Poetry would be comprised entirely of sonnets and odes to cakes and pastries if poets didn't devour their idyllic subjects before scribbling a line. Today's Groupon says what meter and rhythm cannot with an assortment of cupcakes, brownies, scones, and more from Bleeding Heart Bakery. For $16, you get a Groupon-exclusive variety pack of the sustainability-minded bakery's latest sweet treats ($32 value). This deal also bestows a 10% discount on any subsequent purchase, covers tax, and is good at either the Roscoe Village or Oak Park location.
Bakery treats make the perfect pacifiers for crying babies, nagging mail carriers, and anti-establishment co-workers who stick it to the man by scream-singing from an adjacent cubicle. Bleeding Heart Bakery's Groupon assortment includes a classic red velvet cupcake, a caramel-filled Veruca Salt cupcake (enhanced with fleur de se), six cake balls in flavors such as almond and chocolate mocha, one mallowy s'mores brownie, a banana fudge brownie, two nut- and fruit-laden scones, and one lonely but remarkably well-adjusted lemon bar.
Bleeding Heart uses organic eggs, milk, and farm-fresh ingredients to whip up its pierced and punk-rocked inspired cupcakes, brownies, scones, and cookies. Many items are or can be purchased vegan. Since this deal gets you 10% off the cost of anything else you'd like, spy a flaky chocolate or ham and cheese croissant ($4–$5), a cranberry and orange teacake ($3.25), or a ginger molasses cookie ($2.50).
Pick up this basket for a bountiful dessert picnic with friends or in lieu of a cake for someone who needs more attitude, variety, and buttercream on their 101st birthday. You can also don your oggle goggles and admire the architecture of sweets on Bleeding Heart's Flickr page.
Some, but not all of the items in the assortment are vegan.
Chicago magazine loves Bleeding Heart Bakery's cookies:
- They taste so sensational, nobody needs to know that the cookies from Michelle and Valentin Garcia's Ukrainian Village bakery are made from organic ingredients. Our favorite: the extremely crisp shortbread squares made sophisticated with the addition of Earl Grey tea… – Jennifer Tanaka
- Bakeries like this one are actively trying to make healthy eating accessible to everyone…I love their Veruca Salt cupcake and their vegan chocolate chip cookies. – chefnotfoodie, Metromix
- The place is beyond adorable, and the staff were amazing…They even made some custom made cupcakes that thrilled the band my husband works with. That's how much these girls get it, and just rule all around. – stylist138, Citysearch