I live in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and am finding that most places I can go out to eat are IN the city. I dont have a problem with going into the city on weekends as i'm there usually anyway, but during the week my boyfriend and I both work late and have to get up early. Does anyone have any favorite places in the suburbs? I'd LOVE to try someplace knew!
I have not been to this place- it was actually mentioned to me as a lead for my Vegan confections. http://www.borrowedearthcafe.com/ - it's in Downers Grove which is very close to you - Closer than the City. I hope it works for you and maybe they can tell you of more places in the burbs.
If you love chocolate you should check out our Vegan Toffees, Vegan Brittles and more. Chocolate Inspirations - we are in Roselle, IL - we don't have a store front but we have a website.