Champaign-Urbana Named the Midwest's Greatest Food Town

According to readers of Midwest Living magazine, the metro area of Champaign-Urbana is the Great Food Town in the Midwest.

in Eat & Drink
June 21, 2017

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According to readers of Midwest Living magazine, the metro area of Champaign-Urbana is the Great Food Town in the Midwest.

The honor springs from a contest held from May 1–31, 2017, during which readers voted to determine the region's culinary capital among a dozen cities with a population of under 750,000.

View the gallery below for a taste of what the city has to offer, or peruse all the places to eat and drink in Champaign-Urbana.

On September 9, Midwest Living will be hosting a series of pop-up events featuring free samples from local restaurants, giveaways, raffle prizes and more surprises:

  • Urbana’s Market at the Square, 9–11:00 a.m., featuring a performance by The Jazz Collective, local food samples, and a joint proclamation by Urbana Mayor, Diane Marlin, and Champaign Mayor, Deb Frank-Feinen and a cornhole competition between 9:45–10:15 a.m.
  • Blind Pig Brewery Beer Garden, 12:45–2:45 p.m., featuring a performance by Just Peachy, samples from sponsor, Roth Cheese, alongside local food samples, and beer specials from the Blind Pig Brewery
  • Grange Grove (on First St.), 4–6:00 p.m., featuring local food samples and performances 

 


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