Although food has always been a part of a visitor’s experience while on vacation, it wasn’t until the emergence of culinary tourism that food has taken center stage for many vacationers. And there is no better place for a culinary tourist to begin their taste journey than in Galesburg.
Start your food tour on historic Seminary Street which is home to several restaurants catering to all tastes. At the Landmark Cafe and Crêperie, enjoy a savory and sweet crepe, their famous spinach bisque or the favorite of many, the chicken pot pie. During the spring and summer, be sure to take advantage of the great weather while enjoying your meal in their outdoor courtyard, which is tucked away and shielded by an umbrella of large trees and gorgeous green plants.
Across from the Landmark, Craft on Seminary Street offers a carefully crafted menu featuring some of the most savory steaks, chops and seafood. Make a point to get their early to visit the Craft Cocktail Lounge and enjoy a glass of wine or specialty cocktail before your meal. On Sundays, their brunch is a must for anyone who enjoys good food in great atmosphere.
If pizza tempts you, then you’ll find no better location to grab a slice than Galesburg. From deep dish to the crispiest of thin crusts, enjoy a wonderful variety of pizza selections. From quirky renditions on classic favorites to a cauliflower pizza crust loaded high with fun ingredients, everyone is sure to find their new favorites.
Before you depart, take the time to visit Galesburg’s oldest restaurant, Coney Island. Celebrating their 100th year in business, they offer a variety of hot dogs, including the classic Coney Island dog, as well as chili dogs, tamales, milkshakes and more served up in a historic, nostalgic diner atmosphere.
Food lovers rejoice, Galesburg and Knox County have over 100 restaurants ready to tantalize your tastebuds.