Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s menu at Proxi blends borders and pulls from every corner of the globe, so it's no surprise that pastry chef Sarah Mispagel's desserts follow suit. Try black raspberry kulfi (a play on an Indian dessert) or down spoonfuls of chocolate custard with Vietnamese coffee. But our favorite dessert of all is the tres leches cake, a cube of dense, milk-laden pastry showered in strawberries, shards of meringue and bits of caramelized goat’s milk.
You don't have to go far to satisfy your sweet tooth in this city. Chicago's top bakeries, ice cream shops and candy stores whip up seriously sugary treats. But some of the most inventive desserts around are hidden in plain sight at the best restaurants in Chicago. Local pastry chefs are going above and beyond with decadent chocolate cake, over-the-top sundaes and fancy twists on childhood favorites. From casual downtown Chicago restaurants to fine-dining heavyweights, these kitchens offer the best desserts in town. Just be sure to save room after dinner!
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