More than a century after its establishment, this family-run Taylor Street bakeshop continues to turn out spot-on renditions of southern Italian classics, like mildly-sweet, cinnamon-scented cannoli that are filled to order and dipped in your choice of chocolate or chopped pistachios. With selections that many Italian-American bakeries offer only at Christmas time—tender, fig-stuffed cuccidati and crisp, pine nut-encrusted pignoli, for instance—the cookie section also impresses. On the savory side, the thick-crusted Sicilian pizza (a steal at $4 for a gargantuan square) is uncomplicated, salty goodness.
|Venue name:||Scafuri Bakery||Contact:|
1337 W Taylor St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 6am-3pm. Closed Mon.|
|Transport:||El stop: Pink to Polk. Bus: 157.|