April 21, 2021

Give up sweets?

I keep trying to cut out sweets but several Chicago venues keep tempting me with their toothsome treats. Kopi sells something called the kitchen sink cookie, oatmeal-based with walnuts, raisins plus dark, white and milk chocolate chips. Sugar coma, here I come.
Whenever I’m near the Third Coast on Dearborn, I find myself being irresistibly drawn to their scones to go. How do I choose between raspberry, blueberry or chocolate? If I want a dessert experience, it’s definitely the chocolate. Yum!

If a yen for a really authentic and buttery croissant descends upon me, I can count on the chocolate variety found at Vanille Patisserie. This place wins the award for the most Parisian patisserie in Chicago. They also have award-winning brownies with caramel.
For a really intense chocolate fix, try the insanely rich chocolate cookies at Sweet Mandy B’s.  

There’s a theme here, all of my favorite items contain chocolate. Stay tuned for a list of my favorite chocolate purveyors. I guess I will start the sweets moratorium next week, or maybe next month?

Kopi Cafe, 5317 N. Clark St.

Sweet Mandy B’s, 1208 W. Webster Ave.

Third Coast Cafe, 1260 N. Dearborn St.

Vanille Pâtisserie, 2229 N. Clybourn Ave.

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