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“In a city blessed with so many Vienna Beef hot dog stands,” raves the Chicago Reader, “Wiener and Still Champion stands out.” All-beef franks hand-dipped in fresh cornmeal batter and served with Argentine herb and garlic aioli are a worthy reward for this journey to the ‘burbs.

802 Dempster Street
Evanston,
IL
US

Imported Spanish ham and chorizo are the showpieces of many tapas meals, but at Tapas Barcelona they're only the beginning. Hearty, meaty bites include everything from smoked salmon to grilled duck sausage. Even baked snails are hard to resist when smothered in a delicious aioli and tomato sauce.

1615 Chicago Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

The Ultimate Chicken Bar is a reflection of today’s lifestyles. We bring you healthy, delicious foods, served quickly and priced reasonably. We feature low fat, low sodium entrees and salads. All chicken dishes are made of boneless, skinless chicken breast, ensuring both excellent taste and exceptionally low fat content.

1739 Sherman Ave
Evanston,
IL
US

Featured as "One of the Best" on Roadfood.com, Mustard's Last Stand dishes out classic Vienna pure-beef hot dogs cradled inside fluffy, steamed poppy-seed buns, crowned by the flavor-enhancing symphony of classic Chicago toppings and flanked by delicious fries. Vienna hot dogs ($2.79) come adorned with the essentials of mustard, relish, pickles, peppers, and tomatoes, ignoring the ketchup bottle like a poet ignores the greeting-card section. Corn dogs ($2.89) combine sweet outer crusts with beefy insides, and italian beef sandwiches ($4.95) and hamburgers ($4.95) steam the soft cores of buns and breads. Diners can spin on Mustard's classic counter stools while feasting on cheddar fries ($2.05 for a small), washing them down with soft drinks ($1.55 for a small) or thick milkshakes ($2.85) made with three scoops of one of 10 ice-cream options.

1613 Central St
Evanston,
IL
US

With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.

For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and artesian flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.

630 Davis St. (between Orrington Ave & Chicago Ave)
Evanston,
IL
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

1900 Dempster St
Evanston,
IL
US