Dessert makes special occasions special-er and magically turns bad days good. Here are some of the city's quintessential sugar shacks.
Your nose will lead the way to this haven or delectable popcorn. Obviously, you must try the Chicago Mix. Word to the wise: A small bag is plenty!
It's all about nostalgia here. Nothing's particularly gourmet, but portions shareable and crowd-pleasing. Good for kiddos. Service is brisk.
The kid in all if us goes gangbusters @ this sugar shack. The mintrageous cookies are insane, cupcakes dreamy & key lime pie pucker-inducing
Queue up early (especially on the weekends) because this is a hot spot. They've got a solid chocolate donut, and the savory/sweet bacon buns are dreamy.
There's no big-name chef behind these doughnuts; instead, it's no-fuss, old-school rings of fried goodness. Go gangbusters and spring for the Big Dat--a seriously jumbo number that's as big as your head.
Your inner child will do cartwheels when you walk into this whimsical scoop shop. Try the Lakeview Sunset or the seasonal flavor (mmm...pumpkin!). Tasty shakes too.
Lovely local fixture on the sweets scene makes luscious ice creams (mint chic chip=yum), sells milk in glass jugs & oozes old-school charm.