Best Desserts in Chicago

As some people begin working on their new year fitness goals, we’re fanaticizing about cookies, cakes, gelato and all gooey, crumbly, confectionary masterpieces. We went on a bit of a sugar binge to pull together our list of to-die-for desserts in Chicago. Here are our top 5 picks:

Basque cake at The Bristol

basque_cakeEater Chicago called The Bristol a must-try for Chicago desserts. Their signature item, Bristol’s Basque cake may be the last cake you’ll ever need to try. Featuring a golden-brown exterior and a moist, pillowy inside topped with candied almonds and served with raspberry jam and vanilla bourbon ice cream, this dessert is sure to be a fan favorite.

Cream puffs at Farmhouse

Farmhouse focuses on American comfort food and their dessert menu doesn’t fall short. Stop in and try the Cream Puffs, complete with caramel cream and chocolate frosting. We’re calling this “bite sized bliss”.

“Shake & Fries” at Celeste

This River North hot spot is known for their cocktails, but their small yet mighty dessert menu does not disappoint. The chefs add a sweet twist to some long-standing dessert and culinary favorites. Indulge in the Brioche Bread Pudding with sea salt, caramel and fresh berry twist. Or if you’re feeling a sweet and salty combo go for the Shake & Fries. This dish features french fry panna cotta, Nutella mousse and fry crumbles.

The whole dessert menu at Tru

tru42Aside from their amazing dinner menu, Tru’s outstanding four-course dessert tasting menu is sure to excite any palate according to the Chicago Reader. Start with a round of fruit and custard, indulge in chocolate-port semifreddo or Kahlua ice cream. And since you can’t stop there, taste a variety of truffles and miniature pastries that are brought around to close out this sweet experience.

Doughnuts at The Bedford

Check out this creative restaurant and lounge that is located inside a 1920’s bank vault. While taking in the décor, go ahead and treat yourself to the old American favorite, doughnuts. The Bedford put’s a zesty spin on this sweet classic, featuring apple butter and five spice glaze. Delicious to say the least.


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