Enjoy Food, Enjoy Life! | (847) 259-9510 | 105 West Prospect Avenue in downtown Mount ProspectSend Dave an Email


At Dave’s Specialty Foods, awesome food is standard and service is always with a smile! Chef-owner Dave Esau has been in the gourmet restaurant business for 32 years ( he still retains his high energy! ) and brings his experience to suburban Chicago and your catered party.

We believe in real food cooked by real people with real passion.

Our intimate, customized, in-home catered dinners for 10 get the exact same, 100% homemade food, special attention and quality as our catered weddings and large events for 300. Our hundreds of ecstatic customers all share the same opinion: “Dave’s is awesome!”

Store Hours

Tuesday thru Saturday | 8 am to 4 pm
Sunday & Monday | Closed
Catering | 7 days a week

Stop by for lunch!

We offer awesome homemade soups, fresh panini sandwiches, and tasty pastries. Dine in, or take it to go!

Soups of the day – Thursday, February 23rd
Hearty Black Bean
Classic Tomato
Potato Dill with Carrots

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Super Duper Grains | $45 | Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 |
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. | Barley with apple and rhubarb, Quinoa with pecan vinaigrette, Wheat berries, corn, sweet potatoes & spicy sausage.

Awesome Veggies | $45 | Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 |
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. | Bok choy with miso sauce, Braised fennel with apples, quinoa with spring green veggies

Coffee & Tea | $45 | Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |  Dave’s homemade scones, Earl grey truffles, Breakfast coffee cake, Tea sandwiches.

Complete cooking class schedule here!



My family ordered Dave’s for both a 60th birthday party and my wedding shower, both large events of about 70 people The food was great both times. Dave was very professional, and cared much for making our event food work out.

  • Catering

    Large Events to Intimate Gatherings

    Do something different- Stay home and let Dave do the cooking!!!

  • Wedding Catering

    We love weddings!

    We provide awesome catering for your special day!

  • Cooking Classes

    Good food, times, and company! 

    Come and learn what Dave is cooking at the shop! BYOB and we provide the rest!