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Random Mon Jun 16 2014

Great Baked Goods in Chicago

tokyo.jpgAfter a lengthy culinary escapade through Japan, my affinity for bread-related products has nearly tripled in strength. Sure, I consumed ramen and yakitori in massive quantities, but even I was surprised by how much the Japanese love their bread and pastries -- literally every street corner and mall smelled like buttery croissants and French loafs.

Great-tasting bread isn't some whole-grain, organic spelt shit that reduces your cholesterol and increases your overall well-being. No, every bite should take you one step closer to diabetes, or you're doing it wrong. Here are some Chicago bakeries and their products worth my Japanese seal of approval:

Argo Bakery
Hachapuri Penovani (puff pastry dough filled with a mixture of feta, mozzarella and farmer's cheese)

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Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter
Liege waffle: yeast-dough waffle covered with hot sugar

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Chiu Quon Bakery
Any of their baked or steamed buns, filled with unique innards such as taro and sesame paste.

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Uptown Soda Bread Co.
JalapeƱo or Bacon Cheddar soda bread satisfies a savory palette, while Cranberry Walnut or Chocolate Chip fit a sweeter profile.

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Artemio's Bakery
Mexican items like conchas and campechanas

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pia nicole estavillo / December 4, 2014 10:02 PM

DELICIOUS FOODS

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