Glendale, Illinois—a town with a population of just over 5,000, is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.
While its suburbs have been experiencing an influx of people from around the world and are starting to feel a bit more cosmopolitan, the area still has its own unique quirks and customs.
From the food to the fashion, there’s something for everyone.
Here are some of our favorite restaurants, eateries, and bars in Glenside.
Eat urban foodStuff The food at the Glendale Farmers Market and Urban Food Exchange is a great example of the way that urban food is not only affordable, but is also delicious.
It’s not just a food market with food stalls selling everything from fresh produce to fresh baked goods, but there’s also a small garden and artisanship component to it.
Glendale Farmers’ Market: Open daily 8am-5pm.
For more info visit www.glendahawks.com/farmersmarket.
Urban Food Exchange: Open Tuesday-Sunday from 9am-4pm.
For more info:glendagemuseum.org/urban-food-exchange.
Food Truck Festival The Glendale Food Truck Festival is one that I’m definitely not missing as much as I should be, especially as a kid.
There’s a lot of food that you’ll see at the festival, and if you’re into the food trucks, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.
You can also try their vegan and gluten-free options.
They have some great options and have a great menu.
The Glendale Street Food Truck: Open on Thursday and Saturday from 9:30am-3pm.
For more information:glendalefoodtruck.com.
VIP Market The Glendahacks VIP Market is a must stop for any foodie.
It features local vendors, a farmers market, food trucks and more.
Pizza for $4 or $7 at the event.
Try their homemade breadsticks or a cheeseburger made with their homemade cheese.
Check out their vegan cheeseburgers or their homemade chili.
There are plenty of food trucks at the VIP Market too.
Vegan and gluten free options at the Downtown Glendale Market.
Breadsticks, cheesebags, and more at the West End Breadsticks.
Coffee, coffee, and tea from the Westside Cafe.
Dinner at the Southside Café.
Beer, wine, and cocktails at the Blueberry Wine Bar.
More info at theglendascafe.com Glendahaks Farmers Market: Saturday, April 22 at 10am-6pm.
$4 per person, $7 per couple, $10 per family.
For a list of vendors, visit www/glendavansmarket.com or call (217) 877-2545.
Pop-Up Market Glendale’s pop-up market is a staple in the area, and this year it is coming to the neighborhood, as well.
The event takes place at the Farmers Market in Westglen, and it’s a great place to shop and sample food from local vendors.
A lot of people love this market and it can be a great way to grab some great local produce and artisan food from around town.
The vendors here are just a few of the great local food items to browse and sample.
Local farmers and art-house craftsmen make some amazing food items.
One of the highlights of the event is their food truck, The Glengallierer.
It has a large selection of farm-to-table fare from around Glendale and offers free sampling to help keep up with the local farmers.
Free sample: Glendale Farm to Table.
Families and groups are welcome to participate in the event with no reservations required.
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