Daytripper: Long Grove

Visit this historic town filled with old-world charm, boutiques, exceptional food, and array of festivals.

Here are our top suggestions for spending the day in Long Grove.

Spend the morning at…

Olivia’s Past
For vintage-inspired wear, check out Olivia’s. Appeals to fashion-forward women of all ages.

Sweet Whimsy
Sit back with a mug of organic, fair-trade coffee and enjoy a buttery croissant or a scone made with seasonal fruit.


Dandy Things
An excellent place to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends, kids or yourself, Dandy Things sells handmade clothing, toys, jewelry, and other artifacts from independent companies and artists.


Manager and buyer Ann Garrity says the store specializes in high fashion that is also accessible and wearable.

Lunchtime! Pull up a chair at…

Long Grove Café
This rustic café on the banks of Long Grove’s Mill Pond offers a robust menu emphasizing Greek fare.

In the afternoon try…

Long Grove Confectionary Company
This local landmark has been delighting taste buds—and nostalgia sensors—since 1975. Step down into the shop and be transported to a Swiss Cottage that would make Hansel and Gretel drool. Bliss.

Glunz Family Winery and Sellers
This sunny shop and tasting room is the perfect place to cool your heels for a minute and sample some delicious wine. Seasonal sangria is a favorite, and is the ultimate refreshment on a hot summer day.

For dinner, try…

Enzo & Lucia
Open for nine years, this family-owned ristorante specializes in homemade pastas and seafood. Sit in the dining room or, on a nice night, on the back patio looking out on a garden and fountain.

Don’t miss Long Grove’s…

Strawberry Festival
June 21-23

Outdoor Concert Series
July 7 to August 25

Farmers Market
Sundays, June 9 to October 13
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Towner Green, across from The Village Tavern

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