Best Cupcakes In Chicago

September 26, 2010 12:12 PM

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Bakeries specializing in this tasty treat have been cropping up everywhere in Chicago lately. Here are a few suggestions on where to get delicious cupcakes around town:

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Sweet Mandy B’s

1208 W. Webster Ave., Chicago
(773) 244-1174
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Located in Lincoln Park, everything is made on-site at this cozy location. Try the Lemon or Chocolate cupcakes. The buttercream frosting is to die for!

Sugar Bliss

115 N. Wabash, Chicago
(312) 845-9669

Located in the Loop, Sugar Bliss cake boutique has a variety of yummy cupcake flavors, from Chocolate Peanut Butter to Texas Red Velvet; from Orange Creamsicle to Cotton Candy. Flavors change daily. Prices range from $1.50 per mini-cupcake or $15 for a dozen, to $3.50 for a regular size cupcake, or purchase a dozen for $40.


705 W. Belden Ave., Chicago
(773) 404-2253

Located in Lincoln Park, Swirlz cupcakes are baked fresh daily. From Peach Cobbler to Banana Split, Swirlz has something for everyone — including gluten-free and vegan cupcakes.


50 E. Walton Street, Chicago
(312) 573-1600

Located in the Gold Coast, Sprinkles bakery began in Beverly Hills, and most recently expanded to Chicago, among other cities. Sample flavors from Chai Latte to Ginger Lemon; from Key Lime to Pumpkin. Cupcakes are $3.25 each, $36 for a dozen.


2536 N. Clark St., Chicago
(773) 883-7220

Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, Molly’s was named after the founder’s third-grade teacher who always baked tasty cupcakes for students’ birthdays. Nosh on a variety of cupcakes, from Tiramisu to Boston Cream. A portion of the profits are donated directly to community schools, so indulge without a guilty conscience!

The Cupcake Counter

229 W. Madison St., Chicago
(312) 422-0800

Located in the Loop, enjoy simple, tasty “everyday” flavors, such as Butter, Chocolate, Red Velvet and Carrot. Or grab a daily “surprise” like a PB&J cupcake! Add a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between your favorite cupcake for $4. Cupcakes are $3 each, $33 for a dozen.

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