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A cupcake topped with frosting and sauce inside a box.
Stephanie Izard’s Sugargoat bakery is open in West Loop.
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Stephanie Izard’s Bakery Reboot Serves Cupcakes That Taste Like Pancakes

The “Top Chef” champion goes quirky in West Loop with Sugargoat

Sugargoat, the new West Loop bakery from popular Chicago chef and restaurateur Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat, Duck Duck Goat), opened this week inside the Top Chef and Iron Chef champion’s kid-friendly Little Goat Diner on Randolph Restaurant Row.

Izard and pastry chef Faith Taheny feature up a playful collection cakes, cookies, and cupcakes in unusual flavors including caramel corn (caramel buttercream, caramel swirl, caramel corn pieces), avocado toast (sourdough cake, tomatillo caramel, tomato caramel buttercream, avocado buttecream), and Cheez-It (cheddar caramel, strawberry Nesquik buttercream, cheddar caramel buttercream, peanut butter Cheez-It crunch). A spiced latte cupcake has a dash of heat, while a pancake cupcake tastes like breakfast.

Chef Stephanie Izard snarfs down a cupcake with green frosting.
Chef Stephanie Izard demonstrates proper cupcake-eating form.

The pair are also featuring pies, like a chocolate shake french fry pie inspired by the classic fast-food combo of a Wendy’s Frosty and fries. It’s sticky and complemented by the crunch of shoestring potatoes. Izard is also promising custom cakes and cookies.

The new venture is a reboot of Izard’s Little Goat Bakery, which launched in 2012. As the pandemic continues to weigh on the city and its beleaguered hospitality industry, Izard hopes her brightly colored space and sugary treats bring joy and silliness to locals of all ages. Customers can place orders online.

Take in the space and sweet creations in the photographs below.

Sugargoat, inside the Little Goat Diner, 820 W. Randolph Street; (312) 667-0108; open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, delivery available via Caviar.

A bakery storefront painted bright blue with a yellow table and chair out front. A colorful sign reads “Sugargoat.”
Stephanie Izard has brightened things up at Sugargoat.

A bakery counter with a bright blue espresso machine beside a glass case of cupcakes and cookies.
The decor from the Little Goat Bakery has been lightened to reflect a more whimsical mood.
Two star-shaped cookies with multi-colored sprinkles in a plastic bag. A white sticker on the bag reads “Sugargoat.”
Cookies are on the menu.

Rows of frosted cupcakes in pink paper sit on a tray inside a pastry case. Garrett Sweet/Eater Chicago
A cupcake topped with frosting and sauce inside a box.
A cupcake in a pink paper wrapper with green frosting

Avocado toast cupcake (sourdough cake, tomato caramel, tomato caramel buttercream, avocado buttercream, sourdough cracker crumbles)

A thick slice of layered white and chocolate cake lays on its side on a blue plate.
Sugargoat is offering a variety of cakes and pies.
A cupcake in pink paper is topped with caramel-colored frosting and caramel corn
A caramel corn cupcake


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