Scafuri Bakery

Happy Fat Tuesday! It's pączki day (also observed on Fat Thursday, the Thursday before Lent), a Polish, pre-lenten tradition that everyone should celebrate! I came across an article about where to find these lovely indulgences, the Chicago Tribune's Pączki Day Specials from 37 Chicago Restaurants and Bakeries. Too many to choose from so I skimmed the list … Continue reading Scafuri Bakery


Frida’s Cafe

I absolutely adore this little gem! Frida's Cafe and Gallery is a unique coffee shop that serves as a tribute to Kahlo while celebrating Mexican folklore though local art and cultural products. They not only serve coffee, light fare, and delicious sweets but display local art and sell Mexican novelties (i.e. jewelry, mugs), candy, etc. … Continue reading Frida’s Cafe


Bar Siena's walk-up window, BomboBar, delivers some fresh, delectable, sugar-coated bomboloni (Italian, "hole-less," filled doughnuts). They're fried, coated, and filled up as you order so they're fresh and warm - crisp on the outside, and just the right fluffiness/chewiness inside, with the filling of your choice! They used to just fill them but now they insert a … Continue reading BomboBar

Warm Belly

Get in my belly! Warm Belly is a "cookie-centric" bakery in Chicago's West Loop. They do offer a plethora of other goodies as well: Bobtail ice cream, milkshakes, etc. and serve Dark Matter Coffee. Well, their cookies are the bomb! They're a chunky cookie ball of warm, chewy, sweet goodness. They have a rotating assortment of 40 different … Continue reading Warm Belly