‘Tis the holiday season and Chicagoans are going to need sugar rushes to make it through the next few weeks and months. Stay warm and fueled up with delectable treats from the following restaurants and bakeries. Whether it’s good old fashioned chocolate chip and sugar cookies or Italian, Chinese, and Mexican specialties, there’s enough variety to satisfy every kind of sweet tooth. Just make sure there’s some left for Santa. Listed from north to south.
Summer House Santa Monica
Escape the cold by heading to Lettuce Entertain You’s sunny, California-inspired eatery. The restaurant bakes a variety of goods daily and guests can grab an oversized cookie from the front counter whether they’re dining in or taking it to go. Unlike the West Coast, beach season is over here but that just means Chicagoans are able to indulge in as many cookies as they want.