Food & Drink in Skokie

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Since its inception in 1999, Adagio Teas has filled the cups of its ever-growing customer base with farm-fresh gourmet teas harvested from across the globe. Seasoned sippers and new tea drinkers alike gather around the fragrant vapors of Adagio's expansive selection, which includes thousands of unique green, chai, and herbal teas. In addition to its stockpile of potables, Adagio Teas puts an innovative spin on tea ware with a varied collection of ceramic sets, Asian-inspired pots, and electric kettles that purr when plugged in or tickled gently with unused leaves. Adagio Teas' products fill the virtual shelves of its online store, and can also be found in many gourmet and health-food shops.

4999 Old Orchard Ctr
Skokie,
IL
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In 1988, Auntie Anne's founders Anne and Jonas Beiler purchased a Pennsylvania farmers'-market stand, where they experimented with dough until they created a pretzel that seemed to strike the perfect chord with their customers. Today, at their more than 1,350 locations worldwide, the pretzel makers still hand roll the original recipe but have added to the menu with inventive options such as the eight signature dipping sauces. The team constantly explores new uses for the pretzel dough, such as wrapping it around hot dogs and slicing it into bite-size nuggets. To transform the snack into a meal, they accompany it with specialty drinks, including frozen-lemonade desserts.

When not twisting dough, Auntie Anne's team partners with the national charitable organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises funds to fight childhood cancer. Auntie Anne's also reaches out to the community through fundraising opportunities.

4999 Old Orchard Ctr
Skokie,
IL
US

In 43 years of dog slinging, Poochie’s has mastered the char dog. Different than the standard dog, char dogs are cooked over an open flame— and this Skokie eatery perfected the give-and-take between the crispy, fire-kissed textures of the dog and the soft elasticity of a steamed poppy seed bun.

3832 Dempster Street
Skokie,
IL
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Ken Hechtman envisioned a classic 1950s diner that catered to Chicago’s kosher community. After 35 years, those adhering to dietary laws can still saddle into a cushy booth, slip a quarter into the jukebox, and feast on CRC-kosher-certified hot dogs and steak fries amidst checkerboard floors and vintage Coca-Cola signs.

3353 Dempster Street
Skokie,
IL
US

Each time a food shipment arrives at Pita Inn, their employees thoroughly inspect its contents, turning away anything that doesn’t meet their high standards for quality and freshness. The resulting ingredients are used to craft the pita restaurant’s hummus, stuffed grape leaves, and seasoned falafel patties. The chefs also skewer marinated beef, stuff grilled lamb into pita pockets, and slice chicken off a revolving rotisserie. As a direct result of this careful ingredient-selecting process and the shop’s mouthwateringly flavorful recipes, Zagat rated the dishes very good to excellent.

3910 Dempster St
Skokie,
IL
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Gino's East's still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae’s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings—from sausage and pepperoni to jalapeños and canadian bacon. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don’t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

9300 Skokie Blvd
Skokie,
IL
US

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