Wheeling Donuts

729 W Dundee Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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Just about the best darn donuts in the country, kid tested and approved for over 15 years. Thanks Mom for finding this gem and introducing it to us on our visits to northern Chicagoland!
I got 6 cinnamon roll and 6 donuts, only had about a dozen and a half left at 10am and maybe 4 kinds. I asked about the rolls they were double the price. 1 dozen donuts were about $7 something. The girl said she would give me a deal on the rolls. So I ordered 6 rolls and 6 donuts. She charged me nearly $17 bucks. I asked about the price and she said yes but I gave you a deal on the rolls. I tought a dozen donuts were $7? She said it was right and already put it on my card. For that kind of money they should have been big and warm. Next time I'll go to Jewel for a fraction of what these cost. The rolls were good but no different exept alittle bigger than a donut. Staff was supper friendly but I felt like they ripped me off abit.
Went there this morning and ordered 1/2 dozen donuts. Bought 2 buttermilk, 2 red velvet, a bavarian creme, and a double chocolate. So far tried the buttermilk and a red velvet. Both were fantastic with the buttermilk donut being the best donut I have ever had! Great service too, extremely friendly.

(847) 419-9619

Donuts

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Yogurtland

1568 W Lake Cook Rd
Wheeling, 60089
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I made my first official stop here for the summer yesterday. When I walked in there wasn't a long line like there usually is later in the evening. There were many new flavors, so I took a couple sample tastes first before making my final decision. Strawberry shortcake was mediocre and their blood orange was delicious. I made my final decision of red velvet and blood orange. For toppings I added red velvet cake balls, boboa, and mochi. The toppings with the yogurt were outstanding and hit the spot on a warm day! Added bonus is the water served there with pretty strawberries in it.
Fresh toppings
Froyo is such a simple concept, and stores pop up like a dime a dozen, but Yogurtland is the best so far! They have a whopping 16 flavors on hand and they rotate them frequently. There are also numerous toppings, including freshly cut fruit. I'm impressed they serve lychee, which isn't very well known. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter to get live updates on what they have. They are also open until 11 pm for those guilty late night cravings. I love how they get the perfect consistency of texture so it's not too runny or soft, but not frozen and chunky either. The flavors are always delightful and you can really taste the ingredients. And to add more razzle dazzle, they have themed summers where they have exotic flavors and themed spoons. This summer is Vacation Getaway, but I loved the prior summers with Looney Tunes and Hello Kitty. (Ngl, I frequent it to collect the spoons.) If you get all five, it gets you a small free froyo. Happy hour is from 11 am - 12 pm and it's buy one, get one free. My fav flavors: green tea, strawberry, coconut, pistachio, plain tart, raspberry, pomegranate, and vanilla. Toppings I enjoy are popping boba, lychee, brownie bites, and mochi.

(847) 229-3882

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Pita Inn

122 S Elmhurst Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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Pita Inn is heaven on a plastic tray. For realsies. I am a big fan of Mediterranean cuisine and they seem to do it even better than traditional, non-fast food type places. This location was the first I ever ate at, the old Dairy Queen used to be here but I'm so glad they closed down and Pita Inn opened up. Could a Blizzard compare to their falafel, hummus, and combos? I think not!
This place has become the standard by which I judge all other falafel. "Meh, Pomegranate is good, but it's no Pita Inn..." and so on. Reasonably priced, delicious, and consistently good service. It was once joked among friends that it would be ideal to eat one's way out of a bathtub filled with their hummos... mmmmmm.
This is a wonderful restaurant with great food and very reasonable prices. The beef schwarma is unbelievably good, the falafel is so crunchy and the sauces are wonderful. I highly recommend.

(847) 808-7733

Mediterranean

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DEKA Restaurant

401 E Dundee Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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I've been waiting to try this place out ever since I read the review on eater. As soon as we got there, the owner welcomed us and gave us complementary shots of their in house horseradish vodka (which was delicious). Then after siting down and ordering drinks, the owner came back and told us all his recommendations from the menu. Moreover, he explained which were Russian staples and some cultural traditions. Besides the awesome owner, the food and drinks were great. Between the two of us we tried almost all of their cocktails. They were all great and the bartender even went outside the menu to make us special drinks. We had the salmon, chicken Kiev, and Brie. All of which we're fantastic. But what made this place even better was the atmosphere. Even though we were there on a quiet night, i know it would be a great place for date night or even for a business meal. If you are out in the burbs, I highly recommend Deka!
What a terrific little place. Tucked back from Dundee Road, but worth looking for.! For apps we had frog legs and the chicken Pelemini. FYI. The pepper sauce is heavenly! For our entrees we had duck and a pasta dish called Vareniki, OMG it's Veal and FoieGras with truffle oil this decadent food is amazing. The night was made complete with live music by a sax and piano which was a pleasant and most enjoyable surprise ! Glad we found you Deka. We are adding you to our favorites!!!!!!
Me and my colleagues went to this restaurant for lunch and it turned out to be a disaster!!! The restaurant looked decent and we were excited to try a new place. After we have placed the order for drinks it took a while before the waitress came back to get our food order. We ordered soups and main dishes. It took about 40 minutes to get the soups and another 40 minutes to get the main dishes. Food was mediocre. After have spent 2 hours off work and spend $20 each (what is more than people usually expect to spend on lunch), we haven't even received an apology. We expressed our dissatisfaction and only then the manager approached us and instead of making it up to us blamed the cook and said that no discount can be provided. They don't appreciate their customers' time and have no idea about great customer service!!! Will never come back again!!!

(847) 520-3352

French, American (New)

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Lupita’s Bakery

220 McHenry Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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Small bakery with a limited selection of breads and pastries. You can definitely get good bolillos bread here, which seems to be a mainstay given the racks and racks they had available.
Owner is super sweet and nice. Their pastries are huge and affordable. Coming here every time there is an event and need to bring something. Just found my go to pastries.
We went in here for the first time and the moment we walked in the smell of baked goods hit us. It smelled so delicious! The girl at the front counter greeted us right away. She was all smiles and super friendly. Everything looked so tasty I wanted it all! I ended up getting Conchas of course because they're a staple and Churros in vanilla, strawberry and plain flavors plus different goodies that I couldn't pass up. I got about two bags worth for $11.00! One thing to note is that if you are going to spend $5 or less then it's cash only. I will definitely be coming back here!

(847) 419-0970

Bakeries

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Joe’s Pizzeria

57 N Wolf Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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Some of the best thin crust around!!!
I was really unimpressed by this place. Pulled up here at night and the dark, sketchy lot and the bright red lit up sign shining over what seemed like a hole in the wall pizza shack got me excited. Authentic pizza, here we come. First ordered the chicken wings....awful. They were very heavily breaded, overcooked so you're biting into thick crust everywhere, and left with very little meat to spare underneath. Disappointing. But was hoping to be redeemed by the pizza. Like the wings, the pizza came out blazing hot. But, there was nothing so impressive about it. Maybe I'm not a huge fan of thin crust pizza (hence allowing a 3 instead of a 2 rating), but it tasted almost like a gourmet pizza I bought from the supermarket and heated up myself. The cheese was the kind that would harden soon after the pizza cooled, the crust was cooked perfectly in the oven but didn't seem all so fresh, and the ingredients were so-so. I really tried to like this place because 4 and a half stars on yelp is really saying something. But, I've had much better pizzas at many other places.
It's ok pizza, not sure what some people are excited about. Because I live 3 min away I wish it was a 4.5 star pizza(convenience), but they have to go...

(847) 537-8110

Pizza, Italian

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Matt’s Cookies

482 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, 60090
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Melts in your mouth! I went on a tour of the factory before and it's amazing to see the cookies in production. Tip: place cookies in microwave for 5-7 seconds and enjoy pure heaven.
I buy these cookies in Fresh Farms all the time. They are always soft and super fresh. I am a huge fan of soft cookies and these are super yummy!!!
I'm confused,. I called at 8.15 am today to inquire if they're open with the intention of dropping by to buy some cookies. All I got was this: Me: hi, just checking to see if you're open already. Lady: yes we're open, WHO IS THIS??? Me:.....umm. ...a customer?... Lady: why do you wanna know if we're open? Me: nevermind. Bye. So to say I'll never be their customer. Seems like they don't want any.

(847) 537-7770

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Arturo’s Mexican Grill

34 N Elmhurst Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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LOVE this place . They have excellent daily lunch specials and overall delicious food . The staff is great and very attentive . Their green salsa is the BEST I've had anywhere in the Chicagoland area (and I frequent taquerias regularly). Their food is always fresh and tasty. I recommend everything on their menu. My stomach is grumbling as I type this so I'll end it here .
Don't be put off by this former Arby's location. After living in TX and So Cal, we are particular about our Mexican. Chips served with 2 kinds of salsa and pico de gallo. Tried 3 types of tacos (carne asada, carnitas and al pastor). All were excellent -al pastor, the best. Generous portions at reasonable prices - $2.25 each. Fresh guacamole side for $5. Carne Asada burrito was a little heavy on the lettuce, but still good. Realized this is a second location - original on Western since 1988. That explains this suburban surprise!
Love this place. The steak Gordita had great flavor.Taco El pastor was very good also.They have daily lunch specials. And there prices are great.I stopped here for lunch a few times ,when I m working in that area.pretty solid Mexican food.

(224) 676-0555

Mexican

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KFC

150 E. Dundee Road
Wheeling, 60090
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(847) 215-2308

Fast Food, Chicken Wings

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El Alamo Mexican Grill & Bar

58 N Wolf Rd
Wheeling, 60090
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Food is alright...the carne asada is little sub-par but tacos were good overall. The low rating is due to horrendous service. The servers are completely non-caring...and ALWAYS miss out on important items when we order take-out. We ask them each time when we go for pick up, and they will answer yes and that they did put it in. The bag is tightly tied, so we just trust their words..come home...and find out something is always missing!!! 2 instances of no salsa, 2 instances of no tortilla, 1 instance of wrong tortilla, and 1 instance of no straws. We rarely got utensils....but we just use the ones we've got. 1 instance of wrong order and 1 instance of wrong number of order!! Seriously, don't answer that you put it in without checking and recheck the order each time!!! I don't think we have enjoyed ur food hot. It always becomes lukewarm by the time we go back to pick up stuffs. We gave you enough chances in the last 5 months since we moved to the area. And you blew it each and every time. Shame.
This place is awesome! Very clean, friendly and great service. The steak torta was awesome!! They even had the original Rocky on TV there. I will be back to this place without a doubt!!
Not only is the food good, the manager/owner is incredibly nice! We ordered delivery through a delivery service and they forgot our churros. When we called the restaurant to have them just credit our card back, the owner himself (since they don't have a driver) came and brought the churros to our house! THAT'S stellar customer service. I'm glad I found a local Mexican joint I love! Will definitely order from here again :) PS the chimis are HUGE!!! :)

(847) 808-0188

Mexican

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