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.
Cafe Central: A User's Guide
French-Bistro Cuisine | Market-Fresh Ingredients | Daily-Changing Dessert Cart | Specialty Martinis
Appetizer: burgundy escargots with garlic and pernod butter
Entree: braised lamb shank with asiago cheese
Dessert: select something sweet from the dessert cart
Cocktail: a martini, the restaurant’s specialty
While You're Waiting: Window shop. The café is located in a small storefront on the sidewalk with many boutiques nearby.
When to Go: Plan to dine between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, and this 90-minute window is the only time the restaurant accepts reservations.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Make an appointment to tour the Francis Stupey Log Cabin (1707–1731 St. Johns Avenue), Highland Park’s oldest standing structure.
After: Pick out some antique furniture or original artwork at Shine (2055b Green Bay Road).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Head to Nieto's (429 Temple Avenue), Cafe Central’s sister restaurant, for some casual American and Mexican food.
Once Upon A Bagel's fresh deli offerings attract lunchtime visitors looking for a simple sandwich or salad.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Your large group can all sit together at Once Upon A Bagel.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Once Upon A Bagel has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Score affordable wifi at Once Upon A Bagel.
Comfort is prioritized at Once Upon A Bagel, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
For the tastes of Once Upon A Bagel from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Street parking is the only parking option close to Once Upon A Bagel.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Once Upon A Bagel.
You won't find better prices in town than at Once Upon A Bagel, so grab all the snacks you can carry.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
So next time you're looking for some items or sandwiches, Once Upon A Bagel is your best option in Highland Park.
Seeded, toasted, or smothered in cream cheese, the bagels at Once Upon A Bagel are exceptional no matter how they're prepared. Swing by for a bite of your own!
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Country Kitchen, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Country Kitchen is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Wifi here is on the house.
Country Kitchen is first-come, first-served, so plan accordingly.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Country Kitchen in jeans and a hoodie.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Country Kitchen to your next party or event.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Those driving to Country Kitchen can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Meals at Country Kitchen are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Country Kitchen.
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Country Kitchen for tasty American fare.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from Country Kitchen.
From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.
Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.
Maria's Bakery does pasta right — this Highwood restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this bakery, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Maria's Bakery.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Maria's Bakery encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Can't stay at this bakery long? Pick up and go home.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Maria's Bakery cater for you.
Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Maria's Bakery.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Maria's Bakery.
Prices are rock bottom at Maria's Bakery, so load up on snacks and treats.
Maria's Bakery is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
For authentic Italian food done right, make your way over to the highly-rated Maria's Bakery.
Isn't it time you stopped by the definitive bakery in town at Maria's Bakery?
Everyone loves a tasty treat, and the baked goods at Maria's Bakery are no exception. Spoil yourself silly with a trip today.