This Wilmette restaurant spotlights regional European fare with a focus on Italian and French cuisines. The food and wine market offers prepared foods, imported groceries, Italian wines, baked goods, and fresh pastas and sauces. The to-go salads and entrees are dinner-party secrets for many North Shore hosts. 1515 Sheridan Road
Wilmette gourmands love the huge tequila selection and from-scratch margaritas at this modern Mexican restaurant, but the food is no less a reason to visit. Sit on the lovely porch or deck and try the inventive tacos and crazy-good guacamole. 1139 Wilmette Ave.
This farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot is tucked in the parking lot of the Wilmette Metra station, so it’s easy to miss. Seek it out for superior breakfast sandwiches, brioche French toast and lunch specials like its Moroccan chicken salad. It has great baked goods to go if you’re catching a train too. 1222 Washington Court
This beloved seafood restaurant is a North Shore staple. It offers a top-notch raw bar and tempting signature cocktails. Swing by Monday through Friday between 3 and 5PM for great deals on oysters and drafts, wine and cocktails. 1167 Wilmette Ave.
This Texas-style spot dishes out mouthwatering brisket, ribs, pulled pork and chicken out of its wood-burning smoker dubbed “Big Earl.” Situated in downtown Wilmette, Pit & Tap is just the place to curb comfort food cravings. 1168 Wilmette Ave.
Torino Ramen’s chef’s omakase Sushi and Kitano ramen
Offering ramen with broths that include miso, chicken and pork with lots of add-ons, as well as sushi and izakaya-style options, this appealing restaurant was started by three women who all grew up in Japan and have brought the authentic flavors they missed to their new home. 1162 Wilmette Ave.
This iconic breakfast spot has been serving up delectable breakfast and lunch dishes for more than 50 years. Try the famous apple cinnamon pancakes, light and crispy waffles or oven-baked omelets. 153 Green Bay Road