In America, we have a health hype. We want to be healthy, feel healthy and above all, look healthy. Much of what we eat impacts our health and, as strange as it may seem, not eating certain meals can actually lead to a less healthy version of you.
Research shows that eating breakfast can have a huge positive impact on your health and well-being, including giving you a better memory boost, superior concentration and even lower levels of LDL cholesterol. And while this may not mean that you should eat potatoes, grits and cheesy eggs for every meal of the day, those who consume breakfast are slimmer than those who choose to skip this all-important meal.
If this information hasn't persuaded you to eat breakfast, the below restaurants should. All delicious, all local, here are 15 mighty independent breakfast spots in Peoria, Illinois.
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3312 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61604
If you're in the mood for chicken and waffles, this is your go-to place.
4808 W. Farmington Road, Peoria, IL 61604
Hungry Moose plates up huge portions for an affordable breakfast.
One World Cafe
1245 W. Main St., Peoria, IL 61606
One World loves to re-create traditional breakfast dishes into newly imagined renditions, including vegan and vegetarian meals.
Le Peep Restaurant
7501 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61614
Filling meals and friendly staff are sure to put you at ease and satisfy your cravings.
Moja Southern Kitchen
301 N. MacArthur Highway, Peoria, IL 61605
Moja Southern cooks up savory, sweet and spicy dishes ready to delight each and every customer who comes through the doors.
The 50's Diner
4700 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61614
The 50's Diner features truly classic decor, as well as yummy meals for the whole family.
734 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602
If you're wanting a light breakfast, Thirty-Thirty is a great choice. They have pastries, coffees and teas, all delicious.
Gebby's Family Restaurant
726 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Gebby's is a relaxed breakfast spot, serving up healthy portions of traditional American fare.
Great Harvest Bread
9010 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61615
Great Harvest really relies on its bread for its menu offerings, as many are different sandwiches.
Cyd's Gourmet Kitchen, Cafe & Catering
5901 N. Prospect Road, Suite 5A, Peoria, IL 61614
Cyd's breakfasts are very tasty and the menu includes items such as sweet potato fires, BLT with an egg, and much more.
Sterling Family Restaurant
4513 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria, IL 61615
Sterling's always fills you up with their huge portions, and their friendly staff make the experience all the better.
June Bug's Diner
800 Meadow Ave., East Peoria, IL 61611
This yummy greasy spoon-type restaurant is truly a traditional diner.
Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery
321 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
Microbrewery by night, brunch and breakfast eatery by day, Obed & Isaac's is a delicious spot.
Leaves and Beans Roasting Co.
4800 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Leaves and Beans makes a mean cup of coffee and their breakfast offerings are always fresh.
Cummings Family Restaurant
400 Riverside Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
Cummins is classic diner, as are the menu offerings and portion sizes, so come hungry!