Shared Flavors

Shared Flavors

Not many would claim that Midwest food is synonymous with healthy eating – we’re known for comfort food that can get us through those cold, snowy winters. Hard to pass up a good pizza, or juicy beef sandwich – both of which you’ll find in abundance in Chicagoland. And while you should try the Chicago classics while you’re here, you may be surprised to discover just how many dining options you have while in DuPage.

From fine steakhouses, to craft breweries, to international cuisine and more, DuPage delights in a caliber of cuisine only rivaled
by the city of Chicago. With big time names such as Weber Grill, Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse, Ditka’s, Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, and Michael Jordan’s Restaurant, locally-owned favorites such as Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket and Chuck’s Southern Comforts Café, you’ll be planning your next trip just so you can hit up every establishment on your list.

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

But as the saying goes, you are what you eat. So if you’re seeking health by way of your fork and knife, DuPage has you covered. Here are a few restaurants that specialize in healthful eating.

151 Kitchen | Bar in Elmhurst was recently honored with the Diner’s Choice Award for Healthiest Restaurant. With ingredients locally sourced from Midwestern farmers and purveyors, find satisfaction in healthy takes on Midwestern cuisine, with favorites like the Lentil Quinoa Burger with garlic aioli on brioche.

Glen Prairie was created with the intent to promote and sustain the American family farmer. Featuring natural and organic ingredients, the menu celebrates the joys of local and artisan cooking. One of their most interesting aspects is their “green” wine list in which nearly all the wines are organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed.

DuPage has a variety of international cuisines that let you taste around the world. Indulge in Asian fares at Roka Akor, Italian plates at Tuscany, Latin traditions at Fogo de Chao Naperville, French dishes at Mon Ami Gabi, and share tapas at Mesón Sabika. View the restaurant directory to see additional dining options to satisfy your palette.

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