Cakes, like jack-o'-lanterns, must be sliced and set on fire before they can be enjoyed. Set your palate aglow with this Groupon.
$7 for $15 Worth of Bakery Treats
The menu includes raspberry supreme pies ($5/slice, $28/whole), mini Crocodile pecan pies ($10), gluten-free cupcakes ($3.50), and chocolate-dipped cake truffles ($2).
Sweety Pies Bakery is also hosting a five-year-anniversary open house on Sunday, November 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can chow down on free samples and find in-store deals. The Groupon can't be combined with those offers or promotions.
Sweety Pies Bakery
Baking is a family affair at Sweety Pies Bakery, which is run by Arden and Bruce Kruger and their daughter and son, Dana and Chad. They told the Skokie Review that their passion started as a hobby; before opening the bakery, the family constantly made pies from recipes passed down from Dana and Chad's grandmother. In 2007, they opened Sweety Pies, and their housemade cupcakes, scones, and cookies have been gobbled up by visitors to downtown Skokie ever since. Everything's made from scratch in small batches using ingredients such as real sweet-cream butter and freshly cracked eggs. Their dedication has earned them such accolades as a first-place finish in the Skokie Patch's readers’ choice awards for their cakes—but it's their pies that truly set the bakery apart.
"Everything here is really good, especially the pies," Ted Brunson raved on an episode of Chicago's Best after sampling Sweety Pies’ rum-laced Crocodile pecan pie, dense chocolate cashmere pie, and raspberry supreme pie, which has a sour-cream topping that lends a cheesecake-like flavor to each bite. The Krugers never add preservatives to anything, so visitors should immediately teleport home with their turtle brownies or handmade scones, or consume the treats onsite in the cozy dining room along with cups of Intelligentsia coffee. The menu also includes quiches, soups, and granola by the pound.