Nearby Restaurants

At the request of the site owners, no outside food may be brought into the conference area. The Illini Union offers the following restaurants inside the building, as well as multiple vending machines:

First floor:

Jamba Juice
Espresso Royale Cafe
Quad Shop (small store), Quad Cones (ice cream), and Vending Room


Einstein Bagels
Sushi San‎
The Rice Garden
Crepe deLicious

There are also many places within easy walking distance turning left from the Union:


Geovanti’s (aka “Papa D’s”, but not to be confused with Papa Del’s Pizza) 401 E Green St  217/344-4600  11AM – 3AM
Mia Za’s
629 E Green St  217/352-2697  11AM – 10PM


Antonio’s 619 E Green St  217/365-9500  10AM – 3AM (might be closed?)
Papa Del’s (legendary!) 206 E Green St  217/359-7700  10:30AM – 1:30AM


IHOP 308 E Green St  217/351-6972  24 hours
Panera Bread
616 E Green St  217/344-2528  7AM – 10PM
Potbelly Sandwich Works
501 E Green St  217/344-5601  11AM – 9PM
Penn Station
605 S. 6th St. 344-9050

(Honorable mention: The Black Dog in Urbana – it’s far enough off campus that you’ll need to drive to get there and it’s always busy, but the barbecue is insanely delicious and rated one of the top 5 in the country!)

Middle Eastern and Indian:

Jerusalem Middle Eastern Cuisine 601 S Wright St  217/398-9022  11AM – 10PM
Zorbas 627 E Green St  217/344-0710  10AM – 3AM
623 E. Green St.  217/328-1600  11 AM – 4 AM
Bombay Indian Grill
403 E Green St  217/344-3380  1130AM – 10PM


Chipotle 528 E Green St  217/344-0466  11AM – 10PM
El Charro
55 E. Green St.   217/337-6647
60 E. Green St.  217/355-6400  11AM-11PM
617 E Green St  217/384-9002  11AM – 3AM


Cravings 603 S. Wright St.  217/328-2538
502 E. John St. (behind Insomnia Cookies)  217/344-2550
Empire Chinese
410 E Green St  217/328-0832  10:30AM – 11PM
Lai Lai Wok
402 E Green St  217/328-1888  11AM – 10PM
Mandarin Wok:
403 E. Green St.  217/337-1200

(Another honorable mention: Golden Harbor. You can take the Green bus here, drive, or walk one mile. It’s also very busy, but it’s as authentic as it gets. Take a group and share dishes.)


Sushi Ichiban 619 S. Wright St.  217/954-0493
Sushi Rock
621 E. Green St.  217/337-4285  12-3, 5-9


A-ri-rang 607 S. Wright St. 355-5569
Spoon House
616 E. Green St.
Sushi Rock
621 E. Green St.  217/337-4285  12-3, 5-9
Woori Jib
710 S. 6th St.  217/384-8282

Mongolian barbecue:

Flat Top Grill 607 S. Sixth St. 344-3200

Coffee and tea:

Dunkin Donuts 607 E. Green  217/384-3375
Espresso Royale
Inside the Union or 602 E. Daniel  217/328-1112
501 E Green St  217/344-8613  6AM – 9PM


Cocomero Frozen Yogurt 709 S. Wright St.  217/328-3888
Coldstone Creamery
505 E Green St  217/367-5555  Noon – 11PM
Dunkin Donuts
607 E. Green  217/384-3375
Insomnia Cookies
502 E John St  217/328-0203  6PM – 2:30AM

Of course, don’t forget that we are offering a delicious one-of-a-kind FEAST at McKinley Presbyterian Church and Foundation!

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