Lunch Spots

January 27, 2023

There was much rejoicing last year when ETHS Administration allowed all grade levels to leave campus for their lunch blocks. For years, upperclassmen were the only ones allowed to leave, but sophomores...

Evanston’s Best Bubble Tea

January 27, 2023

Bubble tea has swept Evanston by storm, with numerous bubble tea spots popping up in recent years. This delicious concoction of flavored tea, milk, and tapioca combines to form an enticing any-time drink...

Runner-Up: Colectivo

Runner-Up: Colectivo

Malia Schoonyoung, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

At the heart of downtown Evanston lies Colectivo: a warm and welcoming coffee shop. Students always fill the tables due to the perfect study environment and the functional indoor and outdoor seating. Not...

Runner-Up: Valli Produce

Runner-Up: Valli Produce

Macy Hoeveler, Copy Editor January 27, 2023

Alfredo Presta, an Italian immigrant, opened Valli intending to bring the nostalgic cuisine from his childhood in Valli, Italy, to his new home in America. The first Valli Produce store was opened in Arlington...

Photo courtesy of Emma Thomas

Evanston’s Best Restaurants

January 27, 2023
Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Evanston. All places that are equally renowned for their exquisite cuisine, widely regarded as the four food capitals of the world. Journey through downtown Evanston and experience a symphony of scintillating smells and tantalizing tastes from Evanston's many five-star restaurants (citation needed). If you want to experience true joy, taste the face of God, then go to Evanston, specifically these four restaurants.
Photo courtesy of Sadie Dowhan

Third Place: Le Peep

Sophia Sherman, Opinion Editor January 27, 2023

When reminiscing upon my childhood in Evanston, few things bring back as many happy memories as the bright lights and warm smiles of Le Peep. Years later, I can still remember the Sunday brunches I spent...

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