Sugar Rush: Chicago’s Sweetest Treats


Embark on a sweet journey through Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, where delightful treats await at every turn, from artisanal bakeries to iconic dessert havens.

Hendrickx Bakery 

Recognized as Chicago’s Best Bakery by Time Out in July 2021, this genuine Belgian Bakery introduces a delectable array. Chef Renaud Hendrickx and his team craft artisanal breads, 13 croissants, macarons, and much more. Our recommendations include the truffles, chocolate mousse and delicious cakes. 

Levain Bakery

Founded by Pam Weeks and Connie McDonald in 1995 as a small bread shop on the Upper West Side of NYC, Levain Bakery now has two Chicago locations, in the West Loop and River North. Discover for yourself why their crispy and chewy and soft and melty cookies have become iconic. 

Piron Chocolatier

Nestled in Evanston, Piron Chocolatier stands as a Michelin-Guide Listed, Internationally Recognized, Neighborhood Chocolatier. This Belgian family-owned establishment meticulously handcrafts fine chocolates using only dairy-fresh butter and cream.

Sleep Walk Chocolateria 

Dark Matter Coffee’s offspring, Sleep Walk Chocolateria, merges Meso-American coffee expertise with ancestral cocoa curiosities. Rooted in Mexican-American culture, collaborations and diverse talents shape an immersive culinary experience. 

Stella’s Confectionery 

Indulge in Stella’s Confectionery’s award-winning toffees and chocolates, crafted by Chef Annaluna Karkar, with high-quality ingredients and an eco-conscious approach. Find them at various Chicago locations. They must be on to something here as in December the Academy of Chocolate awarded them with two medals! 

Sugar Bliss 

Sugar Bliss, a woman-minority owned retail bakery in the Loop, crafts a delectable array of baked goods, corporate gifts, and catering services for diverse events. Using only top-tier natural ingredients like European cocoa and Nielsen Massey vanilla, Teresa and her team bake everything on-site, offering morning pastries, cupcakes, macarons, and gluten-free or vegan options. 

Sweet Mandy B’s 

Born from baking joy at home, Sweet Mandy B’s opened in May 2002, sharing the warmth with the community through nostalgic décor and beloved homemade treats. In Lincoln Park and Streeterville. 

Vanille Patisserie

Indulge in the sweet charm of France right in the heart of Chicago by shopping at Vanille Patisserie’s locations on the North Side and at the French Market. Since 2002, Sophie Evanoff has curated a delightful selection of French-inspired pastries, macarons, and celebration cakes, making every occasion special and spreading sweet smiles. 

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