Shop Small: Food & Drink Edition

When you spend a dollar at a local small business, approximately 67 cents of that dollar remains in your local community. This coming Saturday will mark the 11th anniversary of Small Business Saturday. Founded by American Express, Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate small businesses and further encourage the Shop Small Movement. 
We're excited to kickoff this holiday season with our first ever blog series, Shop Small in Central Illinois. Between the five of us ladies, we've got A LOT of love for our local businesses. Being that it is the week of Thanksgiving, food and drink are on our mind (we know, what is new) so without further ado...
Embolden presents Shop Small - Food & Drink Edition
We look forward to sharing more businesses with you in the coming weeks that span across multiple categories and are actively seeking feedback for additional businesses to add to these posts. We frequent the below businesses on a fairly regular basis, but know that we are 100% missing other gems out there!
Our goal here is to provide a valuable community resource that can be referenced by not only locals, but those who may be visiting the area as well. You'll note that at the bottom of this post we've already dedicated a space to add your favorites (Reader Favorites). Comment on this post with who and why and we will update accordingly!

4th Quarter Nutrition (Champaign)

What we love: Reese's Cup & Lemon Pound Cake.

Big Thorn Farm & Brewery (Georgetown)

What we love: Tree Bar, need we say more? Yes, actually. Reserve an igloo!

Collective Pour (Champaign)

What we love: Craft beer to go, the jumbo pretzel, and the Masa Crusted Pickle Fries.

Columbia Street Roastery (Champaign)

What we love: Is there anything we don't? Black Velvet & White Christmas roast to name a couple. Their Coffee Subscription and 12 Days of Christmas Box Set make great gifts for coffee lovers.

Curtis Orchard (Champaign)

What we love: Apple Cider & Apple Cinnamon Donuts.

Farren's Pub & Eatery (Champaign)

What we love: Bacon Burger & Onion Rings.

Fernando's (Champaign)

What we love: The best food truck tacos in C-U!

Geschenk Boutique and Coffee and Tea Haus (St. Joseph)

What we love: Hot Peppermint Marshmallow Latte and Mochas. Fun fact - this shop was the filming location of Christmas at the Chateau. 

Hopscotch Bakery & Market (Champaign)

What we love: Mini Pecan Pies, Thanksgiving Croissants, Hot Cocoa is impossible for us to pick a favorite from this adorable corner bakery!

Jarling's Custard Cup (Champaign)

What we love: Lemon Custard, Strawberry Cobbler Snowstorm, & Cold Fudge Sundae with Dust.

Just BEE Açaí (Central Illinois)

What we love: Bee Nutty, Bee Sassy, &  Bee Sweet. 

Maize Mexican Grill (Champaign)

What we love: The real deal for tacos and Fresh Lime Margaritas.

Page Roasting Company (Champaign)

What we love: Sweet Heat Latte and biscuits with apple butter at Flying Machine Avionics.

Papa Del's Pizza Factory (Champaign)

What we love: Best deep dish pizza around!

Pekara Bakery and Bistro (Champaign)

What we love: 7 Grain Bread

Rigg's Beer Company (Urbana)

What we love: Hefeweizen and Red Lager. Oh, and Private Brew Cabins!

Seven Saints (Champaign)

What we love: Cheese Curds with Marinara Sauce, Tomato Bisque Soup, and 15 sliders to choose from!

Sidney Dairy Barn (Sidney)

What we love: Cappuccino & Vanilla ice cream by the quart!

Sleepy Creek Vineyards (Fairmount)

What we love: Wine Slushies!

Sun Singer (Champaign)

What we love: Cheese Fondue, Almond Crusted Goat Cheese Salad, Grilled Cheese Supreme, Sun Singer Sangria, & Strawberry Basil Mojito.

The Bread Company (Urbana)

What we love: Classic Fondue Vite & Chocolate Fondue.

The Cake Artist Studio (Champaign)

What we love: German Chocolate and Red Velvet Cupcakes.

The Wheelhouse (St. Joseph)

What we love: Herb Marinated Fried Cheese Curds with Beer mustard, French Toast, and Vegetable Lasagna. Sunday mornings made easy with their brunch kits coming Saturday nights starting 11.28.20!

Triptych Brewing (Savoy)

What we love: Dank Meme.

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