1. Delightful Pastries5927 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago
2. Dinkel's Bakery3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
3. DMK Burger Bar2954 N Sheffield, Chicago
4. Alliance Bakery1736 W Division St, Chicago
5. Bennison's Bakery1000 Davis St, Evanston
6. Weber's Bakery7055 W Archer Ave, Chicago
7. Rockit Burger Bar3700 N Clark St, Chicago
8. Swedish Bakery5348 N Clark St, Chicago
The name pretty much says it all. This Jefferson Park dessert-stop can satisfy any sweet tooth with their donuts, cakes, cookies, brownies and more.
Dinkel's is serving up some insanely delicious baked goods, but be sure to hone in on their donuts and specialized cakes.
A collab between industry vets David Morton and Michael Kornick, DMK (get it?) is a 75-seat storefront neighborhood bar outfitted with reclaimed Wisconsin barn boards and exposed original brick that's turning out gourmet grass-fed beef burgers.
Alliance Bakery in Wicker Park's got fine European and American pastries and a full espresso bar.
Located in Evanston, Bennison's has delicious donuts, cupcakes (try the red velvet), and a slew of other baked goods for you to treat yourself with.
Located in Garfield Ridge, Weber’s Bakery is one of the oldest family-owned bakeries in Chicago. Though there are plenty of bakeries in Chicago alone, Business Insider named this one the best in all of Illinois. It offers seasonal treats, high-quality wedding cakes, weekly specials, and signature items like Polish kolacky and raisin hoska.
This is the only time you'll hear "Come see what's between our buns," and not be freaked out. Rockit Burger Bar offers some badass burgers, including gems like the huevos rancheros burger and a chicken breast patty aptly named "The Motherclucker." If you're craycray and burgers aren't your thing, flatbreads and small bites are also served.
Swedish Bakery is an Andersonville institution specializing in Scandinavian-style baked goods. With nearly a century of baking under its belt, the storefront produces pastries, petit fours, coffeecakes, cookies, wedding cakes, and more for the sweets seekers of Chicago. While they cover their ground in offering all things dessert, their Swedish specialty pastries -- including marzipan cakes, almond tarts, and Tosca tortes -- are the spirit behind the bakery.