Home to a rich history and vibrant arts community, Galesburg, Illinois offers a deliciously diverse food scene. This small city with big flavors doesn’t have big city prices.
Start at Buenos Aires Bakery and Café for coffee infused with housemade dulce de leche and fresh pastries. Be sure to buy a jar of their signature chimichurri.
Head downtown to Historic Seminary Street where you’ll find the Landmark Café and Creperie, which boasts a gorgeous seasonal courtyard, where you can enjoy the renowned Spinach Bisque or a decadent Turtle Crepe. If farm-to-table is your thing, Craft Butcher and Deli is just across the street and features house-made pastrami and handmade pasta.
Enjoy a flight of local brews at Iron Spike Brewing Company before diving into one of their dishes featuring Sitka Salmon, a Galesburg based Alaskan fishing company.
Feeling spicy? Check out Koreana, MASA Sushi and Hibachi, NY Sushi, or one of the six unique Mexican restaurants.
Pizza lovers have their choice of handcrafted pies. Baked offers artisan pizza with uncommon and local ingredients. Budde’s Pizza and American Craft Beer Bar is known for pies with a thick blanket of cheese. Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar serves garlic butter brushed, hand-tossed pizzas. Pizza House is known for thin, cracker-style crust pizza.
Start planning with gogalesburg.com/ and the Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook page.