Sweet Spot of Heaven in Andersonville

| March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

By:  Molly Katholi

Shortly after we moved to Chicago friends of ours presented us with a box of assorted cookies from the Swedish Bakery in Andersonville. A new indulgent obsession was born that night. I swore for the sake of my waistline that I would not ever go into the Swedish Bakery. Happily, it turned out that I was expecting another baby and the waistline was doomed anyway. Off to the bakery I went.

The Swedish Bakery is a true delight. It is a family run business that has been active in the Andersonville neighborhood since the late 1920s. And, while the it has so many of the usual baked goods, they add in some delightful Swedish specialty goods as well as European styling to their baking.

I am always impressed at the display of different products in the cases. My children seem to agree. It does not matter to them that each cookie and pastry is a labor of love and a delight on the eyes. They are only interested in pressing their noses against the glass while they gaze lovingly at the more than fifteen different varieties of cookies. Thank goodness all of their goods are so reasonably priced

If you come north, you must stop in Andersonville’s original sweet spot. Just make sure to plan your visit. The bakery is only open until 6:30 Monday through Friday and 5:00 on Saturdays. They are closed on Sundays which, as anyone who has been pregnant can tell you, is precisely when I want a cookie the most.

Swedish Bakery
5348 N Clark St # 1
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 561-8919

This is an original Chicagonista.com article.
Molly Katholi is a lawyer and pregnant mama to two children (almost three) who lives in the bustling Andersonville neighborhood. With what is left of her spare time, she manages to scour and jot down her fabulous Chicago finds.

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