By: Kelly McGowan
One of Chicago’s strengths is with unique and delicious desserts. Here is a list of dessert shops that every Chicago native and tourist needs to visit.
1. Bombo Bar
Bombo Bar is a little walk-up window on the side of Bar Siena that specializes in unique dessert options. They are most known for their milkshakes with donuts and other baked goods inside each cup. BomboBar is very creative and perfect to put on your Instagram as everything they serve is so appealing to the eye as you can see from the photo shown above.
2. Molly’s Cupcakes
Molly’s Cupcakes was the winner of Cupcake Wars on the food network a few years ago and it’s easy to see why. Their cupcakes are not only delicious but beautiful looking too. They are known for creating the most attractive, artsy looking cupcakes. They are perfect to put on Instagram. Molly’s Cupcakes cater to many weddings in the area – a delicious treat for all to share on a romantic night. Delivery is an option with Molly’s Cupcakes, you can send as many different flavors as you want to a friend in need of a tasty treat.
3. Sprinkles Cupcakes
Sprinkles Cupcakes has decorative cupcakes in small and large sizes. They are similar to Molly’s Cupcakes but have more options. One of their most popular cupcake is the Sprinkle Cupcake – where their name comes from. The very first ever created ATM for cookies and cupcakes lies in this Chicago shop. It dispenses freshly baked goods 24/7 which makes this dessert shop unique from others.
4. Insomnia Cookies
Every college kid has been to an Insomnia Cookies before. They have many different kinds of cookies and flavors of ice cream. A must-get at Insomnia are their “Cookie Wiches” – ice cream cookie sandwiches. With these, you can pick any flavor of ice cream and any two cookies. Insomnia is open late at night, which is perfect for the college students who stay out late and crave something sweet and chocolatey. Insomnia stores are mostly located in college towns and offer delivery with their orders which is very convenient for the college kids in the dorms with no access to a car.
Scoops is one of the newer ice cream shops and should definitely be on your dessert list as they have many different ice cream flavors. They have about 30 different flavors and switch up their menu every couple of weeks to improve the satisfaction to all their customers. Scoops also offers sugar-free and gluten-free options to those who prefer a healthier choice.