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Food & Drink

Chicago for the sweet tooth

Cafés, ice cream parlors and pastry shops. These places will delight those with a sweet tooth in Chicago.

Stan’s Donut

Stan’s originated in Los Angeles in the 1960s, but a local Chicago baker was so smitten with the product that he went into business with company founder Stan Berman to serve his popular donuts at two shops in Chicago. They serve classic donuts, gelato, tea, and espresso.

Stan’s Donut

1560 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago

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Margie’s Candies

A Chicago institution, Margie’s has served homemade candies and ice cream since 1921. Gaze in amazement at their display case filled with chocolate, toffee, caramel, nougat, fudge, marmalade, and cherry cordials.

Margie’s Candies

1960 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

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Bobtail Ice Cream Company

Inspired by his grandfather’s homemade ice cream, Jeff Wilcoxon opened this classic-style ice cream parlor with partner Chris Hill in 2004. They serve their own brand of ice cream, available in a variety of seasonal flavors, by the scoop, in sundaes, or in shakes.

Bobtail Ice Cream Company

2951 N. Broadway, Chicago

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Lutz Café and Pastry

Lutz makes tarts, tortes, and cookies, but their signature product is cake, with a rich array perfect for any occasion. Stop by to pick one up, or enjoy coffee and dessert in the café.

Lutz

2458 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago

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Molly’s Cupcakes

With locations in Chicago, New York, and Iowa City, Molly’s got bragging rights after winning the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, and being named one of USA Today’s top 10 cupcake bakeries in the country.

Molly’s Cupcakes

2536 N. Clark Street, Chicago

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