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

Welcome

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 – 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 Saturday, December 16
Cream of Broccoli
Corn Chowder
Chicken Noodle

Check out our full lunch menu here!

Christmas Eve Menu

Place your Christmas Eve order with Dave’s! All homemade appetizers, side dishes, tasty entrees & awesome pies. We’ll be open for 9:00a.m. pick-ups on Christmas Eve morning! Email us at the shop or give us a call to place your order today.

Complete holiday menu here!


Upcoming Cooking Classes

Warm Winter Soups
| $45 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Potato bisque, Saffron corn chowder, Chicken noodle perfection.

Farm House Comfort Foods
| $55 | Tuesday, January 20th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
French pork pate, Slow chicken stew with cassoulet beans, Date bars.

Awesome Italian
| $50 | Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 | 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. |
Saffron risotto, Warm lamb & potato salad, Venecian bef carpaccio, Chia panna cotta.

Complete cooking class schedule here!


Testimonials

Thank you for making Allison and Chase’s wedding a great event. Your food and staff were fantastic. Everyone we talk to says they had a great time at the wedding. Thanks again to your staff for all the help with the clean up. You get four stars **** and a Michelin rating in our book.
Paul

  • Catering

    Large Events to Intimate Gatherings

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

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  • Wedding Catering

    We love weddings!

    We provide awesome catering for your special day!

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  • Cooking Classes

    Good food, times, and company! 

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

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