Korean-French bakery chain Tous Les Jours has opened its second Chicago location, debuting chocolate croissants, cloud cream cakes, and macaroons along Division Street just in time for last weekend’s Do Division street festival. Since opening its first U.S. store in 2004, Tous Les Jours has expanded to about 50 in America. The chain debuted in Korea in 1988 and has more than 1,600 stores in American, Korea, China, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mongolia.
The chain has four suburban locations and a Chinatown location opened in August. The new location, 1726 W. Division Street, in Wicker Park, is run by Korean-American Richard Kim, a former manager at Sunda, the Pan-Asian restaurant in River North. Tous Les Jours is a bright space with laminated pastries, sandwiches, and coffees and teas.
The area has a variety of pastry shops including Alliance Bakery and Artemio’s Bakery. Now an internationally popular chain is moving into this side of town. Tous Les Jours Wicker is now open.
Tous Les Jours, 1726 W. Division Street, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday; 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.