Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Sprinkles Cupcakes
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Sprinkles

The cupcakes at this L.A. export have a homey crumb and are glazed with icing with blessed restraint. There’s no opening wide for these things—these are cupcakes that, for once, are of manageable size. That may convince you to eat more than one, which you probably can. Just three pieces of advice: chocolate flavors are better than non-chocolate (the chocolate peanut butter is insane; the vanilla is just insanely sweet); fruit flavors (strawberry, lemon) taste slightly artificial; and you should probably pack an iPod—it dampens the squeals of women as they lick their fingers clean of crumbs.

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Venue name: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Contact:
Address: 50 E Walton St
Chicago
60611
Cross street: between Rush St and Michigan Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 10am–8pm
Transport: El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 36, 66, 143, 144.
Price: Average cupcake: $3.50
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tastemaker

I can't help but feel bad about this review but it needs to be said- Sprinkles is just....not the best. It's okay. Let me set the stage: there is a Sprinkles cupcake in front of me, for free, no other options. Do I eat said cupcake? Probably not. I think Sprinkles is one of those cool places that gets passed around by word of mouth but no one really believes it when they say "best" cupcakes. Yes, the ATM is cool. Yes, the girls working the counter are the nicest humans you'll ever meet. But If you're looking for the BEST cupcakes in town, go to Mollys Cupcakes (there are two locations) and you will not be disappointed. 

moderator

Sure, it's not super local and there are cupcake options all over the city, but Sprinkles Cupcakes are most certainly some of the best. Try the S'mores!