Four new bakeries | Reviews
What to try at new sweet shops in Chicago: Baker & Nosh, Fabcakes, Loretta's Bake Shop & Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage.
Wed Mar 21 2012
Photograph: Tessa Marshall
Foccacia at Baker & Nosh
Baker & Nosh
Former cooking-school instructor Bill Millholland opened his Uptown shop with two goals: Give people pastries and sandwiches for the early part of the day, and cheeses to nosh on later. At present, the noshes take a back seat to the breads and pastries, which fill the shop’s counter. Daily coffee cakes have a pleasantly dense, pound cake–like crumb, whereas sticky buns with hints of honey are notably soft. Huge sandwiches are satisfying, but the flatbreads are a little overcrisp. 1303 W Wilson Ave (773-989-7393).
Best bite The focaccia, just one loaf in the bakery’s ambitious bread program