Most pastries are like Post-it notes: fun to peel apart in layers and sticky enough to adhere to coworkers' foreheads. Sample this versatile treat with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and more at Bent Fork Bakery in Highwood.
As a small-batch, all-butter bakery, the Bent Fork whips up sweet tooth-tickling confections by relying on recipes made from scratch and measurement-savvy chefs. The menu entices cookie mongers with such sugary circles as Peanut Buttah-White Chocolate Toffee ($1.25) and Oatmeal Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate ($1.25). Intense Brownies ($1.50) and PBJ Bars ($1.50) satisfy square barons, while the Fresh Fruit Crostata (large $12, mini $3.50) packs apples, caramel apples, and seasonal berries into a buttery crust case. Rotating flavors of buttercream cupcakes charm minds and mouths through a variety of flavors—classic chocolate and vanilla, Banana Sundae, S’mores, and Strawberry Fields—and can be prepped as bite-size minis ($1 each, minimum of six) or regulation-size regulars ($1.75–$2).To make any hour omelette hour, Bent Fork serves an all-day breakfast menu of coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, and jumbo muffins.
- You haven't lived until you've tried The Bent Fork. Seriously. If you haven't then you're just coasting through life thinking you're happy but you've never really experienced true happiness. – Ross C., Yelp, 01/20/11
- Located on the main drag of north suburban Highwood, a town known for its restaurants, Bent Fork fills the need for dessert and taste treats. – Jodie Jacobs, Striped Pot