This cafe specializes in Belgian waffles—specifically, zucker style, from Liege—and has a carryout window for grab-and-go, with stand-up counter space and a few chairs if you choose to top your concoction off with a scoop of housemade gelato (flavors include raspberry, chocolate, pistachio)
Few pastry chefs with the fine-dining pedigrees of husband-and-wife Jennifer and Eric Estrella would be caught turning out home-style cookies, cupcakes and pies. But who else could execute the classics so well?
After closing the retro Lincoln Park location in 2012, Cookie Bar reconcepted into a gluten-free bakery in Ravenswood. Grains like sorghum and quinoa are used to make cookies, brownies, whoopie pies and cookie sandwiches
Basque cake at the BristolThankfully, this warm cake with a golden crust and soft middle is the only dessert pastry chef Amanda Rockman keeps on her menu year-round.Irish bread pudding at Poag Mahone’sIf these thick slices of moist bread pudding were microwaved, this dish still would be pretty g
This impeccably tidy Bridgeview takeout counter sells freshly baked spinach pies, za’atar-covered flatbreads and other healthy, satisfying baked items. If you like spicy, go for the eggplant-schmeared mohamara; for sheer comfort food, don’t miss the potato triangles