Pastry competition is fierce in Wicker Park and West Town, two neighborhoods that are both home to expert bakers and chefs who grace Chicago with their beautiful and delicious baked treats. Passionate fans can even arrange a crawl from one charming bakery to the next, indulging in sticky, sugary works of art along the way. Explore all that these 14 neighborhood pastry wizards have to offer from Milwaukee Avenue to Fulton Street.
As of April 29, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 100 people — whichever is fewer. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More