Though Illinois’s stay-at-home order has forced many businesses to temporarily close, bakeries are considered essential and some remain open as usual. For Chicagoans who haven’t tried their hand at quarantine baking yet, fresh loaves of bread can still be enjoyed by purchasing from one of the following spots. Most are accepting pre-orders for pickup or will deliver to homes. Call or check social media accounts for up-to-date menus and info.Read More
Where to Buy Fresh Bread for Takeout or Delivery in Chicago
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2. North Shore Kosher Bakery
Head to this West Rogers Park bakery for a host of kosher offerings. Guests can stock up on challah, bagels, whole wheat, pita, and pumpernickel breads.
3. pHlour Bakery & Cafe
Call and place a pickup order for multigrain, wheat, baguette, ciabatta, rye, roasted garlic, focaccia, and more from this Edgewater specialist. Phlour keeps things simple by only using water, flour, and salt in its recipes.
4. Lost Larson
In Andersonville, Lost Larson continues to operate, albeit they’ve shifted they way the bakery cafe does business. Customers can call in the day before to order breads and pastries from pastry chef Bobby Schaffer (Grace). They’ve opened the front windows to create a makeshift pick-up space so customers don’t have to set foot inside. Just talk to a staffer who will grab your order and hand a bag over to customers standing on the sidewalk. Customers can also order delivery and takeout online. $75 minimum for delivery.
5. Baker Miller
Dave and Megan Miller’s beloved Lincoln Square bakery mills its own flour in house and has launched a “resilience bread route.” The shop will deliver a fluffy loaf of white bread to any residence within a three-mile radius. Folks can also utilize the walkup window and buy additional items like biscuits and avocado toast.
6. La Boulangerie
7. Bittersweet Pastry Shop & Cafe
8. Bulldog Bakery
Craving pretzels? This Avondale bakery offers them in a variety of flavors, ranging from cheddar and garlic to cinnamon. Order on Grubhub or take the German snacks to go.
9. La Fournette
One of Chicago’s top French bakeries is still cranking out loaves to go. Grab some baguettes and more for the perfect accompaniment to any at-home meal.
10. Stan's Donuts & Coffee
The popular doughnut chain with 12 Chicagoland locations has added breads to the menu to help keep up with demand. Folks can enjoy baguettes ($3.50), hamburger buns ($4.80/half dozen), or dinner rolls ($6/dozen). They’re available for pickup or delivery.
11. Artemio Bakery
This Mexican bakery with locations in Wicker Park and Rogers Park continues to offer torta rolls (pan telera), tres leches cakes, and a fun assortment of cookies. Just stop in; it’s still self serve.
12. Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
This charming shop specializes in a variety of Belgian baked goods. Customers can stop in or place an online delivery order for items like croissants, country bread, Breughel (rye, wheats, oats), and gluten-free bread.
13. Aya Pastry
Michelin-Starred pastry chef Aya Fukai recently opened a shop in West Town and is continuing to bake in spite of the shutdown. Get breads like olive ciabatta, focaccia, country sourdough, and milk bread for delivery or pickup.
14. D'Amato's Bakery
Chicago fixture D’Amato’s has been supplying crusty loaves of breads to businesses around the city for decades. The Italian bakery’s coal-burning oven won’t be taking a break during the pandemic and guests can swing by for focaccia, sourdough, baguettes, and more. Calling ahead is encouraged.
15. Panaderia Nuevo Leon
Though it’s not self-service like usual, Pilsen’s traditional Mexican bakery is open for business. Chicagoans are welcome to visit and purchase conchas, cemitas, pan de aqua, and more.
16. Bridgeport Bakery
Irish soda bread, cinnamon cylinders, and more are available at Bridgeport Bakery.