Time Out says
With a menu of only cupcakes (flavors change daily but include the insanely popular red velvet) and beverages, this take-out bakery bears a striking resemblance to other cupcake shops in town. But it hopes to distinguish itself with gluten-, sugar-reduced and sugar-free options, “pupcakes” for dogs and its custom cupcake carry-out boxes, which keep the icing perfectly in place.
705 W Belden Ave
|Cross street:||between Lincoln Ave and Burling St|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11, 74.|
|Price:||Average cupcake: $3.75|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–7pm (closed Sun)|
|Do you own this business?|
Users say (36)
Average User Rating
5 / 5
- 5 star:36
- 4 star:0
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Swirlz has been around for a decade and is Chicago's original cupcake shop. Their frosting is light and fluffy, the cake is moist and delicious, and the flavor options never disappoint. There are great standards and amazing seasonal varieties as well as an entire menu of gluten free and vegan options. Hands down the best GF and vegan sweets around. If you're in Chicago, then you have to try Swirlz Cupcakes. They're as quintessentially Chicago as dip dish pizza and they absolutely dominate the cupcake scene. Go Swirlz!
Swirlz is the BEST. Not too sweet not to tough (and believe me I've had my share of tough cupcakes), these are the best around town! Lovely to look at and even better to eat!
These are the BEST cupcakes in the world! We live in Michigan and if Pam had a shop here we would be buying these constantly! They are like a piece of heaven!!!!!
Swirl's cupcakes are the best cupcakes on the planet!!!! There are so many flavors & new ones appear so often. Hard to make a choice with so many great ones!!!!
Swirlz is, by far, the absolute best cupcake shop in the world! No one is better! Their ingredients are fresh, cupcakes and icing fluffy, and glutin free has never been tastier!
The very best cupcakes ever! Scratch baked every day, unique flavors, friendly staff, and they make cakes too!
Having visited literally 100s of cupcake shops all over the world. I can honestly say that PAM ROSE and SWIRLZ are at the top of the heap. Flavors are amazing and the frosting is to die for.
Their cupcakes are works of art - almost too beautiful to eat, but eat you will, because they are absolutely delicious!
Pam Rose is passionate about her cupcakes and brings a easy friendliness to balance her decadent treasures.
The only problem I see, is there are too many wonderfully creative flavors from which to choose!
Swirlz Cupcakes are magnificently delicious. So moist and made with perfection. Pam Rose was so kind, caring and very friendly. Pam Rose just knew so much about cupcakes and their toppings. Pam Rose really listens to her customers. I highly recommend Swirlz Cupcakes.
Consistently amazing and I'm always impressed with the different types of flavors they come up with. A must if you're in the neighborhood!
The best cupcakes in the Chicago, or the US for that matter. I used them for all of my big events (my wedding, house warming, baby's first birthday, etc). Not only are they a small local business but the owners are incredibly sweet and caring. They make delicious cakes too that are also just beautiful to look at!
Loooooove this place. Their cream frosting is so good and not-too-sweet. It makes their cupcakes the by far the best I've ever had. They are the adult's cupcake shop. Their custom cakes are also quite good.
Gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookie dough is our family favorite and we make the trek from the northern burbs just for these cupcakes on Saturday mornings! And we love new flavors to test, too! Swirlz is the best!
Their cupcakes are the best - ESPECIALLY the vegan and gluten-free. Even non-vegetarians enjoy them just as much as the "regular cupcakes. Also, the customer service is excellent. When I took my elderly mother for a treat, they wrapped up a take home cupcake very ornately for her as a complimentary gift - it made her day! There is always a variety of great favors and its on a nice quiet little street. Love Swirlz!!
The gluten-free vegan cupcakes are delicious! My son is allergic to egg, gluten and dairy so Swirlz is not only a life saver but one of our favorite places in Chicago.
OMG - best cupcakes ever! Not to sweet, perfect balance cake & frosting - simple, natural real ingredients - so worth the stop, you won't be disappointed!
Love their Gluten free / vegan options! The flavor is always fantastic and they will custom create whatever you want ( with a little notice, of course) And the staff are always friendly and helpful.
The BEST Gluten Free and Dairy Free cupcakes and cakes in the City! I have tried so many bakeries for GF/DF options. Swirlz has the most tasty and moist GF/DF items. YUMMY!
I get my sister their gluten free cupcakes every year! She says they're the best! Their customer service is great!
These cupcakes are the PERFECT flavor ratio of cupcake to icing. Swirlz cupcakes are my family's favorite!