The aroma of fresh-baked pastries can conjure warm childhood memories of waking up under a blanket of quilted crepes. Track down nibbles of nostalgia with today's Groupon for pastries and more from Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe on Lincoln Avenue. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get $50 worth of catering, plus the $10 delivery fee (a $60 value).
- For $10, you get a pastry sampler box of four cookies, four cupcakes, and three brownies (a $20 value).
Sprinkling in seasonal and organic herbs and vegetables from its own garden whenever possible, Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe serves up hearty, savory artisan breads, pillowy pastries, and made-to-order sandwiches. Spring for the catering option to ease the way to breakfast in bed, sampling Blue Sky's pastries, granola, and fruit salads. Baked creations include white-cheddar chive scones and carrot-walnut muffins ($2.25 each or $24/dozen), a more delicious wake-up than noisy roosters or underseasoned alarm clocks. For lunchtime fare, sample from a selection of sandwiches such as the Rustico, which comes layered with prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, aromatic basil, tomatoes, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar ($8.50).
Blue Sky delivers from Roosevelt to Foster and the lake to Kedzie, and gladly pours locally roasted coffee and tea ($2 per person) to rouse groggy tummies. Alternatively, choose the pastry sampler box to cut sweet teeth on a decadent assortment of handheld treats. Customize your container with four cupcakes in flavors including red velvet and carrot cake, four cookies in batches of chewy chocolate chunk and peanut butter oatmeal, and four cheesecake or peanut butter chocolate brownies, perfectly sized to feed a small group or one pastry-obsessed puppet.
In addition to crafting fresh cuisine, Blue Sky Bakery and Cafe aims to aid the community through positive outreach. Its employment program provides 12 weeks of paid employment for at-risk youth and homeless citizens and aids graduates in securing permanent employment.
- If you’re in the neighborhood, drop by for a cup of coffee, granola, or one of their fabulous scones. – Tammy, Chicago Bites
- Let's talk about the food. Blue Sky offers a full range of pies, scones, cupcakes and quiches. Lisa rocked our culinary world by combining her amazing gingersnaps with homemade lemon curd, a combination we were skeptical about but can now wholeheartedly recommend. – Anthony Todd, Chicagoist