6 Treats To Blow Your Diet

March 2, 2011 2:00 PM

We all try our best to live healthy and eat well. Some places however, make sticking to your diet, a particularly difficult challenge. Here are 6 places in Chicago worth a calorie splurge.

Burglaur From Dinkel’s Bakery

3329 N Lincoln Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 281-7300

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Known for their delicious treats, Dinkel’s has become an institution in the Lakeview neighborhood. If you’re looking for a savory, way to start the morning, I highly recommend a Dinkel’s Burglaur; eggs, bacon and spinach all baked in a warm focaccia-like bread. The Veggie Burglaur is made with Asiago, cheddar, egg and broccoli.These things fly off the shelves so make sure to get in early!

Hoosier Mama

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Pie From Hoosier Mama Pie Company

1618 1/2 Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60622

(312) 243-4846
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A pie from Hoosier Mama Pie Company will bring you back to Sunday at grandma’s house. This is homemade, old fashioned pie at its best. Fresh ingredients, warm crust and delicious filling. Need I say more? Order online for your next party or stop in and try a slice. As Hoosier Mama says, “Keep your fork, there’s pie!”

Donut From Dat Donuts

8249 S Cottage Grove Ave

Chicago, IL 60619

(773) 723-1002

1979 West 111th Street

Chicago, IL 60643

(773) 298-1001

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While it’s hard to say any one donut here is the best, I’d have to vote for the old fashioned. This greasy, cakey indulgence is almost as big as your head. The smell alone will make it hard to only order one. The sheer size however, will quickly deter you from ordering multiple. When I say this is a big donut, I mean its entirety fits in a styrofoam takeout container.

Chocolate Milk Chocolate Cupcake

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Cupcake At Sugar Bliss

Sugar Bliss
115 N. Wabash, Chicago

(312) 845-9669

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Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique bakes all cupcakes from scratch daily using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. Their rich, moist cupcakes are decorated their signature Sugar Bliss bloom, a rich and creamy frosting topped with dot. When you see the signature bloom, you know you’re in for a treat. With over 20 flavors there’s something to satisfy just about any sweet tooth.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie At Mindy’s

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

1747 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 489-1777

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Mindy’s Hot Chocolate is known for just about every sweet out there. If you’re going in with intentions to just have a bite of this or that, beware you’ll be eating a lot more than intended. Their Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie is a delicious take on the original, combined with savory bacon. It’s true what they say, everything tastes better with bacon!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownie At Bake

2246 West North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384.7655

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You can’t go wrong with chocolate, raspberries and cream cheese. The Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownie at Bake is a delicious combination of sweet and savory. This brownie will literally melt in your mouth. Buy a dozen to take to your next party (or eat yourself).

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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