Coffee & Treats in Oak Park

$5 for Frozen Yogurt

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Fill a cup with any combination of a rotating selection of more than 50 low-fat and nonfat fro-yo flavors and dozens of toppings

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

57% Off Fudge or Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins

Hyde Park

$20 $10

Decadent fudge comes in myriad flavors from double dark chocolate to maple walnut; strawberries come covered in gourmet handmade chocolate

Up to 57% Off Tea Tastings at Adagio Teas

Multiple Locations

$46 $21

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Groups sample a variety of flavorful teas and take home ceramic teapots

Half Off Juices and Smoothies

Near North Side

$10 $5

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Alternative medical clinic serves fresh-pressed juices and smoothies that promote wellness with ingredients such as carrot, ginger, and kale

50% Off Juice Cleanses from Lupito's Juice Bar

Pilsen

$179 $89

(6)

Combination of super green and super red juices help bolster immune systems and oust toxins

Up to 40% Off Cherub's

Logan Square

$10 $6

Specialty smoothies & shakes, including Frutti Angel smoothies & Monkey shakes, delight along with homemade churros by the dozens.

Up to 45% Off at Lutz Café & Pastry Shop

Ravenswood

$10 $5.50

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Legendary German pastry shop serves strudels, cakes, and Viennese-style coffee amid flowers and china place settings

Up to 50% Off Tea at TeaGschwendner

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Choose from more than 300 varieties of tea at this renowned shop, which was named one of the city's best tea shops by CBS Chicago

45% Off Gourmet Meatloaves at The Meatloaf Bakery

Lincoln Park

$20 $11

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Inspired chefs bake eight savory meatloaves that pop with beef, pork, or even salmon, iced with swirling potatoes or pasta

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Karen Gruber founded The Perfect Dinner to confront the dilemma she saw facing “working, commuting, chauffeuring moms”: either burn out trying to cook after long days, or grab fast food and end up feeling guilty. The Perfect Dinner aims to break the cycle with crowd-pleasing family dinners made fresh each day and available for pickup or delivery.

Convenient containers can go straight into the oven, microwave, or refrigerator, with three size options ensuring that there's enough for all family members and any dishwashers demanding sustenance. Each day's menu is marked to clarify which items accommodate special diets, including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and nut-free choices.

The Perfect Dinner also caters feasts with platters, plated dinners, casual party fare, and other options tailored for each event, whether hosts need assorted quiches for a brunch event or 20 flank-steak sliders to fuel cheers during badminton matches.

809 South Blvd
Oak Park,
IL
US

Frozen treats, milkshakes, and smoothies provide bursts of chilled refreshment to mouths visiting YoGo Station’s self-serve frozen-yogurt bar. A rotating daily lineup of eight sweet flavors appears on YoGo Station’s menu, and self-serve frozen-yogurt machines let customers pour their own cups, customizing their portions to suit diet plans, or match the precisely measured volume of their mouths. While tons of toppings clamor for a spot atop frozen-yogurt mountains, smoothies and milkshakes also jockey for attention. Much like the facial expressions carved onto Mount Rushmore, YoGo’s inspired menu changes weekly.

1000 Lake St
Oak Park,
IL
US

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

Organic and small-batch wines fill swirling glasses beneath the soaring ceilings of House Red Vinoteca. At a rustic, reclaimed-wood bar, discerning staff members subject new elixirs to tastings and credit checks, and the chef makes changes to a rotating menu of vino-enhancing fare made from scratch. Plates bearing crispy flatbreads and desserts inspired by international culinary traditions glide back and forth between duos chattering beneath exposed-brick walls. The warm sway of live jazz rolls across wine-tasting events and bottle-laden shelves, and patrons sipping through tasting flights from Croatia, Lebanon, Morocco, Serbia, and Slovenia add delicate treble notes with clinking glasses.

7403 Madison St
Forest Park,
IL
US