Christine McCabe’s takeout window, hidden in a Lincoln Park alley off Armitage Avenue, is patronized by dog walkers, morning commuters, stay-at-home stroller pushers and basically anybody else with an affinity for sugar and a distaste for waiting. The quick exchanges go like this: You pick your poison (flaky strawberry “Pop Tarts,” sticky morning buns, thick hot chocolate), McCabe hands it to you through a window, and then you’re off. Or you’re not—standing in the alley drinking coffee and eating a brownie is, now, not so unusual.
2008 N Halsted St
|Cross street:||between Armitage and Dickens Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–6pm; Sat, Sun 10am–4pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Armitage. Bus info: 8, 73.|
|Price:||Average baked good: $2|
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Great poptarts, love the chocolate torte, a big fan of the cubano and love the watermelon agua fresca. Oh and don't forget the Urban Mocha. So many good things on the menu at great prices.
This awesome local shop is locted in an alley off armitage in Lincoln park. When you step inside you're located right by the kitchen which for any foodie or fan of desert, is so cool!! The pastries change all the time which is fun if you have a sweet tooth. The homemade pop tarts transport you back to your childhood. If you can't decide on what you want, don't hesitate to ask the super friendly staff for advice and guidance but really, you can't go wrong with anything! Pictured: chocolate mouse torte