Decorated cookies can express all kinds of sentiments, from hearts that say “I love you” to Christmas trees that say “I'm not sure which present contains your new parakeet.” Sugarcoat your message with this Groupon.
$29 for a Cookie Basket ($60 Value)
The deli prepares a variety of artfully designed cookies made with high-quality ingredients and real butter, arranged in gift baskets themed for holidays, birthdays, and even the city of Chicago. Cookie baskets include a Smiles Anytime! basket with plenty of sprinkles and smiley faces, a Halloween Trick or Treat! basket with cookies shaped like ghosts, pumpkins, bats, black cats, and more, and a Gobble Gobble! basket with Thanksgiving-themed cookie shapes such as turkeys and pie slices. This Groupon is valid for any cookie basket.
Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen
More than 50 years on, Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen remains a family affair for the Raskins. The restaurant is now in the hands of the third and fourth generation of the family, whose members work to maintain their tradition of crafting homestyle Jewish-American dishes. Within a classic cafeteria setting decorated with news clippings, photos, and thumb-wrestling second graders, chefs draw from practiced recipes for matzo-ball soup, housemade chocolate phosphates, and chewy latke. The sandwiches, which were lauded by Time Out Chicago, include Manny's famous corned beef, made with a hulking three-quarter-pound pile of juicy brisket. As if that weren't incentive enough, Manny's offers free parking behind the restaurant.