Food & Drink in Hanover Park

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Twin Dragons Restaurant's chefs prepare a sprawling menu of Chinese cuisine without the use of MSG, lard, or butter. Using high-flame woks, they stir-fry their entrees with very little oil, ensuring that their meals—made with hand-trimmed lean beef and 99% fat-free chicken breast—do not carry greasy residues. They also gladly keep out specific ingredients upon request.

1820 Army Trail Rd
Hanover Park,
IL
US

No matter how old you are, when a toy train pulls up bearing your lunch, you smile from ear to ear. At 2Toots Train Whistle Grill, O-scale toy trains bustle around the '50s luncheonette-style grill, delivering burgers, hot dogs, and fries to each table. These, however, are not just ordinary hot dogs, hamburgers, and chili; they're sourced from national and Chicago news journalist Bill Kurtis' Tallgrass grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, which means they're imbued with more nutrients and vitamins than beef that's been commercially-raised or fed a diet of candy corn.

But the veteran owned and operated eatery's sense of giving back doesn't just stop there. The restaurant promotes 1 Vet at a Time, a pending 501c3 that helps combat veterans secure business loans by serving as a benevolent lender.

203 S Main St
Bartlett,
IL
US

There is no dine-in service at The Golden Bowl, a Bartlett Chinese restaurant specializing in takeout and delivery. But that doesn't phase the regulars who keep coming back for spring rolls, house-made dumplings, and pan-fried noodles. In addition to these classics, the eatery's chef whips up original creations such as Crunchy Bartlett Chicken, which pairs shredded, lightly breaded chicken with tangy apricot sauce. Diners can order all of these dishes and more online, preventing one from having to pick up the phone or softly pray for chow mein to rain from the sky.

142 Bartlett Plz
Bartlett,
IL
US

There is no dine-in service at The Golden Bowl, a Bartlett Chinese restaurant specializing in takeout and delivery. But that doesn't phase the regulars who keep coming back for spring rolls, house-made dumplings, and pan-fried noodles. In addition to these classics, the eatery's chef whips up original creations such as Crunchy Bartlett Chicken, which pairs shredded, lightly breaded chicken with tangy apricot sauce. Diners can order all of these dishes and more online, preventing one from having to pick up the phone or softly pray for chow mein to rain from the sky.

142 Bartlett Plz
Bartlett,
IL
US

Sandwichville

The sandwiches at Sandwichville look a lot like the one's you'd find in Memphis. Or Manhattan. Or New Orleans. That's because the shop takes inspiration from classic sandwiches from all around the country and compiles them together onto one menu that pays homage to the best inventions on sliced bread. Reubens are piled high with corned beef that's grilled instead of steamed, allowing them to hold their own against those made in any New York deli, while southern-style barbecue pulled pork sandwiches get a splash of hometown flavor thanks to a generous slathering of Johnny V's sauce, which is bottled locally. Diners will also find cubans, BLTs, muffulettas, and a grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich dubbed the "salute to Elvis" for its famed association with Canadian figure skating champ Elvis Stojko. Of course, they can also take the fate of their lunch into their own hands by custom building their own sandwich from a generous selection of meats, cheeses, and condiments.

968 S Bartlett Rd
Bartlett,
IL
US

“Best Mexican Restaurant I own!” Matt Waxler quips on his Facebook page, and it’s clear he really does enjoy the food he vends at North of the Border Mexican Restaurant. His menu diversifies burritos with more than the standard meat selections, stuffing in boneless chipotle seasoned wings, stir-fried shrimp, or steak with three kinds of jalapeños, a word which translates to English as “pepper of many guises.” American- and Mexican-style tacos vie for plate space, and strips of skirt steak simmer in a tomato and jalapeño sauce in the Bistek a la Mexicana, Mr. Waxler’s favorite dish.

961 S Il Route 59
Bartlett,
IL
US