What New Business Did You Fall in Love with in 2012?

From a tea shop opened by Smashing Pumpkins frontman to a drive-through grocery store, what were your favorite businesses to open on the North Shore and why? Tell us in the comment section below.

It’s time to brag about that new restaurant or business you fell in love with in 2012. Patch wants to know of the many new businesses that opened on the North Shore last year, which were your favorites and why? Tweet them, Facebook them and spill the secrets of why you love them in the comment section below! 

Did we miss a new business that opened in your community? Add them in the comment section. 



Wilmette, Kenilworth


Winnetka, Glencoe, Northfield



Deerfield, Highland Park


Lake Forest, Lake Bluff


27 Live 

Artisanal Wilmette


A. Perry Homes


Art Post Gallery


Bedding Experts




Avail & Company


Big Blue Swim School


Baby Take a Bow


Dailey Method




Lake Forest Taxi


Bright Horizons


Dowize Bistro


Cafe Fleurette


El Mexican Restaurant

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano



Market House on the Square


Bucephalus Bikes 


The Big Black Dog Tavern & Grill






Bobby’s Deerfield Opens With Full House


Mark David Design



Central Street Metra


Velosmith Bicycle Studio


Lake Shore Acupuncture


TITLE Boxing Club


Cilento Photography


Pasquesi Home & Gardens


Chicken and Waffles




Once Upon a Bagel


Wild Pita


Cre8 Workshop




Found Restaurant 



Robert Bryan Home


Yogen Fruz


Essence Pilates












JT’s Bar and Grill



The Yard



Golf Tech



Leonie's Delice Bakery 



Trifecta Grill



Madame Zuzu’s



Papa Romeo's 








Planet Fitness





Moderno (soon to be Royce)



Plus 2 Architects





Noodles and Company



Prana Café On Oak





Real Urban Barbecue



Safari Natural Herbs and Tea








Smylie Brothers Brewpub








Sol Café








Tailia Boutique




Tom and Eddie’s



Terra American Bistro







The Alcove







Ward Eight 







World of Beers







Jennifer Fisher January 07, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Thanks for the tip, Mayre!
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM
It's Peapod in Deerfield. Have you ever tried Peapod's services?
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Thanks for sharing this info!
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:51 PM
Chi-an Chang January 07, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Nice! Thanks for the recommendation.


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