As you're touring the crawl, try a local restaurant in a new part of town! Browse our dining tips, straight from the Local Yarn Shops! 

Dining options are organized by region, and will include the LYS's in the vicinity.  

Region 1 Dining

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Firefly Fiber Arts Studio

Best Donuts: Stan's Doughnuts
Best Ramen: Furious Spoon
Best Tacos and Margaritas: Big Star
Best Pizza: Piece Brewery
Best Vegan: No Bones Beach Cafe
Best Rooftop Drinks: The Robey Cafe

Nina Chicago

Best Brunch: Flo
Best Indian/Nepalese: Vajra
Best Cuban: Habana Libre
Best Fusion: Bar Biscay

Sister-Arts Studio

Best Korean: Del Seoul
Best Cupcakes: Molly's Cupcakes
Best Hotdogs: Wiener Circle
Best Margaritas and Outdoor Dining Space: Las Fuentes

Knit 1

Best Pizza: Big Bricks
Best Coffee: Ritual Coffeehouse
Best Sushi: Wasabi Cafe
Best Breakfast and Brunch: Savannah Restaurant
Best Tacos: Spicy Mexican Grill
Best Music Venue/Bar: Martyr's


Best Pizza: Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Best Burgers: Hax
Best Drinks: Half Sour
Best Curry: Chicago Curry House
Best Hot Dogs: Devil Dawgs
Best Sushi: Umai

Region 2 Dining

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2 Needle Chicks

Best American Food: Austin’s Saloon and Eatery
Best Brunch: Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
Best Mexican: Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Best Atmosphere: Firkin


Best Farm to Table: Farmhouse Evanston
Best Burgers: Epic Burger
Best Salads: freshii
Best Soup Bowls: Panera Bread
Bets Craft Beer: World of Beer

Three Bags Full

Best Fine Dining: House 406
Best Pizza: Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Best Pancakes: Georgie V's

Mia Bella

Best Bar Food: Norton's
Best Breakfast: Walker Bro's Original Pancake House
Best Sushi: Sushi Sushi Too
Best Mexican: La Casa De Isaac & Moishe

Region 3 Dining

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Dye Hard Yarns

Best Burritos: Boss Burrito
Best French Patisserie: Sugar Fixe
Best Bakery & Cafe: Spilt Milk
Best Breakfast & Lunch: Delia's Kitchen
Best Vegan/Vegetarian/GF: Munch
Best Farm to Table: Lake Street Kitchen + Bar

Idea Studio

Best Indian Fusion: Kama Bistro
Best Burgers: Palmer Place
Best Beer Menu: Wild Monk
Best Farm to Table: Prasino

Knit Nirvana

Best Dinner: Scratch Kitchen & Lounge
Best Seafood: Francesca's Fiore
Best Italian: Caffe De Luca
Best Diner: Louie's Grill
Best Brunch: Madison Park Kitchen

Llama Llama Ding Dong

Best Diner: Royalberry Waffle House & Restaurant
Best Doughnuts: Dough's Guys
Best Pizza: Joe's Italian Villa
Best Mexican: Lucky Burrito #2
Best Farm to Table: The Harvest Room
Best Grill: Zachary's Grill
Best Family Restaurant: Country House Restaurant

TLD Design Berwyn

Best Mexican: Nuevo Poncitlan
Best Puerto Rican: Cafe Caribe
Best Fine Dining: Autre Monde

Yarn Hollow

Best Coffee: The Edge Coffee House
Best Baked Goods: Benton Street Bakery
Best Brewery: Evil Horse Brewery
Best BBQ: Smokey Jo’s Real Pit BBQ
Best Sandwiches and Soups: Crete Country Store
Best Wine and Whiskey: Vintage Oak Wine and Whiskey Bar

Region 4 Dining

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Elgin Knit Works

Best Burritos: El Faro Restaurant
Best Thai: Toom Toom Thai
Best Local Beer: Dog's Paw Brewing
Best Coffee: Arabica Coffee
Best Dr. Who Cafe: Blue Box Cafe


Best Tacos: Alfredo's Taqueria
Best Craft Beer: Emmett's Brewing Co
Best Mexican: Mia's Cantina
Best Pasta: Gatto's Italian Restaurant
Best Pizza: Angelo's Pizza

String Theory

Best coffee: Blackberry Market
Best hamburger: Main Street Pub
Best wine and cheese: Marché
More socially responsible goods: Ten Thousand Villages

TLD Design Westmont

Best Pizza and Wine: Dolce's Restaurant + Wine Bar
Best Snack Spot: The Sweet and Savory Spot
Best Burgers and Sandwiches: The Neat Kitchen
Best BBQ: Uncle Bubs

Wool & Co

Best Italian: La Zaza Trattoria
Best Pizza: Riverside Pizza & Pub
Best Cupcakes: Smallcakes A Cupcakery
Best Cocktails: ROX City Grill
Best Sushi: Shakou St Charles
Best Handmade Pasta: Nuova Italia

Yarns Untold

Show your Yarn Crawl Passport at the following businesses and receive a discount during the crawl. Passport must be shown at the time of order. 

 Best Burger: Burger City
10% off total purchase 
Best Homemade Meals: Green Healthy Café
10% off total purchase
Best Dessert: The Sweet Spot Bakery
10% off total purchase
Best Mexican: Friaco’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
15% off total purchase
Fine Wine & Liquors
10% off total purchase