Visit Elgin, Illinois

Discover things to do on an Elgin, Illinois, getaway

Food

Step inside Al’s historical Victorian style building and experience the warm and inviting atmosphere that has proudly been part of the Downtown Elgin community for more than three decades. Enjoy globally inspired American cuisine in a family friendly setting.

You would not expect your soup choice to be Brazil de Cacao or Vegetable Creole at the local malt shop, but then again Al’s isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery. Al’s Café provides its customers with comfort food alongside more innovative dishes that are sure to delight your palate. Thanks to the creative touch of Chef Tony Jamin, each dish is made from scratch, and tastes better than even Mom’s homemade dinners.

Alexander’s was named after our great hero, Alexander The Great, from Macedonia, Northern Greece, where we are from.

Alexander’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features fresh fish and home cooked meals made fresh on the premises by our chef. All of our soups, sauces, gravies and dressing our made fresh on premise. We also feature a wide range of desserts and ice cream creations. We have a full service bar for cocktails.

Some of our specialties include our fantastic baby back ribs that fall off the bone, charbroiled steaks & juicy prime rib that melt in your mouth, & a wide variety of glorious burgers. Other foods from our kitchen include appetizers (try the flaming “saganaki” cheese), fresh salads, sandwiches, Pizza, pastas, fresh fish, and fun foods “for our little friends”.

Information from: http://www.alexanderscafe.com/about.html

Old fashioned candy store. Nostalgic candy, gourmet chocolates, great black licorice variety, huge selection of gummy candy. Fall special – hand dipped caramel apples. Valentine special – hand dipped strawberries
Christmas special – Collectibles, Amusements brand and more

Great place to get your Laos and Thai ingredients and food.

Awesome Creations has been creating unique gifts since 1998. We specialize in Chicago gifts with local Chicago artisans and Chicago sports teams and Business conventions. But we also carry every occasion including New Baby, Get Well, Birthday and Sympathy gifts. Let us create something Awesome for you! www.awesomecreations.com AC

211 W. Railroad Ave. inside The Shoppes at Banbury Fair, Bartlett, IL. Our mission is to help create the greatest place on earth. Not here in this little shop, but at your home. For the kids to be having the greatest time of their lives eating delicious candy, popcorn, sno-cones and more, and running themselves ragged in one of our inflatables. For you and your friends and family to be sitting under the shade of a tent on a beautiful day, with the ability to have great conversation, uninterrupted, and to just relax for a few hours knowing the kids are well-occupied and safe. As we grow, we’ll continue to add more of the things that will help enhance this experience. Our mission is to provide an environment where you and your loved ones are having fun, laughing, reconnecting with each other, relaxing, and pausing for a moment to look around and say, “Right now, this is the greatest place on earth.”

Supermarket offering groceries, an on-site bakery & a deli with imported meats & cheeses.

Cafe Revive works with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients, and use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality.
Their goal is to make your taste buds happy!

Cocoa Cabana offers gourmet chocolates with a local touch. Enjoy hand dipped potato chips, personalized candy bars and special ice cream flavors.

Colonial Cafe has been Scoopin’ Fun since 1901! World Famous and locally owned, Colonial Cafe is famous for their Hand-Crafted Ice Cream Creations as well as their Breakfast (which you can get all day!). Colonial Cafe also has a wide variety of american style food for lunch and dinner. Kid-friendly and family oriented, everyone will find something they love at Colonial Cafe!

Craft Donuts + Coffee makes small batch handcrafted donuts served with locally roasted coffee. Flavors will vary daily but they cover everything from sweet to savory to gluten-free to vegan. Foodies have to check this unique shop out!

 

Bakery in Elgin!

We’re a specialty store with a Latin Flair!
The words “grocery store” or “supermercado” just can’t capture all you’ll discover, enjoy and experience at our two Elgin Fresh Market locations. With deliveries up to six days a week direct from farms, specialty food distributors and other suppliers we know and trust that our quality and freshness is unsurpassed.

We’re a specialty store with a Latin Flair!
The words “grocery store” or “supermercado” just can’t capture all you’ll discover, enjoy and experience at our two Elgin Fresh Market locations. With deliveries up to six days a week direct from farms, specialty food distributors and other suppliers we know and trust that our quality and freshness is unsurpassed.

Fisher Nuts Outlet Store is located off of Randall Road and I 90. Stop in the outlet store for all of your nut and cooking needs.

Mama Lee’s Popcorn is known for their gourmet popcorn and”Pop-tastic” experience all visitors receive when they enter the doors. The downtown Elgin shop is located near the Chicago Street parking garage and just a couple blocks from the Elgin Metra stop.

Have you heard the Popcorn Song! Popcorn Dance! song?

Mama Lee’s Popcorn is known for their gourmet popcorn and”Pop-tastic” experience all visitors receive when they enter the doors. The Spring Hill Mall location is in the food court. Grab some popcorn and continue your indoor shopping experience.

Have you heard the Popcorn Song! Popcorn Dance! song?

Specialty wine, spirits and craft beer shop located at Otter Creek Shopping Center. They are committed to making your experience at Otter Creek Wine & Spirits, one that will bring you back again and again. From the selection they carry, to the fixtures in the store they have one goal in mind: to be your Wine and Spirits (and Beer) retailer.

They are eager to share their passion for Wine, Spirits, or Beer with you. They will happily answer any questions, discuss individual wines at their weekly in-store wine tastings; and recommend appropriate wines for any occasion.

Make sure to check their website constantly for upcoming tasting events.

Stop by our Elgin outlet store, and bring home some of our delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates! Be sure to check out our exclusive seasonal specials!

Whether you are looking for some unique foodie gifts for someone or feel like getting creative in the kitchen, The Uncommon Palate will help you.

“A shop dedicated to inspiring you with personality, good eats, full bodied beverages, and culinary adventures.”

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