When it comes to eating, it’s many people’s favorite part of the day – no matter the meal. Food is comforting, food is delicious, food is love, and food is home. For residents at our Wheaton apartments, there is a nearly endless supply of tasty eateries all within walking distance from your doorstep. No need to head into the big city for some creative and delicious eats – check out some of the options just steps from Wheaton 121. You’ll find something to satisfy nearly any craving.
Whether it’s twice a year or twice a week – everyone gets a hankering for pizza every now and again. Luckily for the residents at our Wheaton apartments – there’s certainly no shortage of good pie in the neighborhood. Billy Brick’s is serving up wood-fired pizza less than a 5-minute walk from Wheaton 121. Order a classic Neapolitan-style pizza or opt for a generously sized sandwich or salad.
Prefer deep-dish Chicago-style pizza? Not a problem. Just walk the other direction and in less than 10 minutes, you’ll reach Gino’s East of Chicago. Located just off the Metra station, Gino’s East is whipping up saucy, cheesy, deep-dish pizza and flaky stromboli that will make your mouth water. They also have thin crust pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more.
If you’d prefer pizza and pasta on a more elevated level, make a reservation at Gia Mia. According to their website, their focus is “chef-driven, farm-to-fork food concepts such as Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas, creative small plates, fresh homemade pasta, antipasto, and hand-made mozzarella to name a few.” They also serve beautiful salads and offer an exclusive wine list to pair with your meal.
Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. Walk across the street and enjoy some traditional Chinese and Vietnamese food at Luong-Loi or order it for take-out to enjoy at home. This family-owned restaurant is a local favorite and is known for its famous noodle soups and savory lemongrass dishes. Start your meal with fresh spring rolls or lemongrass beef skewers then sip on a hot bowl of pho or share a stir-fried noodle dish with friends. Either way – you’ll be leaving full and satisfied.
Beer and Burgers
It’s a known fact that beer and burgers go hand-in-hand. Beer lovers at our Wheaton apartments will rejoice knowing that they have multiple options to enjoy craft beers while satisfying that burger craving. Less than a 5-minute walk from Wheaton 121 is Dry City Brew Works. They’re a small-batch brewery rotating around six beers on tap at any given moment. They don’t have a menu but they do have some tasty beer. Try their Rad Dad IPA or Providence Coffee Milk Stout, then head down the street to The Burger Social for some grub.
When you want burgers to be the star of your meal, The Burger Social is doing it right. Using a combination of brisket and chuck, their elevated burgers are absolutely phenomenal. Try a Spicy Nacho Burger with chorizo, queso sauce, pickled jalapenos, and hot Cheeto dust. Or go the Asian route with the Korean BBQ Burger featuring Asian slaw, Sriracha aioli, and shaved prime rib. They also offer sandwiches, salads, a full bar, and extensive beer selection.
For local craft brews and juicy burgers head over to Emmett’s Brewing Co which is also just 0.2 miles from our luxury apartments. Not only are they creating award-winning beer like their Munich Dunkel and Victory Pale Ale, but they are cooking up “simple, good food like Dad used to make,” according to their website. Share a baked pretzel twist before devouring a juicy Angus burger or bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.
If you prefer something with a true neighborhood feel that does beers and burgers right – 302 Wheaton will be your new favorite hangout. With casual seating, both indoors and out, 302 Wheaton pours an impressive amount of domestic, import, and craft beers on tap and cooks up a simple menu of burgers, hot dogs, fries, and shakes. They have vegetarian and vegan options too. You’ll have to walk a whopping 7 minutes to this family-friend location with relaxed vibes.
Brunch and Fine Dining
Weekends are meant for brunch and at MF + Co., you can gather your friends and enjoy house-infused mimosas while noshing on sweet potato eggs benedict or Eva’s avocado toast. They also boast an impressive and elegant dinner menu featuring turkey meatballs with a goat cheese polenta and grilled Koji flank steak.
Fill your belly and drink to your heart’s content at Il Sogno just five minutes walking distance from our Wheaton, Illinois apartments. Their experienced and creative chefs offer seasonal menus of both modern and traditional Italian food that will most certainly satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to try one of their signature dishes like the Lobster Cappellacci which is a lobster-filled pasta with mushrooms in a cream sauce or their Gnocchi Pomodoro – all pasta is made in-house. Wash it all down with a selection from their extensive wine list.
A foodie’s paradise isn’t complete without a steakhouse and Ivy is a quick 0.3 miles away from Wheaton 121. Known for their steaks, chops, and seafood, Ivy has an impressive menu with something for everyone. Their signature ‘Ivy-style’ steak has two 4 oz. center-cut filet medallions served with a lingonberry demi-sauce and crumbled blue cheese. Guests can also choose from lamb chops, port wine chicken, Maryland crab cakes, pasta, and more. Finish the evening with a hand-crafted cocktail and a decadent dessert, like Ivy’s crème brûlée.
Relax in a sophisticated atmosphere for either breakfast, tea, or dinner at Suzette’s Creperie. A French-bistro-meets-tea-house, Suzette’s offers their guests delicious crepes, a three-course English or French tea, bistro-style entrees, and a very extensive wine list. Celebrate a special occasion by eating a three-cheese souffle, savory spinach crepe, or duck confit with wild mushroom risotto.
After dinner, walk over to Kimmer’s Ice Cream – home of the ‘Sparkle Cone’. This fun and charming ice cream shop is just a 3-minute walk from our Wheaton, Illinois apartments, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try their mouth-watering homemade ice cream in a variety of flavors – some seasonal and some that are here to stay. Be sure to upgrade your cone to one of their glittery and sprinkly Sparkle Cones.
If you’re more of a chocolate person, Graham’s Fine Chocolates is only 4-minutes walking distance. Graham’s is crafting some delicious handmade chocolates with only the finest ingredients. In addition to truffles, toffees, and meltaways, you can also purchase caramel apples, chocolate-covered pretzels, and gift assortments.
Satisfy all your cravings steps from our Wheaton apartments
When you live at Wheaton 121, dozens of delicious restaurants and cafes are right around the corner. This short-but-sweet list is just the beginning! Book your tour at our Wheaton apartments today.