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
US

Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.

134 Old Orch
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
US

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
US

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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