They had us at hello, those dreamy, creamy cupcakes. (Us and every other Chicagoan with taste buds.) This sweet-as-can-be little bakeshop may have cornered the local market with its simple little chocolate and yellow cakes slathered in a colorful array of buttercreams, but there’s much more to salivate over here. We like the puddings (butterscotch, chocolate, banana with Nilla wafers), the crispy, big-as-your-head cookies, the seasonal fruit crisps, the whoopie pies. We haven’t found a dud here yet.
Sweet Mandy B’s
|Venue name:||Sweet Mandy B’s||Contact:|
1208 W Webster Ave
|Cross street:||between Magnolia and Racine Aves|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 8am–9pm; Fri, Sat 8am–10pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage; Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 73, 74.|
|Price:||Average baked good: $2|