There’s now another reason why families will want to visit our favorite children’s museum in the Chicagoland area, DuPage Children’s Museum — Bean Sprouts. Replacing the S.M.A.R.T. Cafe, Bean Sprouts is a nationally recognized café concept where kids and families participate in a playful eating experience. And what a fun eating experience it is!


  • Kiddie atmosphere. The atmosphere and bright, colorful, and clean. You’d expect nothing else at a kids restaurant, right? Keeping with the “pea” theme, the walls are a pea green, and you have colorful chairs plastic chairs. There’s plenty of seating, so you won’t have to worry about scrambling for a seat.

  • Kids can order. With a menu on the counter and at their height, kids can easily pick and choose what they want to order. Plus, the staff was so helpful…and patient.


  • Cute food. Let’s face it, you all know that if the food is cute the kids will most likely eat it. These are just so adorable!

Their Do-Re-For-Me, a nut-free PB&J option made with sunflower butter and organic jam, has been awarded as the nation’s Best Kids’ Meal. Let me tell you, this sunflower butter is my new jam!


  • Food grownups will WANT to eat. Not only is the food good for the kids, but they have adult choices as well. They offer both a warm and cold option. My husband and I split the Chicken Pesto Chango (warm option) and The Great Turkado (cold), and both agreed that the Chicken Pesto Chango was SO good. Like I’m-craving-it-as-we-speak good. Imagine chicken and tons of mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes on a ciabatta roll. The nut-free pesto was a definite game changer. Yum!

  • Caters to those with dietary restrictions and allergies. Everything can be made gluten-free if it hasn’t already, and everything is nut-free. For those who are interested in calories, they have a nutrition binder with all that information.


Bottom Line:

Yes, finally! I’m so excited to find the DuPage Children’s Museum has another reason to visit. An easy healthy and delicious option for families. Guaranteed to bring a smile your and your kids face.


If you want more of this yummy goodness, the Bean Sprouts founders wrote a book with my healthy, yummy recipes that kids will eat.

Nitty Gritty:

Location: Lower level, 301 N Washington St., Naperville, IL
Parking: Plenty of parking at the museum.

Disclosure: Our family was a provided complimentary meal in exchange for a review. I was not required to express a particular point of view, and all opinions are my own.

%d bloggers like this: