A Dessert Lover's Guide To Chicago Sweets

A Dessert Lover's Guide To Chicago Sweets

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Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, Chicago is a great place to satisfy your craving for something sweet. Here are the best places to treat yourself to the best cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolates, and more.

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    First time coming here in a while but came in with my boyfriend for some ice cream before a movie date and they had live music. Great acoustic guitar. Going to happen on Fridays I think. Check it out! -- Ryan Nash via Foursquare
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    They had us at hello, those dreamy, creamy cupcakes. This bakeshop may have cornered the market with simple little cakes slathered in a colorful array of buttercreams but there’s more to salivate. -- Time Out Chicago via Foursquare
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    There’s no opening wide for these things—these are cupcakes that are, for once, of manageable size. That may convince you that you can eat more than one, which you probably can. -- Time Out Chicago via Foursquare
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    Extra creamy and creatively flavored, Jeni's has a remarkably ability to make other ice cream seem one dimensional—like it's missing something. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Whips up a limited, ever-changing selection of fresh-baked sweets in flavors like chestnut, buttermilk, carrot cake, & maple-bourbon-bacon. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for store hours. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    The thick-sliced applewood-smoked bacon biscuit comes with collard greens and a side of house-made Fresno chili hot sauce that they’ve appropriately dubbed Pao Pao Sauce. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    In 1921, Greek immigrant Peter George Poulos founded Margie's Candies, part of the rich tradition of Greek-owned sweet shops, which serves candy & ice cream to Chicago’s sweet toothes. -- Chicago Cultural Alliance via Foursquare
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    Pistachio-Meyer Lemon Doughnut: a bright, citrus glaze holds the toasted pistachios perfectly in place, but isn't too sweet as to overwhelm the actual taste of the old-fashioned doughnut itself. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    Service is excruciatingly slooooow - how long does it take to make a frigging vanilla shake! I've been standing here for the last 15 minutes. Go to Hershey's next door! -- Kenneth Ilio via Foursquare
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    In addition to breads, cakes and a stand-up coffee car that slings Metropolis-brewed cups, the joint also offers soup and banh mi sandwiches for patrons stopping by during lunch. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    Firecakes' donut ice cream sandwich is held together with chocolate espresso or vanilla bean gelato, and adorned with rich chocolate, caramel sauces, and cocoa nibs. Hell to the yes. -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    Where to begin? The desserts are stunning, but don't forget the savory side of the menu. Of course, you could also just get a cup of the restaurant's namesake dish. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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