Bakeries in Oak Park

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Metromixers and three Citysearchers give it three stars, 72% of Urbanspooners like it, and over 300 Yelpers give it four stars:

1010 North Blvd
Oak Park,
IL
US

Red Hen painstakingly selects the freshest and finest ingredients for its loaves, then bakes them with delicate, hand-tailored production techniques. Because all the yeasty entities are created daily in an enormous oven shaped like George Lopez's head, prices and availability vary. Past baked delights include prosciutto and asiago croissants ($3.50), velvet ciabatta ($4.80), olive rosemary bread ($6), the sweet-tooth satiating chocolate bomb cookie ($2.60), and an armada of other bagels, buns, rolls, and bollos. Tackle heartier hungers with soups du jour and sandwiches ($5.95–$7.95) including the cranberry chicken salad, dotted with walnuts and celery. Before the inevitable post-bread nap halts your afternoon ice-sculpting plans, perk up with beverages made with Caffe Umbria coffee and high-quality espresso.

736 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

Athena Uslander used to be a structural engineer, but today she's a baker. If you asked Athena what the two professions have in common, she'd likely say attention to detail. If you asked her customers at Athena’s Silverland Desserts, however, they'd be too busy chewing a mouthful of cookie, rice treat, or brownie to answer. Since 1983, Athena has helmed the ovens at her bakery in Elmwood Park. Her signature brownie recipe has garnered her some national attention, including an appearance on Oprah and The Today Show. Now, customers nationwide call in or hire a banner plane to put in their orders for the confections that Athena and her staff make from all-natural ingredients—free of trans fats, additives, and preservatives.

439 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park,
IL
US

Choose from the following locations: Berwyn, Blue Island, West Chicago Avenue in Chicago, or North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.

6310 Cermak Rd
Berwyn,
IL
US

Originally started by newly arrived Italian immigrants Mariano and Assunta Turano, Turano Baking Company began supplying the Chicagoland area with fresh, authentic breads in 1962. Their retail selection grew in popularity, inspiring them to open a bake shop at their Berwyn facility.

Serving customers bread and confections ever since, the bakery—newly renamed in 2008 after matriarch Assunta, or Mamma Susi—has become well known for its delicious Italian baked goods. Each edible item, whether it is a custom cake, a chocolate eclair, or a rustic sourdough round, is made fresh every day to ensure it offers optimum taste and up-to-the-minute headlines.

Mamma Susi Bakeshop Some spinoffs flop. But some manage to take flight and gain their own devoted following. Mamma Susi Bakeshop falls squarely into the second category. Originally started by newly arrived Italian immigrants Mariano and Assunta Turano, Turano Baking Company began supplying the Chicagoland area with fresh, authentic breads in 1962. Their retail selection grew in popularity, inspiring them to open a bake shop at their Berwyn facility.

Serving customers bread and confections ever since, the bakery—newly renamed in 2008 after matriarch Assunta, or Mamma Susi—has become well known for its delicious Italian baked goods and coffee. Each edible item, whether it is a custom cake, a piece of chocolate cannoli, or a rustic sourdough round, is made fresh every day to ensure it offers optimum taste and up-to-the-minute headlines.

6501 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn,
IL
US

Vito Brancato is a man of many trades: indie filmmaker, pro wrestler, and?at his neighborhood cafe in Berwyn?a purveyor of rich, earthy coffees and espressos and mouthwatering Italian cuisine. One of his online films series, At the Coffee Shop, even stars Caffe Palermo as the front for a Chicago gang's illicit activities. The tagline is "An espresso shot can be deadly," but have no fear upon entering; in real life the cafe is welcoming place to grab a bite?and not a bite out of crime.

Here, guests celebrate afternoons with paninis featuring Pecorino romano cheese on foccacia, and adds touches of decadence to patrons' morning commutes with their caffe mocha spiked with swirls of Nutella. As the anti-chain-store signs in the window proudly declare, each item on the menu is handmade by locals with care, from the Sicilian-style cannolis and lemon knots to the beans used to create every cup of espresso.

6510 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn,
IL
US

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