Strolling through Old Town on a Saturday afternoon to pick up some stationary at Greer or check out some new arrivals at Sara Jane is one of my favorite things to do. But after all that walking a shopping I need a pick me up with some serious sugar. Luckily there are two amazing bakeries in Old Town that always have just what I'm looking for.
If you want to pretend you're in France then head on over to La Fournette Bakery & Cafe where you'll find an assortment of french breads, soups, sandwiches and my favorite the macarons. These macarons are the best in Chicago with flavors such as pistachio, chocolate, coffee and salted caramel. My mouth is watering just thinking about these right now.
The Twisted Baker is another great bakery in Old Town with a wide selection of bakery items such as cupcakes, pies, tarts, scones, giant pecan cinnamon rolls and classic chocolate chip cookies (and yes they take up the entire plate). The cookies are crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside which is the perfect combination for a delicious chocolate chip cookie. The Twisted Baker also has a cafe menu with specialty sandwiches and Intelligentsia coffee.