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Best of Evanston 2017

Best of Evanston 2017

David Fishman, Best of Evanston Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Best of Evanston, Top Stories

Hundreds of you voted and now The Daily is back for its fifth annual Best of Evanston guide — a curated list of restaurants, shops, hangouts and more. Use the guide to navigate Evanston’s retail and dining scenes or seek out notable landmarks. Get started by clicking here to find your Best of Evanston!...

Best Vegetarian: Lyfe Kitchen

Best Vegetarian: Lyfe Kitchen

Sophie Mann, Photo Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Lyfe Kitchen, 1603 Orrington Ave., makes a statement with its appearance as well as its sustainable cuisine. Its herbs grow in tall planters in the restaurant and the lack of soda on the menu says a lot about Lyfe’s mission to bring healthy, often vegetarian or vegan, food to cities around the...

Best Women’s Clothing: Urban Outfitters

Best Women’s Clothing: Urban Outfitters

Nora Shelly, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

With its collection of cozy sweaters, cool hats and chic concert outfits, Urban Outfitters is a no-brainer for Best Women’s Clothing. Located at 921 Church Street, this spacious store is the perfect place to indulge. You can find an entire outfit at Urban, from stylish boots to the trendiest hat. Th...

Best Coffee Shop: Coffee Lab

Best Coffee Shop: Coffee Lab

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Coffee Lab, a North Campus favorite, just moved to a bigger space to accommodate more clients and introduce a food menu. Its bigger locale at 910 Noyes St. seems to have worked out well for this year’s Best Coffee Shop. The sharply designed cafe, with sturdy tables on which you can study for that econ...

Best Restaurant: Bat 17

Best Restaurant: Bat 17

Hayley Glatter and Tyler Pager, Copy Chief and Editor in Chief

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Bat 17 is officially the Franklin Delano Roosevelt of Evanston. Entering an unprecedented fourth term as the city’s best restaurant, the sandwich powerhouse has surely not grown complacent since first ascending the throne in 2013. Bat 17, 1709 Benson Ave., is home to top-notch finger foods, melt-i...

Best Sushi: Todoroki

Best Sushi: Todoroki

Cenkeshia Johnson, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Evanston is certainly not lacking in its options for sushi, but when it comes to the best, Todoroki Hibachi & Sushi just can’t be beat. With its variety of fresh fish dishes, from the standout spicy tuna rolls to insane signature rolls, Todoroki, 526 Davis St., is the sushi spot the city deserve...

Best Noodles: Cozy Noodles and Rice

Best Noodles: Cozy Noodles and Rice

Daniel Fernandez, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Bright action figures, Pez dispensers and license plates line the walls of this local Evanston restaurant like an opulent childhood dream. If the visual fare wasn’t enough to get you inside, Cozy Noodles and Rice, 1018 Davis St. offers a delectable assortment of Thai and other Asian-inspired dishes...

Best Delivery: Joy Yee’s Noodle Kitchen

Best Delivery: Joy Yee’s Noodle Kitchen

Elena Sucharetza, Best of Evanston Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Although it doesn’t have the catchy tagline “Freaky Fast” like its competitor for Best Delivery, Jimmy John’s, long-time Evanston restaurant Joy Yee's Noodle Kitchen offers Northwestern students and Evanston residents speedy delivery with a huge assortment of choices of its pan-Asian cuisine.   ...

Best Date Spot: Tapas Barcelona

Best Date Spot: Tapas Barcelona

Anika Henanger, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Claiming the title of best date spot for the second year in a row, Tapas Barcelona delivers the succulent dishes without breaking the bank. Just blocks from Northwestern’s campus at 1615 Chicago Ave., Tapas is extremely convenient. Open every day of the week with quick service, the restaurant provides...

Best Men’s Clothing: Gap

Best Men’s Clothing: Gap

Jeffrey Wang, Assistant Photo Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

"I don't want the clothes to be the life. I want the clothes to help the life," proclaimed Kanye West after the debut of his trendy eponymous line in New York. The self-proclaimed genius set his sights on becoming the head creative director of Gap. And if Yeezy thinks Gap is good enough for him, it sh...

Best Bar: Tommy Nevin’s Pub

Best Bar: Tommy Nevin’s Pub

Alex Putterman, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Nevin's is the best of all worlds for 21+ Northwestern students in search of a bar to hang out at. It's conveniently located on Sherman Ave., within walking distance of most off-campus apartments; it's affordable for the typical college kid with a limited budget; and it's a cool place to let loose ...

Best Latin Food: Tomate Fresh Kitchen

Best Latin Food: Tomate Fresh Kitchen

Khadrice Rollins, Managing Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Best of Evanston

Thanks in part to a menu featuring dishes ranging from al pastor burritos to duck tacos, Tomate Fresh Kitchen was voted Best Latin Food in Evanston. Located at 914 Noyes St., the Latin restaurant has become a popular choice for many in the area. Despite closing at 6 p.m. on most days, Tomate has b...