By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago cupcake lovers don’t have to go far to taste some of the best in the whole wide USA, according to a new foodie list.
Four Chicago “cupcakeries” made the list.
Plus, the Daily Meal picked two places in other towns–Magnolia Bakery, 108 N State St., and Sprinkles, 50 East Walton–that also have locations in Chicago.
Here are the four Chicago locations, and what the Daily Meal said about them:
No. 89 West Town Bakery & Diner, 1916 W Chicago Ave: “The cupcakes are as simple and natural as its ingredients. West Town Bakery & Diner boasts organic and flavorful cupcakes that really make a statement simply. … Order the salted caramel cupcake, a vanilla bean cupcake spiked with salt and caramel.”
No. 83 Swirlz, 705 W Belden Ave.: “As a landmark cupcake “emporium” in Chicago, Swirlz Cupcakes doesn’t disappoint. … The orange, raspberry cheesecake will transport you to summer, while the chocolate dipped peanut butter banana will whisk you away to the rich fall food indulgences.”
No. 61 Molly’s Cupcakes, 2536 N Clark St.: “Baked in small batches from scratch daily, you can truly customize your cupcake experience at Molly’s Cupcakes. Simply pick a cake flavor, choose a frosting and then make it yourself with an array of tasty toppings. They’ll bake it right in front of your eyes and are happy to accommodate even the wildest of cravings. Try one of their center filled cupcakes for a truly tasty experience.”
No. 30 Sugar Bliss, 115 N Wabash Ave.: “With blooming plumes of frosting, these gorgeous cupcakes are more like an experience than just a dessert treat. Flavors to try would be the chocolate peppermint, a dark chocolate cake with chocolate peppermint buttercream or the banana, a banana cake with vanilla buttercream topped with a banana chip.”