Reward yourself with a delicious treat in the Oak Park Area.
Say uncle to temptation at Aunt Diana’s Old Fashioned Fudge in Riverside. If you think the aromas are amazing, taste the chocolate-covered (insert almost anything here). After a century in business, Petersen’s Ice Cream in Oak Park follows the same recipe—up to 18 percent butterfat creates super-rich flavor. By comparison, The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park is a new kid, but boasts old-fashioned soda fountain charm. Enjoy their house-made ice cream and root beer, plus pies and cakes. Hip-hopper meets popper at Benjamin’s Gourmet Popcorn in Broadview. Swapping tracks for snacks, local DJ Chris Benjamin turns out hits like Benjamin’s White Cheddar Bliss, and keeps a DJ booth in the store.