Support LOCAL? Prefer HANDCRAFTED?
Well, have you heard of the Illinois Made program?? Keep on reading to learn more about the program and the Springfield spots that are Illinois Made!
Illinois Made is a program developed by Enjoy Illinois with the purpose of showcasing the makers, creators, artists, family-owned businesses, small-batch breweries, distilleries, foodies, and farmers that make Illinois thrive....and in our case Springfield and the surrounding area!! Each Illinois Made – Springfield Maker has a unique visitor experience for everyone to enjoy and learn more about their amazing business.
Now let’s take a look at our amazing Springfield Makers…all 13 of them!!
Cocoa Blue Chocolates
117 E. Main St., Rochester
Nothing like some delish high end chocolates made from scratch in an intimate old-fashioned atmosphere. Watch their video NOW
Cozy Dog Drive In
2935 S. 6th St.
A classic diner that has been located on Old Route 66 since 1949 which also happens to be the birthplace of corndogs, or what they call Cozy Dogs. Watch their video NOW
Custom Cup Coffee
319 E. Monroe St.
A micro-roastery in downtown Springfield that is equal parts retail outlet and brew bar coffee service.
Danenberger Family Vineyards
12341 Irish Rd., New Berlin
A winery who’s wine is truly a drinkable work of art.
Engrained Brewing Company
1120 W. Lincolnshire Blvd.
Onsite, hand brewed craft beer with food from local family farms.
Hand of Fate Brewing Company
107 E. Douglas St., Petersburg
Multiple styles of finely crafted beer for you to indulge in.
925 S. 7th St.
A charming bakery/café that is ideally named to describe the initial remark a customer will utter upon first taste of anything on the menu. Watch their video NOW
Jones Boys Market
201 W. Editor St., Ashland
They are “The Boys with Brats”
222 S. 6th St.
Serving contemporary American fine dining in a historical setting since 1884.
217 E. Laurel St.
Crafting homemade donuts made from their “Secret Recipe” for nearly a century.
Obed & Isaacs Microbrewery & Eatery
500 S. 6th St.
Few places in America match Obed’s historic flair and contemporary atmosphere. Serving locally sourced meals and onsite craft beer.
Pease's Fine Candies & Salted Nuts
1701 S. State St.
A locally owned, fifth generation candy shop offering candies, salted nuts, popcorn, gourmet foods, special event candies, and seasonal sweets.
1315 Ottis St.
Turning old barn wood into new works of furniture and art, giving each plank a new purpose while keeping Illinois from forgetting its history.
FUN FACT: The Front Desk at the Springfield Visitors Center at the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office was created by Sangamon Reclaimed out of wood from the Herndon Barn, the barn of William Herndon’s brother, Archer. Pretty awesome! Watch their video NOW
While visiting don't forget about all our other amazing stops in Springfield like Eat + Drink spots, Sites+ Attractions & Hotels + B & B's.
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