Essential restaurants just a walking distance away
Downtown Elmhurst is the go-to spot for a quality meal. Whether it be something small for in-between classes, or a classic dine-in, Elmhurst offers a variety of options for hungry students. To start off the year, try some of the great options below.
Located on Schiller St., Kan Ya is best known for their ramen. From their savory tonkotsu spicy shoyu, to their more mellowed out chicken wonton ramen, they have a broth for every preference and allow customers to choose between mild, spicy, or hot.
A popular spot for EU students, Sushi Time has a large assortment of rolls, nigiri, and sashimi. These options come in simple combinations of fish and rice, with topping options such as mayo, tempura crunch, eel sauce, and more.
A classic, old-school burger joint, Hamburger Heaven offers a convenient on-the-go experience with a window-serve layout. The location holds a spot in EU history, with its 1948 opening making an appearance in The Leader.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
For out-of-state students looking to try Chicago classics, Lou Malnati’s is the place to go. Try their deep-dish pizza for an authentic taste of the area, with a special touch from their special buttery crust. A family-owned business, it’ll make a great addition to the end of anyone’s day.
Formed out of a shared passion for baking and donating toward cancer research, Courageous Bakery lives up to its name. Its owners Kathryn and Laura Pekarik make their creations preservative-free and fresh daily. If dining-in is not an option, students should keep an eye out for their food truck as well.
For those who can’t decide between coffee or cocktails, why not both? Brewpoint Craft is a local business owned by Melissa Villanueva, who opened shop while on the search for an espresso machine. Valuing diversity and sustainability, it is a great option for students who want to buy local.
To top everything off with dessert, Kilwins offers the perfect combination for a sweet tooth. Nothing soothes the sleep deprivation of finals week better than ice cream, fudge, and hand-crafted confections made in-store.