Bakeries in Central Park

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Cuisine Type: American Home Cooking

Established: 2012

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Most popular offering: Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Shrimp Diablo

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: You will be greeted with a smile and a cheery hello. We are here to make dinnertime enjoyable again.

Q&A with Kathy, Owner

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are a Take and Bake [restaurant]. So I guess what I am trying to say is, "It's not a TV dinner, it's a fresh cooked meal". I do all the shopping and chopping, you do all the enjoying.

D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?

Remember back when you would come home and mom would have a home cooked meal waiting for you? Well, EZ Dinners can make that flashback a reality. Simply come in tell us what you want and we will get it for you. All you have to do is bring it home and cook it.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Our menu changes monthly, but what you need to know is when you come in we always have an "until it's gone" list that you can also choose from. We also have a freezer full of homemade desserts and sides like strawberry rhubarb pie, chocolate mousse brownies, and cheesy mashed potatoes. We are always adding new items.

5533 N 2nd St
Loves Park,
IL
US

Natural light licks the lacquered bar, laden with down-turned coffee mugs, silverware rolls, and the reflection of a smiling server. Spatulas, seasoned pans, and other kitchen utensils adorn the diner's walls, all hinting at what defines Sheri’s Place: real comfort food, everything from house-made meatloaf and fluffy fresh-whipped omelets to a Friday-night fish fry with hand-breaded fillets. The quaint eatery can seat roughly 90 folks at its casual tables and booths, which are ergonomically designed to maximize the speed at which patrons can devour a house-made rhubarb or caramel-apple pie without hands.

5859 Forest Hills Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

The dough spinners at Mancuso's toss up a menu of pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches that captivate even the most capricious of appetites. Occupy fickle phalanges with finger foods, such as the toasted ravioli ($4.35) or the breaded mushrooms ($3.75). With more than 20 hat options for their pizzas, including jalapeño peppers, shrimp, hamburger, and pineapple, diners can create custom pies or spice up a CD to satiate an empty stereo. Leave the garnishing up to the experts with one of the savory specialty pizzas, such as the taco pizza, a circular food-receptacle full of seasoned beef, black olives, chips, and salsa (14", $18.30), or bring more portable cuisine, such as pizza by the slice, an italian beef po’boy ($4.75), or the chicken-parmesan sandwich ($6.25) along for a creek-side picnic or your solo cello performance.

4415 Harrison Ave
Rockford,
IL
US

Dandy Donuts Coffee Cafe and Lunch Spot offers a wide variety of options for Breakfast and Lunch. New England Coffees, Frozen Hot Chocolate and blended drinks, Fruit Smoothies, fresh oatmeal, Uncle Muggs Biscuits and Gravy-served all day! Fresh Bagels and Spreads. Boar's Head soups, fresh salads, Cheesecake Factory & more!

6551 E Riverside Blvd
Rockford,
IL
US

It can be rough feeding a family, with parents figuring out how to find time to prepare healthy, delicious meals and still complete their long, grueling work schedules. That’s why Shane and Angie Huber at U-Bake decided to help their clients hurry dinner to the table by specializing in prepared, take-and-bake dinners and meal supplies. This allows their regular shoppers to easily and efficiently assemble entire meals with only an oven, a stovetop, or a third and final genie wish.

Though they’re known for their housemade dough, including pizza dough and more than 50 types of cookie dough, they also sling pastries, dry and frozen soups, and jellies and spreads to enhance any main course. They help families cope with dietary restrictions without compromising taste by whipping up a variety of gluten-free items, and their website promotes creative culinary pursuits by featuring signature recipes that only require ingredients you already have in your kitchen.

4162 N Perryville Rd
Loves Park,
IL
US

Cuppa Java's certified baristas brew up a menu of gourmet coffee drinks, fresh-baked pastries, and other nibbleable noshes. A signature Cuppa Java mocha ($3.80 for a regular, $4.15 for a large) caffeinates with a tongue-thrilling blend of white mocha, espresso, steamed milk, and swirls of caramel, as does an Americano ($1.85 for a regular, $1.95 for a large), infused with one of more than 20 DaVinci syrup flavors ($.45 for each flavor shot).

809 Cannel Puri Dr
Winnebago,
IL
US