April 2018

Veggies for Dessert

Arugula on your cake? At Gramercy Tavern, you can taste just this on pear cake with bleu cheese mousse. Is it really that surprising, given how so many ice cream parlors are coming up with odd veggie flavors? Chefs are creating new desserts from everything from corn and sweet potatoes (understandable) to squash and fennel. Many of these vegetables are already packed with sugar (ask a LCHP dieter when they last time they had corn was!) so it makes sense to include them, but what about the restaurants making treats out of artichokes, olives and celery?

West Town Bakery And Tap

It's the place where your dessert dreams come true. West Town Bakery and Tap is the latest addition to Chicago's many delicious eats and it is one of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth. Not only can you get treats that are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, nut free and soy free if you like but you also know your treats are locally and sustainably sourced. From gorgeous milkshakes to the pie of the day and beautiful cakes, there is always something to help with your cravings.