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Dining Chicago’s Cinnamon Roll Bucket List

Dining Chicago’s Cinnamon Roll Bucket List Brunch time! Here are the best cinnamon rolls to eat in Chicago. . Dining Chicago’s Cinnamon Roll Bucket List . From the churros with roasted cinnamon sugar to the cajeta crumb cake with housemade goat’s milk cajeta, the pastry program at Cantina 1910 is seriously strong. This is especially […]

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries

Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts and Pastries Chicago’s Top Bacon Desserts From doughnuts to hot cocoa, these are the sweetest bacon treats in town. . . National Bacon Month, a good excuse as any to gorge yourself on as much bacon as possible all month long. Far beyond the standard breakfast fodder, though, bacon can be experienced […]

Best Desserts in Chicago

Best Desserts in Chicago   Best Desserts in Chicago Although the temperatures in Chicago this winter have been decidedly “un-wintry,” the level of decadence and comfort in seasonal desserts has been right where it should be. It may have been 60 degrees in February, but enriching desserts throughout Chicago still sing of hearty indulgence fit […]

Strawberry-rhubarb Pop Tart at Bake: Sweet of the Week

Strawberry-rhubarb Pop Tart at Bake: Sweet of the Week   Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery for dining and snacking in Chicago. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to […]

Macarons at Sugar Fixe: Sweet of the Week

Macarons at Sugar Fixe:   When it comes to dessert and pastry trends, I suppose it was only a matter of time before we embraced the twee. First there was cupcakes, then there was doughnuts. We were due for a dainty reprieve, and I am all about macarons. I love them for their merciful lack […]

Sourdough Cinnamon Roll at Baker Miller: Sweet of the Week

Sourdough Cinnamon Roll at Baker Miller: Unlike most bakeries, Baker Miller goes the extra mile of actually milling their own grains to make everything from oatmeal and grits to chocolate chip cookies, pie, and cinnamon rolls. The added effort pays off in otherwise bulky desserts like that cinnamon roll, which benefits from the refreshing, airy […]

Pastry Crumbs: Guest Pastry Chef at Atwood Cafe and New Vanilla Patisserie

(More of these. Vanille macarons.) Just as New Year’s resolutions start to unravel seems like the perfect time to open sprawling new patisseries and create special dinner menus with three desserts. We’re in luck, because Atwood Cafe happens to be inviting a special guest pastry chef into its kitchen on Monday, January 6, to collaborate on special […]

Sweet of the Week: Kouign-amann at Bad Wolf Coffee Bakery

A good rule of thumb is however verboten something is to Dr. Atkins, the more insanely delicious it will be. Case in point, the ridiculous kouign-amann at Bad Wolf Coffee. This is something that literally translates as “cake butter,” seeing as kouign is the Breton word for cake and amann for butter. Traditionally made by baking […]

Stollen and Panettone: Christmas Pastries Aplenty

Stollen and panettone are two of the most preeminent Christmas pastries in their own right, each with their own lore and compositions, and they’re both popping up in bakeries across Chicago. (Stollen at Toni Patisserie & Cafe)  It’s stollen and panettone season, y’all. Fruitcake gets a bad rap, but these quasi-fruitcake creations, each with their […]

Sweet of the Week: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Doughssant at West Town Bakery

Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood restaurant and bakery. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only one standout confection […]