Whether you have a sweet tooth or craving good bread, here's a list of great bakeries found all over Chicago.
Old school pastry shop that has great tarts. Come sit in the cafe for a little coffee and sweets.
Find anything with a Swedish flag and try it. Just be prepared to eat the cute frog kaj.
A staple of Chicago history, Dinkel's has great sweets, pastries, bread and cakes to fill your heart's desire. I've lost track of everything I've had from them over the years, but I promise that you will never be disappointed.
The coconut tart is moist & delicious. BBQ pork bun is a perfect salty/sweet treat. Almond cookies are huge!
One of the best places to get paczkis!
Growing up in a Jewish neighborhood, I learned quickly to appreciate the different types of bread the world has to offer. And Levinson's has fresh bread each morning with a line of the door waiting for the first batch.
They have one of the best tres leches cakes in the city. Moist, soft, not too sweet and just delicious!
Gourmet donuts that will make you drool for more. Get anything glazed and you won't regret it. The red velvet is also very delicious.
Julius Meinl is heaven. Their endless cup of coffee (w/ biscuit & cream) is one of the best things they have to offer. The food here is superb. From their Austrian sandwiches and baked eggs, to their ever changing selection of baked goodies, you must try them all.
Bread heaven! There are bakeries and then there's Baker & Nosh which will melt your taste buds. Their croissants are phenomenal.