Chicago is a food city in every sense of the term. Everyone in Chicago knows where to eat pizza, hamburgers and so on, but do you know where the best spots of desserts are? We surfed the Internet and created a short list of the best places where you can eat something sweet.
Baker & Nosh - сinnamon rolls, veggie frittatas, fruit tarts, hummus sandwiches, muffins, flatbreads—you name it, they’ve got it! It’s the perfect place to grab a latte and a pastry for breakfast or sit down for soup and sandwiches with some friends. The staff is extremely friendly, every item in the bakery is handmade to ensure quality and freshness, and there’s plenty of outdoor seating in Baker & Nosh’s adorable little garden. Be sure to say “Hi!” to owner and baker extraordinaire Bill Millholland when you visit!
Dat Donut in East Chatham - this little mom-and-pop shop has been around since 1994 and serves donuts that are “too good to dunk.” Owners Darryl and Andrea are dedicated to serving the best donuts in town with friendly service. You have to try the famous Big DAT, a donut so big that it makes your hands look small! Also, Dat Donut is open 24 hours Monday through Saturday (and Sunday until 5 p.m.) so you can get your donut fix almost anytime!
Extreme gelato (Black Dog) - with off-the-wall flavors such as sesame fig chocolate chip and goat cheese cashew caramel, this gourmet gelato locale gives Italy a run for its money. And the whiskey gelato bar (yes, whiskey, plus gelato, on a stick) may be as close to paradise as you'll get in this life. You can find this delicious thing on 859 North Damen Ave.
Extreme Cupcakes - There's far more to extreme food in Chi-town than bottomless deep dish pizza. For starters, try some gourmet, knock-your-socks-off cupcakes. This ain't no kids party fare, friends, these are little bites of heaven. Featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Food Network, head over to the aptly named Sprinkles Cupcakes for some ginger lemon or red velvet—and be prepared to wait in line for them. No better indicator of quality than a line.
If you're looking for something more mobile, keep tabs on Flirty Cupcakes—food truck gone dessert!—where the location changes are as plentiful as the flavors.