914 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Al's Deli Description
Tiny, beloved Al's Deli is an Evanston institution serving homemade soups and hearty sandwiches in a quick-service but friendly environment. If you can't get one of the restaurant's five café tables take your lunch across the street to Tallmadge Park, complete with a playground. Al's is equally famed for its oversized cookies though Linz and Vail just a few storefronts west is a sweet competitor with some of Evanston's best gelato. Be sure to check out our other Evanston vacation ideas.
- Go early. Students queue up at lunchtime, so try the fringe hours or take your food to the park across the street or a few blocks east to the lake.
- Order halves. Sandwiches are generous; a bowl of soup and a half sandwich each should serve two.
Just the Facts
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m. except Wednesday.