Fact: Chicago's pastry elite adores many of the same sweets that you do. In honor of Sweets Week, Eater Chicago reached out to many of the city's top pastry chefs, best bakery owners and acclaimed frozen treat shop owners—including James Beard Award finalists (Dana Cree, One Off Hospitality; and Meg Galus, Boka), Jean Banchet Award winners (Sandra Holl, Floriole; Genie Kwon, Oriole; and Leigh Omilinsky, Nico Osteria), and a Food & Wine Best New Pastry Chef (Sarah Jordan, Johnny's Grill)—to find which Chicago sweets they love to eat the most when they're outside of their own establishments.
Representing an array of acclaimed bakeries, neighborhood frozen treat spots, and desserts at full restaurants, many of their picks may or may not surprise you. But given the esteem of the people involved, you should probably try their favorites soon—if you haven't already.
Below, behold the 11 dessert spots that garnered the most answers from this award-winning panel, beginning with the places with the most votes.Read More