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Magnolia Bakery

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5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Magnolia Bakery & Cafe

It's easy to see how the sweets here became a New York—and international—addiction: The dense cake is capped with thick, sweet frosting, and they evoke nostalgia for kiddie birthday parties. The vanilla is a classic, but we'd grab any cake out of the counter. But as good as the cupcakes are, the banana pudding is an underrated gem.


Venue name: Magnolia Bakery
Address: 108 N State St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 7:30am–9pm; Fri 7:30am–11pm; Sat 8am–11pm; Sun 9am–8pm
Transport: El stop: Red to Lake; Blue to Washington; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to State/Lake.
Price: Average cupcake: $3.50
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4.5 / 5

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This is one of my three favorite cupcake spots in Chicago (the other two are Sprinkles and Molly's). Get the vanilla on vanilla here, always. It's what they're known for for good reason. Other than that, go with the banana pudding. I think I heard whispers that they were testing or launching a chocolate banana pudding? If so, I must try that soon... 


Was happy to find a Magnolia bakery in Chicago! I discovered their banana pudding during one of my train rides in Grand Central Station in NYC since they have a branch there. I highly recommend the pudding. They offer vast choices of sweets as well as coffee.