Floriole 1220 W. Webster Ave., Chicago
•Lovely and airy little cafe/bakery with amazing canneles and super rich quiche. Also serves alcohol- always a plus.
Luscious Layers 2315 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
•A friend of mine got her wedding cake from here and it was incredible. The flavors here are amazing. You have to try them for yourself.
Lutz Bakery 2458 W. Montrose, Chicago
•A Chicago classic. Highly recommend the Black Forest slice. Not bang on authentic, but still lovely.
Molly’s Cupcakes 2536 N. Clark St., Chicago
•By far some of the best cupcakes in Chicago. Creative flavors, awesome buttercream. Cupcake fans: you must go here!
More Cupcakes 1 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago
•Gold Coast shop with solid cupcakes. They definitely get points for edgy flavors- foie gras anyone?
Originial Ferraro Bakery 2210 W. Taylor St., Chicago
•Most amazing cannoli cake in the city. Beautiful bakery and huge selection of traditional Italian pastries.