After finding grain-paste residue among Neolithic sites, archaeologists have concluded that bread is one of the oldest foods known to humanity, second only to the bowl of sugar-free candy at Grandma's house. Today's Groupon provides you with droves of doughy delight: for $7, you get three loaves of artisan bread at Breadsmith (up to a $19 value). Choose from five locations: Palos Heights, Skokie, Lombard, Highland Park, and St. Charles.
Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. Daily bread offerings range from baguettes to sourdoughs to specialty loaves and vary by store. Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.
Hours and prices vary by location.