Pastry chefs and bakers have fed Chicagoans a dazzling array of treats for years, and their skills keep getting better. Yes, there are secret baker societies, and the city has said fond farewell to institutions like Dinkel’s and Swedish Bakery, but in their places, new arrivals like Aya Pastry and Sugar Moon have both dampened the blows while testing boundaries on what customers could expect. Creative offerings like a cake doughnut inspired by.a Girl Scout cookie, Italian beef galettes, and more have Chicago entering a new era of carb wonder. Check out this list of Chicago’s best. Note, pie shops aren’t included on this list. Pie lovers can check out the separate dedicated map.
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