Expanding Kids Palates Beyond Mac-and-Cheese & Chicken Fingers

“Little Diner’s Crew has been a gamechanger for our family.”

Sarah Ripmaster Johnson

Little Diner’s Crew is a dining club for kids between the ages of 4-12. We expand kids palates beyond mac-n-cheese and chicken fingers. Each month LDC hosts a unique dining experience at a different restaurant that allow kids to travel the world through food. Kids interact with chefs, taste different cuisines, rate each dish, learn how food is prepared, and appropriate dining etiquette.

Teen Diner’s Crew is for those foodies and non-foodies between 13-18 years old. Teens will still Eat, Travel, and Explore the world through food, but this expereince will embrace their independence and digital savviness.

What’s Different?

  • Drop Off, Dine, and Dash (Parent attendance is optional)
  • Digital Dish Ratings Menu
  • Digital Culinary Passport
  • Annual Membership Only

Membership Pricing

“A great way for kids to learn and taste different foods in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Highly recommend joining and exploring Chicago with Little Diner’s Crew.”

— Holly Nakfoor Kholi

LDC is the place to be! Absolutely brilliant!

— Tiffany Raim


Escape to Mykonos at Violí

Sunday, May 21st, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

260 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL


Registration Closes May 18th

Members Earn 15 Crew Loyalty Points

Get ready to experience Greece through Greek culinary superstar, Chef Athinagoras Kostakos. We’re taking our Crew on a Mykonian escape in the Chicago suburbs at Violí.

Violí represents a Greek taverna—casual and approachable, with shareable plates and a friendly vibe. Like its big sister, LÝRA located in Chicago’s West Loop, Violí’s name is inspired by an instrument, one often played by performers on the streets of the Greek islands. The award-winning, internationally-acclaimed Chef applies his island cooking techniques to create simple dishes with bold flavors. Violí expands on LÝRA’s lineup of fan favorites with the addition of classic Greek taverna-style dishes with a thoughtful approach. The restaurant also places a focus on roasted, baked and braised items traditionally found in tavernas all over Greece. Bring your Crew to Eat, Travel, and Explore with us at Violí.

June Event Coming Soon!

Check back for details.

Members Earn 15 Crew Loyalty Points 

We’re excited to share our Spring 2023 event schdule soon. Our Crew is finalizing which countries we should visit during the first quarter. Where do you want to travel? Send your suggestions to [email protected].

Places We’ve Explored

Over 60 Different Restaurants and 20 Different Countries and Regions

Allow Your Kids to Travel the World Through Food

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