Chicagoans make no bones about how they feel about you. When the love you, they really love you. And there are few cities in the world more in love with food than Chicago. Knowing that fact, I wanted to find out how this city loves its bakeries. I found several town favorites with long histories of successful business.
3216 W North Ave * Chicago, IL 60647 * (773) 489-6900
Roser’s Bakery has just celebrated their 100th anniversary. They are considered Chicago’s oldest family owned bakery. With a mixture of the traditional, and offerings of the new, Roser’s does a good job of keeping up with the style demands of its loyal customers. They provide a wide selection of product from wedding cakes, custom created cakes, tortes, cookies and even low glycemic products. Their walk-up retail shop has always been a local favorite offering everything from donuts to ready-to-go cakes and cookies. Right next door, Roser’s offers a party supply venue to create a one-stop shopping experience for your party planning needs.
5348 N. Clark St. * Chicago, IL 60640 * Phone: 773-561-8919
Swedish Bakery offers Chicago patrons Northern European pastries specializing in Swedish coffeecakes, cookies, sweetrolls, toast, petit fours and marzipan cakes. These items give a different taste sensation than the traditional American fare. Swedish Bakery opened its door in the 1920’s and has been operating with a strong reputation ever since. They offer wedding cakes, tortes, special order cakes, cookies, breads, coffeecakes, scones and other breakfast items, and pastries. They boast a history of products that have always been scratch-made and never frozen. The bakery is even now offering online shipping!
3241 W 95th St * Evergreen Park IL 60805 * (708) 422-7429
Wolf’s bakery opened it’s doors in 1939 and has been a South-side tradition. Wolf’s also offers all of the great items we have come to expect from a Chicago great bakery such as Italian cookies, Polish Paczki, wedding and custom cakes, and coffeecakes. What I’m not seeing from Wolf’s is the much sought after fondant cake offers that are so popular today. Their buttercream cakes are very nicely done, but are in a more traditional style than some of the other outlets around town. But what they lack in style they make up for in quality.
All of these outlets have many, many years of proven customer loyalty and quality for today’s consumers. Stop by soon and sweeten your day.