RE: Bread Bakery
here on chicago's north side i love the swedish bakery in andersonville.savory limpa,egg twist,potato and viena breads,pastries and georgous little cookies[pecan crisp,sweedish blondes and almond thins]boxed and tied with string that make perfect gifts.
i also enjoy red hen bakery and they often sell out of their incredible selection of artisional breads.run by art institute grads and emulating the style and approach of a small european bakery.you must try thier olive rosemary boule,the challah or their delicious walnut curranr batons.many of chicagos finest resturants serve thier products.
one of my absolute favorites is bittersweet on belmont.it's poplar with the locals featuring an amazing array of sylish and exquisite cakes,unique and beautifully decorated cookies,breads and scones.they also serve lunch consisting of a small selection of soups and sandwiches.
and on grand ave. d'amato's italian tomato breads are an especially delicious treat warmed up or room temperature.
bennison's in evanston is also very good,i love the black and white cookies and thier tiramisu.