Chicago also features an abundance of accessible dining options, particularly those who like to add a culinary element to their outdoor adventure.
When you’re out on the trail, sometimes all you need to make your day is a great sandwich. For trail runners, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers making the trek to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the LaGrange General Store offers just that. The small restaurant and coffee shop is part of the Backyard Bike and Ski Shop, which sells and rents mountain bikes, road bikes, cross-county skis and snowshoes.
For Chicago cyclists, Heritage Bicycles on North Lincoln Avenue features a store that offers custom, American-made heritage style bikes with the atmosphere of a coffee house—and it serves food from the nearby Southport Grocery store, which includes scones and muffins, sandwiches and soup for lunch and sweets anytime of the day. For runners, the Walker Brothers Pancake House has long been a favorite destination for post-race celebrations and the taking in of many carbs. The original restaurant in Wilmette is now more than 50 years old.